Course Content and Outcome Guide for MSD 298
- Course Number:
- MSD 298
- Course Title:
- Trends in Management and Supervision
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Course DescriptionExamines specific topics of current interest not necessarily covered in other Management/Supervisory Development classes but related to the changing management field. Investigate different topics earning from 1 to 6 credits depending on the length of the class. Other workshop descriptions are available by calling the Management and Supervisory Development Department. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
- In a work group, describe the importance of knowing the various components of specific issues facing managers and supervisors today.
- Identify one current issue today and describe how it impacts the organization and the environment.
- Understand how traditional approaches to management may not work in today's condition and explain the process for adapting the approach if necessary.
- Describe how adapting to change is essential if the organization is going to grow and compete in today's environment.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- In a small group, demonstrate how to successfully implement a change in a process.
- Describe how to integrate past knowledge and experience with learning today.
- Explain the importance of keeping abreast with current and changing management ideas and concepts.
- Submit a project or paper focusing on one or more aspects covered in the session or class in addition to classroom instruction.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Demonstrate an effective technique for implementing a new process or procedure into the organization.
- Describe an action plan for ensuring managers and supervisors are kept informed of changes in management's philosophy.
- Explain the importance of adapting processes and people with new knowledge.
CONCEPTS, THEMES & ISSUES:
- Establish processes that always keep managers and supervisors aware of changes.
- Stress the importance of keeping the competitive edge by being informed of new technology and processes.
- Identify areas where changes will have the most impact and plan accordingly.
- Overcome workers resistance to changes in processes or procedures.
- Encourage open communication when changes occur.