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Cohort 75 - Class Schedule

This is a draft schedule and may be subject to change - updated February 3, 2016.

The AU MSOD consists of 11 courses (33 graduate credits) over approximately 20 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 2017 (6 credits)

  • Intro to Experiential Education & the Learning Community (Airlie Center, VA) - Jan. 14 (10am) - 17 (3pm)
  • Orientation (AU) - Jan. 18 (8:15am-3pm)
  • Intro to Organization Development - Feb. 10-12, March 10-12
  • Organization Theory & Diagnosis - April 7-9, May 5-7

Summer 2017 (6 credits)

  • Methods and Models of Change - June 2-4, July 7-9
  • Use of Self in Professional Practice (Airlie Center, VA) - August 12-18


Module 2 - Skills

Fall 2017 (6 credits)

  • Applied Research Methods - Sept. 15-17, Oct. 13-15
    • Mid-Program Review for Student Progress - Oct. 30
  • Consultation and Coaching Theory & Skills - Nov. 10-12, Dec. 8-10

Spring 2018 (9 credits)

  • Organization Analysis and Strategy - Jan. 12-14, Feb. 9-11


Module 3 - Applications

  • Global Diversity and Cultural Competence I - March 9-11
  • International Residency - April 10-April 21
    • Arrival - April 10
    • Global Diversity and Cultural Competence II
    • International OD Consultation
  • Practicum Introduction - Virtual via Skype - April 28 (9am - 1pm)

Summer 2018 (6 credits)

  • Learning Community: Residency Debriefing Dinner - May 17 (evening)
  • Implementing System Change - May 18-20, June 15-17
  • Practicum - July 13-15, Aug. 24-26

Fall 2018 (Maintain Matriculation)

  • Practicum Due Date - Oct. 5
  • Practicum Presentations - Oct. 13
  • Cohort Closing Celebration - Oct. 14
  • University Commencement - December (Date TBA)