Certificate in Introduction to Organization Development

Mode of Delivery: 

*Note: Sessions are synchronous (live session) and asynchronous (independent learning). 
Synchronous sessions will be conducted at 2-5pm, every Tuesdays and Thursdays from Nov. 17 - Dec 15, 2020.

This program is aimed at developing entry-level OD practitioners or specialists assigned to managing change projects without prior training on OD.


As a result of the five- day certificate course, the participants would be able to:

1.Explain the nature, core theories, and process of Organization Development.
2.Describe the roles and competencies of an OD practitioner and reflect how these can be applied in their own work
3.Apply the OD process, frameworks, tools, diagnostic approaches and methods
4.Differentiate OD interventions, identify their appropriate use, and evaluate their applicability
5.Create an OD and Change management plan for their own organizations

Overview of Organization Development
In this introductory module, the participants will discuss the definition of Organization Development, Implicit beliefs and assumptions in OD, as well as Ethics in OD. Participants will also discuss the paradigms, roles, and competencies of an OD practitioner. To end the module, participants will go through the OD Cycle and discuss the 5 Pillars for Successful OD Programs.

Entry and Contracting
Objectives and principles in entry and contracting including a discussion on Understanding Organization’s Context and Environment is included in this module.

Diagnosing Organizations
In this module, participants would discuss the dialogic and diagnostic approach to action research. Participants will also discuss and use different Analytic Tools including Force Field Analysis.

OD Interventions
Participants will go through an overview of OD Interventions including Strategic and Human Resource Management interventions.

Managing and Evaluating Change
The last module will equip the participants in creating a change management plan through discussions on managing and evaluating change including stakeholder analysis.

Dates Available: 
November 17, 2020 to December 15, 2020
17 500.00