LOD Requirements

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Degree Requirements

Our MA in Organizational Systems with a specialization in Leadership and Organization Development (LOD) is designed and delivered using a blended model of face-to-face interaction and online learning.  

The LOD Program delivers management leadership training over the course of four semesters consisting of three modules each. Each module requires two weekend Learning Labs, totaling 20 hours of face-to-face interaction for each Learning Lab. Classes run from 8am - 8pm Saturdays and Sundays with hour-long breaks for lunch and dinner. Each course has an online learning platform where students and faculty engage in discussion focusing on leadership training and teamwork, as well as reviewing relevant concepts, models, practices, and case studies. Each semester begins with a five-day residential conference.

Total Program Requirements:  39 credits

Semester Overview:

Semester 1

  • Adaptive Leadership: Theory & Practice (3 credits)
  • Systems Thinking: Theory & Application (3 credits)
  • Leadership Psychology I: Group Membership & Cultural Intelligence (3 credits)

Semester 2

  • Optimizing Innovation I: Lean Theories, Tools and Practices (3 credits)
  • Research Informatics I: Theory & Methodologies (3 credits)
  • Organization Development:I: Strategic Leadership, Change Management & Cross-Functional Teaming (3 credits)
  • Leadership Psychology II: Authentic Leadership & Cultural Intelligence (3 credits)

Semester 3

  • Optimizing Innovation II: Innovation Practicum (3 credits)
  • Research Informatics II: Statistics & Informatics Practicum (3 credits)
  • Organization Development II: Executive Coaching and Training & Facilitation (3 credits)
  • Leadership Psychology III: Group Leadership, Organizational Trauma, and Conflict Management (3 credits)

Semester 4

  • Leadership Mastery Capstone Project: Training & Facilitation, Research Presentation, and Practitioner Theory (6 credits)

For course descriptions, click here

For more information on our Seattle hybrid curriculum, check out our Seattle learning model. This model involves multiple residential conferences. Visit the Seattle Campus Academic Calendar for the dates of residential conferences; you may select the desired semester at the top of that page.