Cohort 80 - Class Schedule

This is a draft schedule and may be subject to change - updated April 1, 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

Summer 2019 (0 Academic credits)

  • Intro to Experiential Education & the Learning Community (Location To Be Announced) - Aug. 17 (10am) - Aug. 20 (3pm)
  • MSOD Orientation (AU SVB Campus) - Aug. 21 (8:15am-4pm)

Fall 2019 (6 credits)

  • Intro to Organization Development - Sept. 13-15, Oct. 11-13
  • Organization Theory & Diagnosis - Nov. 8-10, Dec. 6-8

Spring 2020 (7.5 credits)

  • Methods and Models of Change - Jan. 10-12, Feb. 7-9
  • Use of Self in Professional Practice (Airlie Center, VA) - March 7-13

Module 2 - Skills

  • Applied Research Methods: Quantitative - April 17-19
    • Mid-Program Review of Student Progress

Summer 2020 (6 credits)

  • Applied Research Methods: Qualitative - May 15-17
  • Consultation and Coaching Theory & Skills - June 12-14, July 10-12
  • Organization Analysis and Strategy I - Aug. 7-9

Module 3 - Applications

Fall 2020 (6 credits)

  • Organization Analysis and Strategy II - Sept. 11-13
  • Global Diversity and Cultural Capacity - Oct. 9-11
  • International Residency - Nov. 10-21
    • Arrival - November 10
    • Global Diversity and Cultural Capacity
    • International OD Consultation
  • Practicum Introduction - Virtual - Dec. 12 (9am - 1pm)

Spring 2021 (6 credits)

  • Learning Community: IR Debriefing Dinner - Jan. 7 (evening)
  • Implementing System Change - Jan. 8-10, Feb. 5-7
  • Practicum - Feb. 26-28, March 19-21
  • Practicum Due Date - May 3
  • Practicum Presentations - May 7
  • University Commencement - May 8
  • Cohort Closing Celebration - May 9