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Foundations of Management Syllabus


Lecture # Subject Title
Week 1: Responsibility of Leadership
Presenters:  Paul Slaggert, MBA
J. Michael Crant, PhD
1 Professional Certificate in Management
2 Course Introduction
3 Responsibility of Leadership – Synopsis
4 Responsibility of Leadership – Introduction 
5 Admired Leaders
6 Leadership vs. Management
7 Proactive Leadership
8 Leadership Behaviors
9 Vision and Inspiration
10 Emotional Intelligence
11 Leading Change
12 Responsibility of Leadership
13 Summary
Week 2: Effective Supervisors and Issues in Management
Presenters: J. Michael Crant, PhD
Stephen Johnston, BS, M.Ed
Paul Slaggert, MBA
14 Effective Supervisors and Issues in Management: Synopsis – Part One
15 Expectations of a New Supervisor
16 Supervisory Myths
17 Common Mistakes of Inexperienced Managers
18 Effective Supervisors and Issues in Management: Synopsis – Part Two 
19 Urgency vs. Importance
20 Coaching, Feedback and Discipline
21 Why Managers Procrastinate
22 Human Resource Issues for Supervisors
23 Discipline
24 Hiring 
25 Performance Reviews
26 Developing Staff
27 Common Mistakes to Avoid
28 Effective Supervisors and Issues in Management: Synopsis – Part Three
Week 3:   The Legal Aspects of Business
Presenters: Paul Slaggert, MBA
Margot O'Brien, JD
29 The Legal Aspects of Business – Synopsis
30 Legal Aspects of Business 
31 The Judicial System
32 Criminal Law vs. Civil Law
33 Tort Law
34 Agency Law
35 Sole Proprietorship
36 Partnerships
37 Corporations
Week 4:   Managing for Results
Presenters: Paul Slaggert, MBA
J. Michael Crant, PhD
38 Managing for Results – Synopsis
39 Managing for Results – Introduction
40 Employee Job Performance
41 Job Satisfaction
42 Human Needs
43 Behavior Modification
44 Equity and Self-Confidence
45 Goal Setting
46 Developing a Motivational Program
Week 5:   Key Legal Issues
Presenters:  Paul Slaggert, MBA
Margot O'Brien, JD
47 Key Legal Issues – Synopsis
48 Respondent Superior
49 Contract Law
50 Employment Contracts
51 Employment Discrimination Law
52 Sexual Harassment Law
53 Labor Law
54 Legal Research
Week 6:   Managing People
Presenters:  Paul Slaggert, MBA
James S. O’Rourke, IV, MA, MS, PhD
55 Managing People  – Synopsis
56 Putting Your Personality to Work - Introduction 
57 Myers-Briggs Type Indicator – (Internet Only)
58 Comparison of Extraversion and Introversion
59 Comparison of Sensing and Intuition 
60 Comparison of Thinking and Feeling
61 Comparison of Judgment and Perception 
62 Communication, Learning Styles, and Problem Solving
63 What Employees Want in a Job – Introduction of Survey
64 What Employees Want in a Job – Survey Responses
65 What Employees Want in a Job – Summary 
Week 7:   Conflict Resolution
Presenters:  Paul Slaggert, MBA
Gaylen D. Paulson, PhD
66 Conflict Resolution – Synopsis
67 Conflict Resolution – Introduction
68 Negotiation and Conflict Foundations
69 Perspective Taking
70 Case Study – Acquiring a Company
71 Power and Conflict
72 Integrative Approaches From "Getting to Yes"
73 Behavioral Stages and Tactics
74 Effective Confrontations
75 Healthy Climate for Conflict
76 Emotionality and Hostility
77 Summary
Week 8:   Understanding Implications of Change
Presenters:   Paul Slaggert, MBA
78 Understanding Implications of Change – Synopsis
79 Understanding Change
80 Cautions Regarding Paradigms
81 New Perspectives on Change
82 Change Style Indicator
83 Understanding Your Change Style
84 Valuing the Input of Others
85 Course Conclusion