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Graduate Credential in Organization Development

The Graduate Credential in Organization Development prepares leaders to build and sustain agile organizations through a systemic approach to improving productivity and effectiveness. Students will learn to identify the gap between actual and desired performance, find the root cause, recommend a targeted solution and evaluate the results. Our program prepares you to work with organizations to enhance productivity and increase profitability at all levels. The Credential in Organization Development is ideal for both those who are currently working in the field who would benefit from a formal education and those who plan to enter the field.

Classes are taught by a dedicated group of full-time professors and industry leaders who use analytical and creative approaches in a highly energizing, constructivist format. Courses are mapped to Association for Talent Development (ATD formerly ASTD)  competencies to ensure that this highly relevant curriculum transfers immediately to the workplace. Five courses are combined to create this comprehensive program.


Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from an accredited institution with an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. A written statement of academic and professional goals and a current resume are required. For additional information, contact the Graduate Program in Training and Development.


A total of five courses (15 credit hours) are required.

Core Courses

  • TRDV 424 Consulting Tools and Techniques
  • TRDV 433 Managing Organizational Change
  • TRDV 435 Organization Development

Electives (choose two of the following):

  • TRDV 420 Career Development in Organizations
  • TRDV 423 Teambuilding and Leadership
  • TRDV 425 Project Management
  • TRDV 426 Organization Communication
  • TRDV 427 Organization Analysis and Design
  • TRDV 428 Workplace Diversity
  • TRDV 432 Organizational Learning Strategies
  • TRDV 437 Creativity in the Workplace
  • TRDV 441 Human Performance Improvement
  • TRDV 445 Executive Coaching
  • TRDV 455 Facilitation Skills

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