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Principles and Practices of Organization Development Certificate Program
Teachers College, Columbia University
Teachers College
Columbia University

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The Principles and Practices of Organization Development Program is a highly participative learning experience that provides individuals with the core concepts and skills necessary for consulting to organizations and teams.

PPOD offers participants repeated opportunities for building skills and insights through practice. Special attention is given to each phase of the consulting process, including contracting, organizational diagnosis and intervention. The program is offered in two parts and is well suited to:

  • The needs of recent entrants into the organization change field who are interested in acquiring skills
  • Those with HR experience who recognize the importance of continually working on skills for improving their effectiveness
Managers who have recently assumed responsibility for managing a significant change effort in their organizations will also find this program especially useful. These practitioners and managers typically have a need to:

  • Learn more about the nature of organizational functioning and change
  • Enhance their skills in helping managers and executives understand and manage change
  • Enhance their own skills in managing change
If you would like to learn more or have any questions about PPOD, please review the tabs at the top of this page, or contact Joe Dillard, Assistant Director for Operations, at or at (212) 678-8337.
Final: Oct. 2

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