Organization Development Certification Program (ODCP)

Organization Development Certification Program - ODCP

Earn a Certification in Organization Development

Accelerate Your Career

Expand your career and expertise as an OD Certified Professional. Learn theories and applications to help lead change effectively within your organization.

ODCP OVERVIEW

Lead organization change successfully

The Organization Development Certification Program (ODCP) provides participants with formal training in the field of OD.  Participants gain the skills and experience necessary to lead change using OD’s Change Model, the Action Research Model (ARM) and other OD applications that support the ARM process.  Obtain access to OD models, tools, and practical guidelines to help you provide your clients with sustainable results.

The ODCP is the go-to certification for experienced OD professionals (4+ years) looking to take their careers to the next level!

Who Should Take This Course?
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Talent Management Professionals
  • Learning and Development Professionals
  • OD Professionals (4+ years experience)
  • Educators, Consultants, and those interested in the field of OD
What Are The Benefits Of ODCP?
  • Earn distinction and credibility as an Organization Development Professional
  • Learn proven change management methodologies based on the field of behavior science to lead business transformation
  • Sharpen your consulting and facilitation skills, human interaction and coaching skills, change management and process skills, systems thinking and culture change skills, metric development and providing feedback skills
  • Increase buy-in, commitment, and reduce resistance to change
  • Access valuable tools and resources to jhelp yoiu lead change initiatives
  • Implement what you’ve learned immediately
What Credits Can I Earn?
  • ODCP credentials and digital badge to be recognized as an OD Certified Professional
  • 24 SHRM PDCs
  • 24 HRCI recertification credits
  • 24 ACMP PDUs

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;
24 ACMP Credits

Certification Badge

Price

$3,900

Certified Training Provider

hrci
shrm
Qep

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Advance in the Field of Organizational Development

Learn how to be a catalyst for change and start down the path as an OD Certified Professional

Improve employee engagement and retention

Become a change leader for your organization

Build senior leader relationships and influence skills to gain support, buy-in and commitment

Provide a scientific renewable change model that is client focused, problem centered and action oriented

Identify metrics to measure results that impact the bottom line

Create a culture of change through collaboration, feedback and action planning

Help organizations solve critical business challenges

ODCP Curriculum Overview

The Organization Development Certification Program helps participants gain practical skills to advance in the field of Organization Development.  Participants apply the 7 step Action Research Model for change, involve the leadership team in identifying needs, determine organization readiness, align the organization culture and systems, conduct a needs assessment, involve stakeholders and employees, design an action plan, and create an implementation plan using a whole systems approach.  Participants earn the distinction as an Organization Development Certified Professional (ODCP). 

ODCP Training Overview
Curriculum Outline

Session 1. Introduction to Organization Development (3 hours)
OD overview and core concepts, role of OD professional, OD definitions, OD history and pioneers, values, and OD ethics

Session 2. Action Research Model - Entry and Contracting (3 hours)
Action Research Model review, entry, contracting, practicing entry, creating contracts

Session 3. Action Research Model – Data Collection and Analysis (3 hours)
Action Research Model review, foundations of data collection, data collection process, designing data collection instruments, analyzing data, practicing data collection/analysis

Session 4.  Action Research Model - Preparing and Facilitating Feedback (3 hours)
Action Research Model Review, creating a feedback report, planning a feedback meeting, facilitating and debriefing a feedback meeting, following up after the feedback meeting

Session 5. Action Research Model – Strategic Action Planning (3 hours)
Action Research Model Review - Action planning overview, creating vision and mission statements, conducting SWOT Analysis, identifying actions and project planning, applying facilitation tools

Session 6.  Action Research Model -- Designing and Implementing Interventions (3 hours)
Action Research Model Review - McKinsey’s 7 S Model, identifying and selecting interventions, role of theOD Consultant, designing interventions, creating implementation plans

Session 7. Action Research Model -- Sustaining Change and Managing Resistance to Change (3 hours)
Foundational elements of change, assessing the need for change, change models and tools, overcoming resistance to change

Session 8.  Action Research Model – Maintenance, Transfer of Learning, Evaluation and Separation (3 hours)
Maintenance, transfer of learning, Systems Thinking, supporting core disciplines, evaluating outcomes and separating from the initiative

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.

ODCP Certification Benefits

  • Build your brand and credibility as an OD 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 tools, professional OD directory, and free virtual events
ODCP Training Benefits

ODCP Certification Credits

  • ODCP credentials and digital badge to be recognized as an OD Certified Professional
  • 24 SHRM PDCs
  • 24 HRCI recertification credits
  • 24 ACMP credits
odcc curriculum credits
Program Overview
Certification Benefits
Certification Credits

ODCP Curriculum Overview

The Organization Development Certification Program helps participants gain practical skills to advance in the field of Organization Development.  Participants apply the 7 step Action Research Model for change, involve the leadership team in identifying needs, determine organization readiness, align the organization culture and systems, conduct a needs assessment, involve stakeholders and employees, design an action plan, and create an implementation plan using a whole systems approach.  Participants earn the distinction as an Organization Development Certified Professional (ODCP). 

ODCP Training Overview
Curriculum Outline

Session 1. Introduction to Organization Development (3 hours)
OD overview and core concepts, role of OD professional, OD definitions, OD history and pioneers, values, and OD ethics

Session 2. Action Research Model - Entry and Contracting (3 hours)
Action Research Model review, entry, contracting, practicing entry, creating contracts

Session 3. Action Research Model – Data Collection and Analysis (3 hours)
Action Research Model review, foundations of data collection, data collection process, designing data collection instruments, analyzing data, practicing data collection/analysis

Session 4.  Action Research Model - Preparing and Facilitating Feedback (3 hours)
Action Research Model Review, creating a feedback report, planning a feedback meeting, facilitating and debriefing a feedback meeting, following up after the feedback meeting

Session 5. Action Research Model – Strategic Action Planning (3 hours)
Action Research Model Review - Action planning overview, creating vision and mission statements, conducting SWOT Analysis, identifying actions and project planning, applying facilitation tools

Session 6.  Action Research Model -- Designing and Implementing Interventions (3 hours)
Action Research Model Review - McKinsey’s 7 S Model, identifying and selecting interventions, role of theOD Consultant, designing interventions, creating implementation plans

Session 7. Action Research Model -- Sustaining Change and Managing Resistance to Change (3 hours)
Foundational elements of change, assessing the need for change, change models and tools, overcoming resistance to change

Session 8.  Action Research Model – Maintenance, Transfer of Learning, Evaluation and Separation (3 hours)
Maintenance, transfer of learning, Systems Thinking, supporting core disciplines, evaluating outcomes and separating from the initiative

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.

ODCP Certification Benefits

  • Build your brand and credibility as an OD 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 tools, professional OD directory, and free virtual events
ODCP Training Benefits

ODCP Certification Credits

  • ODCP credentials and digital badge to be recognized as an OD Certified Professional
  • 24 SHRM PDCs
  • 24 HRCI recertification credits
  • 24 ACMP credits
odcc curriculum credits

WEBINARS

Introduction to Organization Development (ODCP)

Watch our webinar to learn more about the benefits of building your brand as an OD Professional

Meet The Facilitators

OD Practitioners With Decades of Real-World Experience

Nancy Zentis

Dr. Nancy Zentis

PhD, 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

Conrad Moore
Senior. Director of Learning XP
I really enjoyed all of the content and felt that even in the moments where we were exploring an idea I was familiar with I gained new insights or a deeper understanding. But I think something that I didn’t anticipate but really benefitted from was the ongoing discussion between our expert instructor, Susan, and the rest of the class. Susan was great at drawing out examples from all of us in a way that made sharing fun and educational. She brought a lot of academic concepts to life and found ways to highlight how they fit into our own, unique experiences and I really appreciated that.
Kamran Syed
Managing & Creative Director
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. Now I confident and gained valuable experience from our facilitator that can be applied immediately in any organization. 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, Behavior, values, Overcoming resistance of change, Exit and Separation using a System approach.
Joseph Atencio
Information Systems Director
"The program was very valuable for laying out a process for managing and assisting others on moving through an organizational change initiative.. About a year after completing the program I transitioned to a new position at a new organization. I believe the ODCP certification served as a positive credential in helping me successfully land the position, and I have since used a great deal of what I learned in helping my new team and organization journey through the transition of my arrival. I believe the certification was a key component in my success in being considered for the position I am now in. While the certification helped get me noticed in the applicant pool, my ability to articulate the concepts and demonstrate application of those concepts was also extremely valuable to me successfully being hired.