PA 8630, Organizational Change in a Community and Global Context, is an advanced graduate course in macro-organization theory and change.
In this course, we examine the evolution and emergence of organizations in a community and global context. The course is designed to address the social, political, and psychological reality of contemporary globalization faced by multi-sector organizations. Leaders, managers, diplomats, and consultants working in this postmodern world require a deeper understanding and sensitivity to multiple cultures, ethnicities, religions, and nationalities to deliver services and products effectively.
The ability to understand cross-cultural influences in organizations is crucial for effective leadership, policy-making, and consultation in the global environment. We focus on learning how to increase self-awareness and multicultural competencies in order to facilitate effective organizational consulting, change efforts, and leadership. This course is intended to provide graduate students with psychological and organizational theories to advance their conceptualization of organizational change in the present community and global context.