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In this course, students will examine theories and applications associated with organization development and change with specific focus on improving organizational effectiveness. Topics include managing the challenges of planned and unplanned change, changing organizational culture with an understanding of ethical and value considerations, role of the organization development practitioner; processes associated with organization change, employee empowerment, developing high performance teams and high performing systems, learning organizations, organizational transformation and an exploration of the trends and future of organizations. This course can serve as a capstone for students concentrating in Management and Human Resource Management with a focus on organization/workforce development.
Prerequisites: Organizational Behavior (or equivalent) is required. Recommended courses/studies include Human Resource Management, the Learning Organization and/or Managerial Leadership (or equivalent). Students should have advanced-level critical thinking, writing and reading skills.
This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.
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Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Fall 1.
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