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Unformatted text preview: 1 Management 100: Leadership and Communication in Groups The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Professors Greenhalgh, Maxwell, and Myers Fall 2011 “Leadership is at its best when the vision is strategic, the voice persuasive, the results tangible” Michael Useem, The Leadership Moment Course Description Design: Management 100 provides occasions to strengthen your ability to exercise leadership through service, to speak and write persuasively, and to work collaboratively with a diverse group of individuals. By the end of the term, you will forge strong relationships with team members and also have a greater sense of your individual strengths and opportunities for development. Delivery: 12 sections of approximately 60 students are scheduled each year (nine in the fall; three in the spring). Attached to each section are six recitations. Your recitation assignment determines your project team. Whether you are in lecture participating in role plays or simulations, in recitation doing impromptu speeches, or out in the field working on your project, Management 100 is highly interactive and participative. The hallmark of the course is experiential learning. In short, Management 100 is “upside down, backwards, and high touch.” The course is upside down because the project team experience is the primary text of the class, supported by readings and classroom activities and discussion. The course is backwards because you will “take the test first and then study”—in other words, you will go out into the community, meet with your clients, work on your projects, and then return to the classroom and reflect on what happened and on what you would do the same or differently. The course is high touch because you will roll up your sleeves and complete a task, but you must also build strong relationships with each other and your client. Projects: Over the course of the year, Management 100 teams complete more than 70 field projects. In the fall, freshmen participate in community service projects, a good number supplied by the United Way; in the spring, upper level transfer and dual degree students work on consulting projects sponsored by Wharton’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The field projects—whether community service or consulting—provide an excellent opportunity for you to develop your skills, build a team, and contribute to the greater community. A note to freshmen: The descriptions posted in webCafé provide an outline of each project. When you meet with your client and draft your letter of engagement, you will refine your project’s purpose and scope. Keep in mind that successful projects are: h Inspiring. Make a real contribution to the mission of your client’s organization....
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2012 for the course MGMT 100 taught by Professor Maxwell during the Fall '08 term at UPenn.
- Fall '08