Leadership and Team DevelopmentBack to Course Guide
The course acquaints the student with processes to utilize interpersonal, conflict management, team building, and leadership skills to achieve objectives in a group. The primary objective of the course is to help students analyze the role of leadership and teams.
UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL BE COMPETENT IN:
- Assessing and developing skills of group development, leadership, teamwork, interpersonal relations, and conflict management needed to achieve group objectives.
- Developing and monitoring systems for promoting productive team activities within an organizational setting.
- Analyzing organizational environments to include both implicit and explicit structures of the organization as they influence the development and acceptance of teamwork.
- Influencing groups so that tasks, relationships, and individual needs are addressed.
- Evaluating the effectiveness of individual members and of groups in satisfying identified objectives.
- Identifying power structures that influence group interactions.
- Identifying individual conflict styles and tactics of the various participants within groups.
- Assessing conflict and tension within groups by using various assessment instruments.
- Differentiating between competitive and collaborative negotiations and facilitating principled negotiations for win-win solutions.
- Analyzing and discussing the major leadership and teaming theories and the leadership styles implicated by each.
- Assessing leadership style, its influences on others, and its effectiveness within specific groups.
- Evaluating the complexity of the leadership styles within organizations and determining how these styles influence organizational and group effectiveness.
- Judging the appropriateness and effectiveness of people’s interpersonal behaviors within groups.
- Maintaining communication that empowers individuals and relationships in the development of teams.
- Facilitating effective meetings with skills, tools, and strategies to meet specific purposes, audiences, and work environments.
- Utilizing collaborative processes that recognize the fundamental role played by basic values of both individuals and organizations.
- In-depth analysis and application of leadership ethics, gender leadership and organizational culture.
- Evaluating 21st century leadership theories and global business implications.