Organizational Development & Leadership Certification
This Organizational Development and Leadership Certificate is designed for students who desire to learn more about the theories, research and practical applications of organizational development in the work place. Students explore how organizations work and acquire skills to assess, diagnose and address structural and cultural problems. Topics include strategies, models and intervention techniques for organizational development.
The theory, research and processes of organizational communication are examined, with emphasis on applications that are effective inside and outside the organization. The study of human behavior in the workplace provides valuable knowledge and skills for conflict management, motivation and morale, and employee development. In accord with individual needs, students have elective options to acquire additional skills in leadership, interpersonal and small group communication, marketing and/or accounting.
Transfer credit is accepted toward certificate completion, up to six hours. All courses are for credit and are transferable once a student is admitted into an undergraduate degree-seeking program. Prerequisite course work may be required.
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The certificate is comprised of the following six courses:
COMM 231 – Conflict Management and Communication
COMM 277 – Organizational Communication
CPST 360 – Development and Change in Organizations
CPST 370 – Leadership Theories and Organizations
CPST 380 – Leadership Culture and Ethics
CPST 390 – Organizational Theory and Practice
**Starting in Summer 2013, SCPS will offer a fully online option for the Certificate in Organizational Development and Leadership. Students will have the choice of the fully online option, the fully on-campus option, or some combination of the two.