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Current Term Classes - Leadership


Fall 2020

Class registration opens on August 14.

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies may cancel, modify, or make substitutions for any published class or program, may change instructors, and may change the dates and times a class is offered. The information published here and in the catalog is subject to change. For the most up-to-date and complete information, please use the SIS Class Search.  

PSLP 5300: Foundations of Leadership   
Online Asynchronous | Available Aug 25 - Oct 25
Introduces students to various styles and theories of leadership.  Through self-assessment and guided inquiry, students examine and create their own unique style of leadership. Students will develop approaches to adapt and modify leadership styles to various situations and individual personalities to influence organizational outcomes.
Peter Ronayne | 3 GR credits | Required

PSLP 5320: Organizational Leadership   
Online Asynchronous | Available Sep 21 – Nov 22
Focuses on the challenging role of leaders in today's complex organizations.  Identifies ways to adapt the organizational structures, policies, and management workforce to enhance competitive advantage.  Topics include change management, organizational dynamics, and crisis management.  Upon completion of the course students will be able to assess risk, perform root cause analysis, and employ effective decision-making processes.
Celeste Greene | 3 GR credits | Required

See Public Administration | Graduate section  section for more details on the following class:

PSPA 5040: Ethics
Elective course in graduate Leadership. See 

See Project Management | Graduate section for more details on the following classes:

PSPM 5030: Introduction to Project Management
Elective course in graduate Procurement & Contracts Management. 

PSPM 5230: Leadership & Managing the Project Team
Elective course in graduate Procurement & Contracts Management. 
*Asynchronous online courses at SCPS can sometimes include synchronous sessions. Instructors can require attendance for these sessions the dates are listed. For synchronous class sessions whose dates are listed, attendance is strongly encouraged. These sessions can be recorded for students who are unable to attend.

* The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements.

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John McCarthy


John comes to SCPS after serving as a naval officer and naval reserve officer on active duty, during which time he worked in the Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division and the Technical Support Detachment (TSD) investigating, exploiting, and attacking IED manufacturing networks in Iraq and Afghanistan. He draws on his military experience as well as 16 years in private industry to lead instruction on leadership, management, communication, and team development.

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