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Diana Fletschner
PB AF 599
Seattle Campus

Special Topics

Study and analysis of special topics in public affairs. Topics vary each quarter depending on curricular needs and interests of students and faculty.

Class description

TOPIC: HUBERT H. HUMPHREY FELLOWSHIP SEMINAR - Throughout the year, the seminar will include sessions in which you will be encouraged to be a global citizen, to think about global issues, how they affect your own environment and how you contribute to them. These sessions will be held jointly with students from the IDCP program to maximize cross-cultural exchanges as we take advantage of the vast diversity in professional backgrounds and regional experiences of the participants. In addition, there will be a few sessions providing an introduction to the US government and how it operates at the Federal, State, and Local levels, some of the issues currently discussed and initiatives that might be relevant. This overview is designed to enhance your ability to participate and to assist you as you search for opportunities to do professional affiliations. In the seminar you will also benefit from a number of guest speakers known for their experience employing and teaching professional skills in which your cohort has expressed particular interest. These professionals will share their knowledge in areas such as public speaking, persuasive communication, performance-based management, conflict resolution and how to lead when you are not in charge.

Finally, the third and key component of the seminar, which will be woven in consistently throughout the year is leadership. The seminar is designed to provide you with opportunities to think about, apply, and learn about you own leadership skills and abilities. It will encourage you reflect on the social, mental, and physical dimensions that you as a leader must nurture within yourself.

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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 Blake N Cooper
Date: 04/24/2009