Nolan Crouse

Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Science - Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

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Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Science - Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
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ncrouse@ualberta.ca

Courses

EXLDR 5620 - Leadership Fundamentals

Leadership is all about building relationships and connecting with people. Reflect on current leadership practices and explore fundamental leadership theories as you discuss different leadership styles and strengths. Identify key planning strategies to lead others toward a shared vision. Identify strategies on how to develop a cohesive, efficient, and effective team. Understand the beliefs and barriers that may hinder the efforts of emerging leaders.


EXLDR 5621 - Leadership Communications

Leadership at all levels depends upon communication. Topics may include: persuasive communication; generating buy-in; internal and external communications strategies; influence and influencing others; and communicating through conflict.


EXLDR 5623 - Change Leadership

Knowing how to initiate, lead, and manage successful change initiatives is valuable for leaders at all levels. Topics may include: change theories and models; change management strategies; initiating and implementing change; and organizational and individual learning associated with change experiences.


EXMGT 5587 - Organizational Behaviour

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.


EXSDP 5310 - Principles of Supervision

Foundational principles help make supervisors into successful leaders. In this interactive workshop participants will develop the abilities to successfully manage themselves and others. The course will focus on examining the roles of the supervisor, strategies for motivating and managing people, and topics of navigating change, problem-solving and decision-making, as well as engaging in meaningful performance conversations. This is the recommended first course in the program.


EXSDP 5311 - Interpersonal Communications

Communicating well is one of the most important contributors to operational success, and is critical to building relationships with people. Using experiential and reflective activities, as well as listening, questioning and non-verbal techniques, this workshop will help participants express themselves more clearly, better interpret the messages of others, manage interactions with different communication styles, and enhance their understanding of interpersonal conflict.Completion of EXSDP 5310 is strongly recommended prior to taking this course.


EXSDP 5312 - Developing and Managing Teams

Team leadership and management play important roles in team success. These roles include anticipating the future while dealing with constant change, and maximizing a diversity of strengths while respecting differences. In this workshop, participants will learn about the benefits of creating a positive team culture and what it takes to boost a team's well-being and productivity. Assessing team dynamics will guide participants in exploring the concept of team agreements, principles and shared values. Completion of EXSDP 5310 is strongly recommended prior to taking this course.


EXSDP 5314 - Workforce Management and Development

In an economy driven by continuous innovation and change, creating a capable, motivated and resilient workforce is an important part of every supervisor's role. This workshop will introduce participants to development and management processes to recruit and retain a skilled workforce. Topics include strategies for hiring experience workers, building workforce capacity through skill development and strength recognition, and preparing for the future. Completion of EXSDP 5310 is strongly recommended prior to taking this course.


PLAN 485 - Advanced Topics in Planning

Exploring planning theories in the context of contemporary events phenomena. Prerequisite or Corequisite: PLAN 310 or HGP 310. Variable content course which may be repeated if topic(s) vary.


PLAN 585 - Advanced Topics in Planning

Exploring planning theories in the context of contemporary events phenomena. Sections offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar. Prerequisite: consent of Department. Variable content course which may be repeated if topic(s) vary.


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