Organization Development (OD) is a rapidly growing profession globally geared to leading change and improving people, process and performance in organizations. Apart from being a profession by itself, Organization Development is a critical competency for Business Leaders, Human Resources and Learning & Development Professionals. The knowledge & skill to execute successful change strategies and increase effectiveness of organizations will make the Business/HR/L&D professionals exceptionally valuable to organizations. In the words of Matt Minahan, “Organization Development is a body of knowledge and practice that enhances organizational performance and individual development, viewing the organization as a degree of alignment.”
According to Edgar Schein there are two problems all organizations should deal with, a. Survival, growth, and adaptation to the external environment and b. Internal integration that permits functioning and adapting in response to the external environment. These two problems create the business case for OD in organizations which are experiencing internal integration and/or external adaptations. These two challenges manifest through many challenges that organizations face every day. Organization Development provides the research, tools, models and skills required to support organizations overcome these challenges and increase their effectiveness.
In order to be able to increase the effectiveness of organizations, the Business / HR / L&D Professionals should learn & practice Organization Development. In the words of Matt Minahan, “Organization Development is a body of knowledge and practice that enhances organizational performance and individual development, viewing the organization as a degree of alignment.”
The Certified Organization Development Practitioner Program is focused on helping participants learn and practice the essential OD Skills and transition to becoming OD Practitioners at work. The program is designed to help Business/HR/L&D Professionals to add value as OD Practitioners & Change Accelerators at work.