Jun 05, 2023  
2022-2023 Graziadio Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Graziadio Academic Catalog

MSOD 618B Practicum 2B: International OD and Complex Systems Change (2)

Understanding that unpredictable and volatile environments can create significant impact on organizations, this course places emphasis on the use of Complexity and Chaos theory as a means of navigating change in such environments. Assessment models, intervention theories, intervention design, survey and other data collection and analysis methods, planning of complex change, and political processes in complex systems are examined. Additionally, managing strategic reorientations, mergers and acquisitions, and technological change are considered.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Deepen their understanding of the relationship between individual and complex systems change.
  2. Apply Systems and Complexity/Chaos theory frameworks to large-scale transformations and change leadership.
  3. Build understanding of emergent phenomenon in the formation of critical dialogue in community building as a practice of OD intervention.
  4. Further refine a personal model of global practice.
Grading Basis: CR/NC/I