Organization Development Process Consulting Certification Program ODPC

odpcOD Process Consulting Certification Program (ODPC) is designed to help participants develop their skills as an OD professional.

Participants learn how to use OD tools and techniques to partner with their clients, influence others, improve processes, solve problems, resolve conflicts, facilitate change, and lead projects. The ODPC Program is excellent for those interested in developing their skills as an OD professional or those interested in a career change into the field of OD.

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

Participants will receive 8 comprehensive process consultant participant guides, slides, process consultant tools, resources and references.

If you are interested in gaining a certification in the field of Process Consultant to advance your career potential register today!

Here are the benefits of gaining an ODPC certification:

  • Build your brand as an OD Process Consulting Professional
  • Help Senior Leaders to solve critical problems
  • Improve your communication and influence skills
  • Gain experience in facilitating meetings and coaching sessions
  • Sharpen your contracting skills
  • Apply what you learn immediately in your current role
  • Expand your local and international network with OD professionals like you, and share best practices
  • Earn 24 HRCI credits for recertification
  • Gain career opportunities from your certification and distinction as an OD Process Consultant

Who Should Take This Certification:

  • HR Business Partners
  • HR Professionals
  • Talent Management Professionals
  • Learning and Development Professionals
  • OD Professionals
  • Change Agents
  • New Entrants to the field of OD

Online Sessions:

  • Online Sessions are 3 hrs. 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.

Certification Requirements

  • Attend all eight sessions over an eight-month period
  • Complete all assignments
  • Complete self-development plan
  • Complete a final examination

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:

  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal consulting skills to contract on roles, expectations and deliverables
  • Plan and lead project planning meetings to gain buy-in, commitment, collaboration and implement actions
  • Demonstrate effective questioning and listening tools/techniques to diagnose and help solve client problems
  • Influence senior leaders to develop a partnering relationship and gain their buy-in to the change initiative
  • Gain proficiency in demonstrating OD Facilitation tools to lead teams and conduct effective meetings
  • Identify techniques to overcome resistance to change
  • Learn new skills to guide business partners to create innovative problem solving and change management processes
  • Help teams work together cooperatively and solve conflicts and inter-group challenges while guiding them to look deeper into their unique challenges

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction to OD Process Consulting
  2. Communication Skills and Influence Skills
  3. Coaching and Facilitation Skills
  4. OD Process Consulting Model Steps – Engaging with the Client. Contracting
  5. OD Process Consulting Model Steps – Assessing Needs, Providing Feedback
  6. Creating an Action Plan and Keeping Projects on Track
  7. Overcoming Resistance to Change and Resolving Conflicts
  8. Feedback Debrief, Transferring Learning and Measuring Success

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 OD toolkit, change management toolkit, and facilitator toolkit, , 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 certificate.

Advanced Certification

  • After completing this course, you may want to advance your skills to the next level by completing the ODCP Program. After you’ve completed both of these certification programs, you will be 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.
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I was able to practice OD immediately after each session.

I applied the tools and skills learned while my organization was going through a huge change initiative.

I was able to lead teams, facilitate meetings, and influence senior leaders to implement OD Change processes as a result of the confidence I gained in this program.