Schulich Executive Learning Centre

OD and Change Essentials – an Introduction (Masters Certificate in Organization Development and Change)

Available dates

Apr 20—21, 2020
2 days
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
CAD 2950 ≈USD 2295
CAD 1475 per day


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About the course

A required component in preparation for the 5-day OD and Change Intensive, this course is an opportunity to see if the OD and change field is for you

You will receive help in applying your learning to your own work situation and career goals. The program addresses three fundamental questions:

What is OD?

  • Roots of OD and how they have influenced the field today
  • Definitions, values, beliefs and common approaches

Who am I as an Instrument of Change?

  • Roles of a change agent and which most suit you
  • OD competencies: personal assessment and goal-setting

What is OD and Change in Action?

  • Research in practice
  • Step-by-step experiential case study

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

Trust the 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 organi...


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 &a...


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...


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