Academics

Advanced Public Management

Course Number: GAFL 521

This course is designed to provide students with a scientific foundation of management and leadership theory to inform their actions as current and aspiring public leaders. We will draw from diverse disciplines within applied social science, including positive psychology, organizational psychology, system thinking, and change management. Students will have the opportunity to apply these theoretical frameworks to their specific academic and professional interests and will play an important role in the direction of the course. The course will feature national and local public leaders as guest lecturers based on the areas of interest identified by students.

Semesters Offered

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

On-campus meetings for Spring 2018 will be held on the following Friday afternoons (2-5:30pm) and Saturday mornings (9:30am-1pm): January 12-13, February 9-10, March 16-17, April 20-21.  

Online Day(s): Monday
Online Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Course Description:

This course is designed to provide students with a scientific foundation of management and leadership theory to inform their actions as current and aspiring public leaders. We will draw from diverse disciplines within applied social science including positive psychology, organizational psychology, system thinking, and change management. Students will have the opportunity to apply these theoretical frameworks to their specific academic and professional interests, and will play an important role in the direction of the course. The course will feature national and local public leaders as guest lecturers based on the areas of interest identified by students.

A wait list will be kept for this course. To be added to the wait list, please email Josh Power at joshuarp@upenn.edu.

This is a "hybrid" course, with synchronous, online meetings and once-monthly,on-campus meetings. Synchronous online meetings will be held on Mondays 6:30-7:30pm. On-campus meetings for Spring 2018 will be held on the following Friday afternoons (2-5:30pm) and Saturday mornings (9:30am-1pm): January 12-13, February 9-10, March 16-17, April 20-21. 

Advanced Public Management Fall 2016 On-Campus
Instructor: Nelson Lim
Course Section: 01
Day(s): Tuesday
Time: 6:45pm-7:45pm
Course Location: On-Campus
Course Description:

This course is designed to provide students with a scientific foundation of management and leadership theory to inform their actions as current and aspiring public leaders. We will draw from diverse disciplines within applied social science, including positive psychology, organizational psychology, system thinking, and change management. Students will have the opportunity to apply these theoretical frameworks to their specific academic and professional interests and will play an important role in the direction of the course. The course will feature national and local public leaders as guest lecturers based on the areas of interest identified by students.

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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