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Cohort 74 - 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

Fall 2016 (6 credits)

  • Intro to Experiential Education & the Learning Community (Airlie Center, VA) - Aug. 20 (10am) - Aug. 23 (3pm)
  • Orientation (AU) - Aug. 24 (8:15am-3pm)
  • Intro to Organization Development - Sept. 16-18, Oct.14-16
  • Organization Theory & Diagnosis - Nov. 11-13, Dec. 9-11

Spring 2017 (9 credits)

  • Methods and Models of Change - Jan. 13-15, Feb. 10-12
  • Use of Self in Professional Practice (Airlie Center, VA) - March 11-17

Module 2 - Skills

  • Applied Research Methods - April 21-23, May 19-21
    • Mid-Program Review of Student Progress - May 30

Summer 2017 (6 credits)

  • Consultation and Coaching Theory & Skills - June 16-18, July 14-16
  • Organization Analysis and Strategy - Aug. 11-13, Sept. 8-10

Module 3 - Applications

Fall 2017 (6 credits)

  • Global Diversity and Cultural Competence - Oct. 6-8
  •  International Residency - November 7-18
    • Arrival - November 7
    • Global Diversity and Cultural Competence

    • International OD Consultation 
  • Practicum Introduction - Virtual via Skype - Dec. 2 (9am - 1pm)

Spring 2018 (6 credits)

  • Learning Community: Residency Debriefing Dinner- Jan. 4 (evening)
  • Implementing System Change - Jan. 5-7, Feb. 2-4
  • Practicum - March 2-4, April 6-8
  • Practicum Due Date - May 4
  • Practicum Presentations - May 11
  • University Commencement - May 12
  • Cohort Closing Celebration - May 13