2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Tough Choices

Winter quarter

Faculty: Doreen Swetkis public and nonprofit administration, public policy, urban studies

Winter: CRN (Credit) Level 20290 (2 GR)  

Credits: 2(W)

Class Standing: Graduate

Offered During: Evening and Weekend


This two-credit intensive weekend course will examine some real world dilemmas you could encounter as an administrator, dilemmas not necessarily covered in a text book. You will not walk away with a set of answers to these situations; however, the ultimate goal is to know yourself and realize how your moral compass influences the tough choices you may have to make.

Books Needed:

William Ury, Getting Past No:  Negotiating with Difficult People.  1991.  Bantam Books.  ISBN: 0-553-07274-9

Terry L. Cooper, The Responsible Administrator: An Approach to Ethics for the Administrative Role, 5th Edition.  2006. Jossey-Bass. ISBN:  0787976512

 Assignment due before the first day of class is to have both books read by then.   

Maximum Enrollment: 20

Advertised Schedule: 5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun (Feb 4-6)

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Enhanced Online Learning

Books: www.tescbookstore.com