CJBE 20th Annual Meeting Creighton University

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The Walk that Changed History: Teaching Leadership while Trekking in Ignatius of Loyola's Footsteps.

"In November, 2016, Chris Lowney and Steve Porth led a cohort of MBA students on a 50-mile, 5-day trek/for-credit leadership course. Participants trekked the same route that Ignatius of Loyola traveled in his life-changing and history-changing journey of 1522. As they went, participants read, pondered, and discussed a number of leadership texts; enjoyed the occasional glass of red wine to dull the ache of sore knees or calfs; and visited some of the most famous sites in Jesuit history: Manresa and Montserrat. Lowney and Porth will outline the course, its methodology, and pedagogy; share photos that convey a sense of the landscape; offer an assessment of what worked well and what could be changed in future iterations of the course; and leave attendees with a detailed blueprint for easily replicating the course in their own institutions."