The next session will be held June 1st, 2019 at 10 am with Holly H. Brower PhD and Associate Professor in Wake Forest’s business school. The film will be 2016’s Hidden Figures.
Leadership is a seminar for high school students which uses film to introduce concepts about what it means to be a leader in your community by working with leaders in the community our students live in. Movies shape how we behave in our social realities—they inspire us and teach us about how to overcome the obstacles we face in our own lives. They are tools of empathy and allow us to experience—if just for a moment—the lives and challenges of others.
Learning how to properly cultivate and channel those values in the lives of our community’s youth is the goal of the Leadership Seminar at a/perture. Led by academic and professional leadership around Winston-Salem, students will work with leaders on unpacking how leadership looks in the world and in the film watched during the seminar. Each leader will have a specific workshop activity geared towards addressing what makes the film itself unique in how it teaches students these lessons and what can be gleaned from the actions of the characters.
Dr. Holly H. Brower joined the Wake Forest University faculty in July 2005. She is currently the Faculty Advisor for Internships for the Business and Enterprise Management Major. Dr. Brower teaches Organizational Behavior, Leadership, Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector, and Leading Change. She has taught undergraduate, MBA and executive students, including in international programs in Germany, Austria and Nicaragua. She is also the faculty advisor for the Kemper Scholars program. After receiving her B. S. in Business from Wake Forest University she spent 10 years managing organizations in the nonprofit sector in Illinois, Colorado and Iowa. Experiences in these organizations included strategic planning, hiring, supervision, motivation, and development of employees (both paid and volunteer), board development, community assessment and development and fundraising. She also earned an M.S. in Business from Iowa State University and after earning her PhD in 2000 from Purdue University, she taught at Butler University in Indianapolis before joining Wake Forest.