Organizational Leadership and Supervision
Course Description: An Interactive experience designed to look at the many aspects of change.
We will discuss how change affects both our personal and organizational lives.
We will examine
the techniques for positively initiating organizational change, and how to make that change
challenging for both the leader and the employee.
We will learn what skills are necessary to
become a successful change leader and we will discuss the organizational and societal issues
that impact change leaders.
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Young Hall Room 438
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To introduce the student to the change process and the steps individuals go through when
they face change in their personal or organizational lives.
To introduce the student to the concept of change and how it affects the leader as well as
Emphasis will be placed on the human side of the change process.
To introduce the students to some contemporary change issues, especially the challenge
companies face with continuous change in today’s fast-paced, competitive business
To instill in students the importance of researching ideas and bringing those ideas to their
future organizations in a creative and meaningful way.
To develop a change model that overlays some of the present change management thinking
to be used as a tool for initiating and sustaining change in future workplace endeavors.
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Johnson, S. & Blanchard, G.
Putnam’s Publishing, 1998.
, Lundin, S., Christensen, P., Paul, H.
Charthouse Learning, 2003.
, Johnson, S.
Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions
, Kotter, J. St.
Martins Press, 2005.
, Gladwell, M,
Little, Brown and Company, 2002