People

Darrell Jones

Senior Fellow; Retired Lieutenant General (3-star), U.S. Air Force

Darrell Jones is an accomplished human resources leader, diversity leader and communicator. He culminated a 34-year military career as the head of personnel (Human Resources) for the United States Air Force and was a highly decorated Lieutenant General (3-star). He held a wide variety of demanding command and staff positions. He organized international-level events for the 50th Anniversary of WWII in Europe, managed personnel operations during combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, commanded the largest installation and training mission in the Air Force and planned and executed intricate National Special Security Events in the National Capital Region (Washington, DC). After leaving the military he developed and led training for a major financial institution. Working with the RAND Corporation, he conducts research and analysis addressing major problems facing the Department of the Air Force and is providing a leadership, development and organizational review for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Courses Taught

Instructor: Darrell Jones
Course Section: 001
On-Campus Day(s): Friday, Saturday
On-Campus Time(s):

This course will meet in-person on Fridays 2-5:30pm and Saturdays from 9:30am-1pm on the following dates: September 8 & 9, October 13 & 14, November 10 & 11, and December 1 & 2.

Online Day(s): Monday
Online Time: 7:45pm-8:45pm
Course Description:

Overview--Public managers must have technical expertise in planning, staffing, and budgeting; however, technical skills alone are not sufficient to become an effective public manager. You must understand the socio-political context of your organization and your success will be dependent on your ability to analyze policy options and persuade stakeholders and supervisors, through effective communications, to pursue the policy options you recommend. Public managers in the 21st century must also understand the ever increasing diversity of their constituents and stakeholders. Economic globalization and international migration continue to increase the the racial and ethnic diversity of our workforce. Diversity begets complexity and tension. Effective public managers must learn to lead inclusive organizations that leverage diversity and defuse tensions among heterogeneous constituents and stakeholders. Learning objectives The goal for this class is to expand your knowledge about public management, both as a profession and as a field of study. At the end of this course, you will understand key competencies of an effective public manager, demonstrate your understanding through class discussions, weekly reading notes, a group case study analysis and presentation, and a policy memo that analyzes management dilemmas and proposes responses. To accomplish this goal, we will go beyond passive learning from classroom lectures. We will have a few guest speakers whose expertise will complement readings. We expect you to be prepared and to participate in classroom discussions, engage practicing public administrators and accomplished researchers in seminars/workshops, and learn to draft policy briefs and policy memos completing scenario-based assignments. This course will meet in-person on Fridays 2-5:30pm and Saturdays from 9:30am-1pm on the following dates: September 8 & 9, October 13 & 14, November 10 & 11, and December 1 & 2. This course will meet online, weekly on Mondays 7:45 to 8:45pm.

Leading People Summer 2017
Course: Leading People
Instructor: Darrell Jones
Course Section: 900
On-Campus Day(s): Friday, Saturday
On-Campus Time(s):

On-campus meetings for Summer 2017 will be on:

  • Fridays from 9:30am-1:00pm on May 19, June 23, and July 21
  • Saturdays from 9:30am-1:00pm on May 20, June 24, and July 22
Online Day(s): Monday
Online Time: 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Course Description:

Leading People focuses on Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM), the combination of human resource management (HRM) and the strategic direction of the organization, whether public or non-profit. This course will examine the theory and principles of SHRM as they relate to job analysis, recruitment and selection, compensation, benefits, training and career development, performance management, and labor-management relations. Learning to deal with the daily SHRM challenges makes leaders and managers more effective and more valuable to the organization. Summer 2017 On-Campus Meetings are 9:30am-1:00pm on Fridays--May 19, June 23, and July 21 and Saturdays--May 20, June 24, and July 22.

Public Management (Executive Format) Spring 2017 On-Campus
Instructor: Darrell Jones
Course Section: 001
Day(s): Friday, Saturday
Hybrid Course: Yes, this class meets On-Campus and Online.
Hybrid Days and Time:

This course will meet in person on Fridays from 2:00-5:30pm and Saturdays from 9:30am - 1:00pm on the following dates: January 13, 14; February 17, 18; March 17, 18; and April 21, 22. The course will meet virtually each Monday 7:30-8:30pm. 

Course Location: On-Campus
Course Description:

Online Course Fee: $150 (in addition to course tuition and fees)

Public managers must have technical expertise in planning, staffing, and budgeting; however, technical skills alone are not sufficient to become an effective public manager. You must understand the sociopolitical context of your organization and your success will be dependent on your ability to analyze policy options and persuade stakeholders and supervisors, through effective communications, to pursue the policy options you recommend.   Public managers in the 21st century must also understand the ever increasing diversity of their constituents and stakeholders. Economic globalization and international migration continue to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our workforce. Diversity begets complexity and tension. Effective public managers must learn to lead inclusive organizations that leverage diversity and defuse tensions among heterogeneous constituents and stakeholders. The goal for this class is to expand your knowledge about public management, both as a profession and as a field of study. At the end of this course, you will understand key competencies of an effective public manager, demonstrate your understanding through class discussions, weekly reading notes, a group case study analysis and presentation, and a policy memo that analyzes management dilemmas and proposes responses.  To accomplish this goal, we will go beyond passive learning from classroom lectures. We will have a few guest speakers whose expertise will complement readings. We expect you to be prepared and to participate in classroom discussions, engage practicing public administrators and accomplished researchers in seminars/workshops, and learn to draft policy briefs and policy memos completing scenario-based assignments.

Instructor: Darrell Jones
Course Section: 001
Day(s): Monday
Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Hybrid Course: Yes, this class meets On-Campus and Online.
Additional On-Campus Dates:

This course will meet in person on Fridays from 2:00-5:30pm and Saturdays from 9:30am - 1:00pm on the following dates: January 13, 14; February 17, 18; March 17, 18; and April 21, 22. The course will meet virtually each Monday 7:30-8:30pm.

Course Location: Online
Course Description:

Online Course Fee: $150 (in addition to course tuition and fees)

Public managers must have technical expertise in planning, staffing, and budgeting; however, technical skills alone are not sufficient to become an effective public manager. You must understand the sociopolitical context of your organization and your success will be dependent on your ability to analyze policy options and persuade stakeholders and supervisors, through effective communications, to pursue the policy options you recommend.   Public managers in the 21st century must also understand the ever increasing diversity of their constituents and stakeholders. Economic globalization and international migration continue to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our workforce. Diversity begets complexity and tension. Effective public managers must learn to lead inclusive organizations that leverage diversity and defuse tensions among heterogeneous constituents and stakeholders. The goal for this class is to expand your knowledge about public management, both as a profession and as a field of study. At the end of this course, you will understand key competencies of an effective public manager, demonstrate your understanding through class discussions, weekly reading notes, a group case study analysis and presentation, and a policy memo that analyzes management dilemmas and proposes responses.  To accomplish this goal, we will go beyond passive learning from classroom lectures. We will have a few guest speakers whose expertise will complement readings. We expect you to be prepared and to participate in classroom discussions, engage practicing public administrators and accomplished researchers in seminars/workshops, and learn to draft policy briefs and policy memos completing scenario-based assignments.

Instructor: Darrell Jones
Course Section: 001
Day(s): Monday
Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Hybrid Course: Yes, this class meets On-Campus and Online.
Additional On-Campus Dates:

This course will also meet on campus from 9:30am - 1:00pm on the following dates: September 9-10, October 14-15, November 18-19, December 2-3.

Course Location: Online
Course Description:

This is a hybrid course.

This course will meet in person from 9:30am - 1:00pm on the following dates: September 9-10, October 14-15, November 18-19, December 2-3. The course will meet virtually each Monday 7:30-8:30pm.

Overview: Public managers must have technical expertise in planning, staffing, and budgeting; however, technical skills alone are not sufficient to become an effective public manager. You must understand the socio-political context of your organization and your success will be dependent on your ability to analyze policy options and persuade stakeholders and supervisors, through effective communications, to pursue the policy options you recommend. Public managers in the 21st century must also understand the ever increasing diversity of their constituents and stakeholders. Economic globalization and international migration continue to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our workforce. Diversity begets complexity and tension. Effective public managers must learn to lead inclusive organizations that leverage diversity and defuse tensions among heterogeneous constituents and stakeholders.

Learning objectives: The goal for this class is to expand your knowledge about public management, both as a profession and as a field of study. At the end of this course, you will understand key competencies of an effective public manager, demonstrate your understanding through class discussions, weekly reading notes, a group case study analysis and presentation, and a policy memo that analyzes management dilemmas and proposes responses. To accomplish this goal, we will go beyond passive learning from classroom lectures. We will have a few guest speakers whose expertise will complement readings. We expect you to be prepared and to participate in classroom discussions, engage practicing public administrators and accomplished researchers in seminars/workshops, and learn to draft policy briefs and policy memos completing scenario-based assignments.

 

Instructor: Darrell Jones
Course Section: 001
Day(s): Friday, Saturday
Time: 9:30am - 1:00pm
Hybrid Course: Yes, this class meets On-Campus and Online.
Hybrid Days and Time:

This course will meet on campus from 9:30am - 1:00pm on the following dates: September 9-10, October 14-15, November 18-19, December 2-3. This course will also meet online every Monday 7:30-8:30pm

Course Location: On-Campus
Course Description:

Overview: Public managers must have technical expertise in planning, staffing, and budgeting; however, technical skills alone are not sufficient to become an effective public manager. You must understand the socio-political context of your organization and your success will be dependent on your ability to analyze policy options and persuade stakeholders and supervisors, through effective communications, to pursue the policy options you recommend. Public managers in the 21st century must also understand the ever increasing diversity of their constituents and stakeholders. Economic globalization and international migration continue to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our workforce. Diversity begets complexity and tension. Effective public managers must learn to lead inclusive organizations that leverage diversity and defuse tensions among heterogeneous constituents and stakeholders.

Learning objectives: The goal for this class is to expand your knowledge about public management, both as a profession and as a field of study. At the end of this course, you will understand key competencies of an effective public manager, demonstrate your understanding through class discussions, weekly reading notes, a group case study analysis and presentation, and a policy memo that analyzes management dilemmas and proposes responses. To accomplish this goal, we will go beyond passive learning from classroom lectures. We will have a few guest speakers whose expertise will complement readings. We expect you to be prepared and to participate in classroom discussions, engage practicing public administrators and accomplished researchers in seminars/workshops, and learn to draft policy briefs and policy memos completing scenario-based assignments.

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Fels Institute of Government
University of Pennsylvania
3814 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (215) 898-2600
Fax: (215) 746-2829

felsinstitute@sas.upenn.edu