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Developing Future Leaders for the Equine Industry (11:067:413)

(1 Credit, Pass/No Credit)

Typically Offered:Winter Session (two days) with Dr. Karyn Malinowski during even years.

Prerequisites and Other Registration Restrictions: Open to all Rutgers students. Course is also offered through the Equine Science Center to the general public.

Format: Class meets for two days during the winter session term in January.

Description: Professors: Karyn Malinowski, PhD, Director, Rutgers Equine Science Center and Mary Nikola, Ed.D., Director of Leadership and Organizational Development, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. This course is designed for individuals involved in the equine industry and ag-related business. Students will develop skills in a variety of areas including interpersonal communications, decision- making, conflict management. The skills which students acquire can be used to improve and enhance involvement not only in equine industry but also community and governmental organizations. The overall purpose of the course is to provide leadership development training in the equine industry and ag-related businesses. As a result of taking this course, students will:

  • Identify an equine network throughout the state
  • Enhance interpersonal communication skills
  • Sharpen decision making skills
  • Develop skills in conflict management
  • Develop skills in coalition building

Examinations: Grading is based on completing the case study assigned on the first day of class. Students have two weeks to complete the assignment.

Syllabus (150k PDF) (may be subject to change)


Dr. Karyn Malinowski