This seminar will cover the basics of project management from project definition to project review upon completion. Topics such as budget setting and controls, risk management, critical path scheduling, software tools, and related Internet resources will also be discussed. Material will be covered through lectures, discussions, case studies, and presentations. By the end of the course, participants will be able to implement the course concepts and tools in their projects.
CD 506 Enterprise Development for Community Benefit
This course analyzes the strategy, models and processes of planning and decision making for developing enterprises that link social and economic benefit to the community. Students develop a clear understanding of key concepts within financial, information and community technologies, leadership and community capacity building elements that accompany organizational and community enterprise development.
CD 516 Government, Business and Non-profit Sector Relations
This course examines the historical roots and the social, political, economic and legal framework that set the context for current and future organizational and sectoral influence and capacity. Students explore the public policy process and its relation to leadership, management and collaborative ventures in Canada particularly. The evolving role of the private sector and inter-sectoral relations will be examined in the context of rapidly shifting attitudes and belief systems (local to global).
CD 517 Leverage Points for Transformational Change
This course surveys the key leverage points for exercising strategic leadership for addressing key trends at the local and regional level. Examples include: innovations in social services and health care; traditional and alternative forms of non-market land tenures (relevant to agriculture, housing affordability, ecological protection, and community entrepreneurship), reorganizing the value chain, and markets for local food. Exemplary practice and understanding of key policy innovations are drawn from local and international sources.
ADMN 504 Public Sector Governance
This foundation course helps students to build and refine their understanding of Canadian public sector governance. Focus is on key governance institutions and processes, the efforts being made to reform them and the theories lying behind those efforts. Specifically, examines reforms in areas such as service delivery, regulation, policy making, budgeting, citizen engagement, federal-provincial relations, public sector ethics and accountability.
ADMN 556 The Public Policy Process
This course examines the theory and practice of public policy, emphasizing the strategic aspects of problem identification, policy design, decision making, implementation and evaluation. It is designed to give students the opportunity to develop a thorough understanding of public policy and the dynamics of the policy process and to apply this knowledge to important policy issues. Policy development is examined within the context of a globalized political environment and addresses the involvement of key players such as the courts, media, and interest groups.