Building ODC as an Academic Discipline (2006)

Document Type

Conference Paper

Date of this Version

April 2006


Academy of Management, Organization Development and Change Division, "Building ODC as an Academic Discipline," 7-8 April 2006, International House, University of Pennsylvania.


In this paper we describe the experience of developing a practicum involving OD interventions in Kiev, Ukraine. Our intent was to provide students with experience doing OD interventions in an international setting. We found that the opportunity also created a valuable experience for understanding a different culture. As faculty, we found that the program development called for unique relationships with people in Kiev. We offer a proposition for collaboration among universities for developing similar opportunities.



Date Posted: 13 July 2006