Successful project managers are adept at leading. Leadership, however, is a complex undertaking that requires knowledge and understanding of several proficiencies.



MGMT 560: Organizational Leadership, Late Fall 2019

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Course Description

Successful project managers are adept at leading. Leadership, however, is a complex undertaking that requires knowledge and understanding of several proficiencies.  The purpose of this course is to build these proficiencies.  Focusing on organizational leadership, the course will explore and develop skills and knowledge needed to lead organizational transformation and change, negotiate conflict resolution, build relationships and human capital, and instill business ethics and professional codes of conduct.

This course will address the following topics:

  • Organizational Leadership – An Overview
  • Communication and Leadership
  • Team Building
  • Leadership Theories, Styles, and Traits
  • Individual Leadership Preferences
  • Developing High Performing Teams
  • Managing Conflict
  • Consensus Building
  • Negotiation
  • Organizational Culture
  • Leadership Climate
  • Leading and Managing Change
  • Problem Management and Decision Making
  • Strategic Thinking (Critical, Creative, Ethical, Systems Thinking and Thinking in Time)
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Strategic Planning
  • Power and Politics
  • Ethics and Professional Codes of Conduct


Course Prerequisites

Undergraduate Degree

MGMT 560 Course Goal

By the end of this course, students will be able to recognize fundamental leadership proficiencies and apply tools, techniques and strategies to leading and managing Project Teams.

HU Project Management Program Criteria met through MGMT 560


The following program criteria are met through this course:

Program Goal 3 ­ Professional Behavior

Demonstrate how successful project management will use stakeholder engagement, communication, leadership, and teamwork that is ethical, and culturally aware.

Criteria 3.2 Leadership and High Performing Teams: Demonstrate the use of ethical and culturally aware leadership and teamwork methods that result in high performing teams.


Harrisburg University's Core Competencies


Critical Thinking

The use of deliberative thought, characterized by the comprehensive exploration of topics, ideas, artifacts, or events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.

Critical thinkers will demonstrate the competency to:

Work with context, evidence, opinions, and error

Analyze connections and draw conclusions

Problem Solving

Quantitative literacy: Interpretation

Quantitative literacy: Representation

Quantitative literacy: Calculation

Quantitative literacy: Assumptions

Quantitative literacy: Communication


The development and expression of ideas in involving a variety of styles, genres, and technologies through repeated written and oral communication experiences.

Those demonstrating communication skills will exhibit the competency to:

Write within context and for purpose

Develop Content

Adhere to genre and disciplinary conventions

Use sources and evidence

Control use of grammar and mechanics

Organize and deliver Presentations

Select appropriate language

Provide supporting material

Convey a central message

Teamwork and Collaboration

The ability to work effectively with others in a concerted effort toward a common goal.

Those showing effective collaboration skills will demonstrate the competency to:

Recognize how to maximize group efficiency

Contribute to group tasks as an individual

Facilitate the contributions of team members

Contribute to team function

Be a valued contributing member


The process of organizing tangible and intangible resources to pursue opportunities that generate value, meet an identified need, or satisfy an organizational or societal market.

The successful entrepreneur will demonstrate the competency to:

Understand relationships between costs and benefits

Evaluate stakeholders, needs, and markets

Practice innovative thinking

Understand leadership and organization roles

Information Literacy

The knowledge and familiarity with different media types, efficient data storage, retrieval methods, and research techniques.

An information literate person will demonstrate the competency to:

Determine the extent of information needed

Collect and retrieve the needed information

Evaluate information and its sources

Use information sources to accomplish a specific purpose

Use communication and information technologies

Access the use of information ethically and legally

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