InterMission - An Action-Learning Expedition

Course Code
MO 330
Hours
3 hours
Type
Elective
Offered
  • Winter 20
InterMissions - An Action-Learning Expedition --- lnterMission is a leadership and life course for students adrift in a sea of expectations who are exceptional at fulfilling goals set by others but find themselves too busy to reflect on whether they're the right thing to do. The goal of the course is to help you better lead yourself and others - every day, in ways large and small. To achieve this goal, lnterMission explores the people, context and surroundings where we live, work and lead alongside the individualized instruction of leadership development. Our anchoring themes are the forces of connection, time and space. We will utilize traditional business education and case study methods alongside experiential and action-learning approaches including a one-week wilderness immersion and expedition in Utah's Canyonlands with the National Outdoor Leadership School. Course perspectives and inspiration integrate business, psychology, anthropology, architecture, biology, music and poetry. Each session will highlight a different leadership lesson about individuals or groups overcoming barriers, obstacles and disruption to produce meaningful work. lnterMission has 10 classroom sessions of 90 minutes each and 7 full, intensive days in the wilderness expedition. You will be challenged to be more authentic, build purpose-centeredness, improve teamwork and collaboration and encourage lifelong experimentation by embracing change and growth.

InterMission is a leadership and life course for students adrift in a sea of expectations who are exceptional at fulfilling goals set by others but find themselves too busy to reflect on whether they're the right thing to do. 

We explore the implications of an erosion of high quality connections with others, how the scarcity of time impedes our ability to think about anything else and the lack of space to reflect on what matters most. Our learning model moves from perspectives to purpose through practice.

We transition from the classroom to the field on a one-week wilderness immersion in Utah's Canyonlands with the National Outdoor Leadership School.