This course addresses the management of organizational change and development from a theoretical and practical perspective. Organizations are becoming increasingly complex, more dynamic and faster changing social systems. To confront these changes, organizations need to become nimble, innovative and effective if they are to survive and thrive. 21st century organizations require therefore more flexible organizational structures, new types of leadership and new ways of managing. OD can help organizations navigate this difficult terrain. Through a deep analysis of needs and goals, OD strategies aim to bring about specific changes and to ensure that appropriate steps are taken to secure those changes within organizations.