PaGE: Management & Leadership (X.MGMT)

X.MGMT-416 Participatory Community Development

Not Scheduled for This Year. Credits: 2

Participatory community development (PCD) is an approach to working with local communities in partnership with government and non-government agencies. The goal of PCD is to empower local community members to be involved in the research, design, implementation, advocacy, monitoring, and evaluation of community projects, including those that generate sustainable sources of new income, food, and services. In this course, participants will explore different benefits and forms of PCD through case studies and methods of facilitating participatory project planning, and develop their ability to anticipate and evaluate the impacts/consequences of the projects.

Applies to requirement(s): Meets No Distribution Requirement
The department
Restrictions: This course is offered for graduate students only.

X.MGMT-418 Project Management for Nonprofits and Social Entrepreneurs

Not Scheduled for This Year. Credits: 2

There is one clear skill that all exceptional project managers (PMs) possess, "the ability to formulate alternatives." Those PMs with either the innate or developed ability to provide multiple solutions to problems and further create contingency plans if their solutions are not successful, find themselves working on projects that are delivered on-time, at or under-budget, and within the functional and/or technical satisfaction of their customer. Your goal is to identify and begin to develop this ability during this course. More importantly, it will provide you a platform to continue to grow, refine and implement this skill all under the umbrella of good project management approaches and practices. You will be able to identify, plan, schedule, cost estimate, implement and manage projects of virtually any size.

Applies to requirement(s): Meets No Distribution Requirement
The department

X.MGMT-426 Policy Advocacy for Small Organizations

Not Scheduled for This Year. Credits: 2

For many small organizations, getting involved in policy advocacy can be a challenge because of limited budgets and modest staff sizes. Without attention though, critical issues and the interests of small organizations and their constituencies can be overlooked when policy analysis and issue development are framed without their voices. In this course, participants will learn how to get involved and exert influence in how legislative and regulatory policies are developed and implemented. Participants will learn about the principles and frameworks of advocacy, community education, constituency organizing, legal class actions, and how to put together an advocacy campaign.

Applies to requirement(s): Meets No Distribution Requirement
The department
Restrictions: This course is offered for graduate students only.

X.MGMT-429 Building Effective Organizations

X.MGMT-429CP Building Effective Organizations: 'Creativity, Problem Solving and Decision Making'

Not Scheduled for This Year. Credits: 2

Being a good leader often requires creativity, problem solving and decision making in contexts where there often are limited resources, not enough information, and urgency. This is a cognitive psychology approach to understanding how mental processes, including attention, perception, creativity, and problem solving can be harnessed to improve decision making for individuals and organizations.

Applies to requirement(s): Meets No Distribution Requirement
The department
Restrictions: This course is offered for graduate students only.

X.MGMT-429CU Building Effective Organizations: 'Inclusion and Cultural Competency'

Not Scheduled for This Year. Credits: 2

Research indicates that organizations with greater diversity and inclusion outperform their peer organizations in terms of financial performance, innovation, and the ability to develop talent. In order to build an inclusive organization, it is critical that leaders are able to understand how to effectively engage and support culture and diversity in their organizations. In this course students will learn to define, assess and enhance cultural competence in their own work, their organizations and in community efforts. Student will examine case studies, learn to conduct a strategic audit, and build a cultural competency toolkit that will focus on relevant foundational and strategic issues.

Applies to requirement(s): Meets No Distribution Requirement
The department

X.MGMT-429MM Building Effective Organizations: 'Mentorship Models to Grow Leadership'

Not Scheduled for This Year. Credits: 2

Mentorship is a powerful tool for personal and professional growth; it provides support, insights, feedback, and helps people develop their knowledge, networks and capacities. People taking on new challenges can benefit from both formal and informal mentorship. In this social psychology approach to leadership, participants will explore the theories and research on mentorship, investigate different models and strategies for mentorship, and design a mentorship program for a particular organization or context (including businesses, non-profits, volunteer organizations, and community projects).

Applies to requirement(s): Meets No Distribution Requirement
The department
Restrictions: This course is offered for graduate students only.

X.MGMT-431 Seed Funding and Alternative Funding Models

Not Scheduled for This Year. Credits: 2

Beyond traditional models of raising money and fundraising for organizations with social missions, there are new and evolving models including crowd funding (both consumer and investor crowdfunding), revenue-based financing, earned income strategies for nonprofits, program-related investments by foundations, accelerator and incubator programs, angle investors, micro-venture capital firms, and impact seed funds. In this survey course, participants will explore opportunities and challenges in using alternative funding models to support early-stage initiatives. The final project in this course is to develop a fundraising strategy using one or more of the financing models.

Applies to requirement(s): Meets No Distribution Requirement
The department
Restrictions: This course is offered for graduate students only.

X.MGMT-433 Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Not Scheduled for This Year. Credits: 2

This project-based course is designed for learning startup entrepreneurship methods from the idea stage to start-up, for commercial or social impact ventures (not-for-profit or for-profit). Students will learn about topics such as lean startup methods, market planning, development, finances, organization configurations, collaboration building, a customer and stakeholder and team- building and leadership to be able to apply them to practice in their own venture. Further study will include entrepreneurship, women in business, social impact, economic impact, and opportunity analysis.

Applies to requirement(s): Meets No Distribution Requirement
The department

X.MGMT-436 Creating and Sustaining Public-Private Partnerships

Not Scheduled for This Year. Credits: 2

This course is for people working in both the private and public sector who want to learn how to build and sustain partnerships. Participants learn to: recognize the role and value public-private partnerships can play for both parties, identify the steps for assessing community needs and resources, develop shared goals, establish a strategic framework for action, manage communications and resource sharing, evaluate the initiatives for success, and sustain public-private partnerships over the long term.

Applies to requirement(s): Meets No Distribution Requirement
The department
Restrictions: This course is offered for graduate students only.

X.MGMT-441 Diversity and Intercultural Management

Not Scheduled for This Year. Credits: 2

In today's globally interconnected world, organizational success is often dependent on the performance of teams that interact across significant distances and multiple cultural perspectives, internally and with their constituents. This course is designed to increase cultural competency and the success of leaders by combining an exploration of academic research and case studies with opportunities for application. By the end of the course, participants will understand the cultural dimension of managing diverse and dispersed team members, learn to foster positive interactions, facilitate communication, and be able to identify and manage conflict more effectively.

Applies to requirement(s): Meets No Distribution Requirement
The department
Restrictions: This course is offered for graduate students only.

X.MGMT-452 Fair Trade and Sustainable Tourism

Not Scheduled for This Year. Credits: 2

Partnerships to support fair trade and sustainable tourism often operate in a complex context of a) individual as well as institutional stakeholders with different amounts of power and b) economic, social and environmental goals that may not be shared. In this course, participants explore dimensions of these types of partnerships, the role of ethics, how to create shared goals and strategies, establishing structures to support and sustain high quality relationships, and how to assess partnerships for success. The culminating project in this course is to develop a partnership plan that could be used to create a new relationship between at least two key stakeholder groups or organizations.

Applies to requirement(s): Meets No Distribution Requirement
The department
Restrictions: This course is offered for graduate students only.