Program Summary

Gain the specific skills and knowledge you need to lead organizations through small- and large-scale change initiatives. This certificate focuses on marketing and consulting services and can serve as a stand-alone credential or a path toward the master’s degree.

How To Apply
Apply by April 15 to start May 17

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Costs and Financial Aid

12 Credits $924 per credit

Costs and Financial Aid 

Learn How to Consult Organizations on Development and Change

Penn State's ODCCS graduate certificate program can prepare you to work with corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations as a strategic consultant and practitioner on change management, talent management, workforce development, performance improvement, and training.

The Penn State Difference

You'll study with faculty from Penn State's Department of Workforce Education and Development (WF ED), which has been internationally recognized for offering high-quality degree programs through the College of Education since 1993. The WF ED faculty has extensive experience teaching in online educational environments, and a wealth of real-world work experience.

Organization Development and Change Consulting Skills Curriculum

In this 12-credit program, you can build a strong knowledge base of organization development and change, appreciative inquiry, and marketing OD consultation. You'll focus on leading small- and large-group change initiatives and how to evaluate group dynamics to facilitate positive organizational change. Plus, you can apply the credits you earn for this certificate toward a Master of Professional Studies in Organization Development and Change.

Enhance Career Opportunities with an ODCCS Certificate

If you're working in a field related to organization change and workforce development, this certificate can help you expand your understanding of organization development and add an important credential to your career as a consultant. The program is also appropriate if you are relatively new to the field of organization development and are looking to develop the expertise needed to consult with an organization to initiate meaningful, positive changes.
 

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