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.

For more information:

 Session Detail:  PP1117ORGDEV (23 seats (96%) remaining)
Schedule: Every week on Tuesday, starting on 11/07/17 and ending on 11/14/17
Times: 08:00am - 03:00pm
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Price: Organizational Development : $425.00

Name Additional Resources
Kay Whitmore
Kay Whitmore
Biography: Kay Whitmore, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, ACC, is vice president of Human Resources at Acadia Insurance Company. She has an extensive background in all aspects of HR, having worked with organizations during times of significant change impacting every aspect of the employment relationship - from employee benefits and compensation to employee relations. Kay is an Associate Certified Coach, a certified trainer in Crucial Conversations and in Social and Emotional Intelligence. She is a graduate of the Maine Development Foundation's Leadership Maine program and is a Portland Symphony Orchestra trustee. Kay Whitmore

Facility Detail
Abromson Center, Room 215
88 Bedford St
Portland, ME 04101

Cancellation Policy
A cancellation charge of 100.00% will be assessed on cancellations occurring within 5 days of the start of this session.