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Catherine M Goethals
MGMT 490
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Management

Topics of current interest to faculty and students. Offered when allowed by faculty availability and sufficient student interest. Content announced in advance of scheduled offerings.

Class description

Women in Leadership –You see them in the media: fabulous females who are top executives and successful entrepreneurs and visionaries making a real difference in their communities and the world. You admire their accomplishments. But what you seldom see or hear is what these women felt like when they were your age and lacked experience. How did they get from that place to their current level of success? How have they developed effective leadership styles? Do they have children? How have they found ways to balance competing priorities?

In this class amazing local leaders will share their life and career stories to answer these questions and more. We will also learn from the stories of well-known women innovators and executives. After taking this course, you will know how to tap into your personal leadership values….and how to build on them to create a life and career worthy of your aspirations.

Student learning goals

Interact with at least seven fantastic local leaders to draw upon their wisdom and life stories.

Learn to use a leadership framework that has helped women around the world to succeed.

Create personal leadership manifestos to develop an authentic and powerful communications style.

Increase comfort level with risk-taking and negotiations.

Examine different ideas of work-life balance.

Develop a personal life/career vision board and plan.

General method of instruction

If you are interested in this course, which received near-perfect student evaluation scores when it was first taught last spring, e-mail categ@uw.edu and I will send you a copy of the syllabus. -- Cate Goethals

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Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Catherine M Goethals
Date: 03/06/2012