The Adult and Organizational Development (AOD) program prepares students to effectively teach adults in professional and organizational settings, as well as within traditional educational institutions. Graduates of this program are prepared to foster change and development in any professional arena where adult education is a central objective, including:
- Training and development -- team and individual
- Human resource management
- Organizational learning and leadership development
- Conflict intervention
- Mediation and alternative dispute resolution management
- Organizational development
- Community organizing
Adult and Organizational Development students learn how to assess learning and training needs, and then design and conduct development programs, training and interventions. Students also become competent facilitators of conflict resolution and group decision-making.
+1 Accelerated Dual-Degree Programs
- Advocacy & Organizational Development MEd
- Policy & Organizational Studies PhD with Concentration in Adult & Organizational Development
- Conflict Process Graduate Certificate
- Training & Organizational Development Graduate Certificate
Janice Laurence, professor of policy, organizational and leadership studies, is faculty coordinator of the Adult and Organizational Development program.