This course will introduce student affairs leaders to the theories of organizational behavior in the context of student affairs in higher education. The focus will be on an application of theory to practice in the areas of understanding how organizations work, diagnosing complex organizational issues, leading and motivating people, leading change, and managing politics.
This course can be applied toward:
Enrollment in SAHE program.
Students of the Student Affairs in Higher Education (M.S.), the Student Affairs Management of Auxiliary Enterprises Certificate and the Campus Crises Management Certificate must take only the course offered in the summer.
Textbooks and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice and Leadership, 6th Ed. (2016)
Bolman, L. G., & Deal, T. E.
Zach Mercurio, Ph.D.
Zach holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change from CSU's School of Education and is an organization and leadership development consultant who works with a wide variety of organizations.
His research interests include the lived experience of meaningful work, purposeful leadership, purposeful organizations, purpose in work, positive leadership, positive organizational behavior and development, fulfillment in work, organizational commitment, and organizational culture.