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2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MB 6000A - Distributed Leadership for Effective Organizations

1 lecture hours 0 lab hours 1 credits

Course Description

As students continue to develop their leadership style and attributes, this course introduces the role of the leader in a complex organizational setting. Theories of organization, organization behavior, organization design, and organizational change are presented, and students are oriented toward the process of distributed leadership in complex organizations. The development of vision and mission, and their communication to all stakeholders is explored. Common challenges in the leadership of people in organizations are also included. (prereq: graduate standing)

Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Wisconsin Administrator Standards, Learning Outcomes, and Performance Indicators addressed in this course:

2.0         The administrator leads by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared by the school community

  • Define a collaborate process for approval of a shared vision for the organization

4.0         The administrator ensures management of the organization, operations, finance and resources for a safe, efficient and effective learning environment

  • Describe governance structure within the organization, including decision-making processes and authority structures
  • Describes key tenets of distributed leadership
  • Critique current leadership processes with a given organization through a distributed leadership lens
  • Recommend distributed leadership strategies to build capacity for achieving enhanced performance
  • Create a plan to foster distributed leadership skills among employees
  • Describe key factors that result in a creative and innovative organization
  • Identify key factors of leadership and management that are universal and apply across all types of organizations
  • Contrast global ethical issues with regional ethical issues as related to management and leadership
  • Guide disparate groups of people to deliver organizational goals
  • Select key business and management practices appropriate for a given scenario

2.9         Communicate effectively orally and in writing

2.9.6      Describe and apply the key elements of a persuasive presentation

5.0         The administrator models collaborating with families and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources             

  • Identify theories that describe and explain the actions of individuals and groups with a system and subsystem
  • Given a scenario, describe the likely motivation behind individual and group behavior using theory-based analysis
  • Define organizational conditions necessary to support, develop and change organizational initiatives/projects
  • Develop a system to routinely foster communication and collaboration between stakeholders and peers
  • Consider multiple viewpoints and perspectives in key decision-making activities

6.0         The administrator acts with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner

  • Use an ethical analysis framework to resolve ethical conflicts
  • Apply an ethical framework to a specific scenario to identify ethical issues
  • Generate several different options for addressing an ethical dilemma

6.5         Model principles of self-awareness, reflective practice, transparency, and ethical behavior

6.5.1      Describe the personality characteristics and traits of effective leaders

6.5.2      Conduct an analysis of personal leadership skills and abilities and formulate a personal growth plan

6.5.3      Use self-reflection to integrate new learning on education leadership into a personal growth plan

6.5.5      Develop and maintain a professional development plan

6.6         Create and implement a personal leadership plan to support on-going development of a specified range of leadership skills and abilities

7.0         The administrator understands, responds to, and interacts with a larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context that affects schooling

  • Applies the tenets of distributed leadership to a variety of different scenarios which frequently occur in complex organizations
  • Identifies the major theories of organizations and articulates their explanatory, analytic, and predictive use

Dr. Kelly Ottman

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