Students will use a variety of exercises and scenarios to employ creativity and innovation in problem solving, weigh risk, perform leadership and management roles with peers, and grapple with the consequences of making and implementing decisions in digital environments. Students will learn how to assess and select among various technologies for making and disseminating decisions. This course presents a framework for understanding the role of technology in leadership functions including planning, information dissemination, consensus building, negotiation and engagement with stakeholders for informed and participative decision-making in online and virtual settings.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify the core competencies of leaders in organizations, particularly as they apply to interaction and interpersonal communication in online and virtual settings;
- Explain how digital environments impact and are impacted by organizational culture;
- Communicate effectively and identify appropriate leadership strategies and approaches in a variety of digital environments;
- Analyze the effectiveness of virtual communication efforts and recommend appropriate methods of communication.