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Organizational Development & Design

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Organizational Development & Design

The Organizational Development (OD) facet of the PDC exists to improve organizational and team dynamics. This is accomplished by assessing the culture of the organization to determine what changes could be made to enhance the department and help it align with the mission of the University.

This work includes:Business plan image

  • Team building
  • Change management
  • Strategic planning
  • Business process redesign
  • Conflict resolution
  • Mediation
  • Performance management.

The first step to begin working with the OD team is to set up a needs assessment. This assessment provides opportunity to learn more about the OD services. Following the assessment, the PDC will provide a proposal containing potential options and solutions, which will be offered by our internal OD team or through our external partners.

The cost for OD sessions is $250 per facilitation hour. The initial assessment is free of charge.


Hear it from a Peer “Collective Unity” Organizational Development in Higher Education!  A PeopleAdmin sponsored lecture, featuring:

Wake Forest University

  • Andrea Ellis, Ph.D. – Director, Recruitment & Organizational Development
  • John Champlin Manager, Professional & Organizational Development

Texas A&M University

  • Anne Mayer – Director, Employee & Organizational Development

Gonzaga University

  • Heather Murray – Associate Director, Human Resources

To learn more about OD or to schedule a needs assessment, please contact Dr. Andrea Ellis at 758-4322 or e-mail