Organization Development Certification Program

Organization Development Certification Program (ODCP) is designed to help participants gain practical skills to advance in the field of Organization Development.  Participants earn a distinction as an Organization Development Certified Professional (ODCP).

Through the Organizational Development Certification Program, participants learn how to apply the concepts of OD by using the Action Research Model and OD’s model for change to help clients identify needs and solve critical business challenges using a whole systems approach.

In each of the Organization Development Certification Program sessions, participants practice by using OD tools to learn how to develop a client relationship, gain senior leader buy-in, create contract criteria, identify data collection techniques, conduct feedback and action planning sessions, measure results, recognize change models, identify systems thinking and learning, improve organization systems, and integrate sustainable change processes into the culture for ongoing renewal.

The OD Certification Program (ODCP) is offered online, for an 8 month period, meeting 3 hours per month. Each session provides participants with tools, guidelines and interactive activities to practice OD. Participants network with each other to share valuable insights. IOD’s experienced facilitators lead each session and provide coaching in between sessions. Participants complete assignments and case studies to practice the skills learned during each session. A final exam is provided at the end of the program to complete the certification process.

Participants receive 8 comprehensive OD guidebooks, slides, OD Tools, OD Resources and References, Assessments, & Case Studies.

If you are interested in gaining a certification in the field of OD to advance your career potential!  Register today!

Here are the benefits of gaining an ODCP Certification

  • Build your brand as an OD internal/external professional
  • Apply proven methodology to create a solid transformation plan
  • Begin applying OD principles immediately in your job
  • Influence leadership with expert advise
  • Become a catalyst of change in your organization
  • Lead change management initiatives effectively
  • Impact the bottom line of the organization with results
  • Sharpen your facilitation and contracting skills
  • Apply what you learn immediately in your current role
  • Earn 24 HRCI credits for recertification
  • Gain the credential “ODCP” to be recognized as an OD professional

Who Should Take This Online OD Certification:

  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Talent Management Professionals
  • Training and Development Professionals
  • OD Professionals

Certification Requirements

  • Attend all eight monthly sessions
  • Complete all class assignments
  • Complete self-development plan
  • Complete a case study
  • Complete an open book final examination

Online Sessions

Online Sessions are 3 hours long and meet once a month on the same day (e.g.,2nd Tuesday of the month). Once you register, you will receive confirmation of all meeting dates and times. Each session is facilitated live by an experienced OD Consultant.

The cost of this course is $3,800

There is a 15% discount if you register 30 or more days in advance

Features of IOD’s Certification Programs

  • Convenient
    • Connect from anywhere to the online meetings
    • Interactive sessions with experienced OD practitioners in an instructor led format
    • Virtual sessions meet once a month on the same day of the month and at the same time
  • Flexible
    • Program schedule is flexible enough to cover multiple time zones/regions
    • We understand the workplace and personal demands, in some cases we can accommodate for make-up sessions so you won’t miss the learning experience
  • Affordable
    • Group discount available for groups of 5 or more.
    • Individual payment options might be available upon request
    • Special discount for referrals and additional courses.

Learning Objectives:

  • Use an OD Approach (ARM) for implementing change
  • Recognize OD practices, tools, and models
  • Learn how to develop a relationship with the client to gain commitment
  • Demonstrate effective contracting techniques
  • Help Senior Leaders Identify and analyze the need for change
  • Help the organization implement a sustainable approach to change
  • Identify and Implement a variety of OD Interventions
  • Develop practical skills to engage in OD assignments and projects
  • Work with clients to conduct feedback, analyze gaps, and identify an action plan to implement change
  • Define measurable outcomes and measure results
  • Implement OD change interventions back to the organization

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction to OD, Roles, Values, History, Ethics
  2. Action Research Model: Entry and Contracting
  3. Assessing Organization Needs Through Analysis
  4. Preparing and Facilitating Feedback Sessions
  5. Identifying Action Plans and Creating Project Plans
  6. Designing OD interventions and Implementing Change Management
  7. Evaluating Results and Sustaining Change
  8. Preparing the Client for Maintenance, Exit and Separation

Additional Resources Provided:

  • 8 Participant guides, one for each session
  • Complete set of the presentation slides each month
  • OD Professional Competency Assessment (a “must do” assessment instrument as you immerse in the field of OD!)
  • Access to 6 case studies, OD toolkit, change management toolkit, and facilitator toolkit, sample assessments, over 30 guidelines and templates
  • Comprehensive list of OD publications and references
  • Up to 6 hours of coaching and mentoring with an experienced OD practitioner
  • Official program certification and distinction as OD Certified Professional
  • Access to Institute OD Linked-in group and international network of OD Professionals
  • Access to our weekly articles and updates
  • Access to career opportunities and referrals through our social media notifications
  • Preferred alumni registration and discounts for OD professional development and Certificate Programs

Advanced Certification

  • After completing this course, you may want to advance your skills to the next level and are invited to complete the Advanced OD Consultant’s Certification Program (ODCC).

Professional Development Requirements

  • It is suggested that participants complete 2-3 additional courses yearly to keep their certification up to date.

Very relevant – as I am submitting an action plan template next Monday on how to propose our engagement survey that closed this week.  These plans shape group engagement plans for the entire year.

A lot of what I have done has been informal and organic; however, now that I am learning (real) terms, tools, methods and models, I am already more effective. This program is exactly what I need – Thanks!

Thank you so much for all of the teachings and learnings.  I incorporate it daily.

Thank you so very much for facilitating this course over the past 9 months and for coaching me.  It has been a great learning experience.