ORG LP704 - Advanced Dialogic Interventions

(Credits: 3)

The main goal of this course is to teach students to use dialogic interventions with sensitivity to differences related to gender, race, ethnicity, etc. This course will explore all aspects of dialogic approaches to Organizational Development including critically examining core assumptions, theoretical foundations, processes of organizational change, and common forms of dialogic practices and interventions. Key differences (and similarities) between diagnostic and dialogic approaches, as well as differences between various dialogic methods, and criteria for their successful use will be examined. This course will also be practice-based with a strong experiential component that allows students to experience first-hand what participating in a dialogic process feels like, and to create a space where students can begin developing skills necessary to intervene dialogically.