As an Adjunct Professor at Mercy College’s Masters of Organizational Leadership program, I taught the following courses:

Developing Learning Systems

A study of how leaders develop and maintain organizational environments that foster continuous learning. Students will explore the role of leaders in connecting human ingenuity, technology, and environmental change in order to improve organizational effectiveness in an era when competitive advantage resides in the continuous development of knowledge workers. From a systems perspective, students will examine the process of continuous learning in complex open systems. They will learn how to create a practical framework for a learning environment that supports inquiry and develops the capacity to anticipate uncertain futures. ( Textbook: The Dance of Change by Peter Senge)

Implementing Change Initiatives

A study of how organizational leaders develop and implement change initiatives. Students will learn to identify opportunities or necessities for change. They will examine how individuals internalize the process of change, how change affects organizational energy, how conditions for change are created, and how change initiatives are presented. They will develop the capacity to propose and implement change initiatives that are aligned with the organization’s purpose and values. In a team project, which serves as the capstone project for the program, students will demonstrate their capacity to envision and initiate change in an organizational context. (Textbook: Strategy Maps by Robert Kaplan)

Leading Team Projects

A study of how team projects are envisioned, developed, and implemented effectively. Students will examine how leaders establish and facilitate team projects to serve internal and external customers through continuous innovation in procedures, processes, products, and services. In a team project, students will demonstrate their understanding of the impact of time constraints, human resources, quality standards, and other factors on team projects. Students will generate realistic commitments and establish in advance a clear set of acceptable outcomes. They will evaluate project success by applying relevant qualitative and quantitative metrics. (Textbook: Leading High Performance Projects by Ralph L. Kliem

Communication & Team Building

A study of communication strategies and applications. The central theme is the role of leaders in team building through communication. Cases show how communication strategies are developed and implemented in real world situations. (Textbook: articles distributed by the instructor)