This course familiarizes students with concepts, models, theories, and techniques for planning, facilitating, and evaluating Organization Development (OD) change efforts. Students will develop skills and competencies necessary to carry out a variety of roles and strategies for internally and externally implementing OD interventions.
This course covers major frameworks for analyzing and characterizing types and levels of culture that matter to organizations. Examples include types of national, regional, and organizational culture. Diversity and conflict resolution will be also covered. Students will design an effective training or learning solution by applying learned concepts and frameworks.
The course explores current organization development policies and practices in today's organizations. The focus will be on work engagement, an increasing area of interest that has implications for organizational culture, performance, work-life balance, and a host of employees' well-being and behaviors.
This course includes topics related to the role of leadership in employee development and organizational changes. Included are major theories and principles of organizational leadership and skills to identify, measure, and evaluate leadership effectiveness.