The courses that comprise this certificate expose participants to the major theories, frameworks, and perspectives underlying successful leadership. Exercises and projects will provide a basis for developing and fine-tuning analysis, problem solving, social interaction, and facilitation skills.
Overview of Organizational Behavior (RPSY 322)
This course examines the behavior of persons in the workplace, particularly the social influences that affect the individual in work organizations. Attention is given to the role of work in the life of the person and the returns that people expect from their jobs. Topics covered include importance of pay and other benefits, various motivations to work, communication in organizations, leadership, and management styles, work redesign, and other factors which influence job satisfaction, personal fulfillment, and productivity.
Management and Leadership (RPSY 332)
This course explores the structure and functions of formal organizations, managerial characteristics, dynamics, and processes. Issues examined include brokering, innovating, producing, directing, coordinating, monitoring, facilitating, and mentoring.
Human Relations in Organizations (RPSY 333)
This course examines individual and interpersonal behavior in organizational settings. Topics covered include communication techniques, conflict, group processes, and improving human relations skills.
Motivation in Organizations (RPSY 402)
This course examines the development of motives in adulthood, group attractions and pressures, general problems of motivation, basis of motives, changing motives and conflicts. Special attention is given to work settings and management motivational concerns.