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Organizational Development Certificate

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.

Earn a graduate degree and certificate at the same time.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
June 17

Term Length
10 Weeks

4 Course Certificate
Tuition

$13,344

6 Course Certificate
Tuition

$20,016

Format
Evening or Online

Admission
No GRE or GMAT

Duration
As few as 6 months

Duration
As few as 12 months

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Skills You’ll Learn

Implement change initiatives

Develop a personal philosophy of organizational change

Create organizational assessments

Curriculum

Specialized Graduate Certificate in Organizational Development requires completion of 16 credit hours (4 courses).

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Concentration Courses
Concentration Courses

Focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector and master the skills needed to excel in that area.

ORL 4110 Fundamentals of Organization Development
ORL 4115 Organizational Culture and Organizational Development Impacts
ORL 4120 Team Effectiveness and Interventions
ORL 4125 Evaluate and Sustain Change

Graduate Certificate in Organizational Development requires completion of 24 credit hours (6 courses).

4
Concentration Courses
 
 
2
Elective Courses
 

Concentration Courses

Focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector and master the skills needed to excel in that area.

ORL 4110 Fundamentals of Organization Development
ORL 4115 Organizational Culture and Organizational Development Impacts
ORL 4120 Team Effectiveness and Interventions
ORL 4125 Evaluate and Sustain Change

Elective Courses

Popular electives for students in the Organizational Leadership program include:

ORL 4130 Individual Interventions
ORL 4135 Large Scale Interventions
ORL 4400
Leading Strategic Planning in Organizations
ORL 4420
Leading Change for Transformation
ORL 4530
Leading a Culture of Organizational Innovation
HRA 4170
The Inclusive Organization
HRA 4500
Organizational Leadership, Team Effectiveness, and Communications
HRA 4600
Human Relations in Organizations
GS 4050
Diversity and Organizational Structure
GS 4020
Culture, Identity, Power

Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals, and your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.

 

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Sample Schedule

Plan your schedule to complete your graduate certificate. Finish quickly in just six months or take up to two years (four course certificate) or three years for a six-course certificate.

Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
4-Course Certificate Classes 2 2 0 0
6-Course Certificate Classes 3 3 0 0
Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
4-Course Certificate Classes 1 1 2 0
6-Course Certificate Classes 2 2 2 0
Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
4-Course Certificate Classes 1 1 1 1
6-Course Certificate Classes 1 2 2 1

Interested in a master’s degree?

Explore our Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Organizational Development.

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Career Outcomes

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.

 

Job Titles

Organizational Development Specialist
Professional Development Manager
Business Manager
Coach
Consultant
Trainer
Strategic Design Manager
Organizational Development Analyst
 

 

 

 

Training and Development Specialist Salary: National Average

$59,020

(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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Organizational Leadership

“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

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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

 


Higher Learning Commission

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.

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