Fielding Graduate University’s one-year Master’s in Organization Development and Leadership (OD&L) is designed for the working professional who wants to take their career to the next level. With the flexibility of online courses and a community of scholar-practitioners, this MA program is perfect for the busy professional eager to make an immediate difference in their organization, community, and society.
Join Program Director Keith Ray, Ph.D., for an overview. Dr. Ray will provide an outline of the learning framework and personally address any questions you have about the program.
- Acquire the skills and knowledge to become a leader.
- Join a diverse community of professionals.
- Position yourself for mid- and upper-level management.
- Engage with faculty members who have industry experience.
- Impact organizations to create more humane workplaces.
Dr. Keith Ray brings more than 25 years of experience in organization development and leadership to the director role, building a successful organization development practice that cultivated leadership and change with government and commercial clients. Keith earned his doctorate in Human and Organization Systems from Fielding in 2009. His research investigated how and why people invoke the concept of culture in organizational settings.
As a scholar-practitioner, Keith has combined his research interests and OD practice by creating customized cohort-based leadership development programs, studying leadership development impacts within organizations, and conducting studies using social network analysis and narrative methods. Keith has partnered closely with clients to understand how organization development and leadership occurs in the day-to-day communicative actions. Theories of social constructionism and complexity inform his practice and his writings. Keith has authored book chapters on Dialogic Process Consultation and Dialogic Leadership Development and several articles on the same subjects.