Kenneth W Freeman leading a NEW Spring Break Course in Boston, MA – MGMT 335 – So You Want to Become a Leader: Developing Your Personal Leadership Approach

MGMT 335 – So You Want to Become a Leader:
Developing Your Personal Leadership Approach

Program Dates: March 10 – March 15, 2019

Application Deadline: December 8
Notification Date: December 15
Eligibility: Juniors only

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Program theme and goals:
Students in this highly interactive, .5-credit course will define and refine their distinctive
personal leadership philosophy. They will take part in daily discussions with Kenneth W.
Freeman, ’72 – former chair of the Bucknell University Board of Trustees, former dean
of the Boston University Questrom School of Business, and donor of naming gift for
Bucknell University’s Freeman College of Management – on essential aspects of
leadership. They will also visit with distinguished leaders having diverse backgrounds
and approaches to leadership. At the conclusion of the course each student will prepare
and present their evolving leadership approach, representing a framework for personal
development and growth for years to come.

Planned itinerary:
The course will take place in Boston for five consecutive days – March 11 through 15,
2019. Class sessions will last 6-8 hours each day. The primary meeting site will be
Boston University Questrom School of Business, 595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston,
adjacent to Kenmore Square. Visits will be made for on-site practical learning at select
organizations in the region.

Course content, output, and outcomes:
Topics that will be addressed in the course include: defining leadership, an approach for
developing one’s personal leadership approach, the role of the senior leader, differing
leadership styles, and why leaders fail/learning from failure. The course will include
readings, lectures, case discussions, team assignments and individual written
assignments. Willingness to express viewpoints and ask questions is important to
maximize the learning experience.The learning experience will comprise two parts:
·  Each day, students will learn about and discuss essential aspects of leadership, led
by Ken Freeman ’72, and will dialogue with distinguished leaders having diverse
backgrounds and approaches to leadership. All sessions will be highly interactive.
·  Visits with CEOs and other senior leaders in the Boston area represent an important
part of the learning experience including real time discussion and analysis of
leadership challenges the leaders have encountered.

At the conclusion of the course, each student will prepare and present their evolving
personal leadership approach, representing an initial framework for their leadership
development and growth for years to come.

Faculty:
Ken Freeman – Dean Emeritus at Boston University Questrom School of Business;
Bucknell graduate, Class of 1972; Former Chair of the Bucknell University Board of
Trustees – will be the instructor for the course. This entire course takes place over five
days during Spring Break; Freeman College of Management Dean Raquel Alexander
will be present for the course and could take over for Mr. Freeman in the event of an
emergency. Academic Assistant Angela Fritzges will provide support for Mr. Freeman
on-site during the week of the course.
Housing/accommodation/logistics:
Students will be driven to and from Boston as contracted with Susquehanna Valley Limo
in a 14 passenger minibus. They will use public transportation to get around Boston for
the class. Lodging will be at the Commonwealth Hotel, 500 Commonwealth Avenue,
Boston, MA; the hotel provides Wi-Fi. Lunch will be provided Monday through Friday at
Boston University Questrom School of Business (no charge to students). Students will
be responsible for their meals on the travel days (Sunday and Friday), and for all
breakfasts and dinner meals.
Eligibility
Any Bucknell junior may apply for the course; the desire is to have a broad mix of
majors from across the campus. With an anticipated class size of ten students, entry
into the course is by application and limited to 10 highly motivated Bucknell juniors from
across the three colleges.

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