Faculty of Leadership, Counselor Education, Human, and Organizational Development Consulting in Education and Industry HRD 870 3 Credit hours Summer, 2012 This syllabus is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor. Professor: Richard Ray Office location: 601 Edburton Court, Hillsborough, NC 27278 Phone: Cell Phone: (301) 520-9184 Home Phone: (919) 768-0430 Email: RrayWsd@aol.com Office hours: By appointment Email response statement: I will respond to all email correspondence within 48 hours, except on weekends. The Mission of the Eugene T. Moore School of Education is to prepare caring and capable professionals through intellectually engaging experiences in theory, method, and research that connect them to the communities in which they live and serve. Our Conceptual Framework summarizes what we expect our students to value, to know, and to be able to do. 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Course prerequisite: HRD 830 Course description: Theory and practice of external and internal consulting practices in human resource development (HRD) programs; dynamics of a professional helping relationship; methods and techniques for initiating and terminating consulting relationships; diagnosing client situations; identification, selection and implementation of alternative problem solutions; evaluation of professional consulting relationships. Objectives: A. To acquire a functional philosophy regarding the relationship between both internal and external consulting and the overall HRD process. (CF Learner Outcomes: Knowledge, Practice, Integration) B. To develop an understanding of who performs internal consulting practices within an organizational structure. (CF Learner Outcomes: Knowledge, Practice, Communication) C. To acquire an understanding of the importance of possessing technical skills, interpersonal skills, and consulting skills which can effectively be integrated into professional working situations. (CF Learner Outcomes: Knowledge, Practice, Communication) D. To identify and describe the assumptions, goals, and roles upon which the consulting process is established. (CF Learner Outcomes: Action, Knowledge, Practice, Integration) E. To acquire an understanding of the importance of being authentic and results-oriented to the overall consulting process. (CF Learner Outcomes: Knowledge, Practice, Communication) F. To develop an understanding of contracting procedures and processes. (CF Learner Outcomes: Knowledge, Practice, Integration) G. To acquire an understanding of techniques that can be used to overcome emotional resistance. (CF Learner Outcomes: Knowledge, Practice, Integration) H. To develop an understanding of the concepts of diagnosing and to be able to mobilize action on a problem. (CF Learner Outcomes: Knowledge, Practice, Integration) I. To identify and describe methods that can be used to gather data in the consulting process. (CF Learner Outcomes: Knowledge, Practice, Communication) J. To develop an understanding of how to prepare for and conduct feedback meetings. (CF Learner Outcomes: Knowledge, Practice, Communication) K. To acquire an understanding of how to make quality decisions. (CF Learner Outcomes: Knowledge, Practice, Integration) L. To develop an understanding of ethical dilemmas and value guidelines. (CF Learner Outcomes: Knowledge, Practice, Integration) Required text/materials: Block, Peter (2000). Flawless Consulting (2nd. Ed.). San Francisco, California: JosseyBass/Pfeiffer. ISBN 0-7879-4803-9 Hale, Judith. (2007) The Performance Consultant's Fieldbook. San Francisco, California: Jossey-Bass. ISBN 7879-8534-1 Technology, equipment, or skills required: Minimum technical requirements: Access to email and the Internet Blackboard System Requirements o IE 8 is not a Blackboard Supported Browser at this time. We recommend the use of IE 7, Firefox or Safari to avoid any unknown issues. o Windows Operating System and Browser Windows XP and Internet Explorer 6 or Internet Explorer 7 or Netscape 8.0 or Firefox 2.0 Windows Vista and Internet Explorer 7 or Netscape 7.1 or Firefox 2.0 o Macintosh Operating System and Browsers Mac OS 10.2 and Safari 1.2 Mac OS 10.4 and Safari 2 or Firefox 1.5 Mac OS 10.5 and Safari 2 or Safari 3 o Browser Plugins Java 1.5 on PC Java 1.5 ( Mac OS 10.4, Tiger) or higher (MAC OS 10.5, Leopard ) Current version of an operating system, a word processing package, a spreadsheet package, presentation software, and the Adobe Flash Player (www.adobe.com/downloads ) Microphone for web conferences; the web camera is optional Since this course involves sending and receiving large files of information and meeting online, you will find that a high speed Internet connection is advantageous. Time Commitment and Weekly Interactions Requirements To be successful in this online course, you must be willing to allocate sufficient time to access course materials, participate in online classes and discussion groups, and complete all of the assignments. Similar to traditional classroom courses, you will interact with the content, your teacher, and your classmates on at least a weekly basis through course assignments, asynchronous discussion, and synchronous meetings as indicated in this syllabus. During this course, you should plan on scheduling 12 to 15 hours per week. Attendance policy: Students at Clemson are expected to wait 15 minutes if an instructor is late. Regular and punctual attendance is desired of each student. However, students will be permitted one class absence per semester hour of class. For example, in a three-credit course a student will be allowed three class hours of absence during the semester without penalty. However, it is the student’s responsibility to make up any class work missed during the absence. (In class that meets twice a week this means two absences). After the maximum number of absences are reached, the instructor will either request that the Registrar drop the student from the course or lower the final grade one letter for each subsequent absence beyond the maximum. In this on-line course, you will interact with the content, instructor and classmates on at least a weekly basis through course assignments, asynchronous discussions and/or synchronous sessions as indicated in the class syllabus. Evaluation/Grading policy: All projects must be completed and presented on the date they are due and all online tests must be completed by the last day of the course. Activity Pre-Test Test #1 Test #2 Test #3 Final Exam Paper & Presentation Participation Grading Scale: A = 94 - 100 B = 87 - 93 C = 80 - 86 D = 70 - 79 F= <70 Possible Points 2 extra points added to your final grade course. 100 100 100 100 400 200 Academic Integrity Policy "As members of the Clemson University community, we have inherited Thomas Green Clemson’s vision of this institution as a ‘high seminary of learning.’ Fundamental to this vision is a mutual commitment to truthfulness, honor, and responsibility, without which we cannot earn the trust and respect of others. Furthermore, we recognize that academic dishonesty detracts from the value of a Clemson degree. Therefore, we shall not tolerate lying, cheating, or stealing in any form." 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Accommodations are individualized, flexible, and confidential based on the nature of the disability and the academic environment in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Students are encouraged to consult with the Disability Services staff early in the semester, preferably prior to the first day of class. Current documentation of a specific disability from a licensed professional is needed. Additional information or appointments are available from Student Disability Services, G-23 Redfern Health Center, 656-6848. Details on policies and procedures are available at www.clemson.edu/ads. If you have a documented disability that requires accommodation, you must notify the professor in writing during the first week of classes. "It is University policy to provide, on a flexible and individualized basis, reasonable accommodations to students who have disabilities. Students are encouraged to contact Student Disability Services to discuss their individual needs for accommodation." Navigating the Course Getting Started The electronic classrooms for this course are located in Blackboard and Adobe Acrobat Connect. To gain access to the course you need your Clemson Student ID (username) and password. Blackboard 1. Open your Internet browser to the Clemson University home page at www.clemson.edu 2. Select the URL of http://bblearn.clemson.edu and press Enter 3. Login with your Clemson University Username and Password 4. The Welcome page will list your current courses 5. 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Enter your name and click on the Enter Room button The Acrobat Connect Classrooms Camera and Voice Web Cam pictures Microphone controls Chat Attendee, presenter, and host comments and discussions Attendee List List of attendees Note Notes Share Power Point presentation Shared Documents Poll Question and multiple choice answers Communicating Electronically Netiquette Expectations Always practice Internet Etiquette when communicating electronically. The purpose of communicating electronically in an online course is to share information. Be respectful of other participants, their time, their bandwidth, and their opinions. Remember that you are communicating with people who do not have the advantage of seeing your body language or hearing your voice inflections, and who may interpret your message differently than you intended. o Using all caps may be interpreted as shouting. o Use humor and sarcasm carefully (we can’t see the twinkle in your eye); add emoticons to provide a visual representation of your intent. o Keep your critiques constructive; antagonistic criticism is called “flaming” and may cause an unwanted reaction. Remember that you are judged by the quality of your writing. o Spelling and grammar do count. o Be coherent and succinct. o Don’t plagiarize; respect copyrights. o Don’t depend on a single source when contributing new information from external resources. o Be professional. Sending and Receiving email The instructor(s) will respond to all inquiries, questions, and other electronic correspondence within a timely, but not necessarily immediate, manner. Most electronic communications will be answered within 48 hours. All email messages from the instructor(s) will be sent to the student’s Clemson University email address. To avoid having your message mistakenly identified as SPAM, please identify the course in the subject line HRD 870. Synchronous Meetings Students are expected to participate in the weekly synchronous meetings. Each class will be facilitated by the instructor and include student presentations. All students are expected to actively participate in class discussions. The schedule for synchronous classes will be: HRD 870, 5:30-7:00 T-Th HRD 870, 7:00-8:30 T-Th and will be facilitated through the Adobe Acrobat Connect software. Each class will be at least one hour in length. The only software requirement is the Adobe Flash Player available at no cost at www.adobe.com/downloads. Students will need a microphone or a headset with a microphone to participate in class discussions and for making presentations. Meetings will be recorded for later review. The Internet URL for this course is: [Update] If you have difficulty connecting to the meeting, contact your instructor. All assigned readings must be completed before the meeting. Individual Assignments & Projects Focus: Your paper should center around: A specific consulting strategy or tactic. A specific consulting instrument or tool. Contrast and compare consulting strategies, tactics, instruments or tools. Explore a current philosophy or compare and contrast several philosophies of consulting. Develop a biography of a a consulting "pioneer." Develop a series of biographies of those persons who have contributed to a school or thought. Conduct a series of interviews with practitioners on a consulting issue or topic. Deliverables: Unless otherwise approved by the instructor you must submit and perform the following: Your paper must: 10+ pages in length (excluding Title page) Use 12 point Courier type 1" margins all round Double spaced Graphs, tables, and other supplemental materials may be included at the end of the paper in an appendix. All supplemental materials will not be considered as part of the body of the paper which must be at least 10 pages in length. Conform to APA (American Psychological Association) style and format requirements. Be e-mailed as a Word document attachment before the 7th session of the class to each member of the class. Discussed during the 8th session class. Your presentation must: Be presented in a professional manner Be based upon your paper Be supplemented with Power Point slides Bibliography: Albert, K. J. (1978). How to Be Your Own Management Consultant. New York: McGraw Hill. Arredondo, L. (1991). How to Present Like a Pro-Getting People to See Things Your Way. New York: McGraw-Hill. Barcus, S. W. & Wilkinson, J. W. (Eds.). (1986). Handbook of Management Consulting Services. New York: McGraw-Hill. Beckhard, R. (1971). The Leader Looks at the Consultative Process (rev.ed.) Falls Church, VA: Leadership Resources. Bell, C. R. (1985). Diagnosis: Frameworks for Consultants. Houston: Gulf Publishing. Bell, C. R., & Nadler, L. (1979). Clients & Consultants (2nd ed.). Houston: Gulf Publishing. Blake, R. R., & Mouton, J. S. (1976). Consultation (2nd ed.). Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley. Carkhuff, R. R. (1985). Productive Problem Solving. Amherst, MA: Human Resource Development Press. Carkhuff, R. R. (1985). Productive Program Development. Amherst, MA: Human Resource Development Press. Cohen, W. A. (1986). How to Make It Big as a Consultant. Saranac Lake, NY: AMACOM Publishing. Connor, R. A., & Davisdon, J. P. (1985). Marketing Your Consulting and Professional Services. New York: John Wiley and Sons. Deal, T. E., & Kennedy, A. A. (1985). Corporate Cultures: The Rites and Rituals of Corporate Life. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley. Dyer, W. G. (1982). Contemporary Issues in Management and Organizational Development. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley. Gallessich, J. (1983). The Profession and Practice of Consultation. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Gildewell, J.C. (Ed.). (1987). Corporate Cultures: Research Implications for Human Resource Development. Alexandria, VA: American Society for Training and Development. Goodstein, L.D. (1978). Consulting with Human Service Systems. Reading, MA: AddisonWesley. Greiner, L. E., & Metzger, R. O. (1983). Consulting to Management: Insights to Building and Managing a Successful Practice. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. Havelock, R. G. (1973). The Change Agents’ Guide to Innovation in Education. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Educational Technology Publications. Kaufman, R., & Stone, B. (1984). Planning for Organizational Success: A Practical Guide. New York: John Wiley and Sons. Kelley, R. E. (1981). Consulting: The Complete Guide to a Profitable Career. New York: Charles Scribner’s. Kubr, M. (Ed.). (1983). Management Consulting: A Guide to the Profession (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: International Labor Office. Lant, J. L. (1981). The Consultant’s Kit: Establishing and Operating Your Successful Consulting Business. Cambridge, MA: Jeffrey Lant Associates. Lee, R. J. & Freedman, A. M. (Eds.). (1985). Consultation Skills Reading. San Diego, CA: University Associates. Lippitt, G. L. (1982). Organizational Renewal. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. Lippitt, G. L. , Langseth, P. & Mossop, J. (1985). Implementing Organizational Change. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Lippitt, G., & Lippitt, R. (1981). Systems Thinking: A Resource for Organization Diagnosis and Intervention. Bethesda, MD: International Consultants Foundation. Lippitt, G., & Lippitt, R. (1986). The Consulting Process in Action (2nd ed.). San Diego, CA: University Associates. Metzger, R. O. (1989). Profitable Consulting. 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