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Sessions Description

Certificate Program Sessions Descriptions |OLI

Certificate Program Sessions Description

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SESSION 1
FRIDAY - SEPTEMBER 6, 2019

FOUNDATIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP | Dr. Rick Ringer

Leadership is widely regarded as critical to long-term success for most organizations.  Research clearly indicates that the quality of leadership is strongly related to overall organizational performance.  This session will examine a number of “foundational” issues in leadership, including the role and impact of leadership in organizations, as well as discussion of current leadership “best practices.”

In addition, this session will explore the impact of leadership in addressing vital organizational issues, including change, ethics, communication, and culture.

Read more about Dr. Ringer here.


SESSION 2
FRIDAY - SEPTEMBER 20, 2019

STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP | Dr. Peter Foreman

Research clearly indicates that “strategic leadership” is essential to long-term organizational success.  The challenges and complexities of modern economies place a high premium on strategic leadership.  Organizations that are able create and implement sound strategies are those that will much more likely to achieve and maintain high levels of organizational performance.

This session will focus on the fundamentals of strategic leadership and those characteristics that strategic leaders tend to have in common.  While strategic thinking and strategic leadership do become more important as leaders “move up” the hierarchy, developing these skills is critical at all levels of leadership.  Leadership opportunities will be more available to those individuals who understand strategy development and work to develop individual strategic leadership skills.

Read more about Dr. Foreman here.



SESSION 3
FRIDAY -  OCTOBER 4, 2019

BUILDING HIGH PERFORMANCE ORGANIZATIONS | Dr. Joe Goodman

Why do we do what we do? A question scholars have grappled for centuries.  A quick browse of recent books indicates a continued interest in understanding human behavior at work.  This session focuses on four specific areas and how the leader can influence, engage, and motivate those in their work setting.  First, we will discuss the motivation theories scholars have relied on to explain human behavior.  Second, we will work to increase our understanding of workplace commitment and how commitment impacts work-related behavior. 

Third, we will address accountability and what leaders can do to “just hold them accountable.”  Finally, we will explore the impact of organizational politics at work.  Politics at work are neither inherently good nor bad; while politics may include activities that violate established norms and procedures, they are often necessary to accomplish work-related tasks.  And, because leaders must understand the social structure of the workplace in order to “get things done,” they need to understand power and social influence tactics.  Therefore, we will conclude with a discussion of influencing others and using one’s power within the complexities of the organizational design.

Read more about Dr. Goodman here.



SESSION 4
FRIDAY - OCTOBER 18, 2019

LEADERSHP AND THE ART OF NEGOTIATION | Dr. Sue Dustin

This session will provide insights—using the most current research—about the importance of leadership and negotiation.  To be an effective leader and manager one must possess a repertoire of persuasion and negotiation skills.  Regardless of business contexts, managers often have formal responsibility for negotiating agreements with other firms or constituencies, they must compete with colleagues for scarce organizational resources, and they are often called upon to resolve disputes among subordinates.  The purpose of this session is to facilitate understanding of the theories and processes of negotiation as they are practiced in a variety of settings.

Most importantly, this session will assist participants in identifying their current approach to handling conflict and negotiation and how to employ some of the most effective negotiation and persuasion strategies to negotiate more effectively.  The importance of selecting and utilizing a standardized negotiation process in your organization will also be discussed.  The session is designed to be relevant to the broad spectrum of negotiation problems faced by leaders.

Read more about Dr. Dustin here.



SESSION 5
FRIDAY – NOVEMBER 1, 2019

PANEL DISCUSSION & RECOGNITION LUNCH

Location TBA

The final session will consist of a panel discussion and Q&A. This session will provide opportunities for participants to ask questions, as well as provide opportunities for the panel discussants to offer final insights into the totality of the content of the program. The panel will consist of the faculty involved in the program, as well as business and community leaders.

All participants (and a guest) will be invited to a recognition lunch following the panel discussion.

Panel Discussion: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Recognition Lunch: 12:15pm

Lunch will conclude no later than 2:00pm

 

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