This course serves as an introduction to the concept of Adaptive Leadership. Adaptive Leadership is a practical leadership framework that helps individuals and organizations adapt and thrive in challenging environments in order to make progress on the difficult challenges facing society, organizations, and individuals.
Focuses on fundraising and financial management in non-profit organizations. Examines fundraising from public and private sources including funding research, proposal writing and budgeting. Includes analysis of financial statements for the purpose of managing both the short-term and the long-term financial condition of a non-profit organization.
Students create a strategic plan for a public or non-profit organization. The course begins with an introduction to measurement and performance management. Students create a logic model that describes key elements of a service or process. Stakeholder analysis, an environmental scan and SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) are among the techniques explored. Students formulate a strategic issue. Scenarios and other planning techniques are used to assess alternative courses of action. The final product is an action plan that includes decision points, cost and implementation details.
Surveys the major areas of management of human resources in the public sector. Includes hiring, training, evaluation, and pay promotion policies. Emphasizes the laws governing public personnel management, and on the unique merit, equal employment opportunity, productivity, unionization and collective bargaining problems found in the public sector.
Thesis Research (FA 885)-Total of 6 Credits
Additional Coursework and Final Project
Final Project (FA 886)-3 Credits
University courses 500 or above as approved by advisor-3 Credits
University courses 500 or above as approved by advisor-6 Credits
*All Courses listed are 3 Credit Hours