OMG 535: Group Dynamics & Leadership I
Synonym:56267 (for web registration)
Meeting Schedule:Sat 9/13 - 9/14 (8:30AM-5:29PM)
Sat 10/4 - 10/5 (8:30AM-5:29PM)
Competency Area: Collaboration & Group Dynamics
Required of first year O&M MS and MEd students; others by written permission of Program Director provided to Registrar146s Office via FirstClass.
This course is designed specifically for first semester O&M students and focuses on group dynamics and leadership in work teams. The course introduces students to elements of group dynamics and to a model that matches leadership styles to stages of group development. Students work in teams throughout the course and use course concepts to analyze their experience. Skills emphasized will be useful for both group leaders and members and include: observing group dynamics and providing feedback, diagnosing stage of group development, matching leadership style to stage of development, working effectively with diversity, facilitating collaborative decision-making, and managing conflict. Students are expected to read The One Minute Manager Builds High Performing Teams, by Blanchard, Carew, and Parisi-Carew. Students may do additional readings and discussions, field or research projects, or case study analysis on-line.