HRD 6366 Seminar on Organizational Change and Development

As an advanced doctoral seminar, this course will introduce learners to the field of Organization Development (OD), an area of practice and research in Human Resource Development (HRD).  OD is concerned with creating, managing, and sustaining system-wide planned change in organizations using education and social science knowledge and practices to improve organizational, group, and individual functioning and effectiveness. Learners will be exposed to the history, philosophies, theories, techniques and applications of OD through readings, in-class discussions, case activities, self-reflection exercises, and guest scholars.