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Movie Screening Promotes Discussion About Leadership

March 3, 2015 – Collin College continues its Leadership in the Movies with screening of "The Devil Wears Prada," from 6-9 p.m., Tuesday, March 17 at the college's Central Park Campus Conference Center. The screening is free and open to the public.

The series examines the role of leadership throughout the film, which 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 series gives viewers specific examples of leadership or the lack thereof to discuss outside of a classroom setting, 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 second of three "Leadership in the Movies" screenings planned for the college this spring. The final film in the discussion series, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," will be shown Tuesday, April 7 at the Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center.

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.