Expand AU Menu

Cohort 69 - Class Schedule

This is a draft schedule and may be subject to change - updated December 3, 2012.

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 2014

  • Welcome Dinner and Intro to Experiential Education & the Learning Community (Airlie Center, VA) - Feb. 8 (10am) - 11 (3pm)
  • Rest Day for Reflection and Personal Business - Feb. 12
  • Orientation (AU) - Feb. 13 (9am-4pm)
  • Intro to Organization Development - Feb. 14-16, March 14-16
  • Organization Theory & Diagnosis - April 11-13, May 9-11

Summer 2014

  • Methods and Models of Change - June 6-8, July 11-13
  • Use of Self in Professional Practice (Airlie Center, VA) - August 2-8


Module 2 - Skills

Fall 2014

  • Applied Research Methods - Sept. 12-14, Oct. 10-12
    • Mid-Program Review of Student Progress - Sept. 13
  • Consultation and Coaching Theory & Skills - Nov. 7-9, Dec. 5-7

Spring 2015

  • Organization Analysis and Strategy - Jan. 9-11, Feb. 6-8

Module 3 - Applications

  • Practicum Introduction - March 5 (evening)
  • Pre-Residency Weekend: Diversity & Cultural Competence I - March 6-8
  • International Residency
    • Arrival - April 14
    • Diversity & Cultural Competence II - April 15-18
    • Fieldwork in International OD and Change - April 19-25

Summer 2015

  • Learning Community Time Homecoming Lunch - May 12 (1pm-3pm)
  • Implementing System Change - May 12 (6pm) - May 16 (4pm)
  • Practicum I - June 12-14
  • Practicum II - Aug. 7-9

Fall 2015

  • Practicum Due Date - Sept. 28
  • Comprehensive Exam - Oct. 24
  • Cohort Closing Celebration - Oct. 25

*December Degree Conferred; Walk in Commencement May 2016