Leadership and Cultures in the 21st Century Summary
The leadership component will examine various styles and personalities of leadership throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. The course will lean on the ethical decision-making process of leaders as well as examining the characteristics ofdeveloping successful cultures within organizations, businesses, politics, etc.
Instructor: Mr. Matthew Kwasiborski, AILTE founder and CEO, Board Member of Intl Association of Free UA, European Institutes Director, TFAS.
Matthew Kwasiborski joined The Fund for American Studies in February of 2005. He has directed The American Institute on Political and Economic Systems (AIPES) since 2005. In this position, Matt has worked with well over a thousand students, alumni, faculty and staff representing more than 50 countries. Matt serves as the international partnership director and on the board of directors for the International Association of Free Ukraine. Matt served as the vice president and treasurer of the Board of Advisors for the Center of International Media Ethics (CIME). Matt also facilitates workshops titled, “Liberating Leadership in the 21st Century”, for universities, NGOs, and businesses around Europe and the United States.
A native Philadelphian, Matt earned a bachelor’s degree in history at Loyola University in New Orleans, LA and a master’s degree in executive leadership from the Thierry Graduate School of Leadership in Belgium. Prior to joining TFAS, Matt taught English as a second language (ESL) in Fonyód, Hungary. He also served as an administrator/ teacher of world religions and cultures for the Summer in Switzerland program located at the Leysin American School. Matt previously taught world religions, morality, computers and served as a basketball coach for Mount Carmel Academy in New Orleans, La. From 2001 to 2004, he served as director of the Loyola University Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America program in New Orleans creating the largest student organization ever at Loyola. This program initiated a citywide effort creating relationships between Loyola students and the elementary/ primary school students of New Orleans. Matt was nominated for Outstanding Alumnus of the Philadelphia Public School District in 2004.