This course will examine the management of fiscal and human resources that contribute to
effective leadership in educational settings. This course focuses on the contextual application
of leadership theory in educational settings. Through exploration and examination of human
resources and the fiscal component of management, students will gain the knowledge and skills
necessary to provide day-to-day leadership in an educational organization.
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of fiscal management and responsibility in an educational
- Demonstrate an understanding of human resources management including the employment or
- Identify and describe laws which may affect the operations of an educational organization and
analyse situations where they might be applied;
- Formulate strategies for effective operations of an educational organization such as student
discipline, scheduling, running meetings, and management of the physical plant
- Apply skills in effective communication, managing change, and resolving conflict in the
contexts of: the employment relationship, student behaviour, and relationships with other
partners (such as parents, senior management, labour unions, and the media).
- Demonstrate analysis of value-based decision making in the context of ethical considerations,
balancing conflicting priorities, and high-pressure situations.
- Recognize, identify and demonstrate understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of
stress as this relates to school administration and the successful operation of a school.
- Summarize evidence and defend a decision based on the evidence.
- Leadership vs Management: Thinking like a manager
- Ethics and Decision-making
- Managing Resources: Budgets
- Managing Resources: Human Resources
- Managing Resources: School Operations
- Managing the Organization: Law & Order I
- Managing People: Law & Order II
- Managing People: Diversity
- Managing People: Change
- Managing People: Communication
- Managing People: Conflict Resolution
- Managing Self: Stress Management
Required text and materials
Online MEd students are responsible for sourcing and/or ordering their own books. Please see
the list of required textbooks here: https://www.tru.ca/distance/courses/MEd_Textbook_List.pdf
You may be able to order the text through the TRU Bookstore at http://thebookstore.tru.ca. Please note, if you choose to
source your own textbooks, publishers may offer several package options that include additional
resource material not required in your course. You may choose to purchase any package as long
as it includes the correct author, title and edition listed for your course.
If you have any questions about obtaining the correct textbook, please contact
OLMaterials@tru.ca. They will be happy to assist you.
In order to successfully complete this course, you must obtain at least 50% on the final
project and 70% overall. The following chart shows how the final grade is determined for this
|Assignment 1: Article Review
|Assignment 2: Investigative Report
|Assignment 3: Reflective Journal
|Assignment 4: Collaboration and Simulation Activities
|Final Project *
Open Learning Faculty Member
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Primary communication is
through the "Mail" tool in the Learning Environment or by phone. You will receive the necessary
contact information when you start your course.