Ethical Values Driven Leadership
As a leader, you will face ethical dilemmas and need to understand how you consider your role in a values-driven organization when presented with such a situation. This course examines ethics on a personal and practical level and takes a structured framework to evaluate the relevant organizational cases of participants and their business.
Foundations for Grant Writing: An Introduction to Grant Writing
The entire process of developing a grant proposal holds a unique skill set including every task from finding an appropriate request for proposals to developing the project, writing the proposal, and evaluating the outcomes (Gitlin & Lyons, 2008; Beitz & Bliss, 2005). With the grant process becoming more competitive and funding less available, it is important to understand the need to be creative in researching, networking, and program development to ensure finding the fulfillment between the funder’s priorities and the proposed services (Doll, 2010).
This session will provide a practical and engaged approach to grant writing. Throughout the course, participants will bring their own ideas and begin to develop how their ideas would fit into a grant proposal. Sample grants will be provided along with discussion of the lessons learned from an occupational therapist that has been through the process of searching, writing and implementing local and federal funding.
Applied Lean Six Sigma
Led by an experienced professional in Lean and Six Sigma practices, students learn advanced tools of continuous improvement through class work and real-world projects with Marquette University departments and local organizations. Students participate in a continuous improvement project with a team throughout the semester. The students also have the benefit of receiving guidance on their projects from an assigned experienced professional mentor.
Students will understand the uses for Network Design and be able to apply it to real world problems. In addition, they will work through framing a problem, and using project management steps to drive a solution to completion. Students work in teams on a semester-long problem, acting as off-site consultants. Project types can include: impact of a change in inventory policy, near shoring impacts, risk mitigation/supply interruptions.