*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List

Leadership at the Turning Point: America and Its Quest for Statesmanship

Americans are tired of politics as usual. We yearn for statesmanship - for leaders concerned about the next generation, not just the next election. This course focuses on five leaders at turning points in America’s history. We'll explore Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address, George Washington's Farewell Address, Susan B. Anthony's statement at her trial for voting, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Letter from the Birmingham Jail, and Gerald Ford's assumption of the presidency and pardon of Richard Nixon. In each class, we'll explore the leader’s words and deeds and look for lessons about leadership and statesmanship for our times as well as theirs.

Instructor Bio:

Terry Newell currently teaches leadership and decision making for a variety of organizations.  He was formerly Dean of the Federal Executive Institute and Director of Training for the US Department of Education. This course will be based on his book, Statesmanship, Character, and Leadership in America.

Recommended Reading:

A bibliography of readings will be provided during the course, but no reading prior to the course is necessary.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A401 Terry Newell Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11 Th 10:00-11:30 a.m. Unity of Charlottesville WL

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