This course focuses on evaluating change interventions at the group, organization, community, and societal levels. Through a range of readings and assignments, you will develop your analytical skills and knowledge about the roles of evaluation and adoption in the organizational development process.
The content of the course will help you develop both theoretical knowledge and practical skills
for planning, designing, and implementing evaluation projects. You will also study the factors
that facilitate and constrain the adoption of change initiatives in organizations. The course will
focus specifically on the evaluation of change initiatives that target strategy, culture, learning organizations, as well as change programs at organizational, national, and international levels.
15 credits of EDOD 500-level or above courses or written consent of instructor.
Textbooks and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Evaluation in Organizations, 2nd Ed. (2009)
Russ-Eft, D., & Preskill, H.
Jennifer Knowles, Ph.D.
Jennifer holds a Ph.D in Organizational Learning, Performance and Change from CSU’s School of Education. She has a passion for adult learning and has been teaching professionals for over 15 years.
She has extensive international organizational development experience and has been featured nationally for her recent work.
Her research interests include Women in the Workplace, Change Management, Organizational Leadership, Organizational Culture, Organizational Behavior, Traning and Development, Career Development, the Kaleidoscope Career Model, and Entrepreneurship.
Zach Mercurio, Ph.D.
Zach holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change from CSU's School of Education and is an organization and leadership development consultant who works with a wide variety of organizations.
His research interests include the lived experience of meaningful work, purposeful leadership, purposeful organizations, purpose in work, positive leadership, positive organizational behavior and development, fulfillment in work, organizational commitment, and organizational culture.