ORG LP913 - Building Resilience in Communities after Trauma

(Credits: 3)

This course will provide an opportunity for students to deconstruct the concepts of community, resilience and trauma, and to apply leadership theories and consulting practices to community change processes.  Students will examine various concepts tied to leadership such as power and accountability, cultural competence, crisis intervention, and legal and ethical issues. As part of the course, students will complete an in depth investigation and analysis of a  traumatic event experienced by a community – natural disaster or mass violence – and update their leadership development plans to include their approach to mobilizing stakeholders to heal trauma and promote resilience.  In addition, students will enhance culminating experiences from other courses to further explore related concepts.