Who should attend
Students from all educational backgrounds.
About the course
Examines theories of individual behaviour and leadership within local government organizations. In particular, the focus will be on management in the public sector, theories of leadership, council/staff roles and relationships, the structures and culture of local government organizations, notions of motivation in the public sector, the empowerment of staff, and organizational change.
Course at a glance
- Aimed at individuals interested in moving into higher level responsibilities in the local government field; our student body includes municipal government employees in planning, corporate services, economic development, operations, finance, and more.
- Fully online asynchronous course, accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
- Participate in online discussions with peers from all over Canada and expand your professional network.
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Apply the theoretical foundations of Organization Behaviour to case studies and real-life situations in your work or voluntary organizations in a way that improves employee engagement, team and organizational performance.
- Use learned theory, and other course materials, to assess and improve the focus, supervision, and leadership of groups, teams, and individuals in organizations.
- Determine the tools and systems of organizational behaviour which best apply to specific situations and desired outcomes.
- Consider, assess, and apply organizational behaviour while attaining and sustaining the desired outcomes and objectives of the organization, team, group, or individuals.
- Identify and address ineffective practices and techniques in the management of change and conflict.
- Consider the relationships between leadership, managerial, and supervisory approaches, and how specific changes or activities may be improved by organizational behaviour.
- A textbook is required for this course; details will be provided in the course syllabus.
- Additional learning materials are provided through eClass.
- This is one of five core courses required for the NACLAA Level I certificate.
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.