Leadership Development Certification Program (LDCP)

Leadership Development Certification Program - LDCP

Develop Critical Skills as a Leadership Development Certified Professional

Gain the distinction as a Leadership Development Certified Professional (LDCP). Quickly become a trusted source organizations can rely on to identify leadership development needs and help them develop a strategy tied to their, goals and workforce plan.

LDCP OVERVIEW

Leadership Development is Key to Success

Leadership Development is a critical issue for organizations today as baby boomers shift into retirement while Gen Xer’s and Millennials head up the pipeline for primary leadership roles.  This means that organizations need to step up their strategic leadership development initiatives to meet the current workforce trends.   We’ve researched the best leadership development practices and designed this certification to develop leadership development experts. 

The Leadership Development Certification Program is the go-to certification for professionals looking to take their careers to the next level!

Who Should Take This Course?
  • Talent Management Professionals
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Organization Development Specialists
  • Learning and Development Professionals
  • Independent Coaches / Consultants
  • Change Agents
  • Others seeking opportunities in Leadership Development
What Are The Benefits of This Certification?
  • Gain the distinction and credibility as an expert in the industry as Leadership Development Professional (LDCP)
  • Learn practical skills to create a leadership strategy that aligns with organization's strategy to help achieve their business goals
  • Evaluate your current leadership strategy and create a roadmap for success based on your unique business goals
  • Create sustainable leadership programs using horizontal and vertical approaches to development
  • Measure the outcomes and impact of your leadership
  • Access valuable tools and resources to help you lead change initiatives
  • Implement what you've learned immediately
What Credits Can I Earn?
  • LDCP credentials and digital badge to recognized as a Leadership Development Certified Professional
  • 24 SHRM PDCs
  • 24 HRCI recertification credits

Training Format:

Virtual-Instructor 

Course Duration

3 Hours Per Session
Once Per Month,
8 Months 

Price (USD)

$3,900

Credits

24 SHRM PDCs
24 HRCI Business recertification credit hours

Certification Badge

Price

$3,900

Certified Training Provider

hrci
shrm

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Design and Implement a Leadership Development Process

Start realizing the learning outcomes of the LDCP and start down the path to creating organizational change.

Analyze current trends in leadership development and incorporate them into your leadership development strategy

Create a business case for leadership development and leadership development strategy to meet the current leadership needs

Build a leadership development process and identify a talent pipeline, and create career paths to achieve your workforce planning strategies

Create a process for selecting high potentials by determining their performance and potential

Identifying gaps in leadership development, and define leadership capabilities and competencies

Develop leadership capability and competency models to create vertical and horizontal leadership development plans

Design a succession planning process across multiple levels in the organization

Lead and implement a leadership development strategy and determine key metrics to evaluate the results

LDCP Curriculum Overview

The Leadership Development Certification Program (LDCP) provides participants with a comprehensive approach to develop a Leadership Development Strategy to meet strategic business goals. Participants learn how to collaborate with senior leaders to create a leadership development strategy tied to the business strategy, organization goals and the workforce plan and take a deep dive into each specific area of leadership development to apply the best practices. 

Curriculum Outline

Session 1. Introduction to Leadership Development (3 hours) Focuses on current Leadership Development best practices, creating a strategic approach and framework for the LD process and using a  LD organization  readiness assessment. 

Session 2. Creating a Leadership Strategy (3 hours) Provides a process to develop a Leadership Development Strategy collaborating with senior leadership to identify needs, assess current and future requirements, LD outcomes, and identify the actions needed to implement the plan.

Session 3. Defining a Leadership Development Structure (3 hours) Focuses on the LD structure outlining the levels of leadership, LD maturity level, LD pipeline, and career paths

Session 4. Identifying Capabilities, Competencies, and Skills Gaps (3 hours) Addresses LD skill gaps by assessing leadership capabilities and competencies,  conducting a capability audit, and building and implementing a competency model.

Session 5. Building a Sustainable Leadership Development Program Part 1 (3 hours) Focuses on  identifying and applying steps to build a Leadership Development Strategy, and  differentiating horizontal and leadership development tools and approaches.

Session 6. Building a Sustainable Leadership Development Program Part 2 (3 hours) Focuses on identifying Vertical  Development tools and activities; customizing and integrating these tools into the organization’s culture.

Session 7. Developing High Potentials and Succession Planning Programs (3 hours) Addresses the how to’s of planning and conducting a calibration meeting, determining readiness and risk level for high potential leaders, implementing a successful planning process across multiple levels in the organization. 

Session 8. Measuring Outcomes and Impacts of Your Leadership Development Program (3 hours) Focuses on the outcome types to measure, evaluate and apply to LD programs and 6 level analytic methodology and customizing balanced scorecard to meet organizational needs.

What is required to receive a certification?
  1. Complete the competency assessment and self-development plan.
    Identify your OD strengths and development needs based on the assessment to create your Self Development Plan. 
  2. Attend all 8 online virtual sessions to gain skills, knowledge and behaviors needed to develop proficiency as an OD professional. 
  3. Complete assignments to gain experience and demonstrate your skill ability.  Spend up to 6 hours a month reviewing the material, preparing for each session, planning to implement what you’ve learned and researching topics to gain more insight. Completed assignments are uploaded to the Learning Management System (LMS).
  4. Complete Your Project and Case Study: Select a project and get buy-in from one of your clients/senior leaders. Work on the project while attending sessions during the 8 months. Submit your case study at the end of the program.
  5. Prepare for the Exam: Review the models, theories, tools, and guidelines provided. Study for the open book final exam. 
  6. Complete the Exam: The exam is accessed through the online LMS and includes multiple choice and 5 essay questions which allow you to apply knowledge gained during the program.
  7. Update your Resume and LinkedIn Profile: Add your new certification in the education section of your resume. Upload your digital badge to your professional profiles such as LinkedIn.  Mention your unique skills and your completed projects.
  8. Continue your self-development:  Ongoing learning is crucial- some certifications are valid for three years, other programs required continuous learning to renew the certification.  SHRM, HRCI, ICF, ACMP required up to 24 hours every two years. ATD requires APTD 28 every 3 years and CPTD 60 professional development hours. 
Why should I attend IOD’s OD Certification Program?

IOD has provided OD Certification Programs globally for over 22 years in 27 countries certifying over 12, 000 OD Professionals. Our team of OD professionals have worked in the field of OD as OD Consultants for more than 30 years and share their valuable knowledge and coaching.

Career Growth – We support our participants to advance their careers.  80% of our participants reported they advanced in their career with their current employer before completing the program.  They are promoted and/ or a position is created for them in OD.  Many of their companies realize the need for an OD Department.  We continue to support career growth and ongoing development after they complete the program.  

We offer professional development workshops, GIODN – our global OD professional network group- with monthly events, professional OD Directory, over 65 downloadable OD tools, 

Participants are proud to add their professional credentials to Linkedin and other social media.  This helps recruiters locate potential candidates for OD Positions.  

Our customers are important and we continue to provide updated services such as video recordings, Learning Management System 6 months free membership in GIODN.

 

How will I develop my skills?

The best learning experience is gained through sharing what you’ve learned with your colleagues and managers and to begin applying the action research model, processes and tools immediately.   

Through our practice activities you will gain insight into your own perceptions, strengthen your human interaction and human dynamics skills needed as an OD professional.  Participants learn how to be mindful of others through use of self, and recognize differences in others, and build trust through interpersonal communication skills such as trust building, asking reflective questions, listening with empathy, supporting the client’s needs, and gaining agreement and buy-in to actions.

LDCP Certification Benefits

  • Build your brand and credibility asn an Leadership Development Professional
  • Develop your reputation as a business partner with OD expertise
  • Apply what you learn immediately in your current role
  • Advance your career opportunities in the field of OD
  • Six (6) months free membership in GIODN with access to OD tolls, professional OD directory, and free virtual events

LDCP Certification Credits

  • LDCP credentials and digital badge to be recognized as an Leadership Development Professional
  • 24 SHRM PDCs
  • 24 HRCI recertification credits
Program Overview
Certification Benefits
Certification Credits

LDCP Curriculum Overview

The Leadership Development Certification Program (LDCP) provides participants with a comprehensive approach to develop a Leadership Development Strategy to meet strategic business goals. Participants learn how to collaborate with senior leaders to create a leadership development strategy tied to the business strategy, organization goals and the workforce plan and take a deep dive into each specific area of leadership development to apply the best practices. 

Curriculum Outline

Session 1. Introduction to Leadership Development (3 hours) Focuses on current Leadership Development best practices, creating a strategic approach and framework for the LD process and using a  LD organization  readiness assessment. 

Session 2. Creating a Leadership Strategy (3 hours) Provides a process to develop a Leadership Development Strategy collaborating with senior leadership to identify needs, assess current and future requirements, LD outcomes, and identify the actions needed to implement the plan.

Session 3. Defining a Leadership Development Structure (3 hours) Focuses on the LD structure outlining the levels of leadership, LD maturity level, LD pipeline, and career paths

Session 4. Identifying Capabilities, Competencies, and Skills Gaps (3 hours) Addresses LD skill gaps by assessing leadership capabilities and competencies,  conducting a capability audit, and building and implementing a competency model.

Session 5. Building a Sustainable Leadership Development Program Part 1 (3 hours) Focuses on  identifying and applying steps to build a Leadership Development Strategy, and  differentiating horizontal and leadership development tools and approaches.

Session 6. Building a Sustainable Leadership Development Program Part 2 (3 hours) Focuses on identifying Vertical  Development tools and activities; customizing and integrating these tools into the organization’s culture.

Session 7. Developing High Potentials and Succession Planning Programs (3 hours) Addresses the how to’s of planning and conducting a calibration meeting, determining readiness and risk level for high potential leaders, implementing a successful planning process across multiple levels in the organization. 

Session 8. Measuring Outcomes and Impacts of Your Leadership Development Program (3 hours) Focuses on the outcome types to measure, evaluate and apply to LD programs and 6 level analytic methodology and customizing balanced scorecard to meet organizational needs.

What is required to receive a certification?
  1. Complete the competency assessment and self-development plan.
    Identify your OD strengths and development needs based on the assessment to create your Self Development Plan. 
  2. Attend all 8 online virtual sessions to gain skills, knowledge and behaviors needed to develop proficiency as an OD professional. 
  3. Complete assignments to gain experience and demonstrate your skill ability.  Spend up to 6 hours a month reviewing the material, preparing for each session, planning to implement what you’ve learned and researching topics to gain more insight. Completed assignments are uploaded to the Learning Management System (LMS).
  4. Complete Your Project and Case Study: Select a project and get buy-in from one of your clients/senior leaders. Work on the project while attending sessions during the 8 months. Submit your case study at the end of the program.
  5. Prepare for the Exam: Review the models, theories, tools, and guidelines provided. Study for the open book final exam. 
  6. Complete the Exam: The exam is accessed through the online LMS and includes multiple choice and 5 essay questions which allow you to apply knowledge gained during the program.
  7. Update your Resume and LinkedIn Profile: Add your new certification in the education section of your resume. Upload your digital badge to your professional profiles such as LinkedIn.  Mention your unique skills and your completed projects.
  8. Continue your self-development:  Ongoing learning is crucial- some certifications are valid for three years, other programs required continuous learning to renew the certification.  SHRM, HRCI, ICF, ACMP required up to 24 hours every two years. ATD requires APTD 28 every 3 years and CPTD 60 professional development hours. 
Why should I attend IOD’s OD Certification Program?

IOD has provided OD Certification Programs globally for over 22 years in 27 countries certifying over 12, 000 OD Professionals. Our team of OD professionals have worked in the field of OD as OD Consultants for more than 30 years and share their valuable knowledge and coaching.

Career Growth – We support our participants to advance their careers.  80% of our participants reported they advanced in their career with their current employer before completing the program.  They are promoted and/ or a position is created for them in OD.  Many of their companies realize the need for an OD Department.  We continue to support career growth and ongoing development after they complete the program.  

We offer professional development workshops, GIODN – our global OD professional network group- with monthly events, professional OD Directory, over 65 downloadable OD tools, 

Participants are proud to add their professional credentials to Linkedin and other social media.  This helps recruiters locate potential candidates for OD Positions.  

Our customers are important and we continue to provide updated services such as video recordings, Learning Management System 6 months free membership in GIODN.

 

How will I develop my skills?

The best learning experience is gained through sharing what you’ve learned with your colleagues and managers and to begin applying the action research model, processes and tools immediately.   

Through our practice activities you will gain insight into your own perceptions, strengthen your human interaction and human dynamics skills needed as an OD professional.  Participants learn how to be mindful of others through use of self, and recognize differences in others, and build trust through interpersonal communication skills such as trust building, asking reflective questions, listening with empathy, supporting the client’s needs, and gaining agreement and buy-in to actions.

LDCP Certification Benefits

  • Build your brand and credibility asn an Leadership Development Professional
  • Develop your reputation as a business partner with OD expertise
  • Apply what you learn immediately in your current role
  • Advance your career opportunities in the field of OD
  • Six (6) months free membership in GIODN with access to OD tolls, professional OD directory, and free virtual events

LDCP Certification Credits

  • LDCP credentials and digital badge to be recognized as an Leadership Development Professional
  • 24 SHRM PDCs
  • 24 HRCI recertification credits

WEBINARS

Developing a Strategic Approach to Leadership Development (LDCP)

Watch our webinar to learn about the benefits of Leadership Development and how you can become a certified Leadership Development Professional with the LDCP

Meet The Facilitators

OD Practitioners With Decades of Real-World Experience

Nancy Zentis

Dr. Nancy Zentis

PhD, ODCC

Gene Wheeler

ECCP, ODCC

Patricia (Patti) Dammann

Patricia Dammann

MS, MBA, ODCC

S. Gevaise

Susan Gervasi

MS, ODCC

TESTIMONIALS & REVIEWS

Hear What Our Customers Have To Say About Our Programs

This program has given me the knowledge I need to successfully speak to our executive leadership team to seek the buy-in and support needed to further develop our leaders and organization to the next level.
Succession planning is something that was completely missing from our organization. I am now beginning the process in partnership with the HR team to develop tools and performance metrics to better assess our leaders to retire or advance.
We were able to track leadership development initiatives for training, development and continuing education and understand gaps in development and create action plans accordingly.