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Articles

Read about the benefits of negotiation and mediation skills, and trends in organizational development. View Articles

November 1, 2016

Persuasion and Development

For thousands of years, dating back to Aristotle, people have explored the uses and power of persuasion. Many people believe that persuasion is inherently suspect. As organizations look for ways to improve performance, however, persuasion arises again and again as a necessary part of the process. No form of positive change within a group is […]

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November 1, 2016

Importance of Intercultural Communications

What is intercultural communication? It’s the process of negotiating meaning when individuals from different cultural backgrounds interact. In today’s world of globally distributed enterprises, where teams working on shared goals could be thousands of miles apart, intercultural communication is becoming more important than ever before. Each member of an organization must be prepared to go […]

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November 1, 2016

Leading Organizational Change

Organizational change is one of the most crucial aspects of aligning an enterprise’s strategy with the constant evolution of the market around it. Change can reap tremendous benefits, but it can also be one of the most challenging executive functions. Generally speaking, neither people nor groups embrace change until it becomes the final viable option. […]

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Videos

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May 26, 2015

Dr. Jonathan Camp – ACU Master of Science in Organizational Development

 

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March 1, 2015

ACU Master of Arts Organizational Development Program Overview

 

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October 8, 2014

ACU Master of Science in Organizational Development Program Overview

 

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Infographics

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January 11, 2017

Outsourcing, Immigration and Intercultural Communication

Globalization has substantially promoted immigration and emigration across the world. This has led to the growth of international trade relations and cross-cultural communication as more and more American companies turn to offshoring and outsourcing in a bid to cut costs and find the best talent. However, American companies that outsource their services overseas or hire […]

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December 7, 2016

Communication Between Men and Women in the Workplace

Men and women might speak the same language, but that doesn’t mean they communicate clearly with one another. Communications between men and women can be difficult in the personal sphere, but the breakdown of communication can be disastrous in the working world. As more women enter the workplace and attempt to close the gaps between […]

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August 30, 2016

A Higher Power Gives Workers Higher Productivity

Engaged employees feel a sense of purpose in their work. They know their job and where it fits in a company’s goals. It’s been well documented that engaged employees are more productive and save businesses money. Less widely known is that workplaces that are open, accepting and supportive of employees’ religious beliefs have more engaged employees. […]

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Webinars

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October 22, 2015

ACU M.S. in Organizational Development Information Session

Gain in-depth information on ACU’s Master's in Higher Education program offered online.

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March 17, 2015

ACU Online Experience Preview

Ever wonder what ACU’s online classroom looks like? Trying to decide if online learning is right for you? This session is for you.

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August 28, 2014

ACU M.S. in Organizational Development Student Panel Discussion

Listen as current students and recent graduates provide insight into their experience in the Conflict Resolution program.

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