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George Mason University Master’s Degree Program at NLC

The National Labor College is partnering with George Mason University to offer a new Master's program in Organization Development & Knowledge Management. This program is designed to enhance participants' abilities to be effective agents of change within their unions, communities, and organizations. The focus of the program is to understand what is happening in organizations, to address issues and challenges relevant to labor representatives, and to practice new leadership skills. Graduates are prepared to find creative solutions to complex problems common to many organizations. See below for the program schedule. This is a cohort program, so students begin and end together and work together throughout. For more information or to apply see the GMU web site.

NLC/GMU First Cohort - Schedule of Courses

SEMESTER ONE: Residency One

Friday, January 23, 2009 at 12 p.m. - Monday, February 2, 2009 at 1 p.m.

Group Dynamics: LRNG 602
Collaborative Technologies for Knowledge Sharing: MNPS 703
Learning Community: MNPS 720 (continues throughout the program)

SEMESTER ONE: Residency Two

Friday, March 13, 2009 at 12 p.m. - Monday, March 23, 2009 at 1 p.m.

The New Professionalism, Theory & Practice: MNPS 700
The Professional as Reflective Practitioner: MNPS 702
Learning Community: MNPS 720 (continues throughout the program)

SEMESTER TWO: Residency Three

Friday, July 10, 2009 at 1 p.m. - Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 1 p.m.

Culture, Organization, & Technology: PUBP 503
Research Methods: PUBP 501
Consultation Skills: LRNG 792/PUBP 710
Note the preceding courses will begin in this residency and end in the next.
Learning Community MNPS 720 (continues throughout the program)

Mid Program Review - Student Portfolio Review

SEMESTER TWO: Residency Four

Friday, November 6, 2009 at 1 p.m. - Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 1 p.m.

Completion of the courses started in the previous residency, except for Learning Community, which will have one meeting in this residency but not be completed.

SEMESTER THREE: Residency Five

Friday, March 12, 2010 at 1 p.m. - Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 1 p.m.

Leadership, Governance, & Policy Processes: PUBP 502
Strategic Knowledge Management: LRNG762
Organization Learning Laboratory: LRNG 672
Note the preceding courses will begin in this residency and end in the next.
Learning Community: MNPS 720 (continues throughout the program)

SEMESTER THREE: Residency Six

Friday, July 16, 2010 at 1 p.m. - Sunday, July 25, 2010 at 1 p.m.

Completion of all the courses from the previous residency, including final meeting of Learning Community.

Graduation

For additional informaiton see the GMU web site - http://policy.gmu.edu/programs/programs_nlc.html or email pgreenfield(a)nlc.edu.