Organizational Development and Learning

What We Do

The ODL team provides resources and learning opportunities in support of the development of Mason’s faculty and staff and to help leaders build and sustain a high-performing team. Through our leadership development programs, we encourage supervisors and managers to develop and implement a leadership philosophy and strategies to foster a culture of trust, communication, and collaboration.

We offer organizational development consultation services, beginning with a team needs analysis, followed by a collaborative design process of team interventions such as strategic planning support, facilitation, or change management initiatives. Our team members are trained in a number of assessments, which we use in these initiatives or as a part of the coaching process, as we work to build and broaden leadership competencies across the university. Additionally, we seek to foster and grow a coaching culture at Mason through our developmental workplace coaching program and partnership with executive coaches in Mason’s community.

Featured Training

  • Mason's Resilience Badge is now fully online and asynchronous. Enroll today to learn about resilience and how to enhance your use of this key skill. 
  • “How to Manage a Hybrid Team” by Rebecca Knight in Harvard Business Review, October 7, 2020
  • Managing Workload and Accessing Development Resources. The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) offers a wide range of resources and professional development opportunities to Mason faculty. A nice introduction to their approach is signing up for the “Monday Motivator” which provides weekly tips for managing workload and staying committed to your goals. To learn more and activate your free account, please visit the faculty resources website. Contact Faculty Affairs and Development with questions or comments at any time.

Consultations

Members of the organizational development and learning team are available to help supervisors set goals and identify training opportunities for their teams or individual team members. Reach out to us at hrlearn@gmu.edu to get started.

Telework Tookits

The toolkits available on flexwork.gmu.edu offer several suggestions for working effectively in a remote environment. Job aids are available HR & Payroll MasonLEAPS landing page. to help navigate MasonLEAPS and build your professional development library.

Social Media

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