LFH has designed a number of workshops to be delivered to universities, business schools, colleges as part of under and graduate courses related to management and project management.
Based on historical case studies they present realistic, complex, and contextually rich situations that the main protagonists must negotiate. This involves problem solving, conflict resolution, and decision making that could lead to dilemmas over courses of action.
Historical case studies are very useful as instructional strategies in that they “bridge the gap between theory and practice and between the academy and the workplace” (Barkley, Cross, and Major 2005, p.182).
This allows students to practice identifying the boundaries of a problem, its impact and articulating approaches for resolution, and evaluating different courses of action by stepping into the shoes of leaders and seeing different points of view. Cummings and Bridgman (2011, pp. 77) put forward a creativity argument for this approach:
...by encouraging students to develop an ability to think critically about historical representations such as these, not only do we foster the benefits others have attributed to a greater historical awareness, we also encourage students to be more creative management thinkers for the future.
Courses are often customized to meet the needs of institutions.
We are active in the education field and the series has been endorsed by several universities (Denver, Capella, Stafford, Waterloo, CMIT University of Virginia McIntire School, in North America and Salford, Manchester, Wolverhampton, Westminter, Bradford in the UK, LUISS in Italy, and Lodz in Poland). A number of publications and materials are currently being used within class room modules for project management and management courses.