Cohort 79 - Class Schedule

This is a draft schedule and may be subject to change - updated May 1, 2018.

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 2019 (6 credits)

  • Intro to Experiential Education & the Learning Community (Location To Be Announced) - Jan. 12 - 15 
  • Orientation (AU) - Jan. 16 (8:15am-4pm)
  • Intro to Org. Development & Change - Feb. 1-3, Mar. 1-3
  • Organization Theory & Diagnosis - Apr. 5-7, Apr. 26-28

Summer 2019 (6 credits)

  • Methods and Models of Change - May 31-June 2, June 28-30
  • Use of Self in Professional Practice (Residential Locaiton to be Announced) - July 27-Aug. 2

Module 2 - Skills

Fall 2019 (6 credits)

  • Applied Research Methods: Quantitative - Sept. 6-8
  • Applied Research Methods: Qualitative - Oct. 4-6
  • Consultation & Coaching Theory & Skills - Nov. 1-3, Dec. 3-6

Spring 2020 (9 credits)

  • Organization Analysis & Strategy I - Jan. 17-19
  • Organization Analysis & Strategy II - Feb. 14-16

Module 3: Applications

  • Global Diversity & Cultural Capacity (AU) - March 13-15
  • International Residency - April 14-25
    • Arrival - April 14
    • Global Diversity and Cultural Capacity
    • International OD Consultation

Summer 2020 (6 credits)

  • Practicum Introduction (Virtual) - May 16
  • Learning Community: Residency Debriefing Dinner - May 21
  • Implementing System Change - May 22-24, June 19-21
  • Practicum - July 17-19, August 21-23

Fall 2020 (6 credits)

  • Practicum Due Date - Oct. 5
  • Practicum Presentations - Oct. 10
  • Cohort Closing - Oct. 11
  • University Commencement - Dec. (Date TBA)