I, like most professionals attempting to keep skills relevant, can be daunting. When I researched an organization development certification path, I was not aware of the Institute of Organization Development. After reading the material on the website I felt that it would be a good organization to achieve relevant competencies to meet demands of a constantly changing workforce and organizational environments. The IOD courses are taught by experienced professionals who share vast knowledge of organizational methods, discuss resources such as texts, articles, authors, and organizational models of OD.
The best experience I have had in attending the IOD courses is how personable the facilitators are, how knowledgeable they are, and how they summon the knowledge and experiences of all learners to share with the group. As a previous college Dean, I quickly realized that these courses were a perfect match of academic research and practical application for a private or public sector environment. I have met learners who reside in other countries who share their organizational development and HR Business Partner experiences from a global perspective. I would have never known that these similarities existed if I had not taken IOD courses. You gain the connections and tools necessary to start, improve, or expand your HR/OD consulting expertise from an internal and external perspective of the organization.
I highly recommend IOD for any professional who wants to have an in-depth experience into organization development and how to apply new strategies and methods to expand your impact in every organization you come in contact with. The value proposition of the IOD courses are a wise investment into a prosperous future.
Bill Thompson, MSHRM, MALS, SHRM-SCP
Organizational Development & Training Analyst
Human Resources Department
City of Fort Myers, Florida
“Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value” – Albert Einstein
I want to take a moment to say thank you for an outstanding experience in my recent ODCP B101 certification program.
Throughout the experience, I was continually impressed with the knowledge of Toni (and Patti, since I hopped onto one of her sessions as a make-up), her responsiveness, and the amount of resources that have been provided. It was more than I bargained for, and I am better because of it! Aside from the materials, Toni was full of great quotes and one-liners that really engaged my learning – I have a OneNote page full of them! The one that struck me the most was “Your next problem could be imbedded in your current solution.” I’ve found that to be true!
Thank you again for this exceptionally well-run certification and all the work from the entire staff that goes into making it successful!
Caleb M. Daughhetee Manager, Organizational Development
Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.
2814 S. Golden Ave. | Springfield, MO 65807
I am one of the students who just completed the B101 cohort of the Organization Development Certification Program (ODCP). Toni, thank you so much for a wonderful delivery these past 8 months! The sessions flew by so fast!My professional profile, knowledge and skills has received a boost since starting and completing this program. I am looking forward to formally adding the initials ODCP to my name.
Thank you and do have a good day!
Dr. Evelyn Brisibe PMP, CBAP| Senior Performance Excellence Advisor
“I took the ODCP certification program from the Institute of Organization Development to refresh the knowledge I learned in my MBA program. I was pleasantly surprised by the abundance of knowledge offered. It provides a thorough overview of the profession, covering history, theory and practical tools. The format of the lessons allows for you to have a reference set of knowledge to handle any OD project at your company or client organization. Nancy Zentis was my instructor and she provided many anecdotal stories to bring the concepts alive, supplementing the theory with practical examples. After the class, I’ve enjoyed being a part of the community, especially the book club. The books and speakers provide relevant and timely information for the participants. If you want to learn more about Organization Development and have a ready to go toolkit, I highly recommend the program”.
August 6, 2020
Sheri Betts, MBA, ODCP, PCC
Performance & Organizational Development Department
“My professional background has evolved from HR to Training and now Organizational Development. I felt that OD was the next career path for me to take as the next professional chapter in my life. I had looked at many programs, including Masters in OD, but due to logistics, this made more sense. I felt like I was receiving my Master’s degree in OD, but only having to take the core classes, which was perfect. The convenience of having it offered online was a bonus to me and the costs were reasonable. My instructor was very well versed in the OD arena and had worked many roles in this field, so she had so much to offer. I was able to have one-on-one time after each class with my instructor to discuss my homework so that I thoroughly understood the topic of the month. I wish it was offered twice a month to allow more in-depth discussion, however, no matter what, I am thrilled I chose this Certification in OD program.” Stephanie Maat
“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”.