Organizational Behavior and Dynamics
Change is constant. The world is unpredictable. What worked today may not work tomorrow.
Bryant University’s Organizational Behavior and Dynamics course was requested by our corporate partners to empower employees, managers, and leaders to understand how their behaviors contribute to an ever-changing work environment. By shining a light on why people behave the way they do, you’ll gain insights on how to resolve conflicts and improve performance in your workplace.
“This is an actionable course where employees and leaders will apply new knowledge to work relationships resulting in a positive outcome for themselves and their organization.”
Instructor Alex Cole, Ed.D.
What You’ll Learn
In this real-world practical course, you’ll learn about organizational change and culture as well as examples of what works and doesn’t work to inspire individuals and teams.
Upon completion of this course, you’ll be able to:
- Understand concepts such as motivation, power, influence, conflict, and negotiation.
- Assess professional relationships to increase job satisfaction and improve performance.
- Effectively navigate organizational issues.
- Determine how various behaviors influence an organization’s missions, vision, and goals.
This course consists of five weeks of guided learning, each comprising multimedia, interactive modules, curated readings, and meetings with the instructor as requested. You should expect to spend approximately six to seven hours per week working through coursework and assignments.
Who Should Attend
- Professionals at all levels in an organization.
- Employees, managers, and aspiring and current leaders.
Learn from Instructor Alex Cole, Ed.D.
Instructor Alex Cole has taught courses in organizational behavior, policy and management, and economics. As executive director of graduate and professional education at Bryant University, he leads a team that researches, develops, launches, and manages graduate and workforce educational programs. With more than 15 years of experience in higher education, he has worked in managerial and leadership roles in areas such as public relations, communications, marketing, and enrollment management. He earned a doctorate in education from Trevecca Nazarene University, a master’s degree from Keuka College, and a bachelor’s degree from St. Bonaventure University.