This course explores theories of the organizational change and innovation and their application for leading independent colleges with unique cultures and distinctive missions. An emphasis will be on factors impacting change and innovation processes and their implications for leading independent colleges. Students will draw on contexts from their sponsoring institutions in designing change strategies for their campus.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand strategies for organizational change and innovation and how they might be applied to independent college contexts
- Use cutting-edge management tools and techniques to assess and create readiness for innovation and change within the independent college sector
- Design concrete strategies for implementing change processes within the independent college setting
This course is designed to provide certificate students with an introduction to contemporary thinking on organizations and administration as applied to the independent college setting. The course introduces students to foundational theories, concepts, and models related to organizational behavior uniquely applied to the independent college sector. Class discussions, readings, and assignments explore ways in which general theories apply to the independent college context.
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Apply theory to understand and address organizational behavior in an independent college context
- Analyze organizational challenges in independent colleges from multiple perspectives
$2,400 per course
You must register and pay for this course online, with a credit card. Online registration and setup of your username and password are required in order to obtain access to the online course.
- The username and password that you set up for your registration will be used to access your course. (A valid e-mail address is also a requirement to registration.)
- Participants will have access to the online course one day prior to the course start date. Please note: Individuals who are participating in the course must register themselves in online registration. The registrant will receive username, password, and course confirmations directly, and user registrations cannot be transferred.
Logging in to the Online Course
Upon completing your online registration, you will receive an e-mail confirmation of your registration, which includes a link to the online course. Click the link provided, and login using the username and password that you created in the registration system for access. You may also access the course a second way by logging into moodle.umn.edu.
Before logging in and accessing the courses, please review the technical requirements.
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