Cohort 80 - Class Schedule

This is a draft schedule and may be subject to change - updated July 22, 2019.

The AU MSOD consists of 11 courses (33 graduate credits) over approximately 21 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 retreat informally called Becoming A Learning Community, or Introduction to Experiential Education and the Learning Community, leading into the MSOD-specific orientation.

Module 1 - Foundations

Spring 2020 (6 credits)

  • Intro to Experiential Education & the Learning Community (Location To Be Announced) - Jan. 11 - 14
  • Orientation (AU) - Jan. 15 (8:15am-4pm)
  • Intro to Org. Development & Change - Jan. 31-Feb. 2, Feb. 28-Mar. 1
  • Organization Theory & Diagnosis - Mar. 27-29, Apr. 24-26

Summer 2020 (6 credits)

  • Methods and Models of Change - May 29-31, June 26-28
  • Use of Self in Professional Practice (Residential Location to be Announced) - July 25-31

Module 2 - Skills

Fall 2020 (6 credits)

  • Applied Research Methods: Quantitative - Aug. 28-30
  • Applied Research Methods: Qualitative - Sept. 25-27
  • Consultation & Coaching Theory & Skills - Oct. 23-25, Nov. 20-22

Spring 2021 (9 credits)

  • Organization Analysis & Strategy I - Jan. 8-10
  • Organization Analysis & Strategy II - Feb. 5-7

Module 3: Applications

  • Global Diversity & Cultural Capacity (AU) - March 12-14
  • International Residency - April 13-24
    • Arrival - April 13
    • Global Diversity and Cultural Capacity
    • International OD Consultation

Summer 2021 (6 credits)

  • Practicum Introduction (Virtual) - May 15
  • Learning Community: Residency Debriefing Dinner - May 20
  • Implementing System Change - May 21-23, June 18-20
  • Practicum - July 16-18, August 27-29

Fall 2021 (Maintain Matriculation)

  • Practicum Due Date - Oct. 11
  • Practicum Presentations - Oct. 16
  • Cohort Closing - Oct. 17
  • University Commencement - Dec. 19