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Center for Integrative Leadership

Center for Integrative Leadership


Integrative Leadership Graduate Minor

The University of Minnesota's Board of Regents voted to approve a new academic minor in the field of "integrative leadership," designed to train future leaders to bridge institutional, geographical and national boundaries to address social, economic and political challenges. The new program will align with the work of the Center for Integrative Leadership, a joint venture between the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Carlson School of Management, College of Education and Human Development, and the School of Public Health.

Classes will offer training in leadership theory and civic engagement, and conclude with a seminar to stimulate students to apply their knowledge by developing ideas to resolve real-world case studies.

Courses Taught Spring 2017

Overview of Leadership Theory (3 cr minimum required – choose from list below)

PA 5011—Management of Organizations (3 cr)
Carrie Oelberger – Tuesday & Thursday 11:15am-12:30pm

Leading Engagement Processes (3 cr minimum required – choose from list below)

MGMT 6035/LAW 6626—Complex and Cross-Cultural Negotiations (2 cr)
Paul Vaaler – Fridays 8:00am-5:00pm (3/24, 4/7, 4/21)

Final Course – Integrative Leadership Seminar (Required 3 cr course – No substitutions will be allowed)

OLPD 6402/MGMT 6402/PA 5105/PubH 6702/LAW 6623—Integrative Leadership Seminar (3 cr)
Katie White/Paul Vaaler – Mondays 6:00pm-8:45pm

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"This presents a terrific opportunity for graduate students across the University to learn about leadership together. We will never be able to solve our biggest societal challenges by working in silos. The future will require leaders who understand the need to work across disciplines and boundaries to craft solutions. This program has the potential to change the way we prepare those future leaders here at the University of Minnesota. This groundbreaking approval is the culmination of many years of planning and negotiating on the part of faculty from several colleges."

Laura Bloomberg, Humphrey School of Public Affairs Associate Dean