Life/Leadership with Ted Lasso

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Lessons on Life and Leadership with Ted Lasso

Using the popular television series Ted Lasso, this course will explore different concepts, theories, and perspectives of leadership that make great leaders and great teams. We will spill the tea - through examples in the television series, podcasts, TED Talks, and assigned readings - and explore themes and intersectionalities in a thoughtful way that dispels the myth that leadership is a position or title. This course will challenge students to think about their approach to leadership and contribution to the campus community, with particular emphasis placed on the value of self-care and mental health, emotional intelligence, and diverse approaches to leadership.

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186: MW 5:00pm-6:15pm
Fall 2024
The Arts

Megan Kasper

Megan Kasper

Megan Kasper serves as the Associate Director of Community-Engaged Leadership / Director of the Leadership Minor. She is a two-time graduate of Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics; Secondary Education and a Master of Arts in Student Affairs Administration. In addition to working as a public school teacher, Megan has more than eight years of experience working in higher education having worked directly with leadership development, learning communities, teacher education, career development, college access, and scholars programming. They also have experience in outdoor education and nonprofit leadership serving with the Tourette Information Center & Support (TICS) in leading their Camp Twitch and Shout program. Megan is motivated to support the career goals and personal development of a diverse student population. Her professional interests are equity issues within public and higher education, social justice, leadership development, and education policy. Megan is happily married, a twin, and passionate about serving others. When she is not in class you can find her reading, binge-watching TV shows and period dramas, traveling to see new places, and enjoying the outdoors with her friends and dogs (of whom she is bound to mention in class).