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Transformational Leadership

Course Syllabus University of Phoenix
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COURSE TITLE: Transformational Leadership
COURSE END DATE: 5 April 2007
REQUIRED READING: Students are required to read all materials available at the rEsource site for this course on Facilitator Information: Telephone: Email Address:
Facilitator Availability: 24/7 via email, or by appointment Welcome!
Konnichiwa and welcome to Transformational Leadership. I look forward to meeting each of you and hope this will be an exciting six weeks of learning. Please call me Bill.

Course Objectives
Topics and Objectives
Key Concepts of Culture and Leadership I
•Analyze the elements of organizational culture.
•Explain the relationship between organizational culture and ethics. •Explain the process of group and team formation.
Alternative Solutions to Leadership Problems
•Analyze the influence of leadership styles on individual performance. •Develop strategies for managing the group process.
•Examine the roles and interaction of group and team members. •Apply conflict management methods to enhance group and team performance. Critical Analysis of Leadership Solutions
•Analyze the relationship between organizational structure and culture. •Assess the influence of organizational structure on power and politics •Develop strategies to manage resistance to change

•Assess the dynamics of leadership styles and change

Key Concepts of Culture and Leadership II
•Identify models and theories of change.
•Explain critical success factors for organizational change. •Compare and contrast theories of leadership.
•Identify the skills and competencies of an effective leader. •Identify non-technological catalysts for change.
Alternative Solutions to Leadership Problems II
•Select change models for short-term, small-scale, and long-term, large-scale changes. •Analyze the implications of different leadership styles on the change management process. •Select leadership styles for a given situation.

•Evaluate the influence of leadership on management practices. •Analyze the factors that contribute to a long-term commitment to change. •Appraise future leadership challenges.
Critical Analysis of Leadership Solutions II
•Anticipate the implications of organizational change.
•Develop a plan to address the human variables of change implementation. •Recommend measures to monitor progress.
•Recommend management practices that contribute to the continuing success of a change process. •Evaluate the dynamics of organizational culture and change. CLASS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
I expect you to come to class on time, prepared, ready, and willing to discuss the week's assignments, as well as to discuss your opinions and own personal experiences. I also expect you to fully comply with all Learning Team assignments Attendance & Participation

Attendance and participation are mandatory and critical to the success of this course because this class depends upon it. However, I understand that certain situations may arise that prevents one from attending class. In such instances, please contact me as soon as possible so that I can assist you in making up the missed material. Also, please be respectful and considerate of your classmates. This means that everyone should be allowed an opportunity to speak and that any information shared during the course of our meetings should not be shared beyond the classroom itself. Participation points are awarded on a per class basis. Should you be unable to attend class because you are on TDY...
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