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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: November 16, 2019

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)

20 Reviews (46 ratings)Reviews

5
Member's Profile
The entire module validated what I believe is the role of an OD practitioner. I appreciate the entire module.
5
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.
5
Member's Profile
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.
4
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.
3
Member's Profile
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
5
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!
3
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.
2
Member's Profile
Too much theory and information to listen to. Use of case studies to illustrate the theories will be easier to absorb and understand.
3
Member's Profile
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.
5
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
Interesting webinar. Introduced concepts that helped to clarify the difference between dialogic and diagnostic OD.
4
Member's Profile
It would be helpful if the author provided OD examples to see theory applied to specific organisational contexts
3
Member's Profile
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
Really good course. Challenged me to relate the subject matter to practical applications.
5
Member's Profile
good wording, nice pictures are used in the slides, easy to understand, a great webinar
4
Anonymous Author
The material was delivered in a clear manner and the slides were very informative.
3
Member's Profile
Nice review on general organizational development theory.
5
Anonymous Author
very interesting and helpful. Great course. Thank you!
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
Contact:
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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