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Developing Managerial Skills PDF Print E-mail

Code: Man 419

ECTS
6

Course
Undergraduate

PREREQUISITES:
Consent of Instructor


COMPETENCIES: Developing skills necessary to cultivate and implement good ideas in organizations.  

DESCRIPTION:

Objectives:
This course focuses on the critical personal and interpersonal skills needed for effective management. There are four broad course objectives. First, the course examines the role of skills and experience in managerial work and the prospects for changing and improving behavioral characteristics of managers. Second, it explores the competencies needed for accomplishing those aspects of a manager's job requiring personal adaptation and interpersonal interaction. Third, it examines the manager as a thinker, creator, and problem solver with the aim of enhancing and improving each student's capacity for creative analysis and problem-solving in organizations. Fourth, it offers opportunities to strengthen oral and written communication skills. 

Learning Outcomes

The focus on behavioral and interpersonal skills will include examination of research by social and behavioral scientists. This knowledge will be reinforced through applications in case studies, role plays, and exercises. The methodology of this course is designed to solidify learning through practical application and interpersonal interaction. Success in achieving course objectives depends critically on thorough preparation for each class and full participation.

Contents:  
The course focuses on three main groups of skills:

  • Personal Skills (Developing Self Awareness, Managing Personal Stress, Solving problems analytically and creatively).
  • Interpersonal Skills (Coaching, Counseling and Supportive Communication; Gaining Power and Influence; Motivating Others   ).
  • Group Skills (Empowering and Delegating,   Leading Positive Change).


TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS:
The course consists of four main types of activities.
  • Skills Assessment: Using survey instruments and role plays assessment of current level of skill competence and knowledge.
  • Skill Learning: Using written text, behavioral guidelines student will learn correct principles and rational for behavioral guidelines.
  • Skills Analysis: Cases will provide examples of appropriate and inappropriate skill performance.
  • Skill Practice: Using exercises students will practice behavioral guidelines and adapt principles to personal style, receive feedback and assistance.
  • Skill Application: Through assignments students will transfer classroom learning to real-life situations.

 

TEXTBOOK: David Whetten and Kim Cameron, Developing Management Skills,
6th edition. Prentice Hall.


ASSESSMENT:

Midterm: 20%
Final Exam: 20%
In Class Activities and Assignments: 60%
Total: 100%

TENTATIVE COURSE SCHEDULE

 WEEK    
 TOPIC
 1 Introduction to the Course   Managing Personal Stress : Skill Assessment , Skill Learning and Skill Analysis
 2 Managing Personal Stress : Skill Practice  and Skill Application
 3 Solving problems Analytically and Creatively : Skill Assessment , Skill Learning and Skill Analysis
 4 Solving problems Analytically and Creatively : Skill Practice  and Skill Application
 5 Coaching, Counseling and Supportive Communication : Skill Assessment , Skill Learning and Skill Analysis
 6 Coaching, Counseling and Supportive Communication : Skill Practice  and Skill Application
 7 Gaining Power and Influence :   Skill Assessment , Skill Learning and Skill Analysis
 8-9 Gaining Power and Influence :   Skill Practice  and Skill Application
  MID-TERM EXAMS
 10 Motivating Others :   Skill Assessment , Skill Learning and Skill Analysis
 11 Motivating Others :   Skill Practice  and Skill Application
 12 Empowering and Delegating :  Skill Assessment , Skill Learning and Skill Analysis
 13 Empowering and Delegating :   Skill Practice  and Skill Application
 14 Leading Positive Change : Skill Assessment , Skill Learning and Skill Analysis
 15 Leading Positive Change : Skill Practice  and Skill Application
 16-17 FINAL EXAMS

Lecturer
Prof. Dr. Yasemin Arbak  This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

 
 
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