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Essential Leadership and Management Skills

KIN 306  Section B 3 credits Undergraduate
KIN 675 Section B 3 credits Graduate
10:05 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.  
Susan Mullane   305-284-6250

Both theoretical and practical in nature, this course examines leadership and management skills in depth. Focus on communication skills, problem solving, conflict resolution, decision-making, delegation skills, running effective meetings, mentoring, time and stress management, ethics, and techniques and strategies of effective leaders. Also incorporated are group activities, guest speakers, an array of assessment exercises, and applications of personal and organizational leadership. Improve your personal leadership and management skills through self-awareness. Devise useful strategies to prepare yourself for management and leadership positions. Observe and evaluate others’ leadership techniques. Develop a personal philosophy of leadership.

Practical Motivation and Ethical Decision Making

KIN 308  Section F 3 credits Undergraduate
KIN 674 Section F 3 credits Graduate
Monday and Wednesday, 4:25 to 7:40 p.m.  
Susan Mullane   305-284-6250

Leadership often involves making difficult choices. Ego, the bottom line, and even personal feelings can obscure the reasons behind decisions that affect others’ livelihood. Closely examine motivation and ethical decision making as they relate to leadership on a personal and organizational basis. Case studies, self-assessment, and individual and group exercises provide fertile material for deep discussions on the ethical challenges leaders face every day.
Learn how to make and justify ethical decisions whether in the workplace or corporate boardroom. Gain insight into underlying motivations that drive ethical decision making, and become adept at intuiting motivational applications for real-life situations in groups and organizations.