Course Description: This course will provide the student with an understanding of the basic theories and techniques of organizational development. We will focus on practical information regarding the design, management and control of organizational development programs in business, public sector and social services organizations. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy os one of interactiveness based on lectures, term paper, homework, examinations, and class discussions. The instructor will encourage students to explore new ideas,and to examine different points of view.
Learning Outcomes:1. Define the term "organization development" and describe conditions that require organization change and renewal.
2. Describe organization culture and explain how culture affects the behavior of individuals in the organization.
3. Describe the stages of organization development.
4. Identify the ways groups cope with change.
5. List three ways interpersonal, team, and inter-group techniques contribute to an OD program.
6. Explain how team development is part of an OD program.
7 Identify three basic OD intervention techniques.
Course Assessment: There will be two examinations, term paper, homework, and class disxcussions. Class participation is not class attendence, but is taking part in class discussions.
Grading: Mid Term- 25%
Term Paper- 25%
Class Participation & Homework- 25%
Final Test- 25%
A=93-100% B=85-92% C=77-84% D=69-76% F=Below 69%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Since timeliness is a critical aspect of Human Resource Management, the instructor will assess a 10% late penalty for assignments turned in after the due date.(The penalty may not be assessed if there are extenuating circumstances.)
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Cell phones are to be turned off or set on "vibrate" in the classroom. If you must answer you cell phone, you must leave the classroom to do so. Children of any age may not be brought to class. You may not leave the classroom and re-enter during an exam; if you leave the classroom, your exam will be considered "completed" at the time you leave.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: May 21 Chapters1,2,3 The Field of Organization Development: Definitions of Organization Development: A History of Organization Development
May 28 Chapters 4,5,6 Values,Assumptions and Beliefs in OD: Foundations of OD: Manageing the OD Process
June 4 Chapters7,8,9 Action Research and OD: An Overview of oD Interventions: Team Interventions:
REVIEW FOR MID TERM
June 11 MID TERM
Chapters 10,11 Intergroup and Third-Party peacemaking Interventions: Comprehensive OD Interventions
June 18 Chapters12,13,14 Strucural Interventions and the Applicability of OD: Training Experiences : Issues in Consultant-Client Relationships
June 25 Chapters 15,16 System Ramifications: Power,Politices, and OD
July 2 Chapters 17,18 Research on OD: The Future and OD TERM PAPER DUE REVIEW FOR FINAL
July 9 FINAL TEST
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