Dr. P. Nuerenburger
April - 10, 17, 21, 24
May - 1, 5, 8, 12, 15
(Easton Area Campus)
This course is an introduction to the inner resources of the mind and personality for vision, leadership, and performance, and the systematic methods of developing these resources into practical skills. The course will include a study of: the structure and functions of the mind; the innate skills of the mind — concentration, physical and mental balance, imagination, will, intuition, reasoning, and instinct — relative to personal productivity; and the development of the personal skills of leadership. Emphasis will be given to the application of inner resources for creative problem solving, enhanced clarity of thought, and effective communication. Emphasis will also be placed on actual skills development in self-management and students will be expected to develop a degree of competency in these.
Dr. I. Berry
Thursday nights from 6 - 9:30 pm
(Lansdale Area Campus)
The course studies the various procedures and techniques for resolving conflicts both in adversarial settings and in unconventional non-adversarial settings. The course will discuss the costs and benefits of utilizing the legal system for conflict resolution as well as the costs and benefits of alternative dispute resolution, negotiation, mediation and arbitration. The course will focus on methods for preventing litigation and the role of managers in finding creative non-adversarial methods of resolving conflict.
Ms. Beth Long
Monday nights and Saturday days (Saturday dates TBD)
(Center Valley Campus)
In today's dynamically changing and increasingly interdependent global business environment, the demand for culturally aware leadership has never been greater. To be successful, we must learn intercultural competence through personal skill development for improved communication, decision-making, inclusion, adaptability and creativity within the domestic and multinational contexts. We will utilize the advanced technologies of mind-body strategies and thinking tools, along with the most current and relevant cultural information. This course will prepare students for optimizing the best aspects of what a diverse work place has to offer.
Dr. R. Lovelace
(Video Conference - Center Valley & Lansdale Campuses)
This course is an in-depth study of social power as it occurs in the workplace. The course is conducted in the hybrid format and addresses both the theoretical and applied perspectives. Course coverage includes topics such as individual self-analysis of power use, sources of power, metamorphic effects of power, power building and utilization skills and the role of powerful people in the workplace. In MG520, students are exposed to the importance of social power in the corporate setting, with specific focus on the skills required for enhancing organizational and personal success. Such awareness arises from both a conceptual and applied perspective. Students who complete MG520 successfully, are more aware of their personal power and its use, are more confident about ways to use power and generally are more powerful at work.