Title: Adlerian Human and Organization Development
Time: 8:30am to 4pm
APPLYING FOR 6.5 CEUS FOR EACH BOARD:
Board of Social Work CEUs Approved
Course Description: This is the equivalent to a one credit graduate course. It is meant to
give business owners, team leaders, HR folk, managers, and therapists, who want to
broaden and deepen their work effectiveness, a psychology that is “streetwise” and
A case study through which learning will take place.
A functional understanding of systems based on the work of Fritjof Capra.
An Adlerian Psychology conception of human and organization development
based in teleology, patterns of striving, “useful” and “useless” striving, self
and social interest, and adaptive and maladaptive movement.
Basic Adlerian interventions that can be employed to promote human and
Personally claiming how learning will be useful in their life and work.
Use a definite systems approach to assess a case.
Use Adlerian concepts to describe a development state in a given case study.
Plot and plan how interventions would be implemented .
Work in a consulting team.
Journal on learning and use of learning.
Gathering and Introduction
Team formation and Learning Loop
Intro of Case Study
Exploration of Systems
Systems applied to Case
Review of Case and System Reflections
Grounding in Adlerian Person Schema
Team application to Case
Large Group Report and Refine
Full assessment of Case (book model)
Interjection of Adler as Behavior behind Assessment (book p. 36 – 59)
Review of Assessment
Experiencing Adlerian Interventions (p 59 - 78)
Application of Intervention to Case Assessment.
Feedback & Refining
o Review of Objectives
o “Taking a Stand”
John M. Reardon freely admits that his training in Adlerian Psychology altered his
life and his work. Because of Adler’s devotion to “prevention”, and John’s fascination
with groups, teams, and organizations, John jumped into the world of consulting.
Also, because Adler’s Psychology is the first “Social Psychology”, John felt extremely
equipped to make an impact in the Human and Organizational Development (HOD)
John has co-lead the following:
Development of an HOD program at the Adler Graduate School (AGS) in
Development and teaching in the Management Consulting and Organization
Leadership (MCOL) program at the AGS in Minnesota.
Conversion of the Minnesota State Court System from a 10 district
confederation to a unified court system.
A collaboration with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in
transforming Minnesota Family Law from a litigated process to a settlement
process. Through this work, and many other engagements with a variety of work groups,
John has claimed and exercised expertise in the areas of conflict resolution, quality
work process, team development, leadership development, strategic planning, and
criteria based hiring. All of which he still practices, offering this course allows John
to encourage and train others to take up this culture-changing work.
PS: The book written by John, “A Transforming Way”, will cost $20. Course will be
based on this material.