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LEAD 95: Ensemble Leadership

This experiential course allows students to grow as leaders through immersion in leadership positions in the Stanford Band. Study and implement frameworks and tools that enhance leadership and team performance. Topics covered include traditional leadership and governance concepts, as well as approaches specifically effective in music ensembles.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-2 | Repeatable 8 times (up to 24 units total)
Instructors: Gavin, R. (PI)

LEAD 101: Leading at Stanford & Beyond: Skills for Changemaking & Community Building

Enhance your skills in leading and creating positive social change within the Stanford community and beyond. Deepen self-knowledge and self-awareness while building capabilities for leading in teams and communities. Rooted in the Social Change Model, this experiential and project-based course explores topics including values in action, effective collaboration, team and community-building, communicating across differences, and inspiring common purpose within groups. Build your leadership toolkit through hands-on practice and apply your learnings in the specific communities to which you belong. This class is for students with both formal and informal leadership roles on campus.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 2

LEAD 103: Living on Purpose (WELLNESS 123)

Explore the art and science of purpose-finding as it relates to living a more flourishing life at Stanford and beyond. Investigate the contemplative, psychological, social, and communal factors that deepen meaning-making, support authenticity, and encourage living more purposefully. Drawing from disciplines as diverse as art, storytelling, design, and positive psychology, create and utilize tools that promote wellbeing. Highly interactive course employs creative expression, group and individual activities, discussions, lectures, and mini-field trips to reflect on fundamental human questions in pragmatic ways.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-2

LEAD 104: Tools for Meaningful Communities (ANTHRO 104, LIFE 104)

How can we live together and honor both difference and belonging? How do we create community amidst divisiveness and the existential threats of climate change, oppression of marginalized peoples, and our disconnection from ourselves and each other? We are inherently relational and have the potential to heal, flourish, and lead. Leadership and changemaking must be rooted in a commitment to deep inner work that cultivates wellbeing, insight, and wisdom. Inner work radiates outward to shape the systems that create and sustain our societies. In this class, grounded in your experiences at Stanford, you will cultivate skills and tools to enhance your intrapersonal, interpersonal and extrapersonal capacities to enact change for yourself and others. Working in teams, you will learn about and practice building community through the application of interdisciplinary frameworks that provide multiple perspectives on the transformation of the self, our relations with each other, our communities, and societal systems.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, WAY-EDP

LEAD 105: Art of Facilitation

This experiential education style course allows participants to develop and test their group facilitation skills. Students will explore delivering group initiatives surrounding popular leadership topics and learn how to help their group take away valuable learning from an educational experience. Topics include: Group dynamics theories, safety, assessing the physical, human and social environment to improve group effectiveness.

LEAD 106A: Spiritual Wellbeing and Religious Encounter: Reflecting On Our Personal Spiritual Journeys (WELLNESS 106A)

Engage in meaningful spiritual dialogue and religious encounter with one another, fostering a conversation across differences. Explore ways to nurture meaning and purpose in daily life through experiential learning activities. You will have the opportunity to focus inwards on your own spirituality and write your spiritual autobiography. It is not expected that you will be an adherant of or have expertise in religious practices and traditions or background in religious scholarship. You will gain skills and knowledge enabling you to wrestle with life's ultimate religious and spiritual questions through readings, facilitated discussions, and breakout sessions. All sessions will be held over dinner as communal meals are ways of community building between the students. Dinner is provided.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | Repeatable 3 times (up to 3 units total)

LEAD 106B: Spiritual Wellbeing and Religious Encounter: Creating Community (WELLNESS 106B)

Engage in meaningful spiritual dialogue and religious encounter with one another, fostering a conversation across differences. Explore ways to nurture meaning and purpose in daily life through experiential learning activities. Expand your religious literacy by visiting spiritual gatherings across campus. It is not expected that you will be an adherent of or have expertise in religious practices and traditions or background in religious scholarship. You will gain skills and knowledge enabling you to wrestle with life's ultimate religious and spiritual questions through readings, facilitated discussions, and breakout sessions. All sessions will be held over dinner as communal meals are ways of community building between the students. Dinner is provided.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1

LEAD 107: Living Leadership: Ecological and Contemplative Foundations

Given today's climate crisis and the associated stressors on human existence, this class engages the question: What kind of leadership is needed to guide humanity toward a sustainable, just and thriving future? Using the lens of "going inward to engage outward", students explore the relationship between their personal values and beliefs and the leadership they wish to embody, with considerations of collective responsibility, justice, and sustainability. Students deepen skillfulness to navigate these inner and outer realms through nature-based practices, experiential learning, and applying ecological and Indigenous frameworks. Each class also features an exemplary guest (Indigenous wisdom keepers, community leaders, permaculturists, and contemplative teachers) to bring to life hopeful models of applied leadership at the intersection of contemplative practice and ecology.
Terms: Win | Units: 1-2
Instructors: Sol, K. (PI)

LEAD 111: Luminaries and Changemakers: Life Lessons & Conversations with Extraordinary Leaders

Encounter luminaries and changemakers in the fields of leadership, business, social innovation, and change-making ranging from noted entrepreneurs and CEOs to social change agents, artists, and activists who are committed to enhancing individual and collective flourishing. Survey course format emphasizes direct, personal interactions with a broad variety of global luminaries and changemakers in order to understand their particular approaches and learn insights from their experiences. Engage at levels of theory and practice in order to emerge your own vision of leadership and changemaking, increase your leadership toolkit, and enhance your capacity to make meaningful impact. Specific topics evolve quarter-to-quarter based on the group of luminaries co-creating and lecturing in the course with the instructor/s. See the course notes section for this quarter's line-up of leaders and changemakers.
Last offered: Spring 2021 | Repeatable 2 times (up to 2 units total)

LEAD 121: Peer Support: Creating Spaces for Healing and Growth (WELLNESS 192)

Social support is an integral part of the human experience and a core pillar of human well-being. Explore ways you can be an effective source of support for your peers, using models, skills, and practices rooted in positive psychology, leadership studies and peer coaching. Conceived as a two part process, going inward and engaging outward, you will examine your well-being so you can offer support to others. Through coaching your peers you will help them discover their values, develop meaningful goals, and take steps towards building the life they want. Develop the skills, knowledge, and mindsets needed to be present with your peers when they struggle, feel stuck, and need your support. Cultivate the confidence and abilities needed to be a community leader, well-being champion, and role model for balanced, whole-hearted living at Stanford and beyond. Highly interactive course employs creative expression, group, pair, and individual work, discussions, lectures, and self-guided reflections to support your own well-being and build your capacity to help others enhance theirs.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1-2
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