PO333 Public Management & Leadership

for F1LL 2006

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PO 333 Public Management and Leadership


F1LL 2006 LR


Bohannon, Alan L.


Instructor/Adjunct Faculty

Office Location

Bldg 840, LRAFB

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

(501) 371-4551

Other Phone

(501) 416-5099





Semester Dates

Aug 14 - 8 Oct, 2006

Class Days


Class Time

6:00 - 9:00 PM

Credit Hours


Managing Human Behavior in Public & Nonprofit Organizations., Denhardt, Robert; Denhardt, Janet; & Aristigueta, Maria., Sage Publications, 2002.ISBN: 0-7619-2474-4

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
Research & Term Paper Guide / Using Modern Language Association (MLA) Format Guide  (Furnished by the Instructor.)

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Course Description:
The study of managerial functions, processes, ethics and practices in public organizations.  Topics may include: goals, objectives, policies, organizational structures, and decision-making theory and practice in public organizations.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
To provide the student with an understanding of public management to include, but not limited to: communications, motivation, teamwork and group dynamics, decision making, power, influence, and leadership.  Lecture, discussions, and problem solving individually and in-groups will take place in the classroom.  Prior to each scheduled class, the student is requred to read the assigned chapter and be ready to discuss.  Testing will include two tests and a final exam, each worth 100 points, as well as an 8-10 page term paper worth 200 points.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the difference between management and leadership.
  2. Compare and contrast various theories of management.
  3. Describe ethical concerns for public managers.
  4. Compare and contrast various theories of leadership.
  5. Describe how policies, goals and objectives are related to management.
  6. Describe various decision-making theories.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Discuss the importance of understanding the behavior, motivation, and actions of individuals in the public sector.
  2. Demonstrate a focus on the distinctiveness of management and leadership in public organizations.
  3. Derive an emphasis on students learning not only from reading, but also from their own experiences.
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Test #1  Chapters 1-5

 Test #2  Chapters 6-10

Final    Chapters 11-14

Term Paper 8-10 Page.


Test #1 - 100 Points

Test #2 - 100 Points

Final   - 100 Points

Term Paper - 200 Points

Total possible - 500 Points

Late Submission of Course Materials:
No assignments will be accepted late.  Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of "zero".

Class Meeting



#1 Tuesday

Intro/Chapter 1

Organizational Behavior as a Way of Thinking & Acting

#2 Thursday

Chapter 2

Knowing & Managing Yourself

#3 Tuesday

Chapter 3

Fostering Creativity

#4 Thursday

Chapter 4

Managing Stress

#5 Tuesday

Chapter 5

Decision Making

#6 Thursday

Test (Chapters 1-5)

Test #1

#7 Tuesday

Chapter 6

Motivating Yourself and Others

#8 Thursday

Chapter 7

Leadership in Public Organizations

#9 Tuesday

Chapter 8

Power & Organizational Politics

#10 Thursday

Chapter 9

Communicating Effectively with Others

#11 Tuesday

Chapter 10

Working in Groups and Teams

#12 Thursday

Test (Chapters 6-10)

Test #2

#13 Tuesday

Chapter 11

Managing Conflict

#14 Thursday

Chapter 12

Organizational Change

#15 Tuesday

Chapters 13/14

Representing the Organization "On the Outside"/Managing Behavior in the Public Interest

#16 Thursday

Final Exam/Term Paper Due

Final / 8-10 Page Term Paper




Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .


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