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

MSOD 618A Practicum 2A: International OD and Large-Scale Systems Change (4)

Building on Small Systems Dynamics and Design, this course continues the focus on international situations and builds the capacity to manage planned change accordingly. Recognizing that organizations exist in social, political, and economic environments that change rapidly and unpredictably, this course deals with planned change in an organization’s strategy, organization design, and other large-scale and multi-organizational systems. Finally large-scale interventions are explored including employee involvement, work design, organizational learning, trans-organizational development, and effective use of large group dialogue methodologies.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Deepen their understanding of the relationship between individual and large and complex systems change.
  2. Develop a practical understanding of assessing and intervening at the systems level
  3. Understand and apply large scale change methodologies including appreciative inquiry as an OD philosophy and methodology.
  4. Develop view of how large-scale change leadership benefits from the knowledge, expertise, and skills drawn from the field of OD and in particular how they personally might increase their influence and effectiveness in this function of the enterprise
  5. Further refine a personal model of global practice.
Grading Basis: CR/NC/I