Advanced Seminar in Organizational Politics

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DYNM 675 910
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Course permits for non-DYNM students: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/lps/graduate/dynamics/course-permit
Course Note: 
DYNM Category: A; DYNM Concentration: LMC. Course Schedule: 5/27; 6/3, 10, 16, & 17
Course Description: 

This course meets on one Friday (June 16th) and four Saturdays (May 27th, June 3rd, 10th, and 17th).The goal of this course is to assess/advance the participant's competence in applying the "eighth habit"--that of organizational politics and power in a variety of organizational settings, system levels and contexts. Course requirements are: 1) a detailed learning log (to be supplied and reviewed weekly; 2) A political autobiography (guide to be supplied); 3) Active participation in all sessions; 4) Three interviews of senior managers on the topic of politics (interview guide to be supplied; Note: Additional interviews may be done for extra credit; 5) An assessment of the political map of a complex organization (map to be developed in class; 6) A peer completed assessment using the "political skills inventory." This course incorporates a clinic on the topic and features exposure to advanced literature on the topic as well as scripted engagement of stakeholders. The outcome of the course is a detailed political strategy for each participant, as well as the application of a political competence 360 survey. 

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