notice: this is the 2017 version of mpa 823. there is a new version and new instructor for 2018. please connect with jamshed merchant at jm378Qqueensu.ca.
mpa 823: Concepts of Public Policy Leadership
A New Approach to the Professional MPA Program
Starts this Fall
You will be starting your studies at Queen’s School of Policy Studies (QSPS) with an intense, three-day half-credit course focused on leadership. You will, by the way, be doing the same thing at the start of your second year of study, once again with a focus on leadership, building on this course and the four other courses you will be taking between now and then. And, just to give you a full overview of the journey’s end, you will be ending your program with a Capstone Team Project to bring together what you have learned, working your – by then – familiar colleagues to bring it all home for you.
This course will introduce you to the QSPS world of cohort learning in public policy. Hopefully, it will also start you on both a learning journey and a reflective and adaptive one in which you consider how you want to make a difference in public policy and how what you learn at QSPS can help or challenge you.
You will not have time during the course for much reading. Three days of 6-8 hours in group is pretty intensive. You are advised to read as much in advance as you can. Some of your assignments, which are due after the class activity and before the start of the October classes, will be based on the readings.
Course Presentation Resources
General Lecture on Theories of Management. Access here.
Barriers and Enablers to Effective Leadership. Access here.
Enough About Leaders: What About Followers? Access here.
A Train Wreck on its Way: How Leadership Can Go Wrong: Access Here.