MLS538 - Brokering Alliances and Networks (3 cr.)

Students will actively participate in learning several methods for forming sustainable public sector, corporate or small business, non-profit organizational and community based relationships. Each student will develop and test a strategic alliance and network action plan for an individual and organization. The course includes research into desired objectives and outcomes, recent literature on performance based needs, and market/consumer/client-service issues. This is an interactive course designed to provide meaningful application of theory to the day-to-day practice of stakeholder and mutually beneficial relationship management in a regulatory and organizationally networked environment. This class is conducted as a seminar-workshop intended as a hands-on, experiential learning experience. The students will be exposed to collaborative alliance development and networking methodologies and techniques that can be used to form meaningful relationships between organizations across organizational sectors and among individuals. The course is research intensive, interactive, and based on a team approach to working and learning through the application of models to real situations. (Winter).

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