ORGL 689 – Leadership & Hardiness
Develop personal and organizational resilience by engaging the mind, body, and spirit.
From Ernest Shackleton’s expedition in the Antarctic, Edmund Hillary’s summit of Mt. Everest, Scott and Amundsen’s race to the South Pole, Victor Frankl’s will to meaning and existence in sordid circumstances of the holocaust, Nelson Mandela’s revolutionary transformation towards forgiveness and racial reconciliation, to many other stories of resilience, this course will teach the pathways to creating personal and organizational resilience. The expedition of the course will begin by first studying the “will to meaning” from the perspective of existential and health psychology. This internal journey will be followed by studying various organizational scenarios marked by resilient outcomes and by learning a wide range of empirically grounded practices that enhance personal and organizational performance. Upon developing these competencies, students will have an opportunity to experientially practice resilient mechanism by climbing Mt. Adams. Personal hardiness will be developed, experienced, and tested in a setting that challenges the heart, mind, and spirit. Don’t miss out on an unforgettable experience!