The focus of this certificate program is for students to learn about the use of analytical tools and approaches as they apply to organization development and change initiatives. This includes approaches to evaluating organization development (OD) and consulting services; assessing and feeding back data in organization development; models to
evaluate investments; and the use of data analysis tools.
Effective Semester: Fall 2020
Expiration Semester: Fall 2025
Applicants apply for admission to the program via the Graduate School application for admission. Requirements listed here are in addition to Graduate Council policies listed under GCAC-300 Admissions Policies. International applicants may be required to satisfy an English proficiency requirement; see GCAC-305 Admission Requirements for International Students for more information.
Requirements listed here are in addition to requirements listed in Graduate Council policy GCAC-212 Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Programs.
Students may select any 3 courses from the four courses listed.
|Select three of the following:||9|
|Appraising Organization Change and Development and Consulting|
|Assessing Data: Organizational Diagnosis|
|Evaluation of Investments in Workforce Education and Development|
|Data Analysis in Workforce Education and Development|
Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 699 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.
- OBTAIN KNOWLEDGE BASE: Students will obtain a critical knowledge base in organization development and change, appreciative inquiry, and process consultation.
- LEAD GROUPS: Students will strategically lead both small group and large group change initiatives.
- USE RESOURCES: Students will use various resources for developing, implementing, evaluating, and marketing organization development programs.
- OBSERVE AND FACILITATE CHANGE: Students will observe group dynamics and facilitate change efforts.
|Graduate Program Head||Susan Mary Land|
|Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) or Professor-in-Charge (PIC)||Heather A Zimmerman|
Jennifer Eileen McLaughlin