Managing Organizations Tacoma

Spring 2020
Evening and Weekend
Graduate Only
Class Size: 20
4 Credits per quarter
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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.


Spring 2020 Registration

Course Reference Numbers

GR (4): 30270

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Time Offered
Evening and Weekend
Advertised Schedule

April 6, May 18, Mon 6-9pm,  April 25-26, May 9-10, Sat/Sun 9am-4pm

Room 218 Tacoma

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First Meeting

TAC 218