The final course enables students to practice their multifaceted roles as advisors, educators, and integrators within an organization. For their final project, students work with a client to integrate a communications strategy across diverse global markets. The strategy must demonstrate key concepts from each of the previous four courses and gain program approval in advance. The final course also represents the closing stages of the year long leadership development process to include a written plan and corresponding presentation which serve as a roadmap for future success.
During the final residency, students reflect on all that they have learned from one another, the faculty, guest speakers, and their shared global travels. Students engage in working sessions to become trusted advisors, share their capstone projects for academic review, and present their leadership development plans to their cohort. While in residency, students participate in a closing personal branding session to help them position their refined leadership presence in the marketplace.
Note: Students are required to be on-site in Washington, DC for the 9 - hour daily residency August 6-10, 2019. Students must receive a B or better to graduate.