Organizational Development and Consulting Services
Welcome to Organizational Development and Consulting Services (ODCS), a unit of Human Resources Administration. This unit is responsible for the University’s training and development programs (see below), the University’s new employee orientation (see below) and serves as an in-house consulting resource focused on assisting University leaders in developing and improving their human capital and business systems and in facilitating the alignment of these systems with University’s strategic plan.
Working in concert with you, ODCS consultants will:
- Review current business practices and processes to identify opportunities for improvement and opportunities for efficiencies.
- Concisely define current business challenges.
- Facilitate the development of a Business Case to address desired improvements.
- Support your staff as they transition through a major change or struggle and help internalize the implications of a potential change.
- Plan and facilitating departmental retreats including: agenda, discussion topics, group decision making methods, etc.
- Solicit customer satisfaction/employee engagement feedback using surveys and focus groups; facilitate question construction, implementation and analysis of feedback.
- Evaluate existing systems for collecting and analyzing performance data/ feedback.
Training & Development programs are designed to improve individual and organizational performance in addition to assisting Georgia State University achieve institutional goal of becoming the premier research institution in an urban setting. These programs have been carefully developed to assist employees in improving their effectiveness by gaining greater knowledge of the University's operations as well as improve their managerial, leadership and professional skills.
Panther Tracks New Employee Orientation, is coordinated by ODCS. Panther Tracks NEO is offered to all newly hired Staff of Georgia State University and introduces new employees to the organization and its culture, while providing critical policy, procedure and resource information.