The Most Comprehensive Certificate Program in OD and Change Leadership in the World

The combination of online and residential program elements and the number of learning modalities is unparalleled. No other university or professional association offers anything similar.

Acquire the Skills to Become A Successful Change Agent

Change leaders are de facto consultants. Participants learn skills, processes, and actions change leaders need to know to be an effective consultant. These vary somewhat depending upon whether the consultant is internal or external. Participants learn what it takes to be a successful consultant in either situation.

Competency is the New Currency

This is an opportunity to acquire and demonstrate mastery of practical—and immediately applicable—skills. The hybrid format combines online and in-person training which allows you to complete your Certificate in OD & Change Leadership in 4-6 months.

  • Gain a competitive advantage
  • Execute projects with increased efficiency
  • Build professional credibility
  • Update your knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Join a community of like-minded professionals
  • Increase your earning potential

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Program Description

Program Benefits

The best certificate programs benefit not only its participants, but also their organizations and their organizations’ employees, vendors, suppliers, and customers. Here’s how you and your organizations benefit when you obtain a Certificate in OD & Change Leadership from the Drucker Graduate School.

How You Personally Benefit

  • Gain the knowledge and skills to shape the future of organizations by guiding them through successful transitions
  • Increase your professional value and worth by gaining the knowledge and skills to become a certificated Change Leader
  • Become the acknowledged “go to” person when it comes to planning and leading change within your organization
  • Expand your career options and opportunities by adding valuable capabilities to your list of leadership competencies
  • Build skills through practical “hands-on” experiential exercises with feedback and guidance from senior OD practitioners

How Your Organization Benefits

  • Every competitive organization in today’s VUCA world needs a skilled cadre of experienced and expert change leaders. Far too many change initiatives fail to meet their intended goals.

  • By sending representatives to the Peter Drucker Graduate School’s Certificate Program in OD & Change Leadership, that expertise can be added to the organization’s intellectual capital and overall business competencies within six short months.

  • Instead of being tossed by the tides of volatile business trends, having skilled people who can adapt, plan and lead change provides direction and competitive advantage.

  • Finally, today’s employees demand organizations provide developmental opportunities. This program does that, as well as increase the competitive capabilities of the organization.

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of all strategic initiatives, including restructuring and cultural alignment are doomed to fail. That means 3.5 days of work are wasted effort

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of employees are engaged when there is a clear connection between changes and the company’s future

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of change projects with effective change management came in or under budget

Participant Satisfaction

95%

of workshop attendees expressed positive reactions to the course, its content and cited its direct applicability to their work

Become Invaluable

Learn the techniques and skills that make you invaluable to businesses

Change is a constant. Failure is a career breaker. Don’t succumb to failed initiatives. Take the lead in reshaping your organization’s future. Become a “change leader.”

The Drucker Graduate School Certificate Program in Organization Development & Change Leadership

This highly interactive micro-certification program imparts core knowledge and skills essential to planning and leading successful change interventions within organizations.

Design Change Interventions to Align with Strategic Initiatives

The ability to develop strategic change initiatives is a core leadership competency in today’s VUCA world. Being able to align them with strategic initiatives is a competitive advantage.

Design and Administer Organization Assessments

Determining organizations’ strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improving effectiveness are essential attributes of a modern leader.

Gain Buy-in and Engagement

Successful change requires employee buy-in and support from all levels of the organization. Involve employees from the very beginning using their ideas and feedback to improve the likelihood of change sticking.

Understand Group Dynamics

Most OD work is large in scope. However, most of the change occurs at the team and team-leader levels. Learn the dynamics driving team development and processes for improving team effectiveness.

Optimize Organizations, Systems, and Processes

The ability to understand what’s happening at various levels and across multiple functions is key to improving organization effectiveness and the alignment effort with strategy.

Measure and Report Project Effectiveness

Learn how to select the most appropriate key performance indicators, how to measure and track performance, and how to present data to the C-suite in formats they understand.

Drucker Graduate School Certificate Program in Organization Development & Change Leadership
Upcoming Events

Claremont, CA

September 25th – 27th, 2019 | Drucker Graduate University | Fee $4,900

San Diego, CA

November Dates TBD | Marina Village Conference Center | Fee $4,900

International Location

December | Dates TBD | Fee $3,650

Program Facilitators

Over 50 years of combined experience assisting companies plan and lead change.

Liron Marks, PhD

C.E.O. of Landers & Marks OD & Change Consulting
Dr. Liron Marks is the CEO of Landers & Marks OD & Change Consulting. She completed her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Claremont Graduate University and has been an active OD and Change consultant for a decade. She specializes in developing strategy-driven, total-systems approaches to improving organizational effectiveness. Liron’s consulting work includes non-profits, recycling, construction, and entertainment just to name a few. She is a fellow at the Kravis Leadership, Institute and an adjunct professor at CSU Los Angeles.

Alan Landers, MHRD

President of Landers & Marks OD & Change Consulting

Alan Landers is an executive-level OD consultant with over forty years of experience working with Fortune 500 firms, international companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. He is a member of the 2019 Forbes Coaches Council and has served as President of the San Diego Chapter of the Association for Training & Development. Alan served two terms as the leader of ATD San Diego’s Organization Development Special Interest Group, growing its membership to over 100 OD practitioners. He is CEO of FirstStep Communications, LLC, an international business processing organization and has served on several boards of non-profit organizations. His executive seminars have been hosted by universities across the country, including Southern Methodist University, Texas A&M, Michigan State, Washington State, and several others. He is a frequent contributor to professional trade publications.

Corporate Clout

Trusted By Top Companies Across The Country

Clients range from Fortune 100s to nonprofits, government agencies, and NGOs. Our work has taken us to Asia, Europe, North and Central America. Together with our global partners, we have served more than 300 clients in over 23 countries.

Testimonials

Real Results from Real Students

“The workshop was, by far, the most comprehensive, professional, and useful workshop that I have seen through my 20-year HR Career.”

Shawn P., CEO/Principal HR Advisor

“What makes this course powerful is a trifecta of OD theory and principles taught at the graduate level, a crackerjack simulation and unforgettable real-life lessons from seasoned OD experts.”

Patricia F., President, The Learning Aclchemist

“Alan and Liron provided us with a holistic experience of the Change Management concepts and best tools available in the market - plus insightful anecdotes and practical advice for taking action.”

Leticia M., PR & Communications Consultant

“What struck me was the breadth and depth of the subjects covered by extremely experienced and talented facilitators.”

Susan T., Principal, Executive Development

“It is a one-of-a-kind premium blend of content and delivery. Developed with a network of global collaborators, the OD and Change Leadership Program is truly transnational, incorporating the most effective learning modalities, and customized to each participant.”

B. Griffiths, President OSI

“The OD and Change Leadership Certification Program is designed to serve a broad global community of OD professionals, Learning and Development leaders, Talent Managers, HR partners and coaches or consultants who offer their services to this community. I would highly recommend the program to anyone in this growing and diverse field.”

S. Stevenson, CEO and Founder, Lifted Fog

Frequently Asked Questions about the Course

What are the benefits of pursuing this certification?

Many of the people who sign-up or have attended the workshop have a bachelor’s degree, most have a master’s degree. The most common response to this question from actual participants is “the practical, hands-on skills that they acquired.” The Drucker Graduate School’s Certificate in OD and Change Leadership is centered a practicum-based program. Participants learn the history of OD and change management, essential change models and theories, and theories of group development in interactive, online eLearning programs. They learn how to apply them, for the benefit of their organizations and the people in them during the 3-day experiential workshop and follow-up coaching sessions. No other OD and Change Leadership program offers this combination.

For whom is the program intended? Is there a minimum requirement to enroll?

The Certificate in OD and Change Leadership is designed specifically for individuals responsible for leading change in organizations. Most typically that includes people in Human Resources departments, OD & Change Departments, and/or Training departments.

However, the implementation of change initiatives, process improvement initiatives, and other organizational initiatives fall within the purview of managers, leaders, and even influential employees from any part of an organization. We believe they will benefit significantly from attending the program, as they are de facto “change leaders.”

What does it mean to have this Certificate program backed by The Drucker Institute?

The Peter Drucker Graduate School of Management is dedicated to “preparing leaders with powerful, ethical, and universal management skills.” It is a world-renown graduate university, founded by the “father of modern management.” This latest addition to the graduate school’s advanced management training offerings reflects the school’s commitment to delivering highly relevant, contemporary programs to leaders around the world.The Peter Drucker Graduate School of Management is dedicated to “preparing leaders with powerful, ethical, and universal management skills.” It is a world-renown graduate university, founded by the “father of modern management.” This latest addition to the graduate school’s advanced management training offerings reflects the school’s commitment to delivering highly relevant, contemporary programs to leaders around the world.

The Certificate in OD and Change Leadership from the prestigious Peter Drucker Graduate School of Management attests to three traits of those to whom the certificate is bestowed:

 

  1. The certificate is a testament to the rigorous academic discipline and intellectual accomplishment of its holders.
  2. The certificate represents six months of study focused solely on acquiring contemporary change leadership skills which can be applied in local, regional, and global settings.
  3. The certificate indicates that its holder is aware of the forces driving change and how to manage them at the individual, team, and organizational levels.

Learning Methodology

Content/Purpose

1.  Competency Assessment A self-assessment tool used to create an IDP to guide them through the program
2.  eLearning Cover the history of OD and change, key theories and models, and competencies
3.  Reading Assignments Provide core cognitive content and reference materials
4.  Lecturettes and Videos Elaboration on selected content from text, Presentation of new content
5.  Social Learning Non-facilitated group discussions to reinforce and enrich learning experiences
6.  Experiential Learning Active-learning and application exercises through case studies and T-Group activities
7.  Debriefing of Activities Facilitated processing of  experiential activities to surface learnings gained
8.  2 Simulations: Online Apps Application of new competencies, team building, and group problem solving
9.  Journal Activities Solidify “take-home” KSAs and intervention planning
10. Group Coaching Follow-up online coaching sessions to assess the on-the-job application and provide guidance.

Ready to Take Charge?

Every organization is seeking to improve its processes, gain competitive advantage, increase profits, reduce waste and downtime. All of these involve change. Are you prepared to lead successful change? Do you know the keys to successful change management? Are you able to generate support and buy-in for your change initiative? Do you have a proven process for planning and implementing change? Become the “go to” person for making change happen in your organization.

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker