Application Deadline: September 15, 2022
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Program Dates: January 11 – March 26, 2023
The Global Leadership & Team Decision Making Minor is a collaboration between the Shelton Leadership Center and NC State European Center in Prague. The Global Leadership and Team Decision-Making minor is a 15-hour minor that is designed for students who seek to gain greater knowledge and understanding of leadership and team decision-making from a European global perspective. The coursework is composed of courses grounded in theory, inquiry, and application. The student will participate in a cohort of up to 15 for a semester abroad in the Czech Republic, Germany, and a third country location. The student will be required to take SLC 250: Critical and Creative Decision-Making prior to the study abroad experience to complete the 15-hr requirement (unless an exception is granted). Students from any academic discipline are eligible to apply.
|January 11||Arrival Day||Prague, Czech Republic|
|January 12-13||Orientation||Prague, Czech Republic|
|January 15-19||SLC 475 (Intro)||Prague, Czech Republic|
|January 20-22||Excursion||Český Krumlov, Czech Republic|
|January 23-February 3||FTM 484||Prague, Czech Republic|
|February 4||Travel to Germany|
|February 6-February 17||MIE 430||Reutlingen, Germany|
|February 18-22||Free Time|
|February 23||Travel to United Kingdom|
|February 27-March 3||PRT 359||London, UK
|March 5||Travel to Surrey|
|March 6-10||PRT 359 (con.)||Surrey, UK|
|March 12||Travel to Czech Republic|
|March 13-17||SLC 475 (con.)||Prague, Czech Republic|
|March 19-23||Free Time|
|March 24||Departure Day|
A primary goal of the minor is to educate the student to be knowledgeable as a cross-disciplinary global-minded leader within whatever professional field he/she seeks beyond graduation. The student should develop an ability to see his or her own leadership competencies within the context of their academic field, and then in relation to working across disciplines and cultures.
The minor is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of how to work more collaboratively, creatively, and effectively with people from disciplines outside of their origination, and more importantly from other cultures. All students interested in studying abroad in Europe with the intention to study and enhance leadership and effective teamwork from a global perspective are encouraged to apply to the minor.
Student Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this minor, students will be able to:
- Identify leadership theories across cultures and disciplines
- Assess how values and ethics influence leadership outcomes from a global perspective
- Compare and contrast leadership practices and strategies across disciplines
- Relate leadership theories and practices to real-life situations
- Articulate the most appropriate team decision making strategies to implement in different situations
- Explain the differences between leadership strategies and theories across cultures and disciplines
Each three-credit course will be taught in a period of approximately two to three weeks, in a different European location, with the exception of SLC 250. 12 out of the 15 credit hours towards the minor will be taken abroad. Some courses are co-taught by an NC State faculty member and a faculty member from one of NC State’s partner universities.
|Course Prefix||Course Name||Instructor||Location||Credits|
|FTM 484||Strategic Management and Decision Making in Textiles||Helmut Hergeth, Vaclav Svec||Prague, Czech Republic||3|
|MIE 430||Teamwork in Organizations||Leigh Shamblin, Hazel Grunewald||Reutlingen, Germany||3|
|PRT 359||Leadership and Supervision in Recreation||Jason Bocarro||TBD||3|
|SLC 475||Capstone for Global Leadership & Team Decision Making||Debbie Acker||Prague, Czech Republic||3|
Capital of the Czech Republic and home to NC State's only permanent overseas facility, the program begins and ends in Prague. Participants in the minor will have classes at NC State Prague and will also learn from Czech University of Life Sciences faculty.
Reutlingen University is located in a city with the same name in the southwestern part of Germany. Participants in the minor will learn from leading faculty within the ESB Business School.
The section in England will be taught by Dr. Jason Bocarro in the capital city London. Many site visits to international companies enhance the program.
- Minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.5
- Must meet the NC State Study Abroad Office eligibility requirements for Conduct
- At least Sophomore standing at time of program (unless permission from a program administrator is granted)
- Must have taken SLC 250 with a passing grade prior to the program start date (for special circumstances, discuss with a program administrator)
Students are eligible to utilize financial aid and are also encouraged to apply for a study abroad scholarship.
The deadline for applying for a study abroad scholarship is September 15, 2022.
Admin Fee (due at time of application): $450
Spring 2023 Program Cost: $11,500
- Instruction for 12 credit hours of designated coursework towards the minor
- Accommodations during the office program dates in Europe
- Travel between program locations within Europe
- City transportation passes in each of the program locations
- Cultural activities, field trips, site visits
- Some meals
- Orientation materials and fees
- International health insurance
- Roundtrip airfare between the U.S. and Europe
- Most meals
- Textbooks and supplies
- Personal expenses
Dr. Debbie Reno Acker
Shelton Leadership Center