Organizational Development and Leadership Track


Fall 2016

  • CLIC 800 - Leadership Theory and Creative Practice
  • CLIC 801 - Sensemaking, Creativity, and Innovation in Leadership
  • Residency

Spring 2017

  • CLIC 802 - Organizational Theory and Analysis
  • CLIC 806 - Qualitative Research Methods
  • Residency

Summer 2017

  • CLIC 803 - Ethics and Social Justice in Leadership
  • CLIC 809 - Capstone/ Dissertation
  • Residency

Fall 2017

  • CLIC 807 - Research Methods
  • CLIC 804 - Economics, Finance and Strategy
  • Residency

Spring 2018

  • CLIC 805 - Technology and Communication
  • CLIC 808 - Research Methods
  • Residency

Summer 2018

  • CLIC 818 - Online Learning Orientation
  • CLIC 810 - Capstone/ Dissertation
  • Residency

Fall 2018

  • CLIC 819 - Organizational Development: Origins, Evolution, and Current Practices
  • CLIC 820 - Leadership: Theory and Practice
  • Residency

Spring 2019

  • CLIC 821 - Leading by Design: Theory and Practice
  • CLIC 822 - Group Dynamics: Effective Teams and Group Development 
  • Residency

Summer 2019

  • CLIC 817 - Current Issues in Creativity Studies
  • CLIC 811 - Capstone/ Dissertation
  • Residency

Fall 2016 Courses 

  • CLIC 800 - Leadership Theory and Creative Practice (UVI Core Course 1)
    • Students critically assess and evaluate various conventional and innovative leadership theories and demonstrated practices with a special emphasis on identifying creative forms and original areas of research in this area of inquiry. Leadership theories and applications are considered within multiple contexts toward a systematic investigation of demonstrated practices, corresponding values, and underlying assumptions of leadership as the foundation towards leading complex organizations. 3 Credits
  • CLIC 801 - Sensemaking, Creativity, and Innovation in Leadership (UVI Core Course 2)
    • This course thoroughly examines and explores how retrospective sense making and rational decision-making processes influence creativity and innovation. Emphasis is placed on learning how innovation and creativity reflexively change leadership practice. This course will also provide students with the opportunity to design an applied research project to systematically investigate some facet(s) of sense making and decision making with related to creative leadership. 3 Credits 
  •  Residency 

Spring 2017 Courses 

  • CLIC 802 - Organizational Theory and Analysis (UVI Core Course 3)
    • This is a foundation course in the doctoral program. This course evaluates multiple theoretical perspectives of organizations toward building a working synthesis that can be utilized in researching and practicing organizational leadership. 3 Credits
  • CLIC 806 - Qualitative Research Methods I (Research Methods Course 1)
    • This course emphasizes qualitative methods of inquiry in applied organizational research. Learners evaluate case studies and ethnographies toward generating an original research design. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format. 3 Credits
  • Residency 


Summer 2017 Courses 

  • CLIC 803 - Ethics and Social Justice in Leadership (UVI Core Course 4) 
    • General ethical theory and relevant legal and social justice issues are critically examined within an organizational leader context toward the development ethical leader principles and demonstrated behaviors in complex organizations. This course is an advanced seminar and emphasizes systematic investigation of an ethical or social justice issue of problems requiring creative leadership. 3 Credits
  • CLIC 809 - Capstone/Dissertation I: 5 Credits 
  • Residency 


Fall 2017 Courses 

  • CLIC 804 - Economics, Finance and Strategy (UVI Core Course 5)
    • This course thoroughly examines and explores how strategy and finance shape organizational leader practices. Emphasis is placed on learning how economics influence organizational strategy and financial management. This course will also provide students with the opportunity to design an applied research project to systematically investigate some facet(s) of strategy and finance related to leadership in complex organizations. 3 Credits
  • CLIC 807 - Quantitative Research Methods II (UVI Research Methods Course 2)
    • This course emphasizes quantitative methods of inquiry in applied organizational leadership research. Learners evaluate experimental and correlational studies toward generating an original applied research design. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format and include both laboratory and lecture section formats. 3 Credits
  • Residency 


Spring 2018 Courses 

  • CLIC 805 - Technology and Communication (UVI Core Course 6)
    • This course thoroughly examines and explores how technology and communication theory influences creative leadership practice. Emphasis is placed on learning the relationship between technology and creative communication that can enable or constrain organizational learning and productive activity. This course will also provide students with the opportunity to design an applied research project to systematically investigate technology and communication application. 3 Credits
  • CLIC 808 - Action and Participative Research Methods III (UVI Research Methods Course 3)
    • This course emphasizes quantitative methods of inquiry in applied organizational leadership research. Learners evaluate action research case studies toward generating an original applied research design. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format and include both laboratory and lecture section formats. 3 Credits
  • Residency 


Summer 2018 Classes 

  • CLIC 818 - Online Learning Orientation (ODL Track Course 1)
    • Designed to introduce students to the online environment and practices in Fielding's ODL program, this online seminar takes place prior to the beginning of the first academic trimester. Students will learn to use Fielding's website and software to navigate, post and complete initial assignments. Students will meet online and begin building community with their entering cohort and receive course introductions in preparation for beginning the academic term. Faculty and staff participate in facilitating dialogue and increasing online skills as the seminar progresses. Certificate students participate in the orientation for two days; master's students participate for four days. 0 Credits
  • CLIC 810 Capstone/Dissertation II: 5 Credits 
  • Residency 


Fall 2018 Courses 

  • CLIC 819 - Organizational Development: Origins, Evolution, and Current Practices (ODL Track Course 2)
    • This course provides a history and overview of the field of organizational development, including the current and projected state-of-the-art. It explores the work of key theorists and contributors to the field of organizational development. The course will identify the basic values, principles, theories, and models for understanding how and why organizations develop, behave and change in the ways that they do, and the practices for leading and managing change at the individual, group and system levels. Foundational concepts, terminology and methodologies needed to understand, design and evaluate applied organizational development interventions will be explored. 4 Credits
  • CLIC 820 - Leadership: Theory and Practice (ODL Track Course 3)
    • This course lays a theoretical and practical foundation in leadership. It explores the breadth and limitations of leadership theories (past and present) and traces their evolution. The course looks first at the organization as the context for leadership and how that context influences both leadership and followership. The course also focuses on ways leadership can, in turn, shape the organization. Students connect with their core values and aspirations as a foundation for expanding their leadership capacity. Through the fundamental leadership skills of observation, interpretation, and intervention students become instruments of organizational transformation.2-semester Credits
  • Residency 

Spring 2019 Courses

  • CLIC 821 - Leading by Design: Theory and Practice (ODL Track Course 4) 
    • This course focuses on different theories of organizations and their relevance in today's workplace. It provides an overview of leading models of organizational structure, processes, rules, behavior, roles and function. The course considers chaos/complexity theory, addressing organizations as complex adaptive systems, co-evolving with an environment that is often turbulent and non-predictable. Students will critically examine different types of change -- incremental, transitional, transformative and strategic – and how to best enable intentional change from a design perspective. Students will explore their own orientation toward design and their use of self in the design process. 4 Credits
  • CLIC 822 - Group Dynamics: Effective Teams and Group Development (ODL Track Course 5)
    • This course focuses on group dynamics and the impact of collaborative working teams. Elements of an effective team in various situations are discussed, such as mergers and acquisitions or inter-organizational projects. Students examine how work gets done in virtual or geographically dispersed teams, including the impact of web technologies on group potential, performance, and learning. By simultaneously studying and participating in a group, students gain an understanding of group processes and how to facilitate and collaborate with groups online and face-to-face. 4 Credits
  • Residency 

Summer 2019 Courses 

  • CLIC 811 - Capstone/Dissertation III: 5 Credits 
  • Residency


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Program Director Dr. James Maddirala
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