The Leadership Minor provides students from all disciplines with the opportunity to improve their general management or “soft” skills in the areas of leadership, people management, teamwork, communications, decision making, negotiation, conflict resolution and organizational development and change including how to create a more innovative work environment. These skills are increasingly being sought by employers to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness including customer service and will be invaluable to graduates as they advance in their careers.
A high percentage of Human Resource Management (HRM) Major students will likely want to complete this minor to better prepare themselves for the Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designation and improve their capabilities as human resource consultants. The minor will provide greater exposure to the CHRP competencies of organizational effectiveness, employee involvement strategies, and conflict resolution.
Upon completion of this program, students are able to:
- Demonstrate effective leadership qualities and skills in varying management situations.
- Employ practices that result in a more creative and innovative work environment.
- Utilize autonomous work teams to improve organizational effectiveness and efficiency.
- Incorporate appropriate qualitative and quantitative tools and procedures in management decision making.
- Negotiate agreements where the parties have varying objectives or conflict exists.
- Discuss how organizational structure and the integration of human resource systems and metrics contribute to organizational effectiveness.
- Formulate plans to improve organizational effectiveness and deal successfully with change.