Global Leadership in Local and Transnational Contexts | Spalding University Catalog

EDD-903: Global Leadership in Local and Transnational Contexts

6 credit hours

This course emphasizes how systemic analysis of organizations and systemic issues studied in EDD 902 apply to the inextricable connection between local, regional, national, and international issues and events. Students focus on organizations and places as perpetually constructed and reconstructed processes, just as students learn to identify global concerns in local contexts. In addition, students identify leaders’ responsibilities to respond practically and locally to such global, power-related issues as justice and inequality, and they gain experience in how and when to apply diverse leadership styles and strategies. By studying corporate sustainability initiatives, including the United Nations Global Compact, as well as responsible global business models, students create business models that promote positive social change. Students also analyze a case study to identify and articulate the underlying leadership problem(s).


Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Recognize organizations, places, and globalization as perpetually constructed and reconstructed processes.
  • Identify regionalism as essential to transnational and global inquiries.
  • Focus on global concerns through a local lens.
  • Recognize and analyze connections between regional and national conflicts and global transformations.
  • Demonstrate how local organizations and communities are inextricably linked to national and international policies and practices.
  • Identify leaders’ responsibilities as local change agents in a global environment.
  • Assess the impact various leadership styles and strategies have on global organizational issues and discern best leadership practices for problem solving.
  • Identify global systemic issues that impact leadership and respond with socially responsible organizational methodologies, models, and plans.