Pandemics, terrorist attacks, natural disasters. How do you respond as a leader during extraordinary crises – how do you make decisions with limited, rapidly changing information and wide ranging consequences? This course is built around exercises and simulations that teach you the skills it takes to respond to unusual emergencies. Together, we explore cases that have called for extraordinary leadership in unusual times and get inspiration for our own practice of leadership in Copenhagen and Lisbon.
Included Travel Component
For the three-day travel component of this course we go to Lisbon; a city that boasts a vibrant start-up and tech scene which has both emerged and been challenged due to the pandemic. We will meet leaders and experts who share their experiences and perspectives on leadership during crisis and disaster management. You will also learn about cultural and national differences during times of uncertainty.
This trip will come at no extra cost to you but is a mandatory part of the curriculum of this course. Travel will take place over three days during the period of your semester known as the ‘Study Break.’
Related Discipline(s)This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Business, Social Entrepreneurship