HR 422 Organizational Development and Change
F2OO 2006 WO
MA Human Resource Development
Fort Leonard Wood
23 October-11 December 2006
5:00 - 10:20 PM
Textbook: Textbook:French, W. L. & Bell, C. H. (1999). Organization Development, (Sixth ed). Upper Saddle River, NJ: PrenticeHall, Inc. Publishing, ISBN: 0-13-242231-X
Additional Resources: Hundreds of refereed journals in the area of organization development are available in the Learning Resource Center in the Truman Education Center. Park University provides you with access to the InfoTrac on-line database. The instructor will provide other supplemental resource
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Educational Philosophy: Educational Philosophy:Students learn best through the practical application of theories and practices. Consequently, classes are interactive and students are encouraged to explore, present ideas and challenge the status quo.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Course Assessment:Reading assignments, class exercises, current event OD brief, mid-term/final exams, design and brief an OD program.Each student, acting as an OD practitioner will design a comprehensive OD program tailored to the needs of a notional company. OD process management methods, interventions, and theories will be incorporated in the program. Class exercises, to include exams, will serve as building blocks for the final OD program product. Each developmental aspect of the OD program will be briefed and discussed in class. The OD program document will be graded for clarity, and applicability. Organizational flow charts, process diagrams, and model depictions will be incorporated in the program. The document will be treated as if it were being submitted as a professional proposal to an organization. The paper will be graded for clarity of thought, brevity, and applicability.
Grading:GRADING PLAN:The final course grade will be calculated as follows:In class exercises 10 points
Mid-term 20 points
Final 20 points (the final exam is 20% of the grade for this course)
OD project 30 points
OD project brief 20 points
(Additional points may be awarded for research briefings, as approved by the instructor)Grade Scale:90 to 100 points: A 80 to 89 points: B 70 to 79 points: C 60 to 69 points: D 59 and below: F
COURSE TOPICS/DATES/ASSIGNMENTS:Week/Date Topic(s) Readings / AssignmentsWeek 1/ 23 Oct 06Course IntroductionThe definition, and history ofOrganization DevelopmentChapters1,2,3Determine current event topicIn class exercisesDesign notional companyWeek 2/ 30 Oct. 06
Values, Assumptions, and Beliefs in ODChapters 4,5,6Foundations of Organization DevelopmentIn class exercisesManaging the OD ProcessCurrent event briefingsBegin design of OD programWeek 3/ 6 Nov 06Action Research and ODChapters 7,8,9An Overview of OD InterventionsIn class exercisesTeam InterventionsMid-term preparationWeek 4/ 13 Nov 06
Mid-term exambriefingsChapters 10,11Inter-group and Third-PartyPeacemaking InterventionsComprehensive OD InterventionsWeek 5/ 20 Nov 06Draft OD programStructural Interventions and the Applicability of ODChapters 12,13Training ExperiencesIn class exercisesWeek 6/ 27 Nov 06Issues in Consultant-Client RelationshipsChapters 14,15,16System RamificationsIn class exercisesPower, Politics, and ODReview of OD programWeek 7/ 4 Dec 06Research on Organization DevelopmentChapters 17,18The Future and Organization DevelopmentPreparation for FinalBrief OD programWeek 8/ 11 Dec 06Final and turn in OD program
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