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Learn How to Successfully Implement Change in Organizations

Penn State's OD&C Essentials graduate certificate program can prepare you to work with corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations, in roles including change management, strategic consulting, 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.

OD&C Essentials Curriculum

In this 12-credit program, you can build a strong knowledge base of organization development and change, appreciative inquiry, and process 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.

Increase Your Potential for Advancement with OD&C Essentials 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, allowing you to advance your career. 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 initiate meaningful, positive changes in an organization.