Start Date and Duration

3 months



Location and Format



1 course




Program Details

Online and in-person sessions: March 30 - June 11, 2021

In-person, online sessions: Thursdays, April 15 and 22, May 13 and June 3, 5 - 8:30 p.m., remote synchronous

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Reinvent Your Career

Develop and hone your leadership skills to advance your career opportunities. Become a brave and daring leader for your current or future team through self-assessment, group discussions, and hands-on activities in this engaging course. Offered by The Karen W. Morse Leadership Institute at Western Washington University, explore strategies for effective, positive, innovative and responsible leadership. Course will be delivered in a hybrid model with online and limited, online in-person sessions.

You'll Learn

Spring 2021: Daring Leadership (LDST 416)

Modeled after Brené Brown’s book, Dare to Lead, this course includes strategies around cultivating brave and daring leaders. Students will learn to:

  • Engage in difficult conversations and vulnerability in their work as leaders
  • Create positive working environments to foster productivity, innovation, and creativity
  • Use new skills in their current work or in their future career as a leader 

Using materials provided to educators by Brené Brown, as well as contemporary leadership scholars and authors, students will engage in a combination of self-assessment, group discussion, and hands-on, experiential, workshop-style classroom work that helps students to engage in everyday problems. 

Instructor: Suzanne Baker, Ed.D.

Suzanne currently works at Fairhaven College on Western's Bellingham campus as the Curriculum and Records Manager, working with students in their interdisciplinary education through advising and academic support. She also serves as a Non-Tenure Track Faculty member for the Karen W. Morse Institute for Leadership. Having recently completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Northeastern University, Suzanne is passionate about working with students to realize their leadership potential focusing her research in the area of intercultural sensitivity and meaning-making as a part of international education and study abroad experiences.

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