MGT 4811 - Organizational Leadership Speaker Forum

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MGT 4811 - Organizational Leadership Speaker Forum is a 1 credit course that can be taken up to three times. The course is structured around Georgia Tech’s Impact Speaker Series. During the weeks when there is a speaker the class consists of attending the talks, with the remaining four class meetings focused on discussing key leadership concepts and summarizing the lessons learned from the series.

Each semester the Impact provides students an opportunity to hear from 10 organizational leaders from various sectors of the economy. Past speakers include: CEO’s, Presidents, and high level executives from WalMart, The Home Depot, NCR, Georgia Pacific, Goodwill Industries, Hands on Atlanta, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, as well as successful entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. The talks focus on organizational opportunities and challenges relating to leadership, innovation, sustainability, CSR, organizational effectiveness, and implementing change. 

The course allows students to:

  • Explore the concept of leadership across a range of environments.
  • Leverage and expand the content of the speaker series and apply the learnings to their future careers, and their role and impact within their future organizations.
  • Investigate, reflect upon, and develop key knowledge and skills for exercising leadership and managing relationships. Examples of these competencies include: self-awareness; critical-thinking; communication; leadership; teamwork; change management.

Students will be evaluated on their participation during the Impact talks and weekly reflection posts and will be required to read a book and connect the main topics of the book with some of the overarching themes in the Impact talks.


  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created By: Kayleigh Haskin
  • Created: 04/29/2019
  • Modified By: Kayleigh Haskin
  • Modified: 04/29/2019


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