One remark that I hear from
former undergraduate business students is that they wished that they'd had some "real
world experience" under their belts before taking their college management and
organization classes. Concepts that seemed abstract, intuitive, or clear-cut in the
classroom quickly gained new relevance and complexity once the students began working in
"real world" organizations. It is not unusual to receive a phone call or
e-mail from a former student who, after advancing into a position of responsibility,
desires a refresher lesson about some topic or concept covered in a former class.
The realization that
education in leadership, management, and organization takes on great significance for
those in leadership and management positions led to creating a training program for
working professionals which introduces (or reintroduces) them to these critical
Coleman Patterson has pulled
together some of the most important ideas and concepts from the fields of leadership,
management, and organization into a series of training sessions to benefit members of all
types of organizations. Topics such as: division of labor and basic economic theory,
systems theory and interdependence, organization theory, management and leadership,
individual differences and personality, groups and teams, motivation, decision-making,
power and influence, change, communication, and creativity make up some of the core topics
in leadership, management, and organization. He teaches these topics using what he
has found as his most successful teaching methods.
Coleman is known as an
exciting, energetic, engaging, and creative teacher. Through his 15 years of
teaching graduate and undergraduate leadership, management, and business courses, he has
found ways to make complex and sophisticated theoretical concepts easy to understand by
emphasizing integration, understanding, and application. Participants are put into
an environment where they wrestle with the concepts and skills of leadership through
in-class exercises with application to their out-of-class organizational experiences.
If you would like to receive
more information or schedule a training event, please complete the following form--click here to go to form.