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KINT 7635 - Human Resource Management and Leadership in Development Settings

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English

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Course Description

This course is designed for students who are pursuing careers as administrators and managers with supervisory responsibility in development and/or humanitarian settings. It focuses on the broad examination of common human resource issues facing managers in international settings, and more detailed analysis and skill building related to effective supervision and communication, cross-cultural and gender dimensions of leadership and management processes. Attention is also placed on self-development as a leader/manager. This course will explore key concepts of management and leadership in an interactive and participatory manner. The content is divided into 5 components: a) Basic concepts and theories of modern management, b) Leadership and management styles, challenges and ‘good' practices, c) Understanding human behavior in the workplace and its management/leadership implications, d) Managing people and their diversity in the workplace and 3) Leadership Self- Assessment and Development. It also explores both the historical and current day approaches to leading and managing in the workplace. Attention is placed on working in the international context and lessons learned and best practices that take into cultural and gender issues in workplace management. It also takes into account the global development context and management/leadership needs as they apply to work in international settings. Emphasis is also placed on developing key management and leadership skills in the areas of communication, negotiation and conflict management. This complements each student's assessment of his/her own potential leadership style preferences and implications for practice and further professional development.
A combination of theoretical and practical application. In addition to discussing concepts and methods, students will be engaged in exercises, role plays and other group activities


MANONCOURT, Erma (Retraitée Nations Unies UNICEF)

Pedagogical format

Mini-Lecture, small group work and discussions, student presentations and skill practice sessions
Google drive link to: 2 required readings PDF

Course validation

Class Participation/Discussion – 30% ongoing, throughout the semester
Mid-term, Take-home Examination – 15% (due: Séance 6)
Oral Team Presentation - 25% (between Séance 8– 11)
Term Paper – 30% (due Séance 12)


Workload per session ≤ to 3 hours

Required reading

  • 1. Leonard, Edwin C. Supervision: Concepts and Practices of Management, 13th edition. Mason, OH: South-Western CENGAGE Learning, 2013
  • 2. George, J. and Jones, G. Understanding and Managing Organizational Behaviour, 6th edition. Pearson Education Inc. (Prentice-Hall), New Jersey, 2012.
  • 3. Hamilton, Cheryl. Communicating for Results, 9th Edition
  • 4. Maxwell, John C. Developing the Leader within You. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers

Additional required reading

  • Maxwell, John. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. Nashville, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1998. Free pdf download
  • Hartman, Stephen. Management Theory. New York Institute of Technology. Free pdf dowload Web Link:
  • Tulgan, B. The 27 Challenges Managers Face, Jossey-Bass. Free book download Web Link:
  • Husu, L. et al. Leadership through the Gender Lens: Women and Men in Organizations. “The Impact of Gender Equality on Management and Leadership by Anna Wahl (p. 1-20). Helsinki: Hankan School of Economics, 2010, Free pdf download
  • Aoun, George and Tony Gibeily, T. Managing Diversity in the Workplace, Free pdf download. Web Link:

Plans de cours et bibliographies