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Organizational Development and Change | HRMT.X401

Students in this course study the planned, systemic change interventions that increase effectiveness and enhance individual development. In addition to gaining exposure to evidence-based models for effective organizations, students practice the art of navigating through ambiguity. They learn to work with different personality types. In this experiential, interactive course, students engage in-group activities and collaborate on a team project, both in and out of the class.

Designed for leaders who are charged with bringing about change, this course builds a valuable foundation for managers, human resource professionals, internal and external consultants, and those interested in pursuing a career in this field. It provides an overview of the field of OD, the nature of change, and the role of the OD practitioner.

Learning Outcomes:

At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to:

  • Describe what an organizational intervention is
  • Discuss the impact of values, the definition of roles, and methods used when implementing large and small-scale change(s)
  • Understand and explain basic teams and team dynamics
  • Identify three major areas of organizational interventions
  • Apply some of the tools and techniques of organizational development to your own work situation

Topics Include:

  • The 21st century organization
  • Organizational structure, design, culture, systems and rewards
  • Management and leadership
  • Diagnostic models and systematic change intervention

Professional Credit:

HRCI®---PHR®, SPHR® and GPHR® general recertification credit: 19.25 hours.

Effective February 22, 2020, this course is valid for 19.25 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

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Sections Open for Enrollment:

Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Units Cost Instructor
10-02-2021 to 10-23-2021 2.0 $710

Judy A Lacroix



Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Sat, 10-02-2021 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE
Sat, 10-09-2021 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE
Sat, 10-16-2021 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE
Sat, 10-23-2021 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Live-Online REMOTE