Organization Development and Leadership

Organizational Psychology and Development (OPD)

The Organizational Psychology and Development concentration strengthens the ability of organization development practitioners, human resource professionals, project leaders, managers, change agents, internal and external consultants, mental health professionals and individuals in career transition to develop assessment, planning, facilitation and consulting skills in guiding and implementing change in individuals, groups and organizations.

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


Foundation Courses  6 Courses / 18 Credits
Elective Courses  2 Courses / 6 Credits
Advanced Courses  4 Courses / 12 Credits

Foundation Courses (6 required courses)

ODL 605 Performance Consulting
ODL 660 Strategic Leadership
ODL 620 Psychological Assessments
ODL 625 Psychology of Executive Coaching or
ODL 680 Coaching and Mentoring
ODL 630 Leadership and Team Development or                                              
ODL 665 Leading Teams                                                                      
ODL 635 Seminar in Organizational Psychology Issues or
ODL 695 Organizational Change: A Gestalt Approach                                                  

Elective Courses (2 elective courses required, choose from list below)

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

Advanced Courses (4 required courses)

ODL 700 Organization Development: Theory and Application
ODL 710 Intervention Skills: Strategy and Design
ODL 780 Research Design and Evaluation
ODL 785 Advance Seminar

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