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Experiential Learning: Leadership Issues
This course is experiential in nature and focuses on leadership and group process. Students will acquire and apply knowledge and skills in an immediate and relevant setting. Topics include: examining core values in the leadership process, group problem solving, leadership styles, decision-making, power and influence, conflict management, ethical dilemmas, and community building.
Managing Innovation and Change
This course approaches managing the innovation process through five levels of analysis: individual, team, organizational, industry, and societal. At each level of analysis, particular attention is given to the conditions under which innovation processes succeed and fail. The following areas will be reviewed: literature on the innovative process, the contribution of individuals, cross functionality, geographic dispersion, technical communication, intra- and inter-organizational networks, organizational characteristics, organizational learning and market changes. Students will be exposed to a variety of perspectives on innovation and will think about the conditions under which innovation may be supported.