2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Ed Leadership: Organizational Change (EDOC)

EDOC 703   Innovation and Organizational Change   3 Units

This course focuses on innovation and change in organizations in response to environmental and technological induced disruptions they bring to organizations or systems. Organizational change theories and models, futurist literature, and major world trends in innovation that impact sustainable change efforts in education, health care, social enterprises, for- profit and not-for-profit organizations, and related disciplines are examined. Topics include models and strategies in anticipating, creating, and managing change; collaboration; overcoming resistance to change; and creativity and innovations. Students will investigate applications and practices of organizational change relevant to their academic and professional interests.

EDOC 704   Entrepreneurship   3 Units

New venture creation, theory, strategy, and practice for organizational leaders are explored. Students will conduct a comprehensive study of the process of shepherding an entrepreneurial idea from formulation to fruition by forming new ventures in for-profit, not-for-profit, and philanthropic organizations.

EDOC 705   Consultancy Project   3 Units

Students apply their knowledge, skills, and values to a real-world problem. Students will work with an external company as their client and identify a project-based issue, concern, or problem; identify a set of strategies to meet the projected goals; seek the assistance of a mentor in achieving the goals; and begin to implement strategies to achieve a solution to the issue or problem. The consultancy course spans one semester and includes plan preparation and approval, implementation of the plan, presentation of results to clients, and an evaluation of the projects.

EDOC 752   Mixed Research Methods for Leaders of Organizational Change   3 Units

This course provides students with an exposure and skill development in the use of mixed methods, both qualitative and quantitative, for the study of organizational change research. Students will learn and understand the theoretical underpinnings of mixed methods and the application of these methods for effective leadership in dynamic global settings. The course approaches conducting research and the understanding of research as a key competency for those who will successfully lead schools and organizations in the 21st century. Special attention is given to design of research questions, problem and purpose statements, variables, constructs and sampling. This course also prepares students to craft and answer important research questions using mixed methods.

EDOC 753   Qualitative Design and Analysis for Leaders of Organizational Change   3 Units

This course develops students skill set in the use of qualitative methods for the study of organizational change research. Students will learn and understand the theoretical basis of qualitative methods and how these methods are applied toward the successful leadership of schools and other organizations. The course covers the collection, coding, analysis, and reporting of qualitative data. This course also prepares students to craft and answer important researchable questions using qualitative methods.