Certificate in Organizational Development and Leadership

Certificate in Organizational Development and Leadership

12 Credit Hours.

$1,125 per credit hour.

This certificate program focuses on change and development at the organizational, team, and individual level. Constant technological, economic, political, and social change have become the norm, and dealing with the rapid pace of change is a challenge faced by almost all professionals. The courses provide a multi-disciplinary perspective and use concepts and methods from such fields as management, sociology, anthropology, organization development, and social psychology. The certificate can be valuable for corporate, community, government, and military leaders. Students have the opportunity to study an important field of knowledge and develop valuable skills for designing and implementing successful change.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the impact of the environment to effectively intervene in the organizational system.
  2. Design effective organizational interventions.
  3. Analyze performance and identify the root cause of a system's current level of effectiveness.



Certificate candidates must complete the following courses:

Core Courses (6 Credits)

  • ODC 6440 Organizational Development and Leadership
  • ODC 6443 Change Leadership

Elective Courses (6 Credits)
Students may select any course from the following elective courses:

  • ODC 6430 Organizational Learning and Systems Thinking
  • ODC 6444 Innovations and Creativity
  • ODC 6448 Assessing Culture
  • ODC 6447 Consulting and Group Process Facilitation
  • ODC 6435 Workforce and Talent Development
  • ODC 6990 Non-paid Internship* or
  • ODC 6991 Paid Internship* or
  • ODC 6997 Special Topics in Organization Development and Change* or
  • ODC 6998 Directed Readings in Organization Development and Change*

* Internship and special topics/directed readings courses must be approved by the ODC program Chair