Multicultural Organizational Development (MCOD): The Fundamental Transformation of Canadian Social Work Education

By Cynthia Justine Gallop and David Este.

Published by The Diversity Collection

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The Multicultural Organizational Development (MCOD) model is one conflict-oriented change model that strives for fundamental transformation of organizations.

Keywords: Multicultural Organizational Change (MCOD), Managing Diversity (MD), Organizational Development (OD), Conflict-Oriented Change Models, Consensus-Oriented Change Models, Inclusive Education, Empowerment Education, Fundamental Transformation, Social Justice, Diversity

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp.107-118. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 906.515KB).

Cynthia Justine Gallop

Since graduating with her Master's in Social Work in 1998 Cynthia Gallop has worked in the areas of diversity, nonprofit management and research. Cynthia has designed and managed research projects, examining the barriers to ethnocultural access to nonprofit organizations in Calgary. Cynthia recently coordinated a Multicultural Organizational Development (MCOD) project for Wood’s Homes, a ninety one-year-old nonprofit, non-government organization that works primarily with children and families in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Currently, Cynthia is completing her doctoral studies at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Social Work.

David Este

Dr. David Este is a professor and associate dean (research and partnerships) in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary. His teaching and research interests include social work practice with immigrants and refugees, management of human service organizations, qualitative research methods and mental health. He is involved in a number of research projects that examine different dimensions related to diversity.


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