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Williamson College Master’s Students Invade Israel

Students learn leadership dynamics in an international context

FRANKLIN, TN – April 26, 2016 – the Williamson College Master’s of Organizational Leadership cohort recently returned from Tel Aviv, Israel, where they spent a two-week intensive educational exchange. From the Gaza Strip in the south to the northern most outposts of the Golan Heights, IDF veterans, business leaders, government officials and heads of education hosted the students.

“There is no better place on earth to witness, first hand, the interaction of multiple cultures and how they advance their country as they manage conflict than in Israel,” said Dr. Todd Bradley, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Williamson, and cohort leader. “There is no better place to hone leadership skills.”

The students had a day of questions and answers with government officials at the Knesset. They discussed entrepreneurship and incubator business management while touring Tel Aviv University. They gained an understanding of conflict management on the front lines of Gaza, Lebanon and Syria. And, they discovered the bridge between the Israel’s ancient history and modern culture on several visits to Jerusalem, with other stops at the Valley of Elah (David and Goliath), Qumran (Dead Sea Scrolls) and Masada.

The Israel intensive was the final class in Williamson College’s inaugural master’s program cohort. Since 1998 Williamson has become a dynamic, collaborative, creative center of learning that is equipping students to impact the communities they step into. Williamson offers a variety of associates, bachelors, and certificate programs, in addition to the Master’s of Organizational Leadership.


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Williamson College students and faculty meet with Nurit Koren, deputy speaker of the Knesset, in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office.


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Members of the Williamson College Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership cohort with Dr. Todd Bradley, speaking, in front of the amphitheater at Caesarea Maritima on the Mediterranean coast of Israel.

Karen Hudson, Registrar & Institutional Effectiveness

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