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Cohort 70 - Class Schedule

This is a draft schedule and may be subject to change - updated November 14, 2013.

The AU MSOD consists of 11 courses (33 graduate credits) over approximately 18 months. Each course is taught over two 3-day class weekends held one month apart. Each class involves 2 weeks of preparation prior to a class weekend, the class weekend, and then 2 weeks of follow-up after a class weekend. One Residency course happens in each year of the MSOD program: the Use of Self Residency in the middle of the first year and the International Residency near the end of the curriculum. The MSOD program begins with a cohort "launch", Intro to Experiential Education and the Learning Community, leading into orientation and the first class weekend.

Module 1 - Foundations

Fall 2014

  • Welcome Dinner and Intro to Experiential Education & the Learning Community (Airlie Center, VA) - Sept. 13 (10am) - 16 (3pm)
  • Rest Day for Reflection and Personal Business - Sept. 17
  • Orientation (AU) - Sept. 18 (9am-4pm)
  • Intro to Organization Development - Sept. 19-21, Oct. 17-19
  • Organization Theory & Diagnosis - Nov. 14-16, Dec. 12-14

Spring 2015

  • Methods and Models of Change - Jan. 9-11, Feb. 20-22
  • Use of Self in Professional Practice (Airlie Center, VA) - March 21-27


Module 2 - Skills

  • Applied Research Methods - April 17-19, May 15-17
    • Mid-Program Review of Student Progress - April 18

Summer 2015

  •  Consultation and Coaching Theory & Skills - June 12-14, July 10-12
  • Organization Analysis and Strategy - Aug. 7-9, Sept. 18-20

Module 3 - Applications

Fall 2015

  • Practicum Introduction - Oct. 15 (evening)
  • Pre-Residency Weekend: Diversity & Cultural Competence I - Oct. 16-18
  • International Residency
    • Arrival - Nov. 3
    • Diversity & Cultural Competence II - Nov. 4-7
    • Fieldwork in International OD and Change - Nov. 8-14

Spring 2016

  • Residency Debriefing Lunch - Jan. 12 (1pm-3pm)
  • Implementing System Change - Jan. 12 (6pm) - Jan.16 (4pm)
  • Practicum I - Feb. 12-14
  • Practicum II - March 11-13

Summer 2016

  • Practicum Due Date - April 8
  • Comprehensive Exam - April 30
  • Cohort Closing Celebration - May 7

* Degree Conferred May 2016; AU Commencement Ceremony May 8, 2016