IMC Part 3: Affecting Policy
As the previous IMC terms provided external and internal perspectives of the responsibilities of leadership, this term is intended to weave those together, by providing practice at integrating the skills, and focusing on how to affect policy. The frameworks, perspectives, and thought processes covered in the previous terms of the course are the foundation for this term, exploring how leaders can have an affect on the policy process - in terms of getting laws and programs adopted, modified or better enforced. It also encourages students to learn about analyzing conflicts and learning skills for building consensus as a means of influencing policy. In general this term provides an opportunity for reflection and application of what has been previously learned.