ORGL - Organizational Leadership

ORGL-30000 Introduction to the Applied Social Sciences

This course examines the history of Social Sciences, their evolution and the forces acting upon the social world to cause change. Primary theorists and how their work has influenced modern practice will be explored. Case studies will be utilized to focus on the application of Social Science to Leadership Theory.


ORGL-32000 Life, Career and the Emerging Workplace

This course engages students in the exploration of their self-perception and the ways in which they are perceived by others, especially in the workplace. Building on this foundation, the course continues to consider both the development of personal goals and objectives, as well as the concept of working with others to establish professional direction and offering consistent feedback for positive change. Students will develop the themes that are Leadership and Management


ORGL-33000 Social Theory

This course develops students' understanding of the role of the Applied Social Sciences. Considering the wide phenomenon of transition beyond classical social systems, this course proceeds to focus on the development of participative systems. Students will read essential primary authors in this course, and engage the perspective of many of the national and global movements for human rights and democratization. Throughout the course, implications for the workplace will be considered.


ORGL-33300 Workshop in Organizational Leadership

Workshops are offered that will develop both theoretical concepts and skill-oriented practices of current interest in Organizational Leadership. It is the goal of these one-hour workshops to offer students opportunities to address timely topics.

ORGL-34000 Organizational Development

Students will consider the notion of leader as a "change agent" and how this notion is applied to transition from a focus on progress to one of "sustainability" in organizational life. Reviewing the emergence of this movement, its concerns and directions, this course will also offer students the opportunity to consider their abilities and challenges as leaders for sustainable change.


ORGL-36000 Positive Leadership

This course aims to provide an introduction to the core ideas of positive psychology and their implications for leadership. After considering the principles of positive psychology students will examine how to create, foster and manage positive organizations where people can thrive. The focus of this course will be how positive leadership applies to the self, at work and with relationships.


ORGL-40000 Learning in Organizations

This course focuses on organizational epistemology. After considering the movement from manufacturing goods and services to management of knowledge, this course will present to students key ideas in organizational learning and help them develop concrete skills to facilitate the process of learning in the workplace.


ORGL-42000 Leadership for Service

Building upon a foundation in applied ethics, Lasallian values, and the notion of "servant leadership," this course seeks to situate leadership in the context of service. This course uses study dynamics such as case study methodology, biography, and observation to develop skills for enhancing organizational ethics and orientation to service.


ORGL-43000 Organizational Communication

This course explores the connection between leadership and language. Students will focus on developing skills in reading, writing, and speaking at work, particularly in the language of their organization. Students will also develop their skills in leading group discussions. At the end of this course, students will create a written development plan to enhance their skills in managing organizational communication.


ORGL-44000 Organizational Research Analysis

This course will develop students' ability to understand the role of research in organizational alignment. Students will demonstrate the ability to read and interpret the data resulting from research, discern the general quality of such research, assist organizations in making a good-fit in research tools, and shape organizational behaviors which respond to data.


ORGL-45000 Capstone: The Future of Leadership

The course provides an opportunity for students to apply theory and learning form the BAOL program to the Capstone process. Students will conduct a detailed analysis of leadership theory applied to a past and current leader. Additionally, students will develop a set of detailed goals relative to their own leadership development. Students will complete a multi-part paper and presentation.



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ORGL-47500 Contemporary Leadership Practicum

This advanced course emphasizes student participation, initiative, and integration of knowledge and skills gained throughout the Contemporary Leadership minor. The focus will be on service-learning and leading. Service-learning is a way of learning through experience in which the student applies leadership skills to address leadership needs in their communities and contribute in a meaningful way. Students can leverage current co-curricular activities and/or volunteer work as the 'laboratory' to gain a deeper understanding of leadership in practice. Students may also have an opportunity to serve as a leader for department offerings such as Arts and Ideas programming or the Learning to Lead Summer Program. In addition to their co-curricular experiences, students will attend class to discuss and evaluate their experiences, to foster an appreciation for lifelong learning. A written analysis of the student's practicum experience will be required to fulfill the requirements of this course.

ORGL-48000 Contemporary Leadership Capstone

In the Capstone course for the Organizational Leadership minor, students will reflect upon their own leadership journey and experiences by completing two assignments: 1) students will create a portfolio of their learning from classes/co-curricular activities including self-assessment results, personal leadership experiences and outlining leadership goals for the future and 2) students will write a Capstone Paper applying leadership concepts and principles covered in their academic coursework to their leadership experiences.