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    genconnect U

This course features a number of clips full of advice from the top leaders in politics, many of which, are running for President in the next U.S. election. These politicians touch on many important areas, including: education, technology, campaigns and partisanship. They describe their experience with overcoming some of the world’s most pressing issues and the challenges they’ve faced. In this course you will gain individual perspectives and insights into the political journey and learn a thing or two about how to survive in the political climate. Despite the trials and tribulations along the way, these leaders have one common approach, and that is to evoke change and set the stage for future generations.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Chapter 1: Youth & Politics - Setting the Stage for Future Generations
    • Lesson 1: The Spirit of Community (Cory Booker, U.S. Senator)
    • Lesson 2: Millennials (David Burstein, CEO & Co-Founder of Run for America)
    • Lesson 3: Get Involved in Elections (David Gergen, Former White House Staff Assistant)
    • Lesson 4: The Most Important Lesson (Stanley A. McChrystal, General)
    • Lesson 5: A Tough Time To Enter the Workforce (Melody Barnes, American Lawyer, Political Consultant)
    • Lesson 6: Young Entrepreneurs (Melody Barnes)
  • 2
    Chapter 2: Crime & Children Safety - Building Safer Communities
    • Lesson 1: Dealing with Crime in Newark (Cory Booker, U.S. Senator)
    • Lesson 2: Thoughts on Child Safety (Kamala Harris, U.S. Senator)
  • 3
    Chapter 3: Inspiration, Role Models and Innovation - Leading to Opportunities & Success!
    • Lesson 1: Ambition Is Not a Dirty Word! (Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator)
    • Lesson 2: Amazing People in Government (Megan Smith, Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer)
    • Lesson 3: My Mother As a Role Model (Kirsten Gillibrand)
    • Lesson 4: What is Inspiring About the Olympians? (Donald Trump, 45th U.S. President)
    • Lesson 5: I'm not a Pioneer - Aspire to be the Best (Kamala Harris, U.S. Senator)
    • Lesson 6: How to be Successful (David Gergen, Former White House Staff Assistant)
  • 4
    Chapter 4: Running for Office… The Obama Campaign & Politics, in General
    • Lesson 1: Moving from Medicine to Politics (Bill Frist, Former U.S. Senator)
    • Lesson 2: Difficulty of Leading While Running a Campaign (David Axelrod, Former Senior Advisor to the President)
    • Lesson 3: The Historical Significance of the Obama Presidency (David Axelrod)
    • Lesson 4: Life on the Campaign Trail (David Axelrod)
  • 5
    Chapter 5: Women in the Workplace
    • Lesson 1: Having It All vs. Doing It All (Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator)
    • Lesson 2: Aspire to Be the Best - Be the Best Rather Than the First (Kamala Harris, U.S. Senator)
  • 6
    Chapter 6: Education
    • Lesson 1: Importance of Education (Cory Booker, U.S. Senator)
    • Lesson 2: Threats to the American Dream (Stanley A. McChrystal, General)
    • Lesson 3: Link Between Education and Crime (Kamala Harris, U.S. Senator)
    • Lesson 4: Benefits of Apprenticeships (Melody Barnes, American Lawyer & Political Consultant)
    • Lesson 5: Connecting Young People to Education (Melody Barnes)
    • Lesson 6: You Don’t Need an Ivy League Education (Melody Barnes)
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    Chapter 7: Partisanship & Beyond!
    • Lesson 1: Partisanship as told by U.S. Senator, Cory Booker
    • Lesson 2: Partisanship as told by David Burstein, CEO & Co-Founder of Run for America
    • Lesson 3: The What Works Movement (Melody Barnes, American Lawyer & Political Consultant)
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    Chapter 8: The Evolution of Technology & Social Media - What’s Next?
    • Lesson 1: Social Media (Madeleine Albright, Former U.S. Secretary of State)
    • Lesson 2: Innovations in Government (Megan Smith, Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer)
    • Lesson 3: The Internet of Things (Tim O’Reilly, Founder & CEO of O'Reilly Media)
    • Lesson 4: The Technology Revolution (Tim O’Reilly)
    • Lesson 5: More Conflicts, More Opportunity (David Burstein, CEO & Co-Founder of Run for America)
    • Lesson 6: Technology Facilitates Change (Cory Booker, U.S. Senator)
  • 9
    Chapter 9: Issues Surrounding Healthcare & Ways to Improve It
    • Lesson 1: The Cost of Medicare (Bill Frist, Former U.S. Senator)
    • Lesson 2: End-of-life Needs (Bill Frist)
    • Lesson 3: Thoughts on Hospice Care (Bill Frist)
    • Lesson 4: Making Atlanta Healthier (Kasim Reed, Former Mayor of Atlanta)
    • Lesson 5: Advice to be Healthy (Kasim Reed)
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    Chapter 10: The Top Challenges in Politics & America OR Obstacles that the U.S. Must Work Through
    • Lesson 1: Challenges in the Political Process (David Burstein, CEO & Co-Founder of Run for America)
    • Lesson 2: Healthy Discourse (Bill Frist, Former U.S. Senator)
    • Lesson 3: Why Pension Reform Matters (Kasim Reed, Former Mayor of Atlanta)
    • Lesson 4: Biggest Issues Facing America (Madeleine Albright, Former U.S. Secretary of State)
    • Lesson 5: Thoughts on Threats to American Dream (George Mitchell, Former member of the U.S. Senate)
    • Lesson 6: Helping Others (George Mitchell)
    • Lesson 7: The Role of Technology and Government (Tim O’Reilly, Founder & CEO of O'Reilly Media)
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    Chapter 11: Surround Yourself Amongst Supportive People
    • Lesson 1: Being Well (Kasim Reed, Former Mayor of Atlanta)
    • Lesson 2: Dealing with Stress (Kasim Reed)
    • Lesson 3: Having It All vs. Doing it All (Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator)
    • Lesson 4: Opportunities During Crises (Kamala Harris, U.S. Senator)
    • Lesson 5: Everyone Has a Role to Play in the World (Kamala Harris)
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    Chapter 12: The Best Advice from Top Leaders
    • Lesson 1: Be Kind (Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator)
    • Lesson 2: Believe in Yourself! (Kirsten Gillibrand)
    • Lesson 5: Being Well (George Mitchell, Former member of the U.S. Senate)
    • Lesson 6: The Best Advice (Madeleine Albright, Former U.S. Secretary of State)