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Westgate Center for Leadership & Management Development

University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California 95211

Schedule and Course Outline

Classes run 8:30 am ~ 4:00 pm on alternating Fridays.




March 22   

Building Leadership Effectiveness
- The 15 Rules for Effective Leadership
- Leadership Versus Management
- Creating and Implementing Teams
- Motivating Others by Creating a Mission, Vision and Goals
- Building Your Human Capital Through Coaching and Mentoring

April 5

 Legal Issues in Employee Relations
- Federal and State Employment Law
- Employment Practices/Fair Labor Standards Act
- Wrongful Discharge (At-wills vs. Just cause)
- Legal Research Methods and Privacy Issues
- Americans with Disabilities Act

April 19

 Creating a Competitive Strategy
- The Strategy Process
- Strategy and Competition
- Evaluating Strategy Success
- Class Exercise/Application

May 3

Effective Communications Skills
- Organizational Communication Strategies
- Understanding Barriers to Communication
- Methods to Open Communication
- Identifying Your Communication & Listening Styles

May 17

Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers
- Key Finance Terms: Assets, Liabilities, Capital, Depreciation
- Analyzing the Income Statement to Assess Revenues and Expenditures
- Keeping Your Plan on Target with Budgetary Controls
- Using Profit-planning Tools, Break-even Analysis, Financial Forecasting

May 31

Managing Projects Successfully
- How to start the project to ensure success
- Creating the project plans
- Executing the project plans while monitoring and controlling it
- Closing the project 

June 14  Exceeding Customer Expectations
- Key Elements of Customer Service
- Internal and External Customers
- Gaining a Competitive Advantage
- Applications for Industrial, Consumer Products, and Service Organizations

June 21 Designing Innovative Organizations
- Why innovation is important and what stands in the way of successful innovation in organizations
- Knowledge of strategies, structures, processes and skills that characterize successful innovator
- Practical knowledge and tool to improve an organization's capacity to generate and successfully apply new ideas