This course places management in its broadest context and helps students from diverse disciplines understand the complex social, economic, ecological, political and technological forces shaping 21st century leadership in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Key themes explored in the course include systems thinking, responsible leadership, sustainable economic development, stakeholder theory, risk management and knowledge management. A significant portion of the course is devoted to interdisciplinary / inter-professional group work. Students from different programs are brought together to work with a Nova Scotia organization that has identified a relevant and timely project topic for the group. The project provide students with the opportunity to hone important skills in team dynamics, inter personal communication, project management, managing scope and ambiguity, information gathering, research and writing professional reports. The course is team taught by leading faculty from across the Faculty of Management as well as guest speakers. Learning opportunities are delivered in a mix of formats, including lectures, tutorials, readings, multidisciplinary cases and group discussions.
Source: Graduate Calendar at http://www.dal.ca/academics/academic_calendars/Graduate_Calendar_2013_2014/Departments/Public_Administration.html (accessed 6 January 2014), and downloaded to the Atlas at http://portal.publicpolicy.utoronto.ca/en/Courses/dalhousie/DalhousieGradCalender/Pages/default.aspx.
The attached syllabus was provided for the PPG Portal in 2010.