Organizational Behaviour and Leadership

    EX 1111 is offered this winter:

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.

Offered:

Take note:
  • A textbook is required for this course.
  • Additional learning materials are provided through eClass.
  • This is one of five core courses required for the NACLAA Level I certificate.
Jan 9, 2023Apr 6, 2023
Asyn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

39 hours of instruction

In asynchronous online courses, students are expected to move through the course material at the same pace as their peers, but there are no real-time virtual classroom sessions to attend. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Patrick Hartling

Your Instructor

Patrick HartlingID: patrick-hartling

Patrick Hartling (LL.B, B.Comm, M.PA) has over 30 years of experience as a leader in HR, Organizational Leadership, and adult education. Currently at the helm of SPL (Strategy, People and Leadership) Development Services Incorporated, he has led HR departments and services in the public, health, and service sectors, developing strategic and aligned HR services, systems, and practices. Patrick has both chaired and presented at HR conferences in Ottawa and in the Maritimes and has been invited on several occasions to the International Thoughts Leaders Conference.

Textbook

Required

LANGTON

Organizational Behaviour: Concepts...

8 edition

ISBN 9780136199601

Class info
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Take note:

  • A textbook is required for this course.
  • Additional learning materials are provided through eClass.
  • This is one of five core courses required for the NACLAA Level I certificate.
Currently counts towards:

Applicants intending to enrol in a program are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to lock in their course requirements since they are prone to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

Looking for
different course dates?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

EX 1111 is offered this winter: