Organizational Behaviour

  • Online delivery
  • eClass
  • 39 hour course, no prerequisites

Explores the the­o­ry and prac­tice of the orga­ni­za­tion in three major parts: the orga­ni­za­tion­al envi­ron­ment, the orga­ni­za­tion­al struc­ture, and the behav­iour of groups and indi­vid­u­als with­in the orga­ni­za­tion. Top­ics include the social role of man­agers, orga­ni­za­tion­al struc­ture, indi­vid­ual per­cep­tion, moti­va­tion, deci­sion-mak­ing and lead­er­ship, com­mu­ni­ca­tion, team­work and stress in the work place.
What you will learn

Learn how individual, group and organization behaviours interact and impact each other; and how these three levels will impact the organization and its success through theory, examples, and class discussion. Students will evaluate the various organizational behaviour theories in the context of their own organization and experience with supervisors, peers, staff and others. This course evolves from focusing on the individual, to the group dynamic and finally on the organization as a whole.

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the theoretical principles of organizational behavior
  • Demonstrate how individual and group behaviours affect how organizations work
  • Identify sources of power and motivation in an organizational context
  • Understand how perception influences people’s interactions
  • Describe the impact of motivation on employee behavior
  • Identify organizational challenges and work to solving them with your understanding of leadership skills, conflict management and communication channels
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Offered:

Patrick Hartling

Your Instructor

Patrick Hartling

Asyn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In asynchronous online courses, students are expected to move through the course material at the same pace as their peers, but there are no real-time virtual classroom sessions to attend. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Weekday daytime
Sep 14, 2020Nov 21, 2020
Textbook

Required

LANGTON

Organizational Behaviour Etext

8 editionISBN 9780136199595

UofA Book­store: 780.492.4215, www​.book​store​.ual​ber​ta​.ca

Class info
  • This is an asyn­chro­nous course. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until September 14, 2020. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.
Bob Treidler

Your Instructor

Bob Treidler

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Weekday evening (Tue)
Sep 15, 2020Dec 1, 2020
Monday

Tuesday

6:15 pm – 9:30 pm

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Textbook

Required

LANGTON

Organizational Behaviour Etext

8 editionISBN 2810000219108

UofA Book­store: 780.492.4215, www​.book​store​.ual​ber​ta​.ca

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until September 15, 2020. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.
Asyn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In asynchronous online courses, students are expected to move through the course material at the same pace as their peers, but there are no real-time virtual classroom sessions to attend. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Weekday daytime
Jan 11, 2021Mar 20, 2021
Textbook

Required

Langton

Organizational Behaviour Etext

8 editionISBN 9780134097855

UofA Book­store: 780.492.4215, www​.book​store​.ual​ber​ta​.ca

Class info
  • This is an asyn­chro­nous course. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until January 11, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.
Bob Treidler

Your Instructor

Bob Treidler

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Weekday evening (Thu)
Jan 14, 2021Apr 1, 2021
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

6:15 pm – 9:30 pm

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Textbook

Required

LANGTON

Organizational Behaviour Etext

8 editionISBN 2810000219108

UofA Book­store: 780.492.4215, www​.book​store​.ual​ber​ta​.ca

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until January 14, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.
Currently counts towards

* If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

Email

ohs@ualberta.ca

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  • Online delivery
  • 39 hour course, no prerequisites


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