2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Leader as Internal Consultant

Fall 2011 quarter

Marcella Benson-Quaziena human and organizational systems
Fields of Study
business and management and psychology

Organizations and individuals who lead them are dynamic systems that continue to change over their life spans.  This program is designed for students who wish to develop or enhance their leadership knowledge and skills through the lens of an internal consultant.  Students will examine the role of leaders as facilitators of change within organizations.  The program will concentrate on the personal and interpersonal skills essential for effective leadership and consultation.  The program will emphasize the concepts of motivation, interpersonal relationships, leadership, and organization culture.  The program will take a systemic approach to understand Self as a system, to examine purpose as an organizing force, and to explore how we can use an understanding of the connections between human systems and organizational structures to create change.  Students will be introduced to the field and practice of organizational development and use organizational theory and systems thinking to provide the context for understanding diverse organizations and for assessing leadership competency within an organizational context.  The program assumes a willingness to accept necessary changes in behavior, to practice, to apply skills, and to evaluate skill development through assessment of practice.

Credits will be awarded in leadership development and organizational psychology.

Advertised Schedule
9a-5p Sat/Sun (Oct. 1, 22-23, Nov. 12-13, Dec. 3-4)
Online Learning
Hybrid Online Learning < 25% Delivered Online
Greener Store
Required Fees
$20 for an assessment tool
Offered During