GBLD505: Personal Capacities for Working in Complex Global Systems
Focuses on building personal capacities in a global setting by developing self-awareness and self-management skills in regard to each individual’s values, beliefs, practices, and assumptions. Students will engage in building understanding and communication skills that support authentic and collaborative relationships with others who have different values, beliefs, and behaviours. Students will explore and describe their own orientation to the world so as to enhance adaptability and resiliency in complex, changing environments. Students will learn the fundamentals of global leadership in complex environments. Students will learn to apply systems approaches to understanding complex organizational and societal systems, adopting different ways of knowing and considering political, social, cultural and spiritual perspectives. Students will explore dynamics of power across generational, gender and class divides and learn how to tap into the creative potentials of diversity, conflict, change and complexity. Pre-requisite: GBLD501 or with permission.