Global and Intercultural Leadership Institute

The Global and Intercultural Leadership Institute offers courses to professionals who want to improve their ability to lead or collaborate with diverse teams and community partners.

Participants can build both leadership skills and technical skills through a range of courses, workshops and webinars offered throughout the year.  Below are some of the institute courses for graduate credit that are currently accepting applications.  Complete our online application form now and select courses.

Learn more about scholarships on our Resources for Funding Your Education page.

  • Building Effective Organizations:  Inclusion and Cultural Competency
  • Building Bridges:  Facilitating Courageous Conversations
  • Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Project Management for Nonprofits and Social Entrepreneurs

Building Effective Organizations: Inclusion and Cultural Competency
X.BUS-429CU-01

Instructor: Charlotte Rich
Dates:
January 2-19, 2018 (First class meeting is Monday January 8)
Class Meeting Times:
(Jan 8-12, Mon-Fri 8:30-12:30 pm,  Shattuck Hall Room 217) and online (Jan 15-19)
Location:
Mount Holyoke College,  50 College St., South Hadley, MA See Campus Map
Tuition:
Two Graduate Credits - $1362  Noncredit - $498

Research indicates that organizations with greater diversity and inclusion outperform their peer organizations in terms of financial performance, innovation, and the ability to develop talent.  In order to build an inclusive organization, it is critical that leaders are able to understand how to effectively engage and support culture and diversity in their organizations.  In this course, students will learn to define, assess and enhance cultural competence in their own work, their organizations and in community efforts.  Students will examine case studies, learn to conduct a strategic audit, and build a cultural competency toolkit that will focus on relevant foundational and strategic issues.

Building Bridges: Facilitating Courageous Conversations
X.COMM-413-01

Instructor: Angelica Castro
Course Dates:
  January 2-19, 2018 (First class meeting is Monday January 8)
Class Meeting Times:
Mon-Fri, 3:00-6:00 pm Shattuck Hall Room 107
Location: Mount Holyoke College, 50 College St., South Hadley, MA See Campus Map
Tuition:
  Two Graduate Credits - $1362  Noncredit - $498

Building the capacity of groups to dialogue, create, and collaborate is an essential skill in professional settings across our region, nationally and globally.This course offers a critical introduction to the principles and the role of intergroup dialogue and facilitation in creating transformative spaces for groups to explore differences and commonalities, increase awareness as individuals and as members of various social groups, build authentic relationships, and identify actions that foster perspective taking and empathy.Through intergroup dialogue, role-play exercises and assigned readings, participants will actively learn to engage in courageous conversations and facilitate groups across social divides to work together more effectively, collaboratively and compassionately.

Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation
X.BUS-431-01

Instructor: Rick Feldman
Course Dates:  January 2-19, 2018 (First class meeting is Monday January 8)
Class Meeting Times:
Mon-Fri 9 am-12:00 pm Shattuck Hall 107
Location: Mount Holyoke College, 50 College St., South Hadley, MA See Campus Map
Tuition:  Two Graduate Credits - $1362  Noncredit - $498  

This project-based course is designed for learning startup entrepreneurship methods from the idea stage to start-up, for commercial or social impact ventures (not-for-profit or for-profit).Students will learn about topics such as lean startup methods, market planning, customer and stakeholder development, finances, organization configurations, collaboration building, and team-building and leadership to be able to apply them to practice in their own venture.Further study will include entrepreneurship, women in business, social impact, economic impact, and opportunity analysis.
Required Books: ENTREPRENEURSHIP: A Very Short Introduction; Paul Westhead & Mike Wright; Oxford University Press 2013
THE ART OF THE START; Guy Kawasaki Portfolio Penguin 2004

Project Management for Nonprofits and Social Entrepreneurs
X.BUS-418-01

Instructor: Earl Furfine
Dates:
January 2-19, 2018 (First class meeting is Monday January 8)
Class Meeting Times:
Mon-Fri, 1:00-5:00 pm (Jan 8-12 Shattuck Hall Room 318) and online (Jan 15-19)
Location: Mount Holyoke College, 50 College St., South Hadley, MA See Campus Map  
Tuition: Two Graduate Credits - $1362  Noncredit - $498  

There is one clear skill that all exceptional project managers (PMs) possess, “the ability to formulate alternatives”.  Those PMs with either the innate or developed ability to provide multiple solutions to problems and further create contingency plans if their solutions are not successful, find themselves working on projects that are delivered on-time, at or under-budget, and within the functional and/or technical satisfaction of their customer.  Your goal is to identify and begin to develop this ability during this course.  More importantly, it will provide you a platform to continue to grow, refine and implement this skill all under the umbrella of good project management approaches and practices.  You will be able to identify, plan, schedule, cost estimate, implement and manage projects of virtually any size.
Required book: The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management (order from Versatile). Eric Verzuh 978-1-118-07377-3 Fifth Edition