Organization Development Courses

OD  651 - Human Resource Management (2)

Blends strategic human resources concepts and theory with significant practice to examine how human resources systems are designed, implemented and continually evolving to achieve the strategic outcomes required.
• Restricted to Organization Development Majors;

OD  652 - Change Process Coaching (2)

Combines theory and practice of the Intentional Change Process to enhance students' knowledge, skills, and value for coaching and to inspire performance and maintain wellness in oneself and others. Students will be guided through exercises and peer coaching dialogues to develop emotional and social intelligence competencies that can support their own professional aspirations and capacity for leadership in organiztaions.
• Restricted to Organization Development Majors;

OD  653 - Leading Across Sectors (2)

This course teaches how to apply best practices of leadership at the intersection of the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. The course starts with the premise that successful leadership development is by design, not by accident to design, negotiate, manage, navigate, and evaluate programs, policies, initiatives, and projects that have a cross-sectoral dimension. Of particular interest are the varied mechanisms in play across sectors and placed-based approaches, not only in the United States, but also globally. The class emphasizes action-based learning to teach the application of leadership processes at four levels: Personal, Group, Organizational and Community for impact. Available to any School of Management graduate students with program director's permission.
• Restricted to Organization Development Majors;

OD  654 - Evidence-Based Management (2)

This class is designed to expose you to the concept of evidence-based practice within managerial disciplines (HR, OD, OB etc.). It aims to equip you with the necessary skills to make judicious use of research evidence, to recognize the variance present in the quality of organizational research and finally, to encourage you to turn your organization and your own behaviors into those motivated by datasets, not mindsets. This class is an antidote to managerial fadism and organizational trends for those interested in the practice of management.
• Restricted to Organization Development Majors;

OD  660 - Understanding Behavior in Organizations (4)

Explores the relationships among individuals, groups, organizations, and society within the context of a globalized and ever-changing world. A dynamic, holistic, systems approach frames the examination of individual behavior, interpersonal relationships, and organizational processes, structures, and cultures with emphasis on the interdependencies that impact organizational functioning. Students reflect on their competence as leaders in the Jesuit tradition of service to others and respect for diverse ideas and backgrounds.
• Restricted to Organization Development Majors;

OD  661 - Leading Organization Change and Development (2)

Investigates the nature of change, forces for change, and the impact of change on its recipients. Introduces students to the practice of organization development with respect to change efforts in organizations as they examine their own roles and skill sets as change agents.
• Restricted to Organization Development Majors;

OD  664 - Negotiation and Bargain Strategy (2)

Introduces students to the theory and processes of negotiation as practiced in a variety of organizational settings. It is designed to expose you to negotiation theory and research and give you practice in applying negotiation strategy and tactics to specific and change situations. This course is skills-based, experiential and participatory in nature.
• Restricted to Organization Development Majors;

OD  665 - Project Management (2)

Prepares students to work effectively in complex project environments. Focuses on the foundations of professional project management and change management that are necessary to assume with confidence a challenging role in contemporary and future projects.
• Restricted to Organization Development Majors;

OD  668 - Research and Analysis for Organization Development (4)

Covers qualitative and quantitative research methods that can be used in the diagnosis of organizational issues, to test hypotheses, or to evaluate organizational interventions. The intention of this course is to enable students to become critical consumers of research with the capabilities to carry out research projects in the context of their work in organizations. The teaching methodology of the course will be varied. In addition to lectures, in-class activities, presentations, and discussions, this course will use an experiential learning approach (service-learning) to enhance student learning.
• Restricted to Organization Development Majors;

OD  671 - Consulting Practices (2)

Reviews the consulting process, especially with respect to organization development. Focuses on the values and ethics underlying the consulting practice, and the essential skills for a consultant, including entering, contracting, developing client capability, and managing unplanned events in the change process.
• Restricted to Organization Development Majors;

OD  673 - Large-Scale Systems Transformation (2)

Stresses the design and implementation of various organizational interventions by applying the diagnosis-intervention-evaluation process. Students learn to choose between, and then design, appropriate interventions to transform an organization from a current state to a desired future state.
• Restricted to Organization Development Majors;

OD  674 - Indiv. and Team Interventions (4)

Focuses on how people’s behavior is influenced by their actions and the actions of others in organizational settings. Examines theories of group processes and team dynamics, as well as practical techniques for facilitating productivity as a team member or outside facilitator. Integrates previous coursework on motivation, attitudes, power and politics, conflict, and decision-making.
• Restricted to Organization Development Majors;

OD  683 - Statistics Fundamentals (2)

Familiarizes students with core statistical methods – including descriptive and inferential statistics, correlation, regression, and ANOVA – used in behavioral research and data analysis.
• Restricted to Organization Development Majors;

OD  684 - Finance and Acct Fundamentals (2)

Introduces fundamental accounting and financial terms and concepts leaders and managers rely on as they consider the viability of change initiatives. Focuses on the budgeting process so that managers can make decisions to ensure the organization’s long-term viability.
• Restricted to Organization Development Majors;

OD  690 - Organization Development Culminating Project (4)

Requires a diagnostic and data-based approach to conducting an applied research project within an existing organization. Working in teams, students will serve as consultants and provide a preliminary diagnosis or evaluation regarding an aspect of organizational change that the organization: 1) may be considering; 2) is in the process of executing; or 3) has recently completed. The type of organizational change may be evolutionary, incremental or large-scale.
• Restricted to Organization Development Majors;

OD  691 - Academic Global Immersion (2)

Two week academic global immersion course. Students visit selected corporations and organizations, and complete research projects.
• Restricted to Organization Development Majors;

OD  699 - Directed Study or Special Offering (1 - 3)

OD699-11 Understanding Global Organizations -- Paul Ryder PhD UGO is an integrative course that gives students a global perspective on how multinationals structure and conduct their overseas business activities. We examine the ways in which multinationals adapt their corporate culture, values, organizational structures, business practices, leadership development, and business models to the local conditions of the individual countries in which they operate. Though theory, case studies, and guest lectures from global leaders, we examine the challenges and rewards (organizational, economic, and personal) for engaging a global marketplace with a global mindset. This course is excellent preparation for any of the Academic Global Immersion courses that run during intersession or the summer.
• Restricted to Organization Development Majors;