bpa406 | undergraduate

The Public Leader: Integration And Application

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This course is intended to synthesize the concepts and theories covered in previous public administration courses and deepens the student's understanding of the challenges and complexities facing the public leader. Students will explore the leadership styles of successful national, state, and local leaders to integrate and apply the principles and practices of public administration in a real world setting.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Social and Political Environmental Issues in Public Leadership

    • Explore the impact of cultural issues on all functions of the public sector.
    • Analyze the social and political environment of public leadership at the global, national, state, and local levels.
    • Determine the public's role in defining issues for the public leader.
    • Analyze the sources of power in public leadership.

    Leadership Principles and Actions

    • Analyze how public leaders gain and lose power in the public policy environment.
    • Analyze internal and external communication within public leadership.
    • Examine the role of conflict in public leadership.

    Effective Applications for Public Leaders

    • Evaluate the various persuasive forms of leadership.
    • Apply the principles and practices of leadership in public administration.

    Public Leadership

    • Differentiate between management and leadership.
    • Define public leadership.
    • Compare and contrast leadership within the public and private sectors.
    • Analyze the characteristics of effective leaders in the public sector.

    Trends and Skills in Public Leadership

    • Determine the skills required to be an effective public leader.
    • Examine the expectations and limitations on the public leader in change management.
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