This course will introduce action research, a form of systematic inquiry by practitioners in their own practice. Students will attain a conceptual and practical understanding of action research methods in a variety of communication and leadership settings. In addition, students will prepare a sound action research proposal and explore strategies for transforming conditions through data-driven decision-making.
Prerequisite(s): LEAD 4300 Leadership for Complex Challenges.
Through many contexts in history and through the midst of conflicting forces that arise within organizational systems, leaders are faced with adaptive challenges. The course distinguishes between authority and knowledge, provides a diagnostic framework for assessing the typical mechanisms in which social systems avoid work on critical issues, and explores strategies and tactics of intervention to mobilize adaptive work.
Prerequisite(s): COMM 1100 Introduction to Organizational Communication, LEAD 3100 Introduction to Leadership, LEAD 3200 Interpersonal Communication for Leadership, and LEAD 4100 Group and Team Dynamics.