PPPM 610 (4 credits)

Maradel Gale and Nancy Peyron

Term offered: Winter term 1999, CRN 25929

Saturdays and Sundays, 10-6 pm, 1 hour lunch

January 16-17, January 30-31, February 20-21

Location: 276 ED

Objectives of course:

This course is for individuals who will be taking a leadership or facilitation role in businesses or organizations in either the public or private sector. The primary focus is on developing effective skills which enhance leadership function as well as an ability to facilitate ongoing or impromptu groups; empowering individuals, generating needed change, and producing innovative solutions to complex problems.

What you can expect to learn from this course:

Response to authority (your own and others)
Awareness of impact on others
Ability to give and receive feedback
Recognition of critical incidents and intervention models
Appropriate risk-taking
Congruence (external presentation matches inner experience)
Personal accountability
Capacity for self-correction
Ability to communicate successfully with different personality styles
Utilization of conflict as a catalyst for learning
Accuracy of self-image (recognize strengths and growing edges)
How to adapt to fluctuations in self-esteem
Personal leadership and facilitation style
Influence effectively co-workers, teams and organizations
How to develop collaborative work relationships
Encourage others to participate in collaborative efforts
How to manage emotions, especially negative emotions, that challenge facilitation

Means by which course objectives are realized:

This is an intensive laboratory course and requires attendance at and participation in all sessions. There will be opportunities for self- and peer assessment of participation and learning throughout the course. Theory sessions will be in a lecture format, followed by opportunities for students to experience, assess and practice the skills they have learned.

Course readings include:

A Special Kind of Leadership: The Key to Learning Organizations, Ron Short (1991); Breaking Free: A Prescription for Personal and Organizational Change, David Noer (1997); Influencing with Integrity, Genie LaBorde; Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision-Making, Sam Kaner (1996).



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