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The Principles and Practices of Organization Development Program (PPOD)

10/19-10/23 & 12/7-12/11

October 19, 2015 - December 11, 2015

Tuition charge for the entire two-week program is $8,950, including on-site materials and facilities. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Other meals, accommodations and similar expenses are not included in the tuition.

Applications should be submitted as early as possible, as the program fills quickly and is capped at a small number of participants. We consider all applications and encourage a diverse participant body. Preference for admission will be given to those persons who are in a position to make immediate use of the ideas and skills developed in the program. Please contact our office for more information.

Applications must be submitted with a non-refundable $500 deposit applicable to tuition. The balance of the total tuition charge is due on acceptance to the program. Positions in the program cannot be held for anyone whose application is incomplete. Withdrawals from the program less than 30 days prior to its start will be subject to a charge equal to 50% of the total fee. Withdrawals from the program on or after the Sunday eight days prior to the start of the program are subject to the total charge. Replacements acceptable to the program may be made at no additional charge at any time prior to the first meeting of the program. All withdrawals must be confirmed in writing. Deferrals will be subject to the rules applying to withdrawals.

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