Case-in-Point Chapter from Teaching Leadership


A detailed introduction to the art and practice of Case-in-Point, excerpted from Teaching Leadership by Chris Green and Julia Fabris McBride.


Case-in-Point (affectionately known to those who practice it as CIP) is a provocative teaching method that rests on a simple idea: Leadership, although difficult to teach can be learned in a dynamic classroom setting where learners experience the very conditions that make exercising leadership challenging.

This 34-page excerpt from Teaching Leadership offers the most detailed overview and introduction available to Case-in-Point, a method that “compels you as an instructor to model the leadership competencies you are trying to teach.”

The download features tools and guides for practicing CIP such as:

  • Common Challenges of Case-in-Point
  • Framework for a Case-in-Point Session
  • Diagnosing at Four Levels of Attention
  • Common Classroom Patterns and Personalities
  • Types of Interventions
  • Ways to Gather Data
  • Potential Moves in Case-in-Point
  • Ground Rules
  • Regulating the Heat in Case-in-Point
  • and more

Teaching Leadership is the textbook for KLC’s intensive workshops for professional leadership developers. This excerpt is pre-reading for the Case-in-Point Intensive.


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