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  • AU MSOD
    202-885-6206
    Fax: 202-885-1070
    aumsod@american.edu
    Watkins, Room 111

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Cohort 65 - Class Schedule

This schedule is subject to change.

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.


Summer 2012

  • Welcome Dinner and Intro to Experiential Education & the Learning Community (Airlie Center, VA) - June 17 (2pm)-20 (noon)
  • Orientation (AU) - June 21 (9am-4pm)
  • Intro to Organization Development - June 22-24, July 13-15
  • Organization Theory & Diagnosis - Aug. 10-12, Sept. 7-9

Fall 2012

  • Use of Self in Professional Practice (Airlie Center, VA) - Oct. 13-19
  • Group Theory & Change Facilitation - Nov. 16-18, Dec. 14-16

Spring 2013

  • Applied Research Methods- Jan. 11-13, Feb. 8-10
    • Mid-Program Review of Student Progress - Jan. 12
  • Consultation Coaching Theory and Skills - March 8-10, April 12-14

Summer 2013

  • Practicum I - May 17-19
  • Organization Analysis and Strategy - June 14-16, July 19-21
  • Diversity & Cultural Competence I (Pre-Residency Weekend)- Aug. 16-18

Fall 2013

  • International Residency
    • Arrival Day - Sept. 17
    • Diversity & Cultural Competence II -Sept. 18-21
    • Fieldwork in International OD and Change - Sept. 22-28
  • Practicum II - Oct. 18-20
  • Implementing Systems Change - Nov. 12-16
  • Practicum Due - Dec. 2
  • Comprehensive Exam - Dec. 14
  • Cohort Closing Celebration - Dec. 15

*Learning Community Time (LCT) will occur for 2 hours each Saturday of a class weekend for the cohort to develop learning in this facilitated setting.