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MGMT1330 Communication

Description: Communication skills are essential to all aspects of life but specifically this course will address business communications. With the various technology tools available and communication mechanisms today it is important to know what is available and what mechanism should be used to communicate which message. Managing the various communication channels today requires time management and effective informal and formal communication skills. This course will cover the communication styles, mechanisms, presentation skills as well as facilitating meetings, social marketing and ways to improve all communications.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
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MGMT1950 Creative and Critical Thinking - (Leadership Development)

Description: Thinking is any mental activity that helps formulate or solve a problem, make a decision, or fulfill a desire to understand. Today more than ever, leaders need to be creative and critical thinkers in order to deal with all aspects of organizational, strategic and societal situations or environments. You will learn how to think creatively and critically and apply those skills to both professional and personal situations. For leaders, fine-tuning your creative andcritical thinking skills will assist you in strategic planning, decision-makingandproblem solving.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
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OLRN1435 Developing Leadership Capacity

Description: This course introduces the latest concepts and approaches to leadership. Within the context of unprecedented changes in the world we live in, the course focuses on supporting students through a process of learning and inquiry that will prepare them to maximize their learning effectiveness and to increase their own leadership capacity. Through learning assignments, activities, readings, lesson notes, assessments and group work, students will assess where their strengths and opportunities for improvements are regarding their own personal leadership behaviour, the quality of their interpersonal relationships, their organizational awareness and tehir awareness of the larger environmental context. This work will provide a foundation for students to identify and develop priorities and action plans to further enhance their leadership development. In order to maximally benefit from this course, you need to have experience with working in an organization because many of the course assignments, assessments and activities require this context.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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MGMT1340 Employment Law for Leadership Development

Description: Today's workplace is highly regulated from the commencement of the employment relationship through to its termination. An examination of both statutory law and common law will be undertaken in both federal and provincial jurisdictions. Students will review employment standards, health and safety, labour relations, pay equity and human rights legislation as it applies to management and unionized employees and leaders.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
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FIN1070 Finance (Leadership Development Series)

Description: Leaders in any organization need to understand the cost of doing business. Financial documents are used to explain how money is used in a business and can be interpreted to predict an organization's success. The ethical and effective use of financial statements and ratio calculations for forecasting and budget preparation can ensure investments or withdrawals within an organization will produce a healthy return or mitigate decline in other areas. Knowing the processes for assessing ROI, creating a budget and anticipating variances are critical in any organization in order to make effective decisions.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
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HRM1380 Human Relations (Leadership Development Series)

Description: This course will provide leaders with the appropriate skills and knowledge to be able to effectively recruit personnel, train them, and manage their performance in a professional manner. Leaders will use their knowledge of the concepts of statutory and common law to conduct interviews, handle performance problems, counsel and discipline as required, plan and direct training needs assessments, methods and program delivery.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
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OLRN1194 Leadership in Organizations

Description: Management is a dynamic discipline full of rewards and challenges. Students preparing for a management position need to understand the broad dimensions that such a position will encompass. This introductory course is intended to better prepare the business student for the significant changes that are taking place while managing an organization in the 21st Century. This course will focus on the basic four-function approach of being a manager but also incorporating the various aspects of organization theory.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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MGMT1990 Leading Responsibly (Leadership Development Series)

Description: Sustainability in business is often related to profitability. Organizations now need to incorporate practices that include a more holistic approach to the responsibility corporations have to their communities and the environment. Leaders need to assess the impact of the business in an ethical and globally sustainable way using measures such as Corporate Social Responsibility and triple-bottom line accounting.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
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MGMT1980 Leading Teams (Leadership Development Series)

Description: This course will examine the leader's role in the development and success of teams in the workplace. Leaders will learn the differences between a group and a team, analyze various types of teams including Self Directed Work Teams, and explain how coaching and mentoring skills assist team effectiveness.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
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MGMT1995 Managing Change (Leadership Development Series)

Description: Today's leaders are often called upon to implement and support the change process. They need to be able to identify and respond to internal and external factors that will determine when and what types of change initiatives are required. Environmental scanning, identifying trends, implementing and measuring successful change are all essential to developing and managing change to the benefit of the organization. Organizational readiness and risk assessment will also be covered in the context of best practices.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
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MGMT1960 Performance Management

Description: This subject will focus on performance analysis, counselling, constructive feedback, conflict resolution, performance management systems and overall strategies for performance management.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
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MGMT1350 Project Management

Description: Leadership today involves all aspects of an organization and multiple skills, duties, and responsibilities. This course is designed to meet the needs of leaders in any organization who may be new to project management or who have not had formal project management training. This course provides the practical knowledge to start and complete a project successfully from a leadership perspective. You will learn how the elements of PMI's® Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) are applied during each phase of a project's lifecycle and the implications of project management on leadership within an organization. This will help establish priorities and effectively manage your projects and project teams.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
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