HST810 - Advanced Issues in Organizational Development

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Subject Title
Advanced Issues in Organizational Development

Subject Description
This course offers the student an opportunity to evaluate advanced issues in organizational development (OD). Students will examine and research issues such as ethics, organizational change, organizational culture and structure. Opportunities for students to construct and assess organizational problems and practices will be encouraged to enhance self-directed learning and critical analysis.

Credit Status
One credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Discriminate between organizational cultures and their impact on affecting change in the organization.
  2. Critique organizational ethics, ethical principles and the effect of those principles on leadership and individual behaviour.  Understand ethical issues for OD practictioners and core values.
  3. Assess the challenges of managing a diverse workforce.
  4. Critique the OD practictioner and the consulting process.
  5. Examine the concept and components of emotional intelligence and its utilization.
  6. Diagram organizational design and work flow processes and examine restructuring in organizations.
  7. Critique the change frameworks for organizational diagnosis.
  8. Understand and apply the change management process model.
  9. Construct and analyze organizational development interventions.
  10. Critique knowledge management as a competitive tool in organizations.

Essential Employability Skills

    •  Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

    •  Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

    •  Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

    •  Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

    •  Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

    •  Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.