Managing Organizations

Fall 2017
Evening and Weekend
Credits per quarter

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Taught by

Amy Gould square
political science, public administration, women's studies

Course Description & Learning Goals: To manage or not to manage, this the question? Perhaps it is better to ask how to manage, when to manage, who to manage, where to manage, what to manage, and why manage? Just like organs in the human body, organizations do not function in isolation. Similar to humans, public and non-profit organizations need sustenance, security, movement, change, aspirations, awareness of their internal and external environments, and management. It is both a calling and job for managers to recognize and manage the multiple facets of any organization; especially the human components. In this course each student will have the opportunity to study organization theory/ development/ behavior, and practice their studies with hands on application of their own unique management style. Each student will learn to assess situations for a ripe "management moment" by recognizing the strengths and weaknesses of organizations with the know how to implement recommendations for moving forward through action plans and develop the skills of active listening, public speaking, and professional writing.


*Fair Warning*: This course is offered in an intensive format over 5 weeks. The coursework requires a large amount of self-directed learning through readings, assignments, presentations, workshops, and a webinar.

Online learning:
  • Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.

Scheduled for: Evening and Weekend

Located in: Olympia

Advertised schedule:

Sept, 26, Sept 30-Oct 1, Oct 14-15, Oct 24, Tues 6-9p, Sat/Sun 9a-4p