December 8th - Urban Transformation and Global Leadership Course Workshop

The Rutgers Division of Global Affairs (DGA) is pleased to invite you to attend Professor Clayton Walton's workshop on his upcoming course, Urban Transformation and Global Leadership, available to DGA students in Spring 2017. The workshop will take place tomorrow, December 8th, in Conklin 233 at 4:30 - 6:00 pm. Those who are not able to attend during those hours are welcome to contact Jessica Burton (jessicayburton@gmail.com) ahead of time to make earlier or later arrangements on that day to speak with Professor Walton.
 
Brief Course Description:
The Global and Urban Community Leadership Training Seminar is an identity based leadership experience that encourages graduate students to explore and cultivate a leadership style that prepares them to be team leaders in community based agencies here and abroad. This unique curriculum is designed to provide graduate students with an opportunity to utilize the urban environment as a living laboratory. Course content will examine leadership development theory, social need in urban communities and the impact of experiential learning on the formation of leadership identity. Throughout the semester, participants will interact with representatives from public and non-profit agencies who are active change agents in the Newark and surrounding communities. In addition, they will examine leadership models and practices through texts, articles, films, guest presentations, and group discussions. Students will have the opportunity to put their learning to use in a global setting by traveling to India for two weeks to participate in seminars and training opportunities with practitioners of International Development. They will consider the similarities and differences (challenges and opportunities), which exist in urban environments throughout the world.
 
Professor Bio:
Clayton received his BA from St. John’s in Sociology and Secondary Education and earned a MEd from the University of Maryland in Counseling and College Student Personnel Services. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his experiential learning initiatives, including the 2015 RU-N Chancellor Nancy Cantor Seed Grant Program for Experiential and Global Leadership, the 2014 Champion of Sustainability Award from the American College Personnel Association, the NASPAA Social Equity Award from the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration, the 2011 Excellence Award Bronze Honors from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, and the 2011 Rutgers University-Newark Community Engagement Award for teaching and learning. Currently, he is exploring new opportunities to expand the scope of his community engaged learning work so that he can encourage and inspire students on their journey of self-discovery, empowering them to become competitive professionals, committed alumni, and socially aware change agents.
 
 
Speaker: Professor Clayton Walton
Title: Urban Transformation and Global Leadership 
Date: Thursday, December 8
Time: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Conklin 233
 

**Note: Students who are not able to attend but would like further information on the course are welcomed to contact  jessicayburton@gmail.com

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