Movie Screening Promotes Discussion About Leadership

Movie Screening Promotes Discussion About Leadership

January 26, 2015 – Collin College will examine the role of leadership through the lens of film with a screening of "Star Trek Into Darkness," from 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10 at Collin's Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center. The screening is free and open to the public.

The movie will be followed by a lively faculty-led discussion about the decisions made on screen and how they reflect good or poor leadership choices. The movie provides a fun framework to examine leadership principles, according to Dr. Terry Hockenbrough, director of Collin's Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement.

"Movies have often been used to teach concepts like leadership," Hockenbrough said. "This is a time for students to network and have fun, but one where we can also talk critically about leadership principles.

This is the first of three "Leadership in the Movies" screenings planned for the college this spring. Other films planned for viewings this semester include "The Devil Wears Prada," Tuesday, March 17 at the Central Park Campus Conference Center and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," Tuesday, April 7 at the Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center. All showings and discussions are scheduled from 6-9 p.m.

The movies are presented in cooperation with the college's Leadership Empowerment and Development program (LEAD) and Leadership Development Institute (LDI).

Collin College serves nearly 53,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.