Organizational Leadership Courses 2012-2013
Organizational Mission, Strategy, and Leadership
This course will provide students with a knowledge base for understanding leadership theories and forms of leadership, organizational theory, building an effective multicultural organization, knowledge of the decision making process, and how to create a mission-driven organization with a focus on excellence.
Effective Organizational Communication
Providing an understanding of how communication defines and drives mission based organizations. Organizational communication approaches and how they apply to nonprofit workplaces will be examined to understand strategies for effective communications. Students will develop tools and skills for communicating effectively with various constituencies and managing public relations activities.
Planning, Evaluation, and Marketing
This course will provide a theoretical and practical knowledge of program planning and evaluation, basic marketing theories, logic modeling, change theory, and how to create and sustain effective programs and services.
Nonprofit Budgeting and Financial Management
Covering financial analysis and planning, performance measurement and benchmarking, different accounting methods, government rules and regulations, identifying and assessing resources, and revenue generation and constraints.
Leading Organizational Change
Covering theories and foundations of change, growth and transformation; the decision-making process; theories of organizational, group and individual behavior in a change context; strategic planning; assessing and analyzing an organization's strategic/competitive position; and creating change that is inclusive of staff, board and the organization's various constituencies.
Covering the skills and knowledge needed to successfully contribute to and develop effective organizational governance. Areas covered will include legal and ethical aspects of management and leadership; effectively working with boards of directors and trustees; leadership succession; internal structure and policymaking; local, state and national laws and regulations; creating a culture of excellence; and maintaining an ethical workplace.
Focusing on the skills, knowledge and theories needed to create a high engagement, high expectations workplace that respects and encourages the talents and contributions of individuals from diverse backgrounds, students learn about emerging trends and examine theories of human behavior, issues relevant to supervision and leadership, and personnel management and governance.
Nonprofit Resource Development
Covering the various sources of funding for nonprofits and higher education, students will learn about corporate, government and foundation funding; individual giving and contributions; and how to develop entrepreneurial subsidiaries to produce a new income stream.
Organizational Leadership Capstone I
Providing critical real-world learning experiences. In this first course of a 2-semester sequence, students work in groups addressing a priority, issue or service delivery challenge on an area of need identified by a partner nonprofit or higher education institution. Includes a bi-weekly on campus seminar. Prerequisite: Completion of 4 course foundation sequence.
Organizational Leadership Capstone II
Providing critical real-world learning experiences. In this first course of a 2-semester sequence, students work in groups addressing a priority, issue or service delivery challenge on an area of need identified by a partner nonprofit or higher education institution. Includes a bi-weekly on campus seminar. Prerequisite: Completion of 4 course foundation sequence and ORL 710.