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MGMT 413: O RGANIZATION D EVELOPMENT & M ANAGEMENT C ONSULTING Semester: Spring, 2011 Professor: Dr. Carol Rusaw [email protected] Course location Wednesday , 7:20 10:00 703-993-1751 Office Hours: by appointment Instructional Material: Palmer, I., Dunford, R. & Akin, G. (2009). Managing organizational change: A multiple perspectives approach (2 nd Ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill. Journal articles and readings will be assigned and provided as needed. Supplemental readings will be posted on Blackboard as assigned. Course Website Address: Blackboard Course Description: This course is designed to expand students’ understanding of organizational development theory and ground them in the methods of organizational consulting. The course will address organizational processes and dynamics (within the client system and within the consulting process) and how to help organizations develop the capacity to manage change and initiate improvements. This course will have a strong experiential component and will also focus on developing critical thinking skills in the context of organizational consulting. All students will have the opportunity to learn about organizational change through class lectures and assigned readings and will participate in classroom exercises to enhance the learning process. All students will be invited to learn about organization development and consulting by, among other things, analyzing and responding to case studies (individually and in teams), engaging in organization development exercises, completing mock consulting assignments, and conducting interviews for the purpose of data collection. Prerequisites: MGMT 301 O’Brien MGMT 413 Spring 2009 published 3-30-09
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Program learning goals (those addressed in this course are presented in bold ): 1. Students will understand and apply the theories, models, research findings, and tools related to organizational behavior . 2. Students will understand and apply the theories, models, research findings, and tools related to the management functions of planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling. 3. Students will analyze and solve problems creatively. 4. Students will integrate key components of human resource management. (including: selection, training, compensation, strategic human resource planning, performance evaluation, employee relations, and employment law). 5. Students will synthesize key aspects of strategic management. (optional: including industry dynamics and creative disruptions, new venture creation, innovative processes, and strategy formulation and implementation) Course Learning Objectives : Students will: 1. develop skills for identifying need for organizational change 2. describe key roles and competencies of change agents 3.
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