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General Studies Courses

General Studies courses may be an option for students interested in taking one or two credit-based courses but who are not currently interested in seeking a credential. Students who successfully complete General Studies courses may be eligible to transfer credit toward a certificate, diploma or degree upon formal admission to a program.

Permission to register in General Studies courses requires approval by the Dean or designate. Supporting documentation and/or prerequisites may be required.

For information about non-credit courses, visit Continuing Studies.

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HRMN540: Leading Organizational Change

 Course Description: Considers the problems, prospects and challenges of leading change. Students will be provided with an opportunity to consider how organizations can effectively develop and maintain adaptive systems. In particular, we will explore several change models, elements of effective change strategies, and barriers to the effective implementation of change programs. Special consideration will be given to leadership issues and in particular to the development of the leadership capacities required to effectively lead change efforts.  Credits: 3.00

HRMN540: Leading Organizational Change

 Course Description: Considers the problems, prospects and challenges of leading change. Students will be provided with an opportunity to consider how organizations can effectively develop and maintain adaptive systems. In particular, we will explore several change models, elements of effective change strategies, and barriers to the effective implementation of change programs. Special consideration will be given to leadership issues and in particular to the development of the leadership capacities required to effectively lead change efforts.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
January 29, 2018 April 8, 2018 TBD Online

LEAD650: Coaching for Leadership

 Course Description: As organizations move through one change to another, coaching is increasingly being recognized as critical support for change leadership and management. In any change it is individuals that actually implement whatever change is being initiated. Coaching leaders help individuals (and teams) make the best use of their own resources to meet both personal and organizational goals. A leader who coaches can be a catalyst to increased resilience, creativity and performance for individuals and organizations in the midst of the change cycle. This course is aimed at helping you learn to use a coach approach as a leader. You will explore your individual philosophy of leadership coaching and practice coaching skills with others. Coaching is a conversational skill; the course has a strong emphasis on application of knowledge. Your most powerful learning about coaching will happen through practice. The course is designed to move from theory to practice in such a way that you experience the benefit of coaching for your own development and the potential that coaching offers for others. It is also designed to incorporate and apply whatever knowledge and experience you may already have with coaching. • To clarify what coaching is and how it contributes to individual and organizational performance; • To examine models and processes for coaching; • To increase your personal mastery in establishing coaching relationship; • To increase your skill and confidence as a coach in listening, questioning and supporting the person being coached towards higher levels of performance and satisfaction; • To examine opportunities for coaching in your own context.  Credits: 3.00

LEAD650: Coaching for Leadership

 Course Description: As organizations move through one change to another, coaching is increasingly being recognized as critical support for change leadership and management. In any change it is individuals that actually implement whatever change is being initiated. Coaching leaders help individuals (and teams) make the best use of their own resources to meet both personal and organizational goals. A leader who coaches can be a catalyst to increased resilience, creativity and performance for individuals and organizations in the midst of the change cycle. This course is aimed at helping you learn to use a coach approach as a leader. You will explore your individual philosophy of leadership coaching and practice coaching skills with others. Coaching is a conversational skill; the course has a strong emphasis on application of knowledge. Your most powerful learning about coaching will happen through practice. The course is designed to move from theory to practice in such a way that you experience the benefit of coaching for your own development and the potential that coaching offers for others. It is also designed to incorporate and apply whatever knowledge and experience you may already have with coaching. • To clarify what coaching is and how it contributes to individual and organizational performance; • To examine models and processes for coaching; • To increase your personal mastery in establishing coaching relationship; • To increase your skill and confidence as a coach in listening, questioning and supporting the person being coached towards higher levels of performance and satisfaction; • To examine opportunities for coaching in your own context.  Credits: 3.00

Start Date End Date Tuition (Domestic) Delivery
April 24, 2017 July 9, 2017 2156.67 Online
April 23, 2018 July 8, 2018 TBD Online