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Cohort 72 - Class Schedule

This is a draft schedule and may be subject to change - updated February 27, 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

Fall 2015

  • Welcome Dinner and Intro to Experiential Education & the Learning Community (Airlie Center, VA) - Aug. 22 (10am) - 25 (3pm)
  • Rest Day for Reflection and Personal Business - Aug. 26
  • Orientation (AU) - Aug. 27 (9am-4pm)
  • Intro to Organization Development - Aug. 28-30, Sept. 25-27
  • Organization Theory & Diagnosis - Oct. 23-25, Nov. 20-22

Spring 2016

  • Methods and Models of Change - Jan. 8-10, Feb. 12-14
  • Use of Self in Professional Practice (Airlie Center, VA) - March 12-18

Module 2 - Skills

  • Applied Research Methods - April 8-10, May 6-8
    • Mid-Program Review of Student Progress - May 7

Summer 2016

  • Consultation and Coaching Theory & Skills - June 10-12, July 8-10
  • Organization Analysis and Strategy - Aug. 5-7, Sept. 9-11

Module 3 - Applications

Fall 2016

  • Practicum Introduction - October 5 (evening)
  • Pre-Residency Weekend: Diversity & Cultural Competence I - October 6-8
  • International Residency
    • Arrival - Nov. 1
    • Diversity & Cultural Competence II - Nov. 2-5
    • Fieldwork in International OD and Change - Nov. 6-12

Spring 2017

  • Residency Debriefing Lunch - Jan. 3 (1pm-3pm)
  • Implementing System Change - Jan 3 (6pm) - 7 (4pm)
  • Practicum I - Feb. 3-5
  • Practicum II - March 10-12
  • Practicum Due Date - April 7
  • Comprehensive Exam - April 29
  • Cohort Closing Celebration - May 12

* AU Commencement Ceremony May 2017