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Course Outlines

TMGT 7145 Leadership in a World of Change

School School of Transportation
Program Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management
Course Credits 3
Minimum Passing Grade 50%
Start Date January 03, 2021
End Date March 27, 2021
Total Hours 45
Total Weeks 12
Hours/Weeks 3.75
Delivery Type Other
CRN 73882

Acknowledgement of Territories

The British Columbia Institute of Technology acknowledges that our campuses are located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Nations of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam).

Instructor Details

Name Megan Alford
E-mail Instructor to provide
Location
Office Hours Instructor to provide

Course Description

This course highlights the practices of effective leadership and the dynamics of the change process with a view to the interdependence of these two forces. The course differentiates between management and leadership, exploring the need for each aspect while continuing to strive for business goals and engaging in change aimed at improving company effectiveness. Effective leaders are able to resolve problems, conflicts in the workplace and envision an inspiring course of innovation, this course provides practical strategies which can be implemented in any work environment. The course is experiential, so regardless of current leadership ability each learner will be able to actively enhance their own leadership skills.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Identify characteristics of a leader
  • Demonstrate the five practices of effective leaders
  • Define the change process
  • Describe the impact quality leadership has within the change process
  • Validate interest and need for organizational change in context to your organization
  • Identify stakeholders impacted by organization change
  • Construct a stakeholder analysis for a specific project or situation within your organization
  • Construct plan for change in context to your organization

Learning Resources

All course material is available on The Learning Hub for downloading. Instructions for course readings will be released at the discretion of your instructor via email or on The Learning Hub.

Evaluation Criteria

Criteria % Comments

Quiz 1

10

Minimum course mark required for pass is 50%.

Quiz 2

10

Minimum expected GPA for TMGT student is 65%.

Assignment 115
Assignment 220
Assignment 325
Discussion Posts20
TOTAL100

Assignment due dates will be indicated on The Learning Hub (formerly D2L).

Participation in online discussions will be used as the graded student participation component of this course. The grade will be determined from the number of posts, usefulness and technical accuracy of discussion postings. Students must participate in the discussion topics and post their comments prior to the closing date/time provided with each discussion topic to obtain a grade.

Course Schedule and Assignments

The Major assignments should be presented in a complete, but concise manner using good writing techniques to assist clarity and understanding. The mechanics of writing (grammar, spelling, and capitalization) should be at a professional level and would comply with the Student Guide example of assignment organization and referencing. Students are free to refer to the text, to read other materials (especially those in reference list) and to enter into discussions with others while completing these assignments.

Assignments must be word processed, Word.doc format requested, and should be forwarded in single space per line. The font should be appropriate for business use (No cursive or novelty fonts) and should be at a 12 point size.

BCIT Policy

Any student who needs special assistance in the event of a medical emergency or building evacuation (either because of a disability or for any other reason) should promptly inform their course instructor(s) and Accessibility Services of their personal circumstances.

Human Rights, Harassment and Discrimination:
The BCIT community is made up of individuals from every ability, background, experience and identity, each contributing uniquely to the richness and diversity of the BCIT community as a whole. In recognition of this, and the intrinsic value of our diversity, BCIT seeks to foster a climate of collaboration, understanding and mutual respect between all members of the community and ensure an inclusive accessible working and learning environment where everyone can succeed.

Respect, Diversity, and Inclusion is a supportive resource for both students and employees of BCIT, to foster a respectful learning and working environment. Any student who feels that they are experiencing discrimination or harassment (personal or human rights-related) can confidentially access this resource for advice and support. Please see Policy 7507 – Harassment and Discrimination and accompanying procedure.

Students should make themselves aware of additional Education, Administration, Safety and other BCIT policies listed at https://www.bcit.ca/about/administration/policies.shtml

Guidelines for School of Transportation

Attempts:
Students must successfully complete a course within a maximum of three (3) attempts at the course. Students with two attempts in a single course will be allowed to repeat the course only upon special written permission from the Associate Dean. Students who have not successfully completed a course within three attempts will not be eligible to graduate from their respective program.

Approved

I verify that the content of this course outline is current.
Megan Alford, Instructor
October 09, 2020

I verify that this course outline has been reviewed.
Terry Yau, Program Head
October 16, 2020

I verify that this course outline has been reviewed and complies with BCIT policy.
Sanja Boskovic, Associate Dean
October 19, 2020

Note: Should changes be required to the content of this course outline, students will be given reasonable notice.