Course Meeting Times
Lectures: 1 session / week, 1 hour / session
This course builds on the work done concurrently in 15.280 Communication for Managers and 15.311 Organizational Processes in the first semester of the MBA program. 15.280 is offered for 6 units and 15.277 provides an additional 3 units for a total of 9 units in Managerial Communication. 15.277 acts as a lab component to 15.280 and provides students additional opportunities to hone their communication skills through a variety of in-class exercises. Emphasis is on both individual and team communication.
Students receive the same grade for their accomplishments in 15.280 and 15.277.
|LAB # ||TOPICS |
|1 ||Setting goals for individuals and the team itself for the semester. Relates Warren Center pre-term orientation team building exercise ("What individual strengths do you bring to the team") to individual and team strengths, needs, objectives and processes. |
|2 ||Giving and receiving feedback: a primer on "how to". |
|3 ||Structuring an impromptu: provides a slow-motion practice on structure and development of an impromptu, including how to answer a question. |
|4 ||Storytelling about leadership: tell a story about an intense experience of leadership—either your own or someone else's leadership. |
|5 ||Culture and leadership exercise: identify leadership characteristics you most admire associated with your culture. |
|6 ||Conflict resolution: the basis for managing conflict. |
|7 ||Team feedback: feedback for each individual member on their strengths and weaknesses in contributing to the team. |
|8 ||Informational interviewing. Responding to interviewing questions and practicing active listening. |
|9 ||Communicating your vision of leadership. Delivering a "vision" to your organization. |
|10 ||Organizational Processes (OP) team project presentation rehearsal |
|11-12 ||Team review of project presentation videotape. Review goals and objectives. Feedback on team presentation. |