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We often see big problems in the world around us but feel powerless to address them. From pollution and global climate change to income inequality and poverty, we see how the challenges of our time are a tangled mess of competing interests and priorities. And as individuals, how do we respond to such compelling needs? In this gateway colloquium for the Leadership Certificate Program, "How to Change the World," we will learn how to analyze those challenges, to leverage our resources, and to harness the power of political and social systems to address the needs around us. 

Texts and Readings 

required book covers

Instructor and Facilitators


Ashley Copeland

Ashley Copeland

Assistant Director of Leadership Programs
(478) 445-8723

Ashley Copeland serves as assistant director of leadership programs. Ms. Copeland is a 2012 graduate of Georgia College, where she received her bachelor's degree in exercise science. She also holds a master's degree in educational leadership from Minnesota State University, Mankato, where she worked as the graduate assistant for the Honors College. In that role, she created the honors peer mentorship program and co-published an article focused on the effects of peer mentorship on student leadership. Ms. Copeland is an active member of the Milledgeville community, serving as a Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber Ambassador and board member of Georgia's Old Capital Heritage Center. She actively seeks opportunities to continue her leadership education. Ms. Copeland is a 2020 graduate of the Anti-Defamation League's Glass Leadership Institute, 2019-2020 Leadership Baldwin Class, fall 2017 class of the Young Gamechangers leadership action program, and received Georgia College's 2021 Outstanding Leadership Award.

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Portrait of Pamela Booker

Pamela Y. Booker

Alex Gregory Leader in Residence

Pamela Y. Booker, MPA ’97 serves as Georgia College’s Alex Gregory Leader in Residence. An established leader with an undeniable mark on the communications industry, retired Human Resources Assistant Vice President, Pamela Booker, led one of the award-winning Talent Acquisition functions at AT&T, Inc. In her role, she had responsibility for hiring talent for AT&T Retail Stores, Cricket Wireless Stores, Installation Technicians, and Call Centers across the nation. 

Harold Mock, Ph.D.

Harold Mock, Ph.D.

Director of Leadership Programs and Assistant Professor of History
(478) 445-1227
  • Western European security 
  • Civil-military relations 
  • Transatlantic relations 
  • European integration 
  • German foreign policy

Dr. Harold Mock directs the Office of Leadership Programs and teaches courses on principles of leadership. A specialist in international affairs and transatlantic relations, he is currently writing a book entitled Dangerous Power: An International History of German Unification, 1969-1993. Dr. Mock's research and teaching interests include civil-military relations, particularly related to nuclear strategy and defense planning in western Europe. He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia, where he previously served as Bradley Research Fellow. Additionally, Dr. Mock holds a master's degree in history from Virginia and bachelor's degrees in political science and history from Georgia College. He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the Atlanta Council on International Relations.

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Spring 2021 Course Facts

  • Course Number: LEAD 2010
  • CRN: 21831; M/W, 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. 
  • Prerequisite: Admission to the Leadership Certificate Program. There is no open enrollment available for this course; students must be enrolled by a Leadership Programs staff member.