Leadership in Times of Crisis

WMU Cooley Law School, the Western Michigan University Center for the Study of Ethics in Society and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum offer community members and enrolled students a unique learning opportunity in the form of the Leadership in Times of Crisis course.

The course uses President Ford and original source materials, generated both by him personally and in his presidency, as a vehicle for exploring ethical leadership. The course is highly interactive, seeking to place participants in the shoes of President Ford in moments of crisis. It has received rave reviews from participants and a rare endorsement from the Grand Rapids Business Journal.

Participants who complete the course receive a certificate from the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. The fee to participate is $150. 

WMU Cooley and WMU students may receive independent study credit.


 The course consists of four 3-hour sessions on Saturday mornings from September to late November and from January to late March. Classes meet at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids


To register and for more information, contact Professor Victoria Vuletich, WMU Cooley Law School, vuleticv@cooley.edu or (616) 301-6800 ext. 6960.