Texas State University Logo

Leadership Institute

Join the Conversation

adjust type sizemake font smallermake font largerreset font size

Leadership Film Series

Spring 2015 Film Series

Fall 2015 Leadership Film Series: October 27, 2015

The Fall 2015 Leadership Film Series will be on October 27, 2015. There will be more information to follow.

Spring 2015

We are excited to present the Spring 2015 edition of the Leadership Film Series on Tuesday, April 7th at 4:45 p.m. (dinner starting at 4:30 p.m.) in the LBJ Student Center, room 3-15.1. We will be screening Disney’s Monsters University. This film, which presents the hilarious story of how two mismatched monsters met and became lifelong friends, presents a number of important leadership philosophies that can be applied to both emerging and established student leaders. Audience members will examine the importance of perseverance in establishing and revisiting goals, effective communication when mobilizing support to create change, recognizing and appreciating the importance of followers, and the value of leadership risks and creativity.

This is a GOLD BOOK event and limited to those who RSVP because we will be serving food.


About the Film

Disney Pixar proudly presents the hilarious story of how two mismatched monsters met and became lifelong friends in a movie screaming with laughter and oozing with heart. Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) was a little monster, he dreamed of becoming a Scarer – and he knows better than anyone that the best Scarers come from Monsters University (MU). But during his first semester at MU, Mike’s plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot, James P. Sullivan, “Sulley” (John Goodman), a natural-born Scarer. The pair’s out of control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University’s elite Scare Program. With their dreams temporarily dashed, they realize they will have to work together, along with an odd bunch of misfit monsters, if they ever hope to make things right.


It was directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae, with John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton, and Lee Unkrich as executive producers. This film was produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released in 2013 by Walt Disney Pictures.



About the Leadership Film Series

The Leadership Film Series provides an opportunity for students to watch movies which reveal aspects of leaders appearing throughout the history of cinema. Screenings are free and open to any member of the Texas State community.

The Leadership Film Series offers an opportunity to observe leadership in action and relate it to one's own leadership style. Following each film, a panel of students, faculty, and staff will engage the audience in a discussion of the film's leadership lessons and implications. The goals of the series include: 
  • exploring what ethical leadership means to different people in different historical periods,
  • critiquing leadership qualities of characters found in popular and historical films, and
  • identifying leadership strategies that result in positive social change either locally and/or globally.
If you have a suggestion for a film or would like to get involved, please email us at leadershipinstitute@txstate.edu.

Leadership Film Series Photos