Organization Development Certified Consultant

Program Prerequisite

In order to qualify for the ODCC program, you must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • You must be a graduate of the ODCP program or
  • You must have 6-10 years of experience in HR, Learning, Business and OD
  • You must have a good understanding of the Action Research Model and Systems Theory

Certification Requirements

  • Attend all the 8 sessions
  • Complete all assignments after each session
  • Present a case study on a topic of your choice
  • Demonstrate 5-10 OD Interventions
  • Work with a Client to complete an OD project
  • Present a case study on the project
  • Write and publish an article
  • Complete a self-development plan to track your professional growth

Online Sessions — How does it work?

  • Over the course of 8 months, you will attend a monthly 3 hour session to learn new consulting tools, practice new skills, demonstrate advanced consulting techniques, and receive feedback from skilled OD Consultants.
  • This program is offered 100% online, meeting for 3 hours each month. The total investment for the program includes all participant materials and exam fees.
  • Once you register, you will receive confirmation of all meeting dates and times. Each session is facilitated live by an experienced OD Consultant.
  • You will complete a self development plan and identify a client project to work on during the program.
  • In addition, you will complete a variety of assignments each month related to the topic discussed during each session.
  • At the end of the program you will complete an exam and case study demonstrating your advanced OD skills.


Upon completion of these requirements, you will receive your certificate via email

Organization Development Consultant Certification Program (ODCC)

Advance your career and gain new opportunities as an OD Certified Consultant (ODCC) by registering for our online Organization Development Consultant Certification Program (ODCC).

The program will help participants to learn advanced diagnostics and interventions and apply analytics to measure the return on investment. The program will help participants to transition to become an OD Certified Consultant.

This certification program (ODCC) is offered online, meeting for 3 hours per month, over an 8 month period.

If you’ve completed the ODCP program and are ready to advance to the next level, Register today!

Here are the benefits of gaining an ODCC Certification:

  • Gain the credentials “ODCC” and earn the distinction as an OD Consultant
  • Earn greater opportunities as an OD Consultant
  • Learn advanced tools in the field of OD
  • Provide a major contribution to the field of OD through your client case study
  • Become an expert in using advanced OD Consultant Applications
  • Gain global recognition as an expert in the field of OD
  • Earn 24 HRCI Credits
  • Receive 24 SHRM – PDR for recertification

Who should take this program?

  • Those who have completed the ODCP program* (see requirements)
  • Those with 5- 10+ years experience/masters degree – Advanced skills/consultant in HR, L&D, TM, OD.  Can demonstrate the Action Research Model and advanced OD Applications and Interventions.

The cost of this course is $3,800.00 USD.

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.

The OD Certified Consultant Program (ODCC)  is focused on helping participants to advance to the level of OD Certified Consultant by learning and practicing advanced OD methodologies, tools and interventions. The program will prepare participants to intervene in rapid, incremental, transformational and complex OD situations, making them ready for any potential OD Scenario. Participants will learn to manage complex change, complex adaptive & dialogic OD and to transform cultures. Apart from the process consulting approach, participants will learn to intervene with the structure of the organizations through Organization Design. The program will help participants to learn advanced diagnostics and interventions and apply analytics to measure the return on investment. The program will help participants to transition to become an OD Certified Consultant.

Course Outline:

  1. OD Consulting
  2. Facilitating Complex Change
  3. Organization Design
  4. Dialogic OD Intervention
  5. Culture Transformation
  6. OD Diagnosis and Interventions
  7. Strategic & Global Organization Development
  8. OD Analytics & Case Studies and Final Projects

Additional Resources Provided

  • One-on-one coaching
  • Participant guides for each session
  • Comprehensive list of OD publications and references
  • After completion, you will receive an official program certification and distinction as ODCC

What you will learn:

  • Demonstrate effective OD consulting techniques to build capacity in OD as a change agent.
  • Learn about the different consultant roles, different consulting styles and a powerful consulting process including a step by step approach and a tool to use.
  • Demonstrate how to apply the Action Research Model to help clients create a sustainable model for change.
  • Learn Strategic OD Consulting skills to become a Master OD Practitioner
  • Learn to work with senior leadership teams, manage resistance, gain buy-in, pitch to the C Suite, build collaboration, contract effectively and achieve the OD Objectives
  • Learn how people react & adapt to change, understand various models and approaches for effective change management.
  • Learn how to help people adapt to change, how to diagnose change readiness, understand the gaps and build a change management plan.
  • Learn to facilitate OD interventions during complex change, leverage complex adaptive systems, manage through chaos and understand the neuro-science of managing change
  • Learn the foundations of Organization Design, Organization Design Process, Models, Approaches and critical Organization Design Interventions to increase the effectiveness of organizations.
  • Learn Dialogic OD Tools and interventions to be used as part of the OD Consulting process
  • Understand models and approaches on culture, cross-cultural dynamics, culture transformation best practices and process to assess the gaps.
  • Learn to develop a plan and deploy culture transformation strategies, understand and reframe mindsets and help the organization to transform so that they can achieve their goals.
  • Learn to diagnose organizations, teams & individuals, learn different diagnostic models, questionnaires & tools, learn to choose an appropriate intervention based on the diagnosis, learn to execute interventions for individuals, teams and organizations, measure the impact of interventions
  • Learn to gain alignment between the strategic mission of the organization and its ability and competence to fulfill its mission.
  • Learn to apply Integrated Strategic OD approaches, large group interventions, global strategic orientation, facilitating positive OD and help the organization to achieve its vision/mission.
  • Learn to operate as an OD Professional in a global context, manage cross-cultural issues, diversity & inclusion and legal issues
  • Learn to apply the Bottom-line OD Approach to maximize value, increase ROI and achieve measurable outcomes.
  • Learn to tame the intangibles, move away from flavor of month interventions and achieve business impact. Learn to apply analytical tools and methodologies to make OD credible and accountable.
  • Demonstrate how to partner with the client to effectively lead strategic planning& strategic visioning.
  • Learn advanced OD concepts and tools and gain recognition as an Advanced OD Consultant.  Apply proven scientific research methodology to customize solutions to meet the client’s needs, demonstrate techniques to build relationships, and use influencing skills to gain senior leader buy-in, commitment, and trust to lead successful OD interventions.

“Just wanted to say that it was a great experience working with all of you at the ODCC workshop last week. Interacting with brilliant and inspirational people such as yourselves gave me much to ponder and reflect upon. One of the key insights I gained was a newer, richer, and deeper perspective of OD and its impact on our lives. The case studies that were shared were very motivating and I hope to reflect the insights I gained from all of you into my work going ahead”.   

Thank you to Nancy and Patti for being excellent facilitators!–OD Consultant


“I learned so much and it really put a lot of things into perspective for me. The design of the program was terrific. The topics were all so relevant and I especially loved the role plays. In addition, I met some fabulous and talented people. It all inspired me.”–Senior OD Professional

If you have not completed the ODCP* program but you have 5-10 years of experience in OD with a full understanding of the ARM, you may be eligible to enroll in the ODCC program.

*If you can demonstrate that you have a full understanding of the Action Research Model, Systems Theory and Change Application and have helped a client implement change, please apply for this program by completing both application forms and email them to  Once we obtain this information, we can determine if you are eligible to enroll.

ODCC Application Forms (click to download):

ARM Assessment For ODCC Applicants

ODCC Case Study Template