The OD Process Professional Certification Program (ODPC) is designed to help participants learn a consistent change management process to help leaders and teams implement change effectively.

The OD Process Professional Certification Program (ODPC) is offered online and provides participants with valuable guidelines, toolkits, templates, and step by step processes to help organizations and project teams implement change effectively.

The OD Process Professional Certification Program is an excellent opportunity for those new to Organization Development, or those interested in advancing their career or for teams who are engaged in new OD  projects.

The OD Process Professional Certification Program will help you gain skills to lead project teams, influence senior leaders, facilitate meetings, mediate conflict, build high performing teams, and grow your reputation as a working partner.  Our past participants value the hands on approach and tools they received as well and skills learned through practical experience.

The OD Process Professional Certification Program is offered online, over 8 months, meeting 3 hours per month.  Each session provides participants with usable toolkits, guidelines, assessments, templates.  Participants practice their skills through case studies, role plays, and practice 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 as an OD Process Professional! Register today!  This program is recommended as the first step for teams new to Organization Development and new start up OD departments.

Here are the benefits of gaining an OD Process Professional Certification Program:

  • Build your reputation and credibility
  • Earn a Certification in the field of OD
  • Gain access to tools and resources
  • Learn a proven process for change
  • Gain experience in facilitating meetings and coaching sessions
  • Apply what you learn immediately in your current role
  • Receive 24 SHRM and HRCI Credits for recertification
  • Gain career opportunities distinction as an OD Professional

Who Should Take This Certification:

  • 1-3 years experience  & related degree- in the field of HR, L&D, OD or TM.  Some experience working as a working partner on project teams and supporting leaders.
  • 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:

Our Online Sessions meet for 3 hours per day, once a month over 8 consecutive months, meeting on the same day each month. (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 8 sessions over an eight-month period
  • Complete all assignments
  • Complete self-development plan
  • Complete a final examination

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

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 $3,800.00 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.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the core principles of OD, its history and key contributors
  • Recognize the role of the OD professional to effectively build a healthy client relationship
  • Determine effective communications, interpersonal and influencing skills to effectively interact with senior leaders, teams, and individuals
  • Lead effective meetings and demonstrate proficiency in using OD facilitation tools; recognize the current culture and systems to help assess the organization’s readiness for change
  • Encourage members of the organization to create a collaborative work environment and engage members of the organization in implementing change
  • Recognize the current culture and systems to help assess the organization’s readiness for change
  • Help teams cooperatively work together to solve challenging conflicts within their group while guiding them to delve deeper into their unique challenges
  • Demonstrate skills in transferring learning and building sustainability through feedback, evaluation, and ongoing process improvement

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction to OD
  2. The Role of the OD Professional
  3. Developing an OD Mindset and Interpersonal Skills
  4. Facilitating Meetings
  5. Building a collaborative work environment to overcome resistance to change
  6. Understanding the organization culture and systems and overcome resistance to change
  7. Working with Individuals and teams – Help teams work together
  8. Measure results, gain feedback, follow up and support

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.

I am so glad I participated in the ODPC program. It was very interactive and engaging. What I learned from the instructor and the group conversations is equal to years of experience. Now I have the tools and the confidence I need to succeed as an OD professional.

Adriene Summers

 

 

“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”.