operational excellence group

Graduate Certificate in
Organization Development and Change Operational Excellence

Program Summary

Build your expertise in project management, team facilitation, and Lean Sigma processes while reinforcing basic organization development concepts. This certificate program may provide a pathway toward the MPS in OD&C.
How To Apply
Apply by April 15 to start May 15

How To Apply 

Costs and Financial Aid

12 Credits $1,007 per credit

Costs and Financial Aid 

Learn How to Consult Organizations on Operational Excellence

Penn State's ODCOE graduate certificate program can prepare you to work with corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations as a consultant and practitioner on change management, workforce development, project management, process improvement, lean processes, 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 Operational Excellence Curriculum

In this 12-credit program, you can build a strong knowledge base of organization development and change, project management, and lean sigma processes. You will 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.

Gain a Respected Credential with an ODCOE Certificate

If you are working in a field related to organization change, process improvement, or workforce development, this graduate certificate can help you expand your understanding of organization development, which can help you to advance your career as a strategic process 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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