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Cohort 71 - Class Schedule

This is a draft schedule and may be subject to change - updated August 13, 2014

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

Spring 2015

  • Intro to Experiential Education & the Learning Community (Airlie Center, VA) - Jan. 10 (10am) - Jan. 13 (3pm)
  • Orientation (AU) - Jan 14 (8:15am-3:30pm)
  • Intro to Organization Development - Feb. 13-15, March 13-15
  • Organization Theory & Diagnosis - April 10-12, May 8-10

Summer 2015

  • Methods and Models of Change - June 12-14, July 10-12
  • Use of Self in Professional Practice (Airlie Center, VA) - August 8-14

Module 2 - Skills

Fall 2015

  • Applied Research Methods - Sept. 11-13, Oct. 9-11
    • Mid-Program Review of Student Progress - Sept. 12
  • Consultation and Coaching Theory & Skills - Nov. 6-8, Dec. 4-6

Spring 2016

  • Organization Analysis and Strategy - Jan 8-10, Feb. 5-7

Module 3 - Applications

  • Practicum Introduction - March 10 (evening)
  • Pre-Residency Weekend: Diversity & Cultural Competence I - March 11-13
  • International Residency
    • Arrival - April 5
    • Diversity & Cultural Competence II - April 6-9
    • Fieldwork in International OD and Change - April 10-16

Summer 2016

  • Residency Debriefing Lunch - May 17 (1pm-3pm)
  • Implementing System Change - May 17 (6pm) - May 21 (4pm)
  • Practicum I - June 17-19
  • Practicum II - August 5-7

Fall 2016

  • Practicum Due Date - September 26
  • Comprehensive Exam - October 29
  • Cohort Closing Celebration - October 30

* Degree Conferred December 2016; AU Commencement Ceremony May 2017