This course focuses on an overview of the fundamental components of organization development. It is designed to provide students with different perspectives on organization development at the individual, group, and organizational levels of analysis. Students learn theoretical models to evaluate organizational performance, as well as techniques that develop the organization's ability to manage change.
Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:
- Describe the theoretical components of organization development and theory.
- Analyze challenges and opportunities of an internal/external consultant.
- Articulate the dynamics of the change process and resistance to change in organizations.
- Assess opportunities for planned and emergent change within an organization.
- Evaluate various organization interventions at the individual, group, and organizational level.