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Rayburn offers new class in “Leadership, Technology and Change”

With the continued popularity of reality shows like The Apprentice and Survivor, its obvious that Americans are interested in learning about what makes a good leader. Enter Austin Peay State Universitys new course, Leadership, Technology, and Change (LDSP 4200), which is open to future leaders in any discipline.
With the continued popularity of reality shows like “The Apprentice” and “Survivor,” it's obvious that Americans are interested in learning about what makes a good leader. Enter Austin Peay State University's new course, “Leadership, Technology, and Change” (LDSP 4200), which is open to future leaders in any discipline.

“We want to equip students with critical-thinking and problem-solving skills that will enable them to take advantage of today's emerging technologies and ones yet to come,” says Dr. Bill Rayburn, associate professor of business. “We also want to help students learn how to lead their future organizations through change in general.”

Technologies studied will include information, transportation, communication, industrial, agricultural, military and sports. “We will look at examples from the ancient to the modern world,” says Rayburn.

Students will examine the successes and failures of leaders in dealing with technology and change, assess emerging technologies and their future impact and hear from guest speakers on special topics.

The course will meet from 1:25-2:20 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, during the Fall 2004 semester. There are no prerequisites.
—Rebecca Mackey