Professional Training & Experience

Students develop professional practice related skills in organization development through a variety of professional training experiences including class projects, case studies, in-class simulations, and field work. The curriculum includes four units of supervised field work application, where students gain:

  • exposure to various competencies necessary for effective client-service delivery
  • familiarity with organizational environments that are experiencing change efforts
  • establishment of a basic foundation in organizational development/consulting skills

Field Work Projects

Examples of field work interventions have included:

  • needs assessment and action planning
  • redesigning human resources processes
  • establishing strategy
  • team building
  • conflict management
  • executive coaching
  • training and development
  • organizational culture change
  • merger transition planning.

Students have completed field work projects in a variety of organizations such as:

  • AT&T California Central Coast Construction and Engineering
  • California Department of Corrections
  • California Health Collaborative
  • California State University, Bakersfield
  • Central California Blood Bank
  • Central California SPCA
  • Central Valley Health Policy Institute
  • Chapman University
  • Delano Unified School District
  • Fresno County Department of Personnel Services
  • Fresno Pacific University
  • Fresno West Coalition for Economic Development
  • Hinds Hospice
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Lemoore Naval Station
  • Matel, Inc.
  • Police Activity League Life Skills Teaching Program
  • Producers Dairy Foods, Inc.
  • Sacramento County Airport
  • Sacramento Mutual Housing Association
  • Tulare County Human Resources Department
  • Walt Disney Company