At the Illinois Math and Science Academy, we believe that every IMSA student has the potential to lead and that leadership can be “learned”. Thus, this course is designed to take an intricate look at definitions, theories, models, and conceptualizations of leadership. Students will be challenged to think critically about leadership during peer-to-peer facilitated lectures, class discussions, hands-on exercises, and group work. Students are provided with a foundation of leadership, which includes topics such as understanding self, social justice/group dynamics, communication, and conflict resolution/negotiation.