Mary Slack

Clinical Faculty, Management

mfslack@stthomas.edu

(651) 962-4378

Minneapolis Campus
1000 LaSalle Ave
Terrence Murphy Hall 451J
Minneapolis, MN 55403

B.S., Education, Iowa State University
Ed.D., Organization Development, University of St. Thomas
M.A., Organization & Human Resource Development, Ottawa University

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Mary Slack is a management consultant in human resource and organization development. She specializes in the areas of project management, management development, quality improvement, leadership development and interpersonal skills. Mary has over 20 years of corporate experience in training, administration, course development and project management. Mary was an adjunct instructor for over 10 years before she became a full time clinical faculty member in the fall of 2015.

Fall 2017 Courses
Fall 2017 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
MGMT 482 - 01 Leading Organizational Systems - - - - - - - -
Description of course Leading Organizational Systems : CRN: 43311 4 Credit Hours
This course addresses the application of leadership principles in the context of business, political, and social organizations. It emphasizes how leadership affects the functions of the organization with particular emphasis on managerial applications. This course provides opportunities to think more systematically about leadership and organizations, its application, and the personal competencies needed for leadership success. There are two core purposes for the course: 1) learn about organizational leadership and management, and 2) understand one's own capacity for leading. More specifically, this course examines a variety of perspectives on leadership and management, identifies critical leadership and management challenges, and asks you to think deeply about leadership issues and opportunities. Topics explored include the role of the leader in leading organizational change and influencing social systems. Offered spring semester. Prerequisites: MGMT 382, BETH 301, and one of MGMT 360, MGMT 384, or MGMT 388, and BUSN 202 or CISC 200, plus senior standing.
Schedule Details
Location Time Day(s)
MGMT 603 - 201 Leading Self and Others - T - - - - - 1800 - 2100 SCH 421
Description of course Leading Self and Others : CRN: 43039
STUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED MGMT 600 SHOULD NOT TAKE MGMT 603. Leadership is about insight, initiative, influence, and impact. You will explore principled leadership in this class, gaining a framework and skillset for developing your ability to make meaningful impact within dynamic and complicated organizations. Leading self and others incorporates insight into individual strengths and diversity, interpersonal and team dynamics, taking initiative and having influence both with and without formal authority, and examining the larger impact on organizational systems and the common good. This core MBA course, typically taken in the first year of the program, is designed to help students discern that leading is challenging and critical for success in both your career and the UST MBA program. -- Prerequisites: None.
Schedule Details
Location Time Day(s)
MGMT 603 - 425 Leading Self and Others See Details * *
Description of course Leading Self and Others : CRN: 43041
Leadership is about insight, initiative, influence, and impact. You will explore principled leadership in this class, gaining a framework and skillset for developing your ability to make meaningful impact within dynamic and complicated organizations. Leading self and others incorporates insight into individual strengths and diversity, interpersonal and team dynamics, taking initiative and having influence both with and without formal authority, and examining the larger impact on organizational systems and the common good. This core MBA course, taken in the first year of the program, is designed to help students discern that leading is challenging and critical for success in both your career and the UST MBA program.
Schedule Details
Location Time Day(s)
SCH 4070800-170007 Sep '17
-- - - - - - -
SCH 4070800-170008 Sep '17
SCH 4070800-170009 Sep '17
MGMT 623 - 201 Project Management See Details * *
Description of course Project Management : CRN: 42934
The field of project management is young and constantly changing. Companies seek to reduce development cycles while increasing the technological complexity of their products. Corporate downsizing has increased the average workload and reduced the resources available for project development. Sound familiar? This course will discuss the fundamental basis for scheduling and project scope difficulties, and provide tools for creating practical solutions. We will become more aware of why we encounter similar pitfalls with each new project. Discover that you are not alone in encountering a chaotic project life-cycle, the complexity people bring, and the reasons why our organizations are continuing to become more chaotic. This course will examine the new phase development of project management. We will use numerous disciplines to create a more dynamic and flexible project management methodology. These disciplines include Industrial Behavior, Psychology, Human Behavior, Chaos and Complexity, Organizational Behavior, and Systems Theory to name a few. As project managers, we face impossible schedules, unrealistic specifications, and limited budgets. As leaders we face personnel issues, motivation requirements and organizational issues. This course will provide insight and practical examples of the areas of knowledge needed to practice effective project management in today's dynamic work environment. -- Prerequisites: None.
Schedule Details
Location Time Day(s)
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TMH 4601730-213014 Sep '17
TMH 4601730-213028 Sep '17
TMH 4601730-213019 Oct '17
TMH 4601730-213009 Nov '17
TMH 4601730-213007 Dec '17
MGMT 623 - 202 Project Management - - - - - - - -
Description of course Project Management : CRN: 43484
The field of project management is young and constantly changing. Companies seek to reduce development cycles while increasing the technological complexity of their products. Corporate downsizing has increased the average workload and reduced the resources available for project development. Sound familiar? This course will discuss the fundamental basis for scheduling and project scope difficulties, and provide tools for creating practical solutions. We will become more aware of why we encounter similar pitfalls with each new project. Discover that you are not alone in encountering a chaotic project life-cycle, the complexity people bring, and the reasons why our organizations are continuing to become more chaotic. This course will examine the new phase development of project management. We will use numerous disciplines to create a more dynamic and flexible project management methodology. These disciplines include Industrial Behavior, Psychology, Human Behavior, Chaos and Complexity, Organizational Behavior, and Systems Theory to name a few. As project managers, we face impossible schedules, unrealistic specifications, and limited budgets. As leaders we face personnel issues, motivation requirements and organizational issues. This course will provide insight and practical examples of the areas of knowledge needed to practice effective project management in today's dynamic work environment.
Schedule Details
Location Time Day(s)
J-Term 2018 Courses
J-Term 2018 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
MGMT 623 - 201 Project Management See Details * *
Description of course Project Management : CRN: 10211 3 Credit Hours
The field of project management is young and constantly changing. Companies seek to reduce development cycles while increasing the technological complexity of their products. Corporate downsizing has increased the average workload and reduced the resources available for project development. Sound familiar? This course will discuss the fundamental basis for scheduling and project scope difficulties, and provide tools for creating practical solutions. We will become more aware of why we encounter similar pitfalls with each new project. Discover that you are not alone in encountering a chaotic project life-cycle, the complexity people bring, and the reasons why our organizations are continuing to become more chaotic. This course will examine the new phase development of project management. We will use numerous disciplines to create a more dynamic and flexible project management methodology. These disciplines include Industrial Behavior, Psychology, Human Behavior, Chaos and Complexity, Organizational Behavior, and Systems Theory to name a few. As project managers, we face impossible schedules, unrealistic specifications, and limited budgets. As leaders we face personnel issues, motivation requirements and organizational issues. This course will provide insight and practical examples of the areas of knowledge needed to practice effective project management in today's dynamic work environment. -- Prerequisite: None.
Schedule Details
Location Time Day(s)
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TMH 4600800-170006 Jan '18
TMH 4600800-170013 Jan '18
TMH 4600800-170020 Jan '18
TMH 4600800-170027 Jan '18
Spring 2018 Courses
Spring 2018 Courses
Crs - Sec Title Days Time Location
MGMT 603 - 201 Leading Self and Others See Details * *
Description of course Leading Self and Others : CRN: 21989 3 Credit Hours
Leadership is about insight, initiative, influence, and impact. You will explore principled leadership in this class, gaining a framework and skillset for developing your ability to make meaningful impact within dynamic and complicated organizations. Leading self and others incorporates insight into individual strengths and diversity, interpersonal and team dynamics, taking initiative and having influence both with and without formal authority, and examining the larger impact on organizational systems and the common good. This core MBA course, taken in the first year of the program, is designed to help students discern that leading is challenging and critical for success in both your career and the UST MBA program. Prerequisites: None.
Schedule Details
Location Time Day(s)
-- - - - - - -
SCH 3161800-210005 Feb '18
SCH 3161800-210019 Feb '18
SCH 3161800-210005 Mar '18
SCH 3161800-210019 Mar '18
SCH 3161800-210009 Apr '18
SCH 3161800-210023 Apr '18
SCH 3161800-210007 May '18
Academic and Professional Positions
  • Clinical Faculty, University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul / Minneapolis (2015 - present)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis (2011 - present)
  • Owner/President, Eisele and Associates, Inc, Plymouth (1997 - present)
  • Adjunct Faculty, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (1998 - 2015)
  • Organization Development, Ultra Manufacturing Company, Monticello (2010 - 2013)
  • Adjunct Faculty, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (2001 - 2009)
  • Adjunct Instructor, St. Mary's University, Minneapolis (2008 - 2009)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Anoka Ramsey Community College, Anoka (2004 - 2009)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Hamline University, St Paul (2005 - 2009)
  • Human Resource Development Specialist, Allina Health System, Minnetonka (1995 - 1998)
  • Senior Employee Development Specialist, Cummins/Onan, Fridley (1994 - 1995)
  • Human Resource Representative/Specialist, Honeywell, Inc, Commercial Flight Systems, Phoenix (1990 - 1994)
  • Human Resource Development and Training Administrator, Honeywell, Inc, Hopkins (1998 - 1990)

Professional Memberships
  • Project Management Institute

Professional Service
  • Girl Scouts of River Valley Alumnae Association,

Publications

Books and Chapters

Research Interests
  • Project and process management
  • Employee & Organization development
  • Emotional intelligence

Presentations