"Leadership Through a Third Eye" is an Ethnic Studies Course that will introduce students to both traditional and non-traditional leadership models. We will measure the impact these different models have on the citizens, resources, and the dissemination of services within Costa Rica. This course will offer a multi-layered lens of leadership through the experience of American and Costa Rican leaders by exploring what factors influenced their leadership styles and decision-making process.
Upon completion of this course, participants should have an understanding of the following:
• Understand basic leadership styles
• Introduced to Costa Rican cultures and how they impact governmental policies
• Critical observation of local traditions with an emphasis on how communities address urgent needs with minimum resources.
• Critical observation of Costa Rican current issues related to social justice and how they compare to current issues in the United States.
• Critical Analysis of the intersectionality between class, ethnicity, gender, religion, and cultural affiliations and its impact on the everyday lives of Tanzanian citizens.
• Have a fundamental understanding of problem solving A basic knowledge of different critical thinking strategies
• Will have a basic understanding of how leadership and decision making can impact the social world
• A basic understanding of the social dynamics of leadership by critically analyzing different hierarchal systems
• How to develop a personal and organizational mission statement
• A basic understanding of ethics and values
• A basic understanding of negotiating