Leadership in Turbulent Times: Experiential Leadership to Encounter a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous World

Location: Jepson Room 127
Date: Sat, April 21
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

With technological advancements happening at a rapid rate, the world has become consistently more volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA). Since the second industrial revolution, research shows that education systems are trying but unable to equip students for success in today's global landscape (Marx, 2014; Wagner, 2015). Global mindset, identified as a needed capacity to succeed in this globalized world, is defined by Rhinesmith (1995) as a philosophical mindset rather than a given skill-set, and has been investigated by various authors (Gupta and Govindarajan, 2002; Levy, Beechler, Taylor, & Boyacigiller, 2007). This mindset compels individuals to actively discern and engage globally through learning. Globalization is impacting education, but the question remains, can education create change-makers to impact global leadership? Through a series of interviews with international students, this project examines how experiential education may contribute to developing global mindset capacity to operate in a VUCA world.

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