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Benedictine’s Ph.D. in OD program brings the world’s top organizational change leaders to campus through its Distinguished Visiting Scholars program. Renowned authors, practitioners, faculty members and thought leaders in the field of OD all gather at Benedictine throughout the year to discuss their insight, new trends and the future of the industry.
The internationally acclaimed programs are overseen by Peter Sorensen, Ph.D., an international leader in the field and an integral founder in the development of one of the country’s first master’s programs in OD. He, along with Therese Yaeger, Ph.D., another recognized name in the field who is acknowledged as a foremost leader in corporate organization dynamics, have put Benedictine on the map in the OD world.
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“The program helped me open my eyes to higher levels of collaboration and team building. I learned to be more patient for others’ individual perspectives and to try to see where they were coming from, why they were thinking the way they were thinking and to allow people to feel the way they were feeling. I learned that in a work environment where we’re all involved working on issues, problems and opportunities, everyone’s opinion matters.”
Jeffrey Swallow, Ph.D., Organization Development ’07
Owner, Magnetrol International Incorporated
“Some of the biggest benefits were learning from scholars in the field and practitioners who I would consider O.D. superstars. It was great to be able to meet these O.D. greats in person and approach them in such an intimate fashion. I was able to engage in conversations with scholars from Harvard and on an international level that I don’t feel any other program can say. Those conversations added a lot of depth to my curriculum vita.”
Meghan Wright, Ph.D., Organization Development ’13
Assistant Professor of Management at Texas Wesleyan University