Bringing It All Together
As this course concludes, reflect on all you have learned. The readings, Discussions, Assignments, and assessments should have increased your base of knowledge and appreciation of key elements of the field. Comments and dialogue with your peers should have provided valuable insight and helped you further deepen and broaden your understanding of consulting for organizational development and change.
Now turn your thoughts to the future and consider how you will apply what you have learned in order to be an effective practitioner and create positive social change. What career opportunities are most interesting to you? How will you continue to develop your professional skills? As you revisit and reflect on the assessments you completed in Week 1, do you think your results would be different today? Has your learning in this course helped you meet your personal goals and objectives based on these assessments?
- Review this weeks Learning Resources and reflect on what you have learned throughout this course.
- What elements of the course stand out to you as the most important?
By Day 3
Post a response to the following:
- Identify the top three to five most important takeaways from this course.
- Are your perceptions of the field any different than they were in the first week? If so, how?
- What professional development activities will you pursue in the next 6 months?
- Identify one or two key takeaways from the assessments (Strengths Finder and EIQ-16R) you completed in Week 1. In particular address the following two questions:
- How has your learning and growth during this course helped you improve and/or reinforce the assessed skills?
- How can these assessments, and similar ones, be used by OD consultants to benefit individuals and organizations with which they work?
Used with permission of Gloria Cordes Larson Center for Women and Business at Bentley University.
Rothwell, W. J. (2015). Organization development fundamentals: Managing strategic change. Alexandria, VA: ATD Press.
- Chapter 8, The Future of Organization Development