U of M Course Creating Future Leaders

By Tyler Sutherland

A new course on leadership is being offered at the University of Manitoba, meant to create the leaders of tomorrow.

The pilot course — called Leadership 2010: Learning to Lead — launched in January and is drawing to a close. The course gives students the opportunity to learn different leadership theories, followed by a practicum where they find and implement solutions to societal problems.

Students have so far created Face the Flood, a series of initiatives designed to help Manitobans fend of the Red River’s watery excess.

The course is being held inside the I.H. Asper School of Business, but has been shaped to accommodate students from all university departments.

“The students are showing their skills as a leader within the classroom environment and then they turn around and give back to the community,” said Neil Fassina, Head of the Department of Business Administration. “It’s wonderful to see.”