ORL 201: INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP
This course will introduce students to the interdisciplinary field of organizational leadership, providing the framework within which other courses in the major will fit. Issues of diversity, leadership, and community will be covered, as well as the micro and macro aspects of organizations.
ORL 301: HUMAN RESOURCES LEADERSHIP
This course focuses on how human resources add value to the organization. It focuses on HR strategy aligned to business strategy to deliver value and improve organizational performance. Students will analyze their organization’s mission/vision and values. They will discuss external realities and people strategies designed to enable their organization to achieve its mission goals. Students will examine the design, delivery, and evaluation of human resources policies and programs.
ORL 303: WRITING AT WORK
There is a very strong need for a writing intensive course that will stress the day-to-day writing requirements of a leader at work. This course will focus on writing in a global marketplace, ethical issues in business writing, collaborative writing, basic business correspondence, report writing and written presentations. The course will also address how to edit the writings of others at work.
ORL 304: LEADERSHIP SKILLS: UNDERSTANDING, ASSESSMENT, AND DEVELOPMENT
Students in this course will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of the critical skills that are necessary to develop in order to support successful leadership in organizations. This course begins with the premise that the most fundamental skill is the skill of self-assessment. By partaking in a myriad of assessment activities, students will gain an understanding of their own personal assets and liabilities. Throughout the course, students will gain an understanding of the most important skills associated with leadership based on sound research. Students will have the opportunity to apply this theoretical knowledge by developing leadership development plans.
ORL 310: ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND CHANGE IN COMPLEX ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS
This course examines how change takes place within complex adaptive systems. It also examines the role of leadership and focuses on specific skills that are required to be an effective leader and agent of change in a complex adaptive system.
ORL 314: TEAM ANALYSIS AND LEADERSHIP SKILL DEVELOPMENT
Students in this course will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of current theories and thinking regarding teams and team development. This course will afford students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills in a team environment. Analysis and experience will be the foundation of the skill development.
ORL 320: ORGANIZATIONAL ASSESSMENT, DIAGNOSIS, INTERVENTION, AND EVALUATION
This course is an overview of the theories and strategies to diagnose and intervene within an organization to increase the effectiveness of the organization, including its employee performance. The course will provide opportunities for learners to practice the role of an organizational development consultant, including learning the interpersonal skills to develop the key business relationships necessary to influence decision makers within the organization. Since the field of organizational eadership (ORL) is dynamic, the course will leverage the latest books, articles, and ORL strategies. The course will require students to make presentations sharing their ORL analysis of an organization (either professional or personal affiliation) using the strategies and tools learned in the course.
ORL 401: SENIOR CAPSTONE PROJECT
The Capstone Project provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate and incorporate what they have learned throughout their course of study in organizational leadership at La Salle. It requires students to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned to address a specific real or invented organizational concept of their own choosing. Students will be required to research and describe in detail the situation, analyze the environment, identify the stakeholders, and then develop a comprehensive and realistic approach to ensure that their intervention addresses the situation effectively. The Capstone also requires strong peer review of the the Capstone Project.