Leadership and Organizational Development

Online Concentration

 Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Learning - Leadership and Organizational Development Concentration at the University of Louisville Online

The Leadership and Organizational Development Concentration of the Bachelors of Science in Organizational Leadership and Learning is designed for professionals seeking to develop skills in leadership and knowledge for improving organizational and employee effectiveness related to productivity, work satisfaction, morale and/or quality of work life.


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Students are required to complete a field project at the end of the program. The project may be conducted in the student's place of employment, with an approved on-site supervisor.

This concentration requires completion of 35 credit hours. Here are the courses available online:

Courses

Hours

ELFH 300 Prior Learning Assessment

3 hours

ELFH 311 Needs Assessment

3 hours

ELFH 316 Instructional Strategies and Group Facilitation Techniques

3 hours

ELFH 341 Managing Projects in the Workplace

3 hours

ELFH 411 Human Resources Fundamentals

3 hours

ELFH 412 Coaching and Talent Management

3 hours

ELFH 414 Diversity in the Workplace

3 hours

ELFH 420 Negotiation and Conflict Management

3 hours

ELFH 442 Supporting Organizational Change

3 hours

ELFH 490 Leadership and Management

3 hours

ELFH 578 Workplace and Information Ethics

3 hours

ELFH 540 Program Exit

2 hours

TOTAL

35 hours


Course Descriptions

ELFH 300 Prior Learning Assessment (Portfolio Class)
This course, which must be taken in the first semester, introduces students to the process of producing a prior learning assessment portfolio/documentation of workplace learning (learning outside of the college classroom).  Up to 48 credit hours may be awarded for documented work-place learning. Awarded course credit is posted to the transcript under these course numbers:

ELFH 290 Occupational Courses
ELFH 291 Occupational Learning
ELFH 390 Advanced Occupational Courses
ELFH 391 Advanced Occupational Learning

ELFH 311 Needs Assessment
This course addresses occupationally specific training and organizational needs.  Students develop a proposal to conduct a needs assessment and a customized data collection instrument.

ELFH 316 Instructional Strategies and Group Facilitation Techniques
This course addresses instructional design strategies and group facilitation techniques for workplace and educational based initiatives.  Students deliver critiqued lessons to communicate knowledge and skills needed for successful workforce advancement.

ELFH 341 Managing Projects in the Workplace
This course teaches the student to create and manage learning facilities, events and assignments, including budgets, tasks, and resources. Tools and skills of Project Management are emphasized.

ELFH 411 Human Resource Fundamentals
This course is an overview of roles in field of resource management in context of the overall field of HRM, the relationship to workplace performance and the roles and competencies required in workforce leadership.

ELFH 412 Coaching and Talent Management
This course addresses knowledge, skills, and dispositions for workforce leaders in talent management, career development, and coaching strategies to maximize performance and goal attainment at individual, group, and organizational levels.

ELFH 414 Diversity
This course examines the challenges and rewards of individual and group differences within workplaces.  It focuses on application of cultural competence and diversity solutions to meet group, organizational, and societal development goals. 

ELFH 420 Negotiation and Conflict Management
This course addresses the study and discussion of conflict, its types, sources, and processes with special emphasis in organizational conflict.  Additionally, it introduces students to negotiation, mediation, and other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

ELFH 442 Supporting Organizational Change
This course focuses on the reasons for and causes of change in organizations, and the professional and personal competencies to support change.

ELFH 490 Leadership and Management
This course introduces students to the management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling as they apply to leadership of workplace learning and performance.

ELFH 578 Workplace and Information Ethics
This course focuses on workplace ethics inclusive of ethical perspectives at individual, group, organizational and societal levels as they apply to leadership in workplaces and management of organizational information; examination of social responsibility. 

ELFH 540 Program Exit Experience
This is the final course and intended to show mastery of the program standards.  It includes two components: 1) a supervised professional work experience related to the student’s program and professional goals; 2) a professional portfolio with reflection paper that analyzes learning related to the Workforce Leadership and Performance standards.  Students must submit an application for practicum one semester prior to enrollment. 


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