EDOD 769 - Theory and Practice of Change

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Theory, history, characteristics, nature, levels, and types of change and modern conceptual and integrated models of change.

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Instructors

Dae Seok Chai

An assistant professor in the Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change (OLPC) Program, Dr. Dae Seok Chai (Ph.D., G.P.H.R) teaches courses in change leadership, organizational culture and globalization, and the neuroscience of change leadership. Before his doctoral journey at Texas A&M University, Dr. Chai designed and delivered various training programs on change management, cultural diversity, global talent development, and leadership for a large Korean conglomerate. During his doctoral studies, as a subject matter expert and training designer, he consulted with Hyundai Automobile and the Korean Ministry of Employment and Labor developing several hybrid training programs. Dr. Chai received a B.S.Ed. in Business Education from the University of Georgia, a M.Ed. in Human Resource Development (HRD) from the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in HRD from Texas A&M University.

During his academic training, he was awarded several certificates: (a) Advanced Research Methods, (b) Global Professional in Human Resources, (c) College Teaching, (d) Adult Education, and (e) Georgia Educator Certificate. Dr. Chai has three research interests: expatriate effectiveness, organization change and development in an international context, and leadership in diverse cultural contexts. Within these interests, Dr. Chai has been a proactive and passionate researcher with a record of six co-authored refereed journal articles, two book chapters, and 16 peer-reviewed conference proceedings. The quality of his research was recognized by the Academy of Human Resource Development through its Cutting Edge Award. Dr. Chai is a member of the Academy of Human Resource Development where he chairs the conference’s International, Global and Cross Cultural Issues Track, and the Academy of Management where he serves as a reviewer.

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