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Cohort 76 - Class Schedule

This is a draft schedule and may be subject to change - updated January 21, 2016.

The AU MSOD consists of 11 courses (33 graduate credits) over approximately 20 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

Summer 2017 (0 credits)

  • Intro to Experiential Education & the Learning Community (Offsite) - Aug. 12 (10am) - Aug. 15 (3pm)
  • Orientation (AU) - Aug. 16 (8:15am-4pm)

Fall 2017 (6 credits)

  • Intro to Organization Development - Sept. 8-10, Oct. 6-8
  • Organization Theory & Diagnosis - Nov. 3-5, Dec. 1-3

Spring 2018 (9 credits)

  • Methods and Models of Change - Jan. 5-7, Feb. 2-4
  • Use of Self in Professional Practice (Airlie Center, VA) - March 3-9

Module 2 - Skills

  • Applied Research Methods - April 6-8, May 4-6
    • Mid-Program Review of Student Progress - May 11

Summer 2018 (4.5 credits)

  • Consultation and Coaching Theory & Skills - June 1-3, July 29-July 1
  • Organization Analysis and Strategy - Aug. 3-5 (Weekend 1)

Module 3 - Applications

Fall 2018 (7.5 credits)

  • Organization Analysis and Strategy - Sept. 7-9 (Weekend 2)
  • Global Diversity and Cultural Competence - Oct. 5-7
  • International Residency - Oct. 30-Nov. 10
    • Arrival - October 30
    • Global Diversity and Cultural Capacity

    • International OD Consultation
  • Practicum Introduction - Virtual via Skype - Dec. 1 (9am - 1pm)

Spring 2019 (6 credits)

  • Learning Community: Residency Debriefing Dinner- Jan. 3 (evening)
  • Implementing System Change - Jan. 4-6, Feb. 1-3
  • Practicum - March 1-3, April 5-7
  • Practicum Due Date - May 3
  • Practicum Presentations - May 10
  • University Commencement - May 11
  • Cohort Closing Celebration - May 12