Management of Public Sector Organizations – PADM 610

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 02/01/2024

Course Description

Key management and leadership theories and perspectives will be discussed in the public sector context. Students will be challenged to evaluate all of these aspects from biblical and ethical perspectives, and to understand the link between leadership ideas and concepts and the real world of public sector leadership, political stakeholders, and constituents.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


Students will gain valuable insights into leadership and management best practices from a biblical perspective in a manner applicable to the public administration sector.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (3)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. The student will take part in 3 Discussions in which he/she will post a thread presenting his/her own opinion on the assigned topic, writing 400–500 words. Then, the student will post replies of 200–250 words each to 2 or more classmates’ discussions. Each reply must be unique and must integrate ideas (and citations) from the required reading. Merely posting the same reply in 2 places is not sufficient and may be treated as a form of academic misconduct. The original thread must incorporate ideas and citations from all of the required readings and presentations for that Module: Week. It must also address statecraft as part of a meaningful discussion of effective statesmanship. The reply posts must also integrate ideas and citations from the required readings and presentations for the Module: Week.  Use only peer reviewed sources (no encyclopedias, websites, dictionaries, or Wikipedia).  Use proper APA current edition referencing and cites.

Case Study Assignments (4)

This course requires 4 Case Study Assignments. In these papers, the student will apply his/her model of statesmanship to a particular Public Administration context.

Position Paper Assignment

In this paper, the student will apply his/her statesmanship model to the topic of organizational leadership. The student will discuss the link between interpersonal leadership and organizational leadership and how effective public administration statesmanship engages in key organizational communication best practices. In essence, this paper should be seen as a synthesis among the student's evolving statesmanship model, interpersonal and organizational leadership, and organizational communication best practices.