There is a surging interest in leadership within organizations today. With the rapid rate of change in our global economy, people in managerial and leadership roles must become more adaptive and innovative. They must learn how to be more confident and competent leaders. Research shows that leadership can be learned, fostered, developed, and improved.
The Organizational Leadership minor prepares emerging leaders to face challenges across all career fields.
Organizational Leadership, which has grown into one of Wright State’s largest degree programs, combines understanding oneself as a leader, understanding leading within the organization, and understanding the external environment.
The minor is designed for students desiring a broad academic background in preparation for supervisory and management careers in private, public, and nonprofit sectors.
Add this minor to your existing major and prepare to be an effective leader in whatever career you choose!
Available to all Wright State students.
Submit Major/Minor Change Request form online in WINGS Express. (Select the “Registration and Records” menu and then the “Major/Minor Change Request” option.)
Program Learning Outcomes
1. Students will gain an understanding of their leadership style by completing self-assessments, writing self-reflections, examining their level of emotional intelligence, confidence, and optimism, and by exploring their individual problem solving and decision-making styles. (competence)
2. Students will understand the importance of values, ethics, trust, integrity, accountability, initiative, follow-through, forgiveness, vulnerability, and personal brand as it relates to establishing credibility as a leader. (credibility)
3. Students will be able to demonstrate competence in numerous forms of communication: one-on-one, in a team environment, verbally, nonverbally, in writing, through listening, in a large group presentation, and virtually, using technology. (communication)
4. Students will be able to demonstrate the leadership behaviors necessary to motivate individuals and collaborate in teams to achieve organizational goals. (connections)
6. Students will examine how power, politics, and toxic leadership can affect organizational dynamics. (culture)
7. Students will be able to apply the principles of creativity, innovation, appreciative inquiry, adaptability, and resilience in leading organizational change initiatives. (change)
8. Students will learn the competencies associated with talent development in organizations. (coaching)
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