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In this course, we discuss how Organization Development (OD) helps the people within an organization develop vision, understanding, clarity, and agility. 

We start with a brief overview of the OD perspective of the organization as a human system. This leads to a conversation about how the OD practitioner works within that system to facilitate the creation of a healthy and effective organization. Then we explore the role of the OD practitioner in impacting the system as a catalyst and an irritant.  This course serves to demonstrate how OD can be used to support people playing an active role in driving positive organizational change.

Course Series

This course is included in the following series:

5 CoursesOrganizational Development

  1. History and Evolution of Organization Development (OD) and Change
  2. Organization Development (OD): The Evaluation Phase
  3. Organization Development (OD): The Diagnostic Phase
  4. Designing Organization Development (OD) Interventions
  5. Organization Development (OD) in Practice

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the growth of the human economy and how organizational systems work from an Organization Development (OD) perspective.
  • Identify dialogic and diagnostic Organization Development (OD) and the OD practitioners’ role in faciliting appreciation, curiosity, and inquisitiveness.
  • Discover how Organization Development (OD) can be applied to support people playing an active role in driving forward positive organizational change.

 

Last updated/reviewed: June 21, 2021

Included In Certifications

This course is included in the following Certification Programs:

11 CoursesOrganization Development Certification

  1. History and Evolution of Organization Development (OD) and Change
  2. Organization Development (OD) in Practice
  3. Organization Development (OD): The Diagnostic Phase
  4. Designing Organization Development (OD) Interventions
  5. Appreciative Inquiry in Practice
  6. Organization Development (OD): The Evaluation Phase
  7. Organizational Frameworks
  8. Organization Design Theory and Practice
  9. Leading Change and the Use of Self
  10. Ethical and Professional Practice
  11. Organizational Development: A Tool Kit for People-Led Change (Article)

46 Reviews (102 ratings)Reviews

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Anonymous Author
As there is no prerequisite for this course, I was hoping that the language used would be less academic and simplified. There were areas in the course where complex language was used that could have just been simply broken down to aid a learner to understand the concepts a little bit more. It would have been good to have some real-life examples throughout.
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This course requires you to listen to every word the Instructor speaks because the material she discusses is not included on the slides. There were many times she referred to "steps to take" for OD, but did not presents those on any slides. Luckily, this was a refresher course for me, otherwise I would not be able to memorize everything she said.
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Anonymous Author
This course provided an in-depth overview of organizational development as well as how to properly apply the key concepts to make meaningful change with an organization. The instructor presented materials in an engaging and informative manner, and the supporting materials were incredibly helpful to follow along with.
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Anonymous Author
Unfortunately this class was very hard to stay focused on. I was looking forward to it and unfortunately it was not something I would be able to recall anything other than what I knew about Organizational Development to begin with. Good person and knows her stuff; but, very hard to stay focused on the topic.
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Anonymous Author
This course was informative and engaging. The instructor spent time covering pertinent details and ensuring that the key concepts were clearly apparent. This course gave me a much better understanding of how I could positively roll out change in my organization.
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Anonymous Author
Wonderful in-depth overview; due to the amount of information provided, I suggest pausing the slides to re-read and more fully take in what was heard; instructor is long-winded at times, but the content is excellent and worth a disciplined effort in listening.
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This course provided great foundational information. I typed out a lot of notes that I plan to turn into my own little OD handbook. Thanks a lot! I'm looking forward to the remaining classes in the OD course load.
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Anonymous Author
This course has a lot of information on OD that is well-systemized. Instructor was monotonous it felt like she was reading from a book. It made it harder to memorize and understand the materials.
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Anonymous Author
Having a general picture of how to apply OD theories and being able to reflect how it would work or not work in my current work place. Very practical course, i would say that surprised me.
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Content forms a great introduction to OD however explanation of the core theories and approaches were too theoretical and lacked real life applications to better internalise understanding
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Thank you, this course was great. I felt like it covered everything necessary and provided me with the tools to pass the exam at the end. Overall I would recommend this to a colleague.
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Anonymous Author
Great overview of the relevant theories! Even though I have heard of much already in previous courses at my University, this course really served as a great refresher!
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Anonymous Author
This is a great course One suggestion - perhaps the trainer could have shared some personal example in applying some of the theories to past clients or workplaces
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Anonymous Author
This course would have been more effective if the instructor included examples of applying all of these theories and practices to an actual company.
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Anonymous Author
Good concepts and theories, but course felt like having a text book read out loud. Real life examples would help to drive home the concepts.
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Too much theory and information to listen to. Use of case studies to illustrate the theories will be easier to absorb and understand.
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The content was generally good. I would've preferred a book to read alongside. Either there is non or I don't know how to find it.
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Member's Profile
This survey is well laid out and easy to follow. The instructor gives a good overview of theory. Real life examples would help.
5
Anonymous Author
I'd never heard of the concept of organizational development before I studied this course and am now fascinated by the subject!
5
Anonymous Author
Great course on Organizational Development, it goes into different theories and how to accomplish goals in different ways.
5
Anonymous Author
I enjoyed this course. Content was great. I learned about something that I had never looked at in the past. Great course.
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I wish there were more examples with videos. Text itself is hard to remember when applying these practices in real time.
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Very interesting approach. Sometimes a little hard to follow due to many theories. Still interesting and recommended.
5
Anonymous Author
Interesting webinar. Introduced concepts that helped to clarify the difference between dialogic and diagnostic OD.
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It would be helpful if the author provided OD examples to see theory applied to specific organisational contexts
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Anonymous Author
satisfactory but a deviation on some points from the norm. i would suggest sticking to the guidelines as stated
5
Anonymous Author
An indepth overview of how OD is embedded in the work place. An easy to follow unit in relation to OD dialogue
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The entire module validated what I believe is the role of an OD practitioner. I appreciate the entire module.
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Anonymous Author
Good course material overall. Only change would be to allow for different speeds of the video playback.
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This course provides a very systematic approach to organizing employees and organizational systems.
5
Anonymous Author
This course covers an exhaustive explanation of the approaches and processes to the practice of OD.
5
Anonymous Author
Great course. The supporting materials were very helpful in my comprehension of the topic.
5
Anonymous Author
Really good course. Challenged me to relate the subject matter to practical applications.
4
Anonymous Author
Good course. I think that it was a little confusing at times, but overall, good materials.
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good wording, nice pictures are used in the slides, easy to understand, a great webinar
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Anonymous Author
The material was delivered in a clear manner and the slides were very informative.
5
Anonymous Author
Clear and concise. The supplementary PDF materials provided are helpful.
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very informative good material nice presentation. useful inforamtion
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Fantastic, informative course explaining the practice of OD.
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I hate inputting data into this section. it's a waste of time.
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Anonymous Author
Thank you.
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Nice review on general organizational development theory.
5
Member's Profile
Very interesting concepts. Enjoyed the class and speaker.
5
Anonymous Author
very interesting and helpful. Great course. Thank you!
3
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Could be useful to have more examples along with lecture
5
Member's Profile
Very nice overview of OD. Enjoyed it tremendously.

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Intermediate

No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed for this course.

Education Provider Information

Company:
Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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1 QuestionCourse Questions and Answers

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There were many problems with one of the tests question. It was presented to me as Question #5. I tried to paste a screenshot, but couldn't.

Identify two key premises of Dialogic Organization Development (OD) :
Choose one:

- Language is Irrelevant
- Groups and organizations are inherently self-organizing (this is the only correct answer, which is good because it will only let you choose 1 even though the directions say t identify 2)
- Transformation Change is always planned
- All of the Above (this should be removed as a choice if the question asks you to identify
2 items.)

Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION and OVERVIEW
  14:29Introduction to Organization Development in Practice
Theories and Contribution
  14:17Key Theories
  11:25Systems Theory
  5:51What Contribution Can OD Make?
  14:48The Growth of the Human Economy
Dialogic and Diagnostic
  15:16Dialogic and Diagnostic Organization Development
  16:01Dialogic vs Diagnostic, OD Practitoner, and Self as Instrument
OD in Practice
  11:21Applying Organization Development
  9:10Evaluation Phase and Ethics
CONCLUSION
  2:46Conclusion
CONTINUOUS PLAY
  1:55:25Organization Development in Practice
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides: Organization Development in Practice
  PDFOrganization Development in Practice Glossary/Index
REVIEW and TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM