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Organizational Behavior: Team Processes in Private Clubs

Course Syllabus
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 General Course Information
  Title: Organizational Behavior:Team Processes in Private Clubs
  Description: A review of theoretical and applied approaches to group and team phenomena, including the formation of groups, the structure of group relations, and group performance. Specific topics include why teams are important, phases in team development, goal setting, and team decision making.
  Prerequisites: None
  Meeting time and place: Course registration, meeting time, and place are all on an open basis to accommodate your work schedule. All sessions are available on the World Wide Web through ClubNet, CMAA's virtual classroom.
 Instructor Information
  Instructors: Professor Florence Berger, Ph.D.
Edward A. "Ed" Merritt, Ph.D. candidate, CCM, CHE
  Preferred method of communication: Due to the open, round-the-clock format of a virtual classroom, please use e-mail for all communication.
   Office location: Cornell University, 537 Statler Hall
   E-mail: merritte@member.cmaa.org
  Office phone: (607) 273-6922
  Learning philosophy: Course instructors are responsible for fostering a learning environment. With this course, all facets of group processes in private clubs will be presented in an interactive format that allows for individuals' personal experience to be expressed. We will present the course in a participative and interactive learning environment, recognizing and appreciating the experience you bring as participants. We will use relevant materials that you can apply on-the-job.
About the Course
  Materials: All materials will be supplied on the World Wide Web through ClubNet, CMAA's virtual classroom.
  Please have available: Pens, pencils, highlighters and paper to take notes during course sessions.
  Sessions: Course sessions will be designed in approximate 30-45 minute segments. This will allow you flexibility in planning your schedule.

General Course Objectives
 

As a course participant in Group Processes in Private Clubs you will be expected to achieve the following skill levels:

1. Gain Knowledge Learn selected principles and methods of group processes.
2. Comprehend Understand, and be able to explain in your own words, selected principles and methods of group processes.
3. Apply Implement selected principles and methods of group processes to your work environment.
4. Analyze Differentiate between the components of effective and ineffective group processes.
5. Synthesize Select, combine, and apply appropriate principles and methods of group processes to create a more successful work environment.
6. Evaluate Appraise the application of selected principles and methods of group processes when used by you or your employees.
Class Format
  Class sessions will combine lecture, discussion, brainstorming, and games all presented on-line through ClubNet, CMAA's virtual classroom. These methods will include a variety of computer supported media.
Other Course Information

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During class sessions: As adult learners, students are encouraged to actively participate, including asking questions, offering comments, and providing opinions. Students will notice icons labeled with question marks (?) which will enable questions to be directed to the instructors via e-mail.
  Out of class: Students are encouraged to apply these methods on-the-job. Make notes on successes or challenges for review in thenext class. These methods are well-suited for immediate implementation.
  got an answer?Quizzes & Tests: Students will submit (via e-mail) answers to discussion questions at the end of the lessons in order to successfully complete the course and become eligible to receive educational credits from CMAA. Students will be provided with on-line forms.
  Downloading hard copy: Students will be able to download a hard copy of the course text if desired. On the other hand downloading and printing a hard copy is not required and is only available as a matter of personal preference.
  Order of topics and lessons: Students are encouraged to proceed through the four major topics and lessons in the order that they are presented. We suggest this strategy because certain parts of the course build upon each other.
  Time limit: Students are encouraged to complete this course within six-months.
   

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