Mgmt 379 / WGSS 379 Women Changing the World

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank

This is a Integrative Liberal Studies Colloquia course.
Course Description: This course will equip students with the strategies they need to become successful leaders of change in their personal and professional lives. We will examine how female leaders throughout history have been visionaries of ideas and have made changes happen in many different situations and organizations. Students will learn from these women as they design and lead their own projects-- each student will become a leader of change! Anyone who wishes to change the world is encouraged to enroll.

Mary Lynn Manns, Ph.D. is on the faculty in the Department of Management & Accountancy. She is the author of the book: Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas. She has taught classes and has done numerous presentations throughout the world on the topic of leading change. She is a firm believer in the power of university students to change the world.

Instructor: Dr. Mary Lynn Manns

Drop-in Office Hours
Monday and Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00
The above hours are drop-in; no appointment is necessary.
I am also glad to make an appointment outside of office hours.

If these drop-in office hours are not convenient, I will gladly schedule an appointment with you; in this case, I encourage you to adopt the professional approach of making an appointment rather than simply expecting I will be free to see you during times that are not designated as office hours.

Teaching is my responsibility. But learning is your responsibility. This means that it is your responsibility to ask if there is something you don't understand or if you have any concerns. I am easily reachable in any of the following ways:
* during my office hours
* by appointment outside my office hours
* via phone
* via email

Announcements and Reminders

Look for announcements and reminders here throughout the semester.

Class Schedule

Fearless Change book web site

Options for Out-of-Class events (see Handout #1, page 3 for more information)
Assignment 1: You are a Leader of Change! (will not do the 60-point Part 3 of this assignment)
Assignment 2: A Woman Leader of Change
Assignment 3: In Your Space
Assignment 4: Researching a Change Issue (60 points added back in here)

Project times for world-changing students this semester
Hallie: Tye-dye on April 2
Justine: Yard sale: April 5-6, 8:00 until 5:00 in the Quad
Patty and Kyja: Practice presentation after class on April 4. Their event is on April 7.
Chrissy and Emily: April 10th is the one day without shoes AND April 12th is the day they will collect shoes and donatons to send
Kate: Bag Monster is Thursday, April 12 from 11:30 to 1:00 at University Hall.
Ashlyn: For the Love of a Child viewing on Saturday, April 21st, 6pm (Contact Ashlyn for directions to the location)
Andrew: April 19, 8:00pm until 2:00am, The Garage at Biltmore, 101 Fairview Road Suite B, Asheville, NC, Next to French Broad Brewing AND a show on April 20th at Club Metropolis located at 38 North French Broad, from 9pm to 2 am. More information here. The following day (April 21) there is a volunteer event with Friends of Panthertown to help with maintenance on the trails and surrounding area.
Caroline: Friday, April 20, 9:30-2:00, Lake Powatan

Elevator Pitches of world-changing UNC Asheville students:
Spring 2012
Fall 2010
Spring 2010
Fall 2009

"UNC Asheville Women Changing the World" video

"UNC Asheville Students Changing the World" video

Professional Behaviors - Department of Management & Accountancy

Citing References
Reminder: We will use the APA style in this class
An APA reference cite:
APA reference
A good example of a paper that uses APA style

"Information Intensive" resources for students at the UNC Asheville library

A collection of tips from the faculty in the UNCA Dept of Management & Accountancy
Advice for Giving Good Presentations

5 Ways to Ruin Your Next Presentation (interesting article)

Interesting Websites About Change
Karma: Be the Change
Have you heard of the Pepsi Refresh Project? It can provide funding for the change you want to make in the world!
50 Women Who Changed the World
Woman's Day: Women Who Are Changing the World
International Women's Day: 11 Women Who Are Changing the World
101 Ways Women Can Change the World
Good Housekeeping: 125 Women Who Changed Our World
Together We Can Change the World, Incorporated
5 Under 25: Young Women Changing the World
All for Good helps you find and share ways to do good
People Power: How "we the people" decide what we want, and how we get it
Characters Unite!
Members Project
The Catalyst Magazine
You have more power than you think: How to change the world one step at a time

Woman Change Leader of the Day
Please send me links as you discover them and I will post them here...

Cindy's Hope Chest
Cindy says: After successfully completing chemotherapy, double mastectomy, and radiation, my passion is to help others.

Olya Mangusheva creates a World Open to Everyone
Olya says: I learned that it's not so difficult to make a difference in someone's life. You just have to be faithful to the calling.

Wilma Subra
She stands up for disadvantaged people impacted by pollution... she never ignores a call for help

Yuki Kotani
Yuki saw a need and filled it.

Shelby Rodriguez
Shelby showed that one person really can make a difference.

March Across America One Boy, Big Dreams & A little Red Wagon
Ashley Peterson from the Women Changing the World class asked me to post this because: I saw this on CNN and thought it pertained to our class, though it isn't a woman changing the world but rather a 12 year old boy. I was inspired.

Oluwadamilola Oladeru
No one is ever too young or too busy to make a difference.

Dawn Engle from PeaceJam
started on a whim, a prayer, and one contact
PeaceJam website

Sharon Breedlove, Traveling library for children in need
An example of a sustainable change

Kavita Ramdas: Radical women, embracing tradition
Investing in women can unlock infinite potential around the globe.

Marsha Wallace, founder of Dining for Women
Combining our donations allows us to make a more powerful impact in women's lives. We are making a difference.

Leadership Lessons
It was the followers who transformed a lone nut into a leader... know when to be a follower instead of a leader.

Anna Taylor, the first person to go over the Niagara Falls (1901)
I laid the paper down, sat thinking, when the thought came to me like a flash of light -- 'Go over Niagara Falls in a barrel. No one had ever accomplished this feat.'

Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O'Connor on Life and the Supreme Court
Know when to shut-up

Susan Ershler
I wasn't a mountain climber; I was a business woman.... I learned to put one foot in front of the other no matter how tough it is.

Michelle Rhee
You can't bring about transformational change and keep everyone happy.

Jane Elliot
What a creative way to give people (children) the opportunity to think about change!

Katie Spotz
I'm always looking for new ways to challenge myself.
More than anything, it is often ourselves that hold us back.

Leslie Boyd, Patient Pals
That's all I want is to make the world a better place, in some way, than it was when I found it.

Camp Erin
A leader of change puts other people's needs first.