The OD Process Professional Certification Program (ODPC) 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.  If you would like to start your career path in OD, this is the first step.  After you’ve mastered this program, we recommend our next certification- ODCP.

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 others during each session to promote interaction. Each session is facilitate live with an experience OD professional.  Following each session, 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 as an OD Professional
  • 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.

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.
    • 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 and Overview of ODPC
  2. Building the Helping Relationship – Defining Consultative Role of the OD Practitioner
  3. Nurturing the Helping Relationship –Humble Inquiry & Listening
  4. Influencing Leaders and Business Partners
  5. Coaching and Managing Conflict
  6. Planning and Facilitating Meetings and Developing Teams
  7. Supporting Organizational Change
  8. Closing Out Projects and Measuring Results

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 and distinction as OD Process Professional.

Advanced Certification

  • After completing this course, 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”.

“It was amazing program, I have learnt a lot the role of ODCP consultant in depth, how to improve individual, team or organizational-wide performance. How to be exemplary business leader, coach and mentor.

My teacher and facilitator Ms. Susan and Dr. Nancy explained very well about every steps of OD in our classes, especially, Strategic approach of to action planning,  Action Research Model, Need Assessments, OD Intervention, role of the OD Consultant, OD Practitioner Ethics, Behaviour, values, Overcoming resistance of change, Exit and Separation using a System approach”.   Kamran M. Syed, Toronto