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Leading Change: Building and Empowering Teams

3rd Term
Health Policy and Management
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Asynchronous Online with Some Synchronous Online
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Next Offered
2024 - 2025

312.700 Leading Organizations

In today’s complex organizational environments working within a team format, whether in a leadership role or as an active participant, requires a different set of skills than “going it alone.” This course focuses on leader as a change agent who effectively guides teams and groups toward performance goals.
Examines the design, management, and leadership of teams in organizational settings. Focuses on the interpersonal processes and structural characteristics that influence the effectiveness of teams, the dynamics of intra-team relationships, and sharing of knowledge and information in teams. Participants will understand the theory and processes of group and team behavior to become successful leaders and adept in leading and managing groups and teams.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Employ skills necessary to be an effective team leader and member
  2. Identify tools and techniques to build, maintain, and evaluate high performance teams
  3. Demonstrate confidence and ability in dealing effectively with challenging team situations
  4. Apply facilitative leadership skills to promote team communication, collaboration, and performance in the use of teams to identify and overcome obstacles
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 30% Participation
  • 50% Written Assignment(s)
  • 20% Group Work
Enrollment Restriction
undergraduates are not permitted in this course