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Cohort 77 - Class Schedule

This is a draft schedule and may be subject to change - updated August 23, 2017.

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 the residential "Becoming A Learning Community" course, which introduces students to experiential education and the learning community and leads up to MSOD Orientation.

Module 1 - Foundations

SPRING 2018 (6 CREDITS)

  • Intro to Experiential Education & the Learning Community (Airlie Center, VA) - Jan. 13 (10am) - 16 (3pm)
  • Orientation (AU) - Jan. 17 (8:15am-3pm)
  • Intro to Organization Development & Change - Feb. 2-4, March 2-4
  • Organization Theory & Diagnosis - April 6-8, April 27-29

Summer 2018 (6 credits)

  • Methods and Models of Change - May 25-27, June 22-24
  • Use of Self in Professional Practice (Airlie Center, VA) - July 21-27


Module 2 - Skills

Fall 2018 (6 credits)

  • Applied Research Methods - Aug. 24-26, Sept. 28-30
    • Mid-Program Review for Student Progress - Oct. 12
  • Consultation and Coaching Theory & Skills - Oct. 26-28, Nov. 30-Dec. 2

Spring 2019 (9 credits)

  • Organization Analysis and Strategy - Jan. 11-13, Feb. 8-10


Module 3 - Applications

  • Global Diversity and Cultural Capacity I - March 8-10
  • International Residency - April 2-13
    • Arrival - April 2
    • Global Diversity and Cultural Competence II
    • International OD Consultation
  • Practicum Introduction - Virtual - May 4 (9am - 1pm)

Summer 2019 (6 credits)

  • Learning Community: Residency Debriefing Dinner - May 23 (evening)
  • Implementing System Change - May 24-26, June 21-23
  • Practicum - July 26-28, Sept. 6-8

Fall 2019 (Maintain Matriculation)

  • Practicum Due Date - Oct. 14
  • Practicum Presentations - Oct. 19
  • Cohort Closing Celebration - Oct. 20
  • University Commencement - December (Date TBA)