|With 31702, this two-quarter course develops the self awareness and effectiveness of the student (facilitator) at influencing, motivating and developing people. Experiential in nature, the course contains two distinct components: Development (31701) and Implementation (31702).
Development (31701): LEAD facilitators spend the spring quarter developing self awareness and the influencing, presenting, facilitating, coaching and mentoring skills essential to leadership and to their ability to run the LEAD program effectively in the autumn quarter. Within their designated eight-person squad, facilitators select specialties so that they can devise and master the source material to have the depth of understanding necessary to facilitate classroom discussions on key leadership topics. In addition to time in the spring, students should anticipate three meetings of the LEAD Lab in Winter Quarter 2010 and some additional summer work.
Implementation (31702): The overarching mission of the course is to deliver an outstanding development program (the LEAD program, Business 31001) in autumn quarter for all the incoming first-year full-time MBA students. The LEAD program (as distinct from the two-quarter LEAD Lab) is the only course that all full-time incoming students take at the Chicago Booth and is run by teams of eight LEAD facilitators. Each facilitator team is responsible for the learning experience of two cohorts. The Implementation phase starts during the Core program and lasts throughout the autumn quarter, ending with the successful recruitment of student facilitators to partake in the following year's LEAD program.
Students do not bid for this course. Interested students apply during winter quarter and undergo an extensive application process from which successful applicants are invited to take part.
This course requires a significantly greater time commitment than a non-laboratory course.
|Cannot be taken pass/fail. No auditors. Two grades are issued, one for Development at the end of the Spring quarter and one for Implementation at the end of the Autumn quarter.
Students are assessed on both their application to develop the requisite knowledge and skills to run the program and their effectiveness at doing so. A substantial component of the grade comes from feedback that facilitators are expected to give to, and receive from other facilitators. Class attendance in both spring and autumn is mandatory.
Description and/or course criteria last updated: 6/09