Development of Professional Practice

This course examines the continuum of practice types and approaches, from ideas-based/design-led to market-based/business-led; as well as the mission, role, and possibilities for professionals in a rapidly-changing world; the importance of vision, leadership, communications, innovation, and sustained development of intellectual capital for successful practice; and the key components of professional practice, including marketing, organization, management of resources, and talent capabilities. Students will conduct original research on topics relevant to their own development as professionals. Lecture and readings exercises will be included.