2013-14 Catalog

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Offering Description

Group Development: Bringing Systems Thinking to the Task

REVISED

Fall 2013 quarter

Faculty
Kathy Kelly systems theory variety of disciplines
Fields of Study
business and management, community studies and leadership studies
Preparatory for studies or careers in
management and leadership in business, non-profit, governmental and community organizations
Description

Systems theory offers a holistic approach to group development, along with a framework for identifying leverage points for improving group performance. Whether for senior managers in large businesses or agencies or for members of volunteer community organizations, systems thinking provides a vantage point to better understand group dynamics and useful tools to develop a group's capacity to work together effectively. Following an introduction to systems theory, students will explore key concepts when applied to cases in their own experiences and in cases presented in class. Resources include Peter Senge, Margaret Wheatley, Otto Scharmer, Linda Booth Sweeney, Ron Heifetz, and others.

Advertised Schedule
9a-5p Sat (Oct. 5, 12, 26, Nov. 2, 23)
Location
Olympia
Online Learning
Hybrid Online Learning < 25% Delivered Online
Books
Greener Store
Offered During
Weekend

Program Revisions

Date Revision
August 29th, 2013 Last class date changed from Nov. 16 to Nov. 23.