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2022-2023 Graziadio Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Graziadio Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MSOD 612 Intensive I: Individual Development and Change (4)

This course introduces one of the hallmarks of the Pepperdine Master of Science degree in Organization Development, that of understanding the role of ongoing personal development in sustainable strategic change and in the dynamics of consulting. Developing one’s whole self as an “instrument of change” requires a sophisticated understanding of the dynamics of human learning and development. Course content and experiential activities use principles form the interdisciplinary framework of interpersonal neurobiology (IPNB). At the end of this session, students will have embodied a process for fostering ongoing self-awareness, insight, and action in service of personal wellbeing and professional effectiveness. The values-based curriculum demands a commitment to one’s own personal learning as well as a commitment to the learning of others. This foundation provides a base upon which the practitioner then learns the additional theory and skills to make substantive professional contributions to the implementation of substantive strategic change-change toward higher performance at all levels, including a consideration of the human, environmental, social, and economic impact of the change.