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Certificate in Organizational Development

With the approval of the appropriate College/School Dean, certificates may be presented to students in recognition of their attendance at special not-for-credit seminars or continuing educational professional development and in recognition of their earning credit hours in UIW courses offered in a particular field or fields. The reception/awarding of a certificate will not appear on the transcript, even when the certificate attests to earning credit hours for UIW courses. When appropriate, for-credit courses taken to earn a certificate may be considered as fulfilling the requirements of a degree program only if the student applies to, meets admission requirements of, and is accepted into the program.

All students taking graduate courses and seeking a certificate must apply for admission to the University’s Graduate School and provide evidence of an earned Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning with an overall GPA of 2.5 or better. Official transcripts from each college and university previously attended must be mailed directly from the college or university to the Admissions Office. Students may have to meet additional requirements set by the school or college from which the certificate is being issued.

18 hours of required courses:

ADED 6381
Adult Learning and Development
Course Description

The study of how adults learn in a variety of institutional settings and in learning at their own initiative. Includes theories of learning, development, and participation and the social, political, and ethical concerns of making learning available to all adults who seek it.

ADED 6388
Effective Teams and Groups
Course Description

An examination of and the consequent development of those skills necessary for facilitating learning in order to increase productivity in task-oriented groups of adults. Issues, problems and concepts frequently encountered are addressed, as well as possible solutions.

ADMN 6375
Strategic Planning and Policy
Course Description

ADMN 6375 Course provides a comprehensive study of theory and concepts applicable to the strategic management and decision-making process. Case studies and independent research projects provide practice in applying strategic assessment, decision making and implementation processes.

ORGD 6320
Organizational Behavior and Learning
Course Description

Emphasis is placed on the contributions of the behavioral sciences toward understanding human behavior in organizations along several dimensions. Using a participative framework, students examine individual, group, and organizational issues relevant to today’s changing workplace. Same as ORGD 7320. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

ORGD 6351
Foundations of Organizational Development
Course Description

Course will provide an overview of the discipline of Organizational Development (OD), the phases of OD practice, and in-depth exploration of organizational entry/contracting, diagnosis of problems, and feedback of diagnostic results and action-planning. The ethics and values of the OD professional and self-assessment will be an integrative theme and experience during the semester.

Prerequisites: ORGD 6320 and ORGD 6330. Same as ORGD 7351.

ORGD 6352
Interventions in Organizational Development
Course Description

This course builds on the Foundations of OD, with emphasis on developing and implementing OD interventions, as well as evaluating and sustaining the interventions. Interventions such as human resource development, teambuilding, process improvement and restructuring are explored.

Prerequisite: ORGD 6351. Same as ORGD 7352.