Business Acumen for OD Professionals (Masters Certificate in Organization Development and Change)

Schulich Executive Learning Centre

How long?

  • 3 days
  • online

Schulich Executive Learning Centre

Disclaimer

Coursalytics is an independent platform to find, compare, and book executive courses. Coursalytics is not endorsed by, sponsored by, or otherwise affiliated with any business school or university.

Full disclaimer.

Read more about General Management Programs

The rapidly changing world of management obliges people to adapt to emerging trends of this industry. Modern general management responsibilities inclu...

Read more about Strategy

In order to keep the company that you are managing or your own business competitive, you need to have a clear plan of action, in other words, you must...

Reviews

Comprehensive course analysis

Unbiased reviews from past participants
Global companies alumni of this course worked for
Positions of participants who took this course
Countries where most past participants are from
FREE
Individual needs analysis

Who should attend

  • Organization Development and Human Resource practitioners
  • Internal and external Consultants
  • Managers and supervisors
  • Team leaders
  • Adult educators, trainers, facilitators, coaches and change leaders

About the course

This 3-day module is designed to develop the strategic business analysis and business acumen of OD professionals. You will develop an advanced understanding of how business works, how to think as the CEO does, and how to manage and influence the bottom line.

Strategic Business Management

Learn how OD can help an organization achieve strategic and operational agility by deepening your knowledge of:

  • Organizational structures, systems, functions and processes
  • The link between business strategy and competitive advantage
  • Key elements of an organization’s value proposition
  • The role of OD within the operating model of an organization
  • How OD adds value to organizational strategies
  • Critical thinking about corporate change scenarios
  • Communicating effectively with executives and line managers

Building a Successful Business Case

  • Learn the essential building blocks of “making a business case” and how to present a compelling case to stakeholders. Learn how to:
  • Craft and deliver a story about how to meet a business need
  • Understand the organization’s evaluation criteria
  • Identify what your stakeholders care about and clarify the need
  • Align your business case with strategic goals
  • Analyze cost, benefits, risks and opportunities
  • Calculate the return on investment
  • Tactics for influencing senior executives and line managers

Experts

Michelle Chambers

Biography Michelle brings more than 25 years of proven and successful leadership, coaching, training and consulting experience, including work with three of Canada’s Top-50 employers, a Financial Post Top-100 organization and a Greater Toronto 2011 and 2013 Top-50 Employer. Michelle is an organiz...

Marilyn Laiken

Biography Program Director, Centre of Excellence in Organization Development and Change and Centre of Excellence in Adult Training and Development, Schulich Executive Education Centre, York University Marilyn is also past Chair of the OISE, University of Toronto Department of Adult Education &am...

Ray Gordezkey

Ray Gordezky is well known for his work facilitating strategic organizational learning, change, and action that addresses contentious issues and complex circumstances. He is Principal and co-founder of Threshold Associates, where he works with business, community and public service leaders to str...

Doug Miron

Doug is recognized for providing top notch experiential learning programs that enhance employee engagement and advance individual, team and organizational performance. His areas of expertise include Organization Development; Leadership Strategy; Talent Management; Executive Coaching and Change Le...

Glennie Mercer

Having worked in leadership positions for many years in the health-care field, Glennie established her own organization development consulting firm in 1996. Glennie brings more than 30 years’ experience to her work and is known as a perceptive and inspiring communicator, facilitator and coach. Th...

Videos and materials

Business Acumen for OD Professionals (Masters Certificate in Organization Development and Change) at Schulich Executive Learning Centre

From  CAD 4 650$3,786
Add coaching to your course booking

Coaching can personalize and deepen learning for you and your organization.


Something went wrong. We're trying to fix this error.

Thank you for your application

We will contact the provider to ensure that seats are available and, if there is an admissions process, that you satisfy any requirements or prerequisites.

We may ask you for additional information.

To finalize your enrollment we will be in touch shortly.

Disclaimer

Coursalytics is an independent platform to find, compare, and book executive courses. Coursalytics is not endorsed by, sponsored by, or otherwise affiliated with any business school or university.

Full disclaimer.

Read more about General Management Programs

General Management Program courses offer an excellent opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively turn all the best practices in marketing, HR, and innovation into actionable and beneficial strategies. After the successfu...

Read more about Strategy

Strategy courses contain a large amount of practice. You will be able to analyze the company's performance and make a strategic development plan. All practices are based on real cases that each of you may encounter. The courses will also introduce yo...

Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.

We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.