Introducing Our Courses


Massimo Lupi is currently contract professor of Organizational Development and Change at the University of Milan and part of the extended faculty of Organizational Behavior at MIP Politecnico of Milan. Previously was Training and Development manager at Beirsdorf Italy , European Training and Development Mgr. at Sony Consumer Electronics (Berlin) and WW Talent and Development Mgr. at Microsoft Corporation (Seattle WA State).

He is responsible for the course ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE (II year Compulsory course of Curriculum in HR) at MLS.


ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE course aims to analyze the main theoretical contributions and approaches to the development of human resources, highlight the techniques related to the design, planning and management of development plans with regard to how adult and organizational systems learn and change.

The course will start with the analysis and discussion of the foundation of Organizational development and HR Development introducing core model of OD, the Talentship paradigm and Theory and Philosophy in Human Resource Development. The System theory and strategy of advanced HRD will close the part 1.

Part 2 will deep dive into Meta theories on learning (Cognitivism, Humanism, Social Learning and Constructivism) spending some quality time on Kolbe Theory and the 70 20 10 model . The approach of Training for performance systems will be the driver for discussing and analyzing the nature of expertise ( in organizational contest ) and how key HRD professional facilitation and consultancy skills are key factors of success.

Part 3 will start with the Nature of the Change Process and Transformational Change . Culture Change will be considered as a meta change process the influence the overall change process itself. Continuous Change ( with regard to Learning Organization , Positive Organizational Scholarship and Built to change organization ) will be highlighted as a major trend in current organization, Transorganizational Change will open up on the field on how organization can change also in a bigger landscape.