Organization Development and Leadership

Organization Dynamics and Leadership (ODL)

The Organization Dynamics and Leadership concentration is designed to enhance the capability of project
managers, educational leaders, government officials, supervisors, military officers, human resources administrators and middle management in cultivating their ability to lead. It is designed for busy professionals who have a clear understanding of their education objectives and who want to earn their master's degree without interrupting their careers. The curriculum of the program focuses on the human side of business with training in organizational behavior, leadership development and personal growth. This program is an ideal option for people who already have an MBA or Master's in another field and want to pursue a second Master's in the human side of business.

The curriculum consists of 12 three-credit courses. The 36 credits are distributed as:

Foundation Courses  3 Courses/ 9 Credits
Elective Courses  9 Courses/ 27 Credits

Foundation Courses (3 required courses)

ODL 705 Facilitating Organization Development
ODL 710 Intervention Skills: Strategy and Design
ODL 660 Strategic Leadership

Elective Courses (9 elective courses required, choose from list below)

ODL 605 Performance Consulting
ODL 630 Leadership and Team Development
ODL 640 Training and OD in Modern Organizations
ODL 642 Facilitating Adult Learning
ODL 644 Leadership Development: Methods for Training
ODL 645 Leadership Principles
ODL 646 Career Development: Theory and Practice
ODL 647 Appreciative Inquiry: Theory and Practice of Positive Whole System Change
ODL 648 Conflict and Negotiation
ODL 665 Leading Teams
ODL 668 Social Media and Learning
ODL 675 Implementing Change
ODL 680 Coaching and Mentoring Skills
ODL 685 Seminar in Global Issues
ODL 690 Creative Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Skills
ODL 695 Organization Consulting: A Gestalt Approach
EDU 655 Interpersonal Relations
HED 576 Stress and Crisis Management

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