Accidents in the workforce and educational environments are metaphorically similar to a line of falling dominoes. As one incident occurs, it has the ability to trigger a harmful chain reaction. Therefore the Organization Development and Change, Occupational Safety and Health Certificate Program is designed to assist workforce development professionals in building the skills and abilities needed to create and support workplaces and educational environments that are free of occupational safety and health hazards. Emphasis is placed on leadership development to promote detection, analysis, and correction of unsafe workplace conditions and procedures.
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.
To be awarded the Certificate in Organization Development and Change: Occupational Safety and Health, students must successfully complete 9 credits of course work in the required courses listed below.
|WFED 573||Needs Assessment for Workforce Development Professionals||3|
|WFED 411||Occupational Safety and Health for Workforce Education and Development Professionals||3|
|WFED 806||Program and Facilities Management for Work Force Development Professionals||3|
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 Land|
|Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) or Professor-in-Charge (PIC)||Heather Toomey Zimmerman|
Whitney A DeShong