Lead the change you wish to see at your organization! In this certificate program, you’ll learn ways to improve performance and manage change through use of organizational development best practices. Explore the different models and strategies that help shape culture across sectors, then take on constructing a diagnosis plan, synthesizing data, and communicating your findings.
Summmer 2023 Course Offering
Check out our experiential learning course Development in Action: An Immersive Leadership Experience offered this summer at the Kennedy Mountain Campus.
Note: This course is not applicable to the four-course certificate curriculum.
At a Glance
University College is committed to educational access, and given the difficult circumstances currently impacting millions of people, we are waiving application fees.
Skills You'll Learn
Implement change initiatives
Develop a personal philosophy of organizational change
Create organizational assessments
Specialized Graduate Certificate in Organizational Development requires completion of 16 credit hours (4 courses).
All students are required to complete a zero-credit Student Success Course.
Finish a graduate certificate in as few as six months or take up to a year. Choose your time to completion to get a better sense of what your schedule will look like during your certificate program.
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Interested in a master's degree?
Explore our Master of Science in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Organizational Development.
Take a Course Before You Apply
We know how important it is to get started when you're ready and that's why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.
Predicted outcomes for graduates of Organizational Development
The job outlook for training and development specialists is expected to grow 11% through 2030. One major factor for growth is due to the constant need for workplace training and education.
Innovations in training methods will continue as organizations use technology and social networks in their training programs.
Job prospects with experience developing online and mobile training programs will have a competitive edge.
Training and Development Specialist Salary: National Average
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Hear from Our Students
"Every single class taught me something that I didn't know before. Every single class had the capacity for me to grow with other people—even online." —Mario Burton, graduate.
Flexible Online Classes
We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.
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Accreditation & Associations
University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.