Mary Slack

Clinical Faculty - Management
Degree
Ed.D., Organization Development, University of St. Thomas
M.A., Organization & Human Resource Development, Ottawa University
B.S., Education, Iowa State University
Phone
(651) 962-4378

Read Professor Slack's full biography on the Opus College of Business website.

Fall 2022 Courses

Fall 2022 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
MGMT 603 - W07 Leading Self and Others See Details * *

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Time of Day:

*

Location:

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Course Registration Number:

43414 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Mary F. Slack

This course is best suited for students completing their degree primarily online. It will begin with a virtual three-day synchronous residency. The residency experience is a blend of networking, team projects and course content. This experience will satisfy the first half of the course. The final 6 weeks of the course will be completed asynchronously Leadership is about insight, initiative, influence, impact, and integrity. 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)
0800-170008 Sep '22
0800-1700- - - - - - -
0800-170009 Sep '22
0800-170010 Sep '22
MGMT 609 - 222 Developing Talent - - W - - - - 1800 - 2100

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- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1800 - 2100

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43416 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1.5 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Mary F. Slack

Talented employees are one of an organization’s greatest resources for achieving its current goals as well as transforming to meet future challenges. This course reviews the issues and practices of developing employees. Specifically, the course will cover the areas of: identifying talented employees, determining an employee’s goals, planning the movement of individuals within the organization, creating formal and informal opportunities for employees to develop, determining approaches to retain employees (e.g. rewards), as well as engaging, motivating, and retaining all employees including high talent individuals. Prerequisites: NONE.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
MGMT 623 - 202 Project Management See Details * *

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See Details

Time of Day:

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Location:

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Course Registration Number:

43716 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Mary F. Slack

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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1800-210015 Sep '22
1800-210027 Oct '22
1800-210017 Nov '22
1800-210015 Dec '22
MGMT 761 - 430 Exec Ldr Dev: Self-Awareness See Details * *

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Time of Day:

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Location:

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Course Registration Number:

43589 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Mary F. Slack

Executive Leadership Development (ELD) consists of 3 courses that weave together experiential learning, group learning, coaching, and deep self-reflection to help you identify and develop your individualized leadership strategy. The courses explore the personal, social, and professional challenges of leading people in complex organizations. A premise is that leaders must take responsibility for their own development and that leaders who do so will be more effective. In this course, you will explore your leadership motivations, values, strengths, and challenges. ELD will provide ideas, tools, individual reflections, and peer support teams to help you develop, implement, and refine your leadership style, competencies, and purpose.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SCH 4070800-120008 Sep '22
-- - - - - - -
SCH 4070800-120009 Sep '22

J-term 2023 Courses

J-term 2023 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
MGMT 623 - 201 Project Management See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

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Course Registration Number:

10255 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Mary F. Slack

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)
0800-1200- - - - - S -
-- - - - - - -

Spring 2023 Courses

Spring 2023 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
MGMT 746 - 374 Lead Strat Change&Hum Cap Inve See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

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Course Registration Number:

22673 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Mary F. Slack

The ability to adapt an organization in response to environmental market, and internal changes, pressures and opportunities is a crucial capability for maintaining competitive advantage. The capability requires alignment of employees and key organizational systems with evolving market strategies and customers, which is a complex activity that emerges over time. This course explores how leaders align their workforce strategy with evolving market strategies to sustain retention, engagement, and performance of high talent employees. Topics covered may include: system dynamics, effective change management strategies and approaches, identify and develop high talent employees and succession, strategic redesign of work and the organization, and measuring the return on investment of investing in people. Prerequisites: NONE.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
VMP 1-- - - - - - -
SCH 4211300-170007 Jan '23
SCH 4210800-120003 Feb '23
SCH 4210800-120004 Feb '23
SCH 4210800-120010 Mar '23
SCH 4211300-170011 Mar '23
SCH 4210800-170005 May '23
SCH 4210800-120006 May '23
MGMT 762 - 430 Exec Ldr Dev: Personal Ldrshp See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

22680 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Mary F. Slack

Executive Leadership Development (ELD) consists of 3 courses that weave together experiential learning, group learning, coaching, and deep self-reflection to help you identify and develop your individualized leadership strategy. The courses explore the personal, social, and professional challenges of leading people in complex organizations. A premise is that leaders must take responsibility for their own development and that leaders who do so will be more effective. In this course, you will explore your leadership motivations, values, strengths, and challenges. ELD will provide ideas, tools, individual reflections, and peer support teams to help you develop, implement, and refine your leadership style, competencies, and purpose.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
VMP 1-- - - - - - -
SCH 4071030-120005 Jan '23
SCH 4070800-1700- - - R F S -
MGMT 763 - 429 Exec Ldr Dev: Ldrshp Challeng. See Details * *

Days of Week:

See Details

Time of Day:

*

Location:

*

Course Registration Number:

22682 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Mary F. Slack

Executive Leadership Development (ELD) consists of 3 courses that weave together experiential learning, group learning, coaching, and deep self-reflection to help you identify and develop your individualized leadership strategy. The courses explore the personal, social, and professional challenges of leading people in complex organizations. A premise is that leaders must take responsibility for their own development and that leaders who do so will be more effective. In this course, you will explore your leadership motivations, values, strengths, and challenges. ELD will provide ideas, tools, individual reflections, and peer support teams to help you develop, implement, and refine your leadership style, competencies, and purpose.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SCH 3160800-120009 Mar '23
VMP 1-- - - - - - -
SCH 3161300-170010 Mar '23