The primary goal of the certificate programs is to provide essential knowledge skills in organization development and change, facilitation of groups and teams, appreciative inquiry, and process consultation. The certificate program focuses on exposing students to global issues and the way change occurs around and within organizations. Emphasis is placed on the importance of knowledge and skills when it comes to facilitating change initiatives from a humanistic perspective.
Effective Semester: Spring 2016
Expiration Semester: Spring 2021
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 General Admissions Standards. 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.
To be awarded the Certficate in Organization Development and Change: Essentials, students must successfully complete 12 credits of course work in the courses listed below.
|WFED 572||Foundations in Organization Development and Change||3|
|WFED 880||Facilitating Groups and Teams||3|
|WFED 884||Appreciative Inquiry||3|
|WFED 578||Process Consultation in Organization Development||3|
|TRDEV 565 is an approved substitution for one of the starred courses listed above.|
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.
Certificate Program Head: Roy Clariana
Director of Graduate Studies/Professor-in-Charge: Susan Land
Primary Program Contact: Jennifer McLaughlin
Mailing Address: Learning and Performance Systems, 303 Keller Building, University Park, PA 16802
Telephone: (814) 863-2596
Program Website: Organization Development and Change: Essentials