Liberal Arts Leadership at Furman is a unique executive development program that utilizes acclaimed films and classic literature to examine real-world business cases.
Executives can discover a great deal about leaders and leadership from the cumulative experiences of the human community as captured in film and literature. Our program accelerates the task of acquiring new knowledge and real world applications through the examination of film and literature. By studying the humanities, our participants have the opportunity to integrate history, culture, and philosophy into their experience.
Most executives face the tyranny of everyday life and work that can numb the mind. We know more and more, but truly understand less and less. Many seek to return to a time and place where ideas can be intoxicating and synthesis thinking a treasure. This executive development program is that once-in-a-lifetime learning experience.
Our program consists of three sections:
- Getting Grounded: Down to Earth Pragmatism (Thursday-Friday)
- Theme: Strategy and Empowerment
- Film: Gettysburg
- Film: Norma Rae
- Theme: Power/Authority/Ethics/Values
Literature: MLK's "Holt Stress Baptist Church Address" and "Mountain Top Address"
- Literature: All The King's Men
- Coming In From the Cold: Surviving Setbacks and Overcoming Threats (Thursday-Friday)
- Theme: Decision Making/Influence Management
Film: Hunt for Red October
Film: Queen Elizabeth I
- Theme: Conflict and Crisis Management
Film: 12 Angry Men
Literature: Malcolm X
- New Beginnings: Inspiring Vision and Leading Change (Thursday-Friday)
- Theme: Change and Followership
- Film: Bridge Over the River Kwai
Literature: Mahatma Gandhi
- Theme: Leadership and Motivation
Film: Gathering Storm
Literature: The Prince
MLK's Letter from Birmingham Jail
meet Our faculty
Our faculty have a range of educational and professional backgrounds, ensuring you'll examine today's most complex problems from multiple angles.
Have a question about the program, or want to enroll? Contact us to register.