Chancellor's Capstone Seminar in Leadership
This course co-taught by Chancellor Hawkins and Dr. Kline uses practical readings that were written by successful leaders, as well as presentations and class discussions on:
- Servant Leadership—to help others and the organization
- If you can’t Communicate; don’t try to Lead
- Leaders must be Listeners
- Developing Core Values, Vision, Mission and Plan
- Leaders are dual focused, Mission First—People Always
- Leading Change in an Organization
- Leaders must be Motivators and Mentors
- Etiquette for Leaders—including a 3-hour etiquette luncheon
- Continual emphasis on Leaders say “Thank You”
Experienced leaders come to class to talk and answer questions during different 75-minute class sessions. Visiting speakers include several Vice Chancellors and Deans with significant leadership experience as well as: Jere Beasley—former Lt. Governor and founder of an 80-person law firm; Jeff Coleman—CEO of a World-Wide moving company and Chairman of Business Council of Alabama; Dr. John Ed Mathison—an internationally known preacher and founder of a world-wide ministry; Kelley Godwin—former Assistant Attorney General of Alabama; and Charles Nailen—a successful entrepreneur; and Jason Reeves—mayor of Troy.
In addition the class takes a day-long field trip to Montgomery and hears from such people as Governor Kay Ivey; Dr. David Bronner—CEO of State Retirement Systems of Alabama; Dr, Felicia Payne—Director of the Rosa Parks Museum; Jimmy Parnell—CEO of ALFA Farmers Federation; several other high ranking government officials and retired general officers who now hold other high leadership positions. Furthermore the class interacts with a panel from Leadership Montgomery and a panel of former TROY leadership students who now have positions of leadership.
The bottom line: This highly practical course utilizes practical readings and diverse speakers to help developing leaders synthesize knowledge and prepare for future leadership challenges.