UT Dallas 2021 Graduate Catalog

OB6344 - Organizational Development: Bridging Theory and Practice

OB 6344 Organizational Development: Bridging Theory and Practice (3 semester credit hours) Executive Education Course. The discipline of applied organizational development (OD) is broadly concerned with the application of empirically supported theoretical frameworks that, when applied, improves the performance capability and effectiveness of individuals, teams, and entire organizations. This course covers a range of models and practices spanning all three domains with a focus on how they translate to and apply in practice. Topics range from improving individuals' performance, to improving the effectiveness of work teams, to large-scale system and organizational behavior diagnosis and change. The course is designed to bridge the gap between OD theory and research and actual practice. (3-0) Y