Summer Courses


Summer 2014
Special Session
Course Number: 
DYNM 636 900


Primary Program: 
Organizational Dynamics
Course Note: 
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Course Description: 

This course meets on the following special schedule:

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014, from 6:00-9:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday, June 21st and 22nd from 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday, July 19th and 20th from 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Coaching has been used to support high-level leadership,to develop high potential talent, to overcome or remediate deficiencies or unproductive behaviors, and to support or manage performance during periods of change. As the use of organizational coaching has grown over the last decade, globalization of the economy has transformed organizational markets, operations, and workforces so that "culture" routinely influences interpersonal group and organizational interfaces. In this context, leadership requires an ability to recognize and leverage the "cultural diversity" inherent in teamwork, communication, collaboration, conflict and change. Coaching, as a leadership development practice, must help leaders grow in their ability to recognize and leverage the national, professional, functional and organizational cultures that influence workforce engagement, productivity, and satisfaction and innovation. This course is intended for students with an interest in culturally complex leadership and organizational development. This course has a dual purpose. First, through reading, class discussion and written reflection, the course will enhance student understanding of coaching models, methods, and cases informed by cross-cultural psychology, intercultural communication, anthropology and international business disciplines. Secondly, through guided practice, students will develop their skills in coaching across cultural differences. Students will coach one another through a self- assessment, development planning process and initial movement toward their objectives using a global scorecard using Rosinski's global coaching process as one illustrative example of this kind of coaching.

This course fills the following Organizational Dynamics requirements:

Categories: A
Concentrations: LM, GL, PR, OC

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