Nov 21, 2018  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

SYE 4006 - Community Leadership and Change in Non-Profit Organizations

Hours: 4
This course is an integrated service-learning course which establishes the conceptual basis and need for forming, joining, and participating in non-profit and social service organizations. Students examine the history of these endeavors, survey concepts and reflect on form and reflect on their definitions of “altruism” and “community,” and review the current status of their participation in volunteer and non-profit organizations. Then, students concentrate their efforts on group consulting projects. Students work as members of a small group consulting team or as members of the whole-class consulting team. The team or teams will be assigned a non-profit or social service organization that wishes to improve its effectiveness as an organization, and each group applies Appreciative Inquiry or another highly recognized consulting strategy in developing a plan for leading the organization through a change process. The course requires weekly personal response papers. These individual essays will be folded into the group organizational development plans. Students create autobiographical portfolios which include their personal conceptions of the transitions they will experience as they are graduated from Otterbein and their projections of the roles they will play in the future. Group and individual presentations are required.