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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. 

Spring 2020 Course Facts 

Course Number: LEAD 2010

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.

CRN 21758; M/W, 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. 

Texts and Readings 

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Instructor and Facilitators


Ashley Copeland

Ashley Copeland

Assistant Director of Leadership Programs
(478) 445-8723

Ashley Copeland serves as assistant director of leadership programs. She previously was Georgia College's assistant director of annual giving, facilitating the involvement of alumni, the community, and local companies in the life of the university to secure annual financial commitments. Ms. Copeland is a 2012 graduate of Georgia College, where she received her bachelor's degree in exercise science. She additionally 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, as a member of the 2019-2020 Leadership Baldwin Class, and as a member of the fall 2017 class of the Young Gamechangers leadership action program. 

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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. She also represented Talent Acquisition on several merger integration teams. Prior to her role as assistant vice president, she held positions as a Talent Acquisition Director, Operations Manager, Small Business Call Center Branch Manager, and Trainer. As a senior leader, she developed a reputation for excellence and industry-leading performance across operations and talent acquisition. As a result, she was recognized nationally by the Career Community Group as a 2015 Woman of Color STEM—Leader in Technology award recipient. In 2016, she was one of twenty leaders selected for the esteemed Executive Women’s Leadership Experience.

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 
  • Political culture in Europe

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. 

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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.