Course Detail: P_ORGDEV - Organizational Development
This course is for students who aspire to have a strategic impact on their organization. Students should have professional-level work experience in Human Resources, Training, Employee Development or in a role requiring leadership skills.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to Organization Development (OD)
    • Role of OD
    • History and pioneers
    • Current trends and challenges
  • Systems Thinking
  • The Evolution of Organizations
  • Organizational Structure
  • Attitudes, Perception, Individual Differences
    • Theories of motivation
  • Organizational Adaptation
    • Socialization to career and organization
  • Understanding and Influencing Organizational Culture
    • Power and politics
  • Strategic Planning – Gaining Alignment with Vision, Mission, Goals
  • Designing OD Interventions and Influencing Change
    • Group and team dynamics
    • Facilitating dialogue/feedback
    • Gaining agreement and buy-In
    • Presenting data and observations
  • Organizational Resiliency
    • Succession planning
    • Leadership and employee development
    • Employee retention
    • Increasing internal trust quotient

After the session, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the role of organizational development in improving individual, team or organization-wide performance
  • Assess the impact of culture and systems on organizational performance
  • Facilitate the organization change process
  • Develop and implement OD interventions to position the company for success in the current and future business environment

The University of Southern Maine is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

The registration fee includes all materials.

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