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Department of Organizational and Professional Development Course Catalog



OPD Core Classes

All OPD students must take three core classes.

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Training and Development

The Training and Development concentration is designed to prepare professionals to enhance employee learning and performance. Training and development professionals play a pivotal role as a change agent in organizational development efforts helping an organization get where it wants to go. Students enrolled in this concentration learn how to identify performance gaps, develop interventions to improve performance capabilities of employees, strategies to design training for traditional or technology delivery, and gain an understanding of to how people learn. Nine semester hours must be taken from the list of applicable courses below.

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Supervision and Leadership

The Supervision and Leadership concentration is designed to prepare professionals to increase their leadership capabilities in order to effectively lead and develop others. The primary objective of this concentration is to develop skills and techniques required of successful leaders in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Student enrolled in this concentration will learn team design and facilitation, ethical decision-making processes, conflict resolution techniques, and effective approaches to change management. Nine semester hours must be taken from the list of applicable courses below.

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Generalist

The Generalist option allows you to create your own concentration by selecting OPD courses that best suit your personal and professional needs.

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