Learn to Lead Change in Complex
Study Innovative Approaches to Effecting Change in Work Environments & Earn a Master of Science Degree in Organization Development and Knowledge Management from George Mason University
Students in the Organization Development and Knowledge Management program (ODKM) develop the capacity to evaluate, affect, and manage change in government, corporate, and nonprofit organizations undergoing rapid changes.
By enabling students to understand the shift from hierarchical structures to group-based learning, the ODKM program promotes leadership in the creation of adaptive, collaborative work environments fit for the 21st century.
In addition to the human and social aspects of organizing, the program also emphasizes the use of collaborative technologies to support interactive learning, knowledge sharing, and knowledge creation.
In fact, while other graduate programs remain committed solely to traditional OD practices, George Mason’s program has responded to the marketplace by incorporating knowledge management practices into organization development.
George Mason’s unique cohort program is offered in an executive format with classes held on Friday evenings and Saturdays on alternating weekends.
Students tackle a wide range of issues, including
- Organizational learning and change management
- Group dynamics and team management
- Social networks, communities of practice and collaborative technologies
- Leadership and collaboration
- Social entrepreneurship and organizational change
- Best practices for sustainable organizational development
- Social justice and diversity in the workplace
- Client relationship management
- Emotional and appreciative intelligence
- Creating learning organizations
- Knowledge management tools
The Organization Development and Knowledge Management program prepares graduates for positions of increased responsibility and leadership in a variety of areas, such as consulting, organizational development, knowledge management, personnel and human resources management, information technology, business process redesign, organizational change management, and project management.
Program Information and Schedule
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ODKM Overview annd Curriculum Requirements
English, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Spanish