Weekly Class Schedule

 

Wk

Topic

In-Class Activities

Items to Do/Read PRIOR to Class
(see tables above for full citations)

Due in Class

1

1/21

Introduction: Learning in Action, How to Prepare for and Participate in Class

  • Explanation of assignments
  • Quiz (already!)
  • Website creation tutorial

 

  • Read syllabus, get course materials and get started on your Reflected Best Self Portrait requests
  • Look over the iSchool tutorial for basic html on the school web page

 

2

1/28

Individual Differences: Understanding Yourself and Others

  • “House of Your Dreams” exercise
  • Core self evaluation scale
  • Tolerance of ambiguity scale
  • Resume writing tutorial

 

 

3

2/4

How Individuals Make Decisions, plus Communicating with Others

  • Basketball video
  • Results of Day 1 quiz
  • Listening exercises

 

  • Gabarro & Kotter. 1980. Managing your boss.

 

  • Reflected Best Self Portrait

4

2/11

How Groups Develop and Interact

  • Conflict exercise
  • Conflict self assessment
  • Pick groups for project

 

  • Maitlis & Ozcelik. 2004. Toxic decision processes: A study of emotion and organizational decision-making.

 

 

5

2/18

Managing Virtual Teams & Remote Workers

  • Case discussion
  • Distributed meeting fishbowl
  • Seesmic video

 

  • Case: Managing a Global Team: Greg James at Sun Microsystems, Inc. (A).
  • E-portfolio

6

2/25

Project Management I: Planning Projects

  • Exercise to build Gantt charts and CPM/PERT diagrams

 

  • Austin et al. 2009. Project management: What is the best approach for IT?
  • Lewis. 2006. Fundamentals of Project Management. At a minimum, read chapters 5-7.
  • Download free software called Gantt Project: http://www.ganttproject.biz/download and bring your laptop to class (or make sure a friend is)

 

  • Learning Journal

7

3/4

Project Management II: Monitoring Projects

  • Exercise on variance analysis

 

  • Lewis. 2006. Fundamentals of Project Management. Chapters 8-9.

8

3/11

Negotiating with and Persuading Others

  • Airport package exercise
  • Salary negotiation exercise
  • Peer approval of your negotiation topic

 

  • Shell. 2006. Bargaining for Advantage. Read the book and complete its negotiation style survey; bring your results to class.

 

  • Project Plan

 

3/18

 

SPRING BREAK

 

9

3/25

Coping in Hard Times (aka How to Defend a Budget)

  • Case discussion
  • Budget examples, including persuasive narratives

 

  • Case: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

 

 

10

4/1

Presenting Material Verbally and Visually

  • Discussion of your negotiations
  • “How-to” on giving a good talk
  • 1-minute intro exercise
  • Handoff exercise

 

  • Heath & Heath. 2008. Making your presentation stick.
  • Williams. 2009. The Non-Designer’s Presentation Book.
  • Watch one talk on TED: http://www.ted.com/
  • Come prepared with a one-minute intro for your budget talk to practice for feedback.

 

      • Negotiation Report

12

4/15

Voices of Experience: Advice for the Future Manager

  • Expert panel: guests from institutions and industry

 

 

13, 14

4/22

4/29

Group “How-To” Presentations      

15

5/6

Handling Your Customers and Community

 

 

 

  • Case discussion
  • Wrap-up: what skills you gained
  • Finding  and learning from a mentor

 

Case: Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

 

          • Your Evaluation of Your Performance