Mondragon LEAD 535i

Models of Participatory Leadership

This intensive summer course is an opportunity for participants to be exposed first-hand to a unique organizational model of participatory leadership, management, ownership and decision making by attending lectures and visiting sites at the Mondragón Corporación Cooperativa (MCC) in Mondragón, Spain. Students will become acquainted with MCC’s unique leadership, management, educational, training, financial and human resources systems. Participants will also learn the core values that support MCC, which are based on a balance between organizational and personal needs, solidarity with each other and the community, and economic and social justice. Finally, participants will become acquainted with the institutionalized policies, processes and practices that support MCC’s economic and social success.

Important Dates Date
Application Deadline February 28, 2016
Travel Dates July 4 - July 8, 2016
Pre-Trip Session:

May 11, 2016
5.30pm - 8:30pm Olin 228

Post-session August 4, 2016
5:30 - 8:30pm Olin 228
Information Session(s) Feb 9, 5-7pm - IPJ Rm G

Feb 10, 4.30-5.30pm - 
MRH 129
Expense Cost
USD Tuition $2,100
Global Study Fee $   350
Estimated Program Costs $1,000*
Total Estimated Expense: $3,700

* Airfare and lodging not included. Lodging costs for duration of program is about $300 for double occupancy.


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Please note: 

1. The estimated program costs includes transportation for in-country program activities, some meals and program costs. Students will need to budget for some additional meals and incidental costs.

2. Upon registration, you will be billed a non-refundable $150 deposit.

3. When you receive confirmation that you have been accepted to the course, you need to book your own flights.

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