This semester, you covered a number of organizational strategies and skills that improve self-knowledge and the ability to lead and change others within the organizational context. For your final attendance and participation activity, you will think critically across the semester and identify how you’ve met the learning objectives of the class. As a reminder, these are:
A broad theoretical and practical understanding of the management of individuals and groups across the sectors;
The ability to use this knowledge in understanding, analyzing, and making recommendations for the improvement of organizations in the real world;
Self-knowledge about your own strengths and weaknesses as applied to work in different organizational settings
Improved critical-thinking skills developed and applied through class discussions and course assignments; and
Improved communications skills.
In an essay format, consider the learning objectives and discuss how you’ve met or not met each of these. Also identify (1) the three or four most important sub-themes (identified as sub-topics in the weekly schedule) that contribute to organization behavior and why you think these are the most critical; (2) any specific skills or knowledge that demonstrate you’ve met these objectives and how they can engender improved organizations in the real world; (3) how self-knowledge in each of these sub-topics can help you to improve upon your weaknesses; (4) how your skill set has expanded your capacity to work and communicate in diverse environments; and (5) the one surprising take-away from class that you did not expect coming into it.
Completeness includes whether you answered the questions thoroughly and accurately and your ability to synthesize across the semester and relate content to course learning objectives. Writing should be in class essay format, with a minimum of 500 words.