The LEAD Lab, 31702, is a 100 unit class that spans two quarters. Students do not bid for this course and instead apply to be LEAD Facilitator. LEAD Facilitators participate in the LEAD Lab over Spring quarter (of their first year) and Fall quarter (of their second year). As a part of the class Facilitators deliver the LEAD class to incoming first year MBA students (Business 31001). Experiential in nature, each quarter of class has a distinct focus.
During Spring, the LEAD Lab is dedicated to deepening self-awareness and to developing skills related to influencing, presentation, facilitation, coaching, and mentoring. All are essential to leading others and to running the LEAD class in the Fall quarter. Students are assigned to work on multiple teams, each tasked with different responsibilities and deliverables. Central to the team experience is developing deeper mastery of the LEAD curriculum. Students also innovate by devising ways to creatively deliver the LEAD curriculum.
During Fall quarter, Facilitators work toward the delivery of an outstanding LEAD class. This portion of the class emphasizes skills related to the implementation of the class. Students work on a team that is responsible for the learning experience of two cohorts of first year students. The course begins just before orientation for new students. While the LEAD class finishes before midterms of Fall quarter, there are a few additional responsibilities in the second half of the quarter, including the successful recruitment of new LEAD Facilitators.
This course requires a significantly greater in-class time commitment than a non-laboratory course.
Spring Quarter – Fridays 12:00-4:30 pm and Wednesdays 4:40-6:00 pm
Autumn Quarter – Mondays 4:45-7:45 pm