In this course, participants draw on their prior course work to engage in a series of in-depth discussions with an experienced leader-mentor from a learning organization.
To facilitate flexibility and dynamics of the dialogue, the in-depth discussions will include meetings via online means. The discussions can be designed as internship (understanding how an organization works and how a leader works) or mentorship (seeking advice and guidance for professional development).
Through structured dialogue over 6-8 weeks, participants investigate how the leaders have applied the strategies examined in the coursework to stimulate innovative practice and organizational learning.
Additionally, participants will seek advice and counsel from a leader-mentor on the application of strategies to their own context or for their own professional development.
Assessment + / –
(a) Presentation of progress report (in small group online). (20%)
(b) Reflective writing/ entry (20%) on the benefits and learning outcomes from internship/ mentorship consultancy (900-1,000 words).
(c) Reflective electronic portfolio (60%) on a selected theme about educational innovation and organizational leadership based on the internship/ mentorship consultancy (2,500-3,000 words).