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Cohort 73 - Class Schedule

This is a draft schedule and may be subject to change - updated July 7, 2015.

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 2016 (6 credits)

  • Intro to Experiential Education & the Learning Community (Airlie Center, VA) - Jan. 9 (10am) - 12 (3pm)
  • Orientation (AU) - Jan. 13 (8:15am-3pm)
  • Intro to Organization Development - Feb. 12-14, March 11-13
  • Organization Theory & Diagnosis - April 8-10, May 6-8

Summer 2016 (6 credits)

  • Methods and Models of Change - June 3-5, July 8-10
  • Use of Self in Professional Practice (Airlie Center, VA) - August 6-12

Module 2 - Skills

Fall 2016 (6 credits)

  • Applied Research Methods - Sept. 9-11, Oct. 7-9
    • Mid-Program Review of Student Progress - Oct. 7
  • Consultation and Coaching Theory & Skills - Nov. 4-6, Dec. 2-4

Spring 2017 (9 credits)

  • Organization Analysis and Strategy - Jan. 6-8, Feb. 3-5

Module 3 - Applications

  • Practicum Introduction - Virtual via Skype - April 29 (9am - 1pm)
  • Pre-Residency Weekend: Diversity & Cultural Competence I - March 3-5
  • International Residency
    • Arrival - March 28
    • Diversity & Cultural Competence II - March 29-April 1
    • Fieldwork in International OD and Change - April 2-8

Summer 2017 (6 credits)

  • Learning Community: Residency Debriefing Dinner- May 18 (evening)
  • Implementing System Change - May 19-21, June 16-18
  • Practicum I - July 14-16
  • Practicum II - August 25-27

Fall 2017 (maintain matriculation)

  • Practicum Due Date - Oct. 9
  • Practicum Presentations - Oct. 14
  • Cohort Closing Celebration - Oct. 15

* AU Commencement Ceremony May 2017