Leading in Disruptive Times

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In a world where exponential, rapid change is everyday news, there is an growing need for a new generation of leaders. Those who want to lead in our ever-closer-connected world must have a deep understanding of their own strengths, traits, and philosophy – a leader’s authenticity is easily fact-checked online. They must develop themselves into master listeners, being able to not just hear their followers, but listen to them in a way that creates buy-in and personal investment while still being able to make decisions and move forward. They must seek partnerships, know how to co-create, and not fear competition. This micro-course will teach you the major components of leadership needed in the world today, guiding you in determining your own leadership journey.

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will be able to identify the host of leadership competencies needed for an age of global connection and disruption.
  2. Students will learn the basis of leadership through empathy, creating a strong desire to be led in followers.
  3. Students will be able to assess their own strengths and create a journey map of the leadership expertise they wish to develop.
  4. Students will create their own scenario where they would like to grow into a stronger leader, assess the needs of a leader in that scenario, outline where their current strengths and gaps are in taking on a greater leadership role, and commit to the first steps of deeper learning, experience, and involvement.


Lowell Aplebaum, CAE is the CEO and Strategy Catalyst of Vista Cova – a company that partners with organizations on strategic visioning and planning, creating stronger governance models, and reimagining value and engagement.  Lowell frequently provides dynamic sessions to organizations – facilitating leadership development and getting stakeholders involved through experiential learning approaches. He currently serves as the Chair for the overseeing commission for the Certified Association Executive certification, and Chaired ASAE’s Task Force on CEO Pathways.  His work on global efforts for non-profits has included experience across five continents, hundreds of volunteer groups, and all 50 states in the U.S.

Course Contact Information

Micro-courses are not led by faculty. Each course has a Course Facilitator who is available to answer questions, offer additional assistance and assess the final projects for credit. The CF for this Micro-Course is Rod Chambers.

Micro Course Price List
Registration Type Standard Price
Undergraduate $100
Masters $200

Leading in Disruptive Times – Why does leadership matter?

Leading in Disruptive Times – Leadership through Intentional Empathy

Leading in Disruptive Times – Leaders Who Listen

Leading in Disruptive Times – Leaders Know How to Ask the Right Questions

Leading in Disruptive Times –Vision: Creation & Expression

Leading in Disruptive Times – Barriers to Leadership

Leading in Disruptive Times – Non-Traditional Leadership

Leading in Disruptive Times – Detecting Disruption, Developing Foresight

Leading in Disruptive Times – Disruption Leadership & Response: Causing Disruption, Creating Transformation

Leading in Disruptive Times – Leader as Lifelong Learner

Leading in Disruptive Times – Failure and Resiliency

Leading in Disruptive Times – We’ve Only Just Begun