Special Areas of Interest (Guided Electives): Organizational Effectiveness


Whether you work for a non-profit in the private sector or for a department in the military or governmental sectors, selecting Organizational Effectiveness as your special area of interest can help you become a successful organizational leader. These courses will prepare you to lead any business by defining core goals and addressing organization-wide challenges, thereby helping your employer achieve measurable success.

Select Organizational Effectiveness to gain vital business skills, including:


  • Managing change in the dynamic modern marketplace
  • Hiring and training the right people
  • Identifying organizational challenges and developing plans of action to address them
  • Navigating the legal and regulatory environments that govern your organization


Organizational Effectiveness Courses

IO 550 Compensation and Benefits Administration (3 credits)
A company's compensation and benefits systems communicate and reinforce the values of an organization. Participants in this course learn how to create a strategic compensation policy that helps attract and retain top talent. Learning outcomes include:


  • Structuring a compensation policy
  • Understand and use of different job evaluation methods
  • Understand the value of compensation surveys and how to use them
  • Create market-competitive salary ranges
  • Design internally fair salary structures

IO 571 Development and Deployment of Employee Surveys (3 credits)
Employee opinion surveys are powerful management tools that can help strategically enhance productivity, market share, customer satisfaction, and profitability. Participants will learn how to create effective surveys using appreciative inquiry and action planning to measure and implement organizational performance improvement initiatives. Learning outcomes include:


  • Creating effective surveys using appreciative inquiry
  • Developing sustainable organizational survey initiatives
  • Using surveys to enhance organizational performance
  • Leveraging survey data to increase organizational effectiveness

IO 572 Productive Labor Relations (3 credits)
This course focuses on understanding the role of collective bargaining in building strong, effective organizations. Participants will become familiar with applicable legislation; responsibilities around negotiations and contract adherence; managing multiple bargaining units; and partnering with bargaining unit representatives to make corporate initiatives successful. Learning outcomes include:


  • Partnering with bargaining unit leaders
  • Managing the grievance procedure
  • Navigating fair employment and other important labor laws

Learn more about how you can jump-start your career by selecting Organizational Effectiveness as your special area of interest: Call 866-907-4209 and speak directly to one of our admission counselors or request more information.