Understand the major theories of human development across the lifespan.
Be able to articulate a personal theory of best practice in stimulating and promoting critical thinking, personal growth, and transformation within one's chosen population of practice.
Be able to articulate, verbally and in writing, the major theories of human motivation.
Be able to articulate strategies to work effectively in a variety of team situations including virtual teams, cross-functional task forces, and teams with members of diverse backgrounds
Understand the theories of effective communication within institutions
Discuss the role that culture plays in communications
Be able to identify one's own preferred styles of communications, including strengths and weaknesses, as they relate to professional practice within one's chosen community of practice.
Be able to articulate verbally and in writing the philosophical, historical, political, theoretical, and practice underpinnings of Organizational Development as a core area of practice within the field of Individual and Institutional Development
Be able to critically reflect upon various philosophies, theories, and methodologies and develop a personal perspective about the relevance, appropriateness, and potential of OD theory and application in one's community of practice.
Understand the different theories of organizational leadership, including strategies for sustaining creativity and renewal in organizations.
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