USC Price School of Public Policy

Danczyk teaches ‘Tools of Leadership’ at Mexico’s Anáhuac University

July 20, 2016

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USC Price’s Paul Danczyk, second from right, with students at Anáhuac University in Mexico (Photo courtesy of Paul Danczyk)

Paul Danczyk, director of executive education at the USC Price School of Public Policy, taught a specialized, two-day module on leadership and public service to a class of public officials at Anáhuac University in Xalapa, Mexico, in July.

As part of the curriculum for the master’s degree program in public administration, the course focuses on “Las herramientas del liderazgo,” of “The Tools of Leadership.” Danczyk was invited by Ruy Rodriguez Gabarrón Hernández, dean of the Anáhuac University Law School, to offer his expertise in this area.

“This special lecture demands experience and knowledge on the subject with an international vision,” Gabarrón said. “This program is intended to give new skills to students – all of them public officials – to analyze and context new ways to administrate state programs and goals. In this matter, Professor Danczyk shared with us many examples of good practices and exercises applied to our Méxican society.”

Through a variety of experiential learning techniques and strategy tools, the module focused on several main themes: organizational paradoxes, human response to change, negotiation and influence, and networks. Additionally, a learning portfolio was created to capture major reflections and key takeaways.

Since 2009, Danczyk has made five trips to the Anáhuac University to teach in the Master of Public Administration or law degree programs.