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Organization Development Courses

OD 651 Human Resource Management (2)

• Restricted to Organization Development Majors

OD 652 Change Process Coaching (2)

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OD 653 Sectoral Leadership (2)

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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 655 Global OD (2)

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OD 656 Complexity Theory and OD (2)

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OD 660 Leadership and 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 662 Psychological Dimensions of Organizational Behavior (2)

Focuses on how people’s behavior is influenced by others in organizational settings. Relates previous studies of motivation, attitudes, politics, decision-making and culture to productive, creative, and ethical actions in order to better understand how people shape the environment in which they work.

• Restricted to Organization Development Majors

OD 664 Negotiation and Bargain Strategy (2)

Develops skills in person-to-person negotiations in which the stakes are high, people have different points of view, and strong emotions often support these views. 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 Diagnosis and Evaluation (4)

Covers research methods - qualitative and quantitative - relevant to the practice of OD. Emphasis is on applied research methods, including action research, used in developing research studies and performing data analyses.

• 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.

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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.

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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 (1)

Familiarizes students with core statistical methods – including descriptive and inferential statistics, correlation, regression, and ANOVA – used in behavioral research and data analysis.

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OD 684 Finance and Acct Fundamentals (1)

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. Students analyze an organization's current state and recommend strategies for change.

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OD 691 Academic Global Immersion (2)

• Restricted to Organization Development Majors

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

By special arrangement.

• Restricted to Organization Development Majors