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Departmental Mission

The mission of The Department of Organization and Leadership is to educate, train, and serve current and future leaders. They include: administrators, policy makers, researchers, psychologists, and educators from around the world. Our students are, or aspire to be, in the fields of public and private education, higher and postsecondary education, adult education, health administration, politics, advocacy, organizational behavior, and organizational development and change. We educate, train, and serve:

  1. Leaders, managers, and administrators for all types of organizations, with an emphasis on educational and nonprofit institutions and health organizations in both the private and public sectors;
  2. Those who help these leaders, managers, and administrators; and
  3. Those who conduct research pertinent to organizational dynamics and learning, and who teach leadership, administration, education policy, politics, organizational behavior, and organizational change.

To accomplish this mission the Department provides programs in Adult Learning and Leadership, Education Leadership, Nurse Executive Education, Higher and Postsecondary Education, Politics and Education, and Social-Organizational Psychology.


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