HILTON COLLEGE AND GREEN UH TEAM UP FOR LEADERSHIP COURSE PROJECT
Hilton College students are tackling a green commuting challenge
this semester thanks to collaboration between the college and
Green UH. In the course HRMA 4353 Leadership in the Hospitality
Industry, the class is working on an education campaign to
persuade Hilton College students to become green commuters and
reduce carbon emissions caused by traveling to campus.
The HRMA 4353 course taught by Liza Jascolt is described as a
“course on supervision and leadership theory and practice in the
hospitality industry.” For the green commuting project, students
are working in groups of four to research, design and test their
educational campaign to attempt to convince other students and
colleagues to adopt a new behavior.
“I want them to be aware of environmental programs that may
benefit their future employees. I want them to learn how to come
up with an idea, test it out, fine tune it and then successfully
implement it,” Jascolt said.
Jascolt has been involved with Green UH since June 2010 when she
started up the HRM Green Team at the Hilton College. She
contacted Green UH and teamed up this semester with Leah
Wolfthal, UH’s Program Coordinator for Sustainability, to
discuss ideas for her final project that would incorporate
“It’s a good fit because implementing sustainable programs is
part of being a good leader,” said Liza Jascolt, professor for
the Hilton College.
Wolfthal presented her challenge to the students during a
scheduled class and provided specifics for each step of the
process. The students’ first task was to present a draft of
their educational program design backed up by research on Feb.
24. Next, the students will prepare and implement their program
design and present their analysis and recommendations on April
27. The final portion of the project will be a written final
report and presentation to a panel including Wolfthal, Jascolt
and other sustainable leaders during finals week.
“This is a great way for Hilton College students to practice
sustainability leadership as it relates to their future careers
– identifying what they want the world to look like, identifying
a concrete, manageable stop to take in that direction and
evaluating results,” Wolfthal said.
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