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AU Organization Development

Cohort 68 - Class Schedule

This schedule is a draft and may be subject to change - updated November 14, 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 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 2013

  • Welcome Dinner and Intro to Experiential Education & the Learning Community (Airlie Center, VA) - Sept. 28 (10am) - Oct. 1 (3pm)
  • Rest Day for Reflection and Personal Business - Oct. 2
  • Orientation (AU) - Oct. 3 (9am-4pm)
  • Intro to Organization Development - Oct. 4-6, Nov. 8-10
  • Organization Theory & Diagnosis - Dec. 13-15, Jan. 10-12

Spring 2014

  • Methods and Models of Change - Feb. 7-9, March 14-16
  • Use of Self in Professional Practice (Airlie Center, VA) - April 5-11


Module 2 - Skills

Summer 2014

  • Applied Research Methods - May 16-18, June 13-15
    • Mid-Program Review of Student Progress - June 14
  • Consultation and Coaching Theory & Skills - July 18-20, Aug. 15-17

Fall 2014

  • Organization Analysis and Strategy - Sept. 12-14, Oct. 10-12

Module 3 - Applications

  • Practicum Introduction - Nov. 6 (evening)
  • Pre-Residency Sequence: Diversity & Cultural Competence I - Nov. 7-9
  • International Residency
    • Arrival - Dec. 2
    • Diversity & Cultural Competence II - Dec. 3-6
    • Fieldwork in International OD and Change - Dec. 7-13

Spring 2015

  • Residency Debrief Lunch - Jan. 13 (1pm-3pm)
  • Implementing System Change - Jan. 13 (6pm)-Jan. 17 (4pm)
  • Practicum I - Feb. 13-15
  • Practicum II - March 27-29

Summer 2015

  • Practicum Due Date - May 15
  • Comprehensive Exam - June 13
  • Cohort Closing Celebration - June 14

*August Degree Conferred; Walk in Commencement May 2016