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Cohort 66 - Class Schedule

This is a draft schedule and may be subject to change - updated December 16, 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 Year 1 and the International Residency in the middle of Year 2. Cohort 65 and beyond will also involve a launch experience leading into orientation weekend.

Module 1: Foundations

Fall 2012

  • Welcome Dinner and Intro to Experiential Education & the Learning Community
    (Airlie Center, VA) -Oct. 13 (10am)-16 (3pm)
  • Rest Day for Reflection and Personal Business - Oct. 17
  • Orientation (AU) - Oct. 18 (9am-4pm)
  • Intro to Organization Development - Oct. 19-21, Nov. 9-11
  • Organization Theory & Diagnosis - Dec. 7-9, Jan. 11-13

Spring 2013

  • Group Theory & Change Facilitation - Feb. 8-10, Mar. 8-10
  • Use of Self in Professional Practice (Airlie Center, VA) - Apr. 6-12

Module 2: Skills

Summer 2013

  • Applied Research Methods - May. 17-19, June 14-16
    • Mid-Program Review of Student Progress - May 18
  • Consultation and Coaching Theory & Skills - July 12-14, Aug. 16-18

Fall 2013

  • Implementing System Change - Sept. 24 (6pm) - 28 (4pm)

Module 3: Applications

  • Organization Analysis & Strategy, Weekend 1 - Oct. 25-27
  • Practicum Introduction - November 14 (1pm-5pm)
  • Organization Analysis & Strategy, Weekend 2 - Nov. 15-17
  • Pre-Residency Sequence - Diversity & Cultural Competence I - Dec. 13-15

Spring 2014

  • International Residency
    • Arrival - Jan. 14
    • Diversity & Cultural Competence II - Jan. 15-18
    • Fieldwork in International OD & Change - Jan. 19-25
  • Practicum I - Feb. 21-23
  • Practicum II - April 4-6

Summer 2014

  • Practicum Due - May 16
  • Comprehensive Exam - June 14
  • Cohort Closing Celebration - June 15

 *August 2014 Degree Conferred/Graduation