ME EN 231

Leadership in a Global Context

Mechanical Engineering Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering

Course Description

Principles of individual and organizational leadership in a global context. Emphasis on developing self-awareness, interpersonal skills, high-performance teams, integrity, vision and strategy. Driving forces for globalization. Valuing and leveraging diversity.

When Taught

Fall, Winter, Spring

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Note

Sophomore standing strongly encouraged.

Title

Self-awareness

Learning Outcome

Understand and be able to describe the importance of self-awareness to effective leadership. Increase your level of self-awareness.

Title

Personality Types

Learning Outcome

Understand and be able to use a model (e.g., MBTI) to describe personality type and/or preferences. Use this model to increase your effectiveness as a leader.

Title

Interpersonal Skills

Learning Outcome

Define and effectively practice key interpersonal skills (e.g., effective communication, influencing others and managing conflict). Develop or refine at least one interpersonal skill.

Title

Diversity

Learning Outcome

Value diversity and the different perspectives, experience, skills that individuals bring to a team. Be able to effectively utilize those differences to enhance team performance

Title

Vision, Goals, Strategy, Plan

Learning Outcome

Develop skills needed to understand and establish a vision, establish goals, formulate a strategy and develop a plan consistent with a vision. Develop an ability to manage and prioritize your time effectively.

Title

Globalization

Learning Outcome

Understand and be able to describe globalization including its historical context, driving forces and influences. Demonstrate an understanding of a few global issues.

Title

Cultural Influences

Learning Outcome

Appreciate, understand and demonstrate how cultural factors influence communication, teamwork and the practice of technical disciplines within a global context. Improve your multicultural skills through practice.

Title

Social Science Research and Critical Analysis

Learning Outcome

Understand and develop experience with research methods used in an area of social science at an introductory level, including the collection, use, and evaluation of data, and the generalization of results as theories or models.

Title

Leadership

Learning Outcome

Understand and describe what it means to be a leader. Cultivate your desire to become an effective leader by developing and documenting one or more leadership qualities.

Title

Professional Responsibility and Integrity

Learning Outcome

Understand ethics, integrity, and professional responsibility and practice these in your personal and professional life. Describe and apply a procedure for effectively implementing informed judgments which consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.

Title

Team Development

Learning Outcome

Understand and describe the principles and processes that lead to effective teams. Evaluate and improve your effectiveness by participating as a member of a class team on multiple assignments, activities, and/or class projects.