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Leadership in Contemporary Organizations


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Course level: Graduate

Theories and models of leadership and adult learning are compared and applied to a variety of organizations, cultures, and work environments. The focus is on preparing educational leaders to enhance their leadership skills and styles to promote success in evolving organizations. Competency A: Analyze traditional and contemporary practices of educational leadership. Competency B: Examine the adaptability of theoretical leadership models in a variety of educational settings. Competency C: Analyze leadership strategies to motivate employees during times of organizational change. Competency D: Evaluate educational leadership strategies that align to organizational goals. Competency E: Develop a vision to promote organizational success.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Leadership Theories

Adapting Leadership Practices for Organizational Change

Organizational Influences on Educational Leadership Roles

Leadership Style and Self-Awareness

Needs and Perspective of Others

Conflict and Communication in Organizations

Educational Climate and Culture within Organizations

Vision for Effective Leadership


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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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