CRISIS AS PEDAGOGY: Recommendations for Using the Pandemic in Leadership Education


The COVID-19 pandemic has provided leadership educators with a unique and perilous opportunity.  The events of 2020 were profoundly impactful and traumatic for our students, but they also illustrate a level of visceral engagement with various leadership topics that is incredibly useful.  In this article, we outline some of the pedagogical considerations for using a chaotic and trauma filled set of experiences to teach leadership concepts.  Specific theories and topics areas are presented that represent the most likely intersection of the pandemic and leadership, and examples are included for use by practitioners.