Organizational Leadership and Behavior in Public Administration – PADM 712

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course examines key organizational leadership and behavior best practices within the public administration context. These best practices will be examined from a Biblical perspective on ethics and statesmanship.

Prerequisite

PADM 700

Rationale

Understanding leadership and its many dimensions is important for both leader and follower in the public sector. For the Christian, in an increasingly secular workplace, it’s important to understand how our faith can both lead us and strengthen us in the course of our duties. The purpose of this course is to both understand leadership and guide the believer in the interface between our faith and public service.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Evaluate Ethical Leadership concepts (trust, honestly, integrity) within Public Administration.
  2. Evaluate leadership types and theories appropriate for public administration.
  3. Recommend leadership traits and skills for the public sector leader.
  4. Assess Biblical leadership models that can be incorporated into public administration (humility, servanthood, selfless service).
  5. Apply leadership communication strategies in the public sector.
  6. Evaluate influences on decision making in the public sector.
  7. Recommend Biblical Approaches in Leadership Change Management in the Public Sector.

Course Assignment

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 750 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 250 words.

Students will write two essays in current APA format that are 10-12 pages (2,500-3,000 words) with a minimum of 10 references in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible.

Part 1 – Consists of a thesis Statement and annotated bibliography- Student will include 12 annotations of 100 words each for a sum of 1,200 words (5 pages).

Part 2 – The student will write a 12-14 page research-based paper in current APA format that focuses on Leadership traits and their impact on leaders. The paper must include at least 12 references in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible.

Part 1 – Consists of a thesis Statement and annotated bibliography- Student will include 14 annotations of 100 words each for a sum of 1,400 words (6 pages).

Part 2 – The student will write a 14-16 page research-based paper in current APA format that focuses on A deep dive into biblical inspired public leadership . The paper must include at least 14 references in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible.