For this discussion, you will locate an OD job description or job posting and attach the document to your response in the discussion forum. You may copy and paste the job description or posting into a Word document and attach it in the discussion forum. Keep in mind, a job posting is different from a job description and may not contain the detail needed for a proper analysis of the position.

There are times when an organization does not have a clear understanding of what the consultant does or how they do it. That lack of understanding might be evidenced in a job description, a job posting, or a request for proposal.

You may use credible sources in your discussion post, such as O*NET Online (Links to an external site.)SHRM (Links to an external site.)Glassdoor (Links to an external site.), or LinkedIn (Links to an external site.). Research several job descriptions or postings of OD consultants and identify the themes, salaries, and competencies required. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is a professional organization that has a wide range of articles relating to human resources (HR) topics and strategies, standards, and competencies. Founded in 1948, SHRM is the world’s largest and leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management.

Analyze one OD consultant job description or posting and find the characteristics defined within the content. In your discussion post, include the important aspects of type, styles, and purpose. Determine if the consultant role is external or internal to the organization. Consider Table 3.3 in Chapter 3 of the course textbook as a resource for identifying skills of the consultant.

Guided Response: Your initial post must be specific and significant. You must attach a researched OD job description or job posting in your discussion response. The initial post must be between 250 and 300 words. You must support your post with at least two applicable resources in addition to the course textbook to defend your positions and findings. Use the Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) document for additional guidance. Always cite and reference your resources in your discussion post. Refer to APA: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.) if you need to.

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