HL332 Organizational Culture and Leadership

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce and educate students about the dimensions of organizational culture and how it can be influenced by leaders. It will examine how leaders develop, maintain or change an organization’s culture. Discussions include major approaches to change and transformation that relate to all types of organizations including non-profits. Topics addressed include what culture is and does, the dimensions of culture, how to study and interpret culture, the role of leadership in building culture, the evolution of culture and leadership, and learning cultures and learning leaders. 3 credits

Course Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Be able to define culture in all types of organizations
  • Analyze the role leadership plays in building culture
  • Have the ability to critique the culture in an organization and present recommendations designed to change and improve the culture within the organization.

Course Topics

(Subject to Change)

  • Organizational Culture
  • Culture Dimensions
  • Study and Interpret Culture
  • Leadership in Building Culture
  • Evolution of Culture and Leadership
  • Learning Cultures
  • Learning Leader as Culture Manager

Course Materials

(Subject to Change)

  • Shein, E.H. (2010). Organizational Culture and Leadership, (4th ed.), San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.