PY 800: Organizational Issues

Synonym:

51798 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

David Hamolsky

Credits:

1

Seats:

25

Semester:

Spring 2008

Meeting Schedule:

Mon 2/11 (1:00PM-3:29PM)
Thursdays 3/13 - 3/17 (1:00PM-3:29PM)
Mondays 4/7 - 4/14 (1:00PM-3:29PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Management and Supervision
Required of and Restricted to Year IV students.

This course presents theory, practice, and research applicable to understanding organizational issues. This includes an advanced discussion of the professional psychologist as a change agent in organizational settings. An experiential approach will be utilized in order to create a context for these conversations and to achieve students' learning objectives. Students will explore infrastructure areas including, but not limited to, management, human resources, training, finance, and quality improvement. Also included in this section are issues involving strategic planning, governing ideas, organizational relationships, nonprofit boards, and leadership. In addition, the course will apply a critique of normative assumptions about organizational behavior, and address issues of diversity in organizations.