Organizational Development

Group of diverse successful people in an organization

The Graduate Certificate in Organizational Development is designed to allow students to pursue graduate-level advanced studies in the subject area of organizational development, analyze and design high performing organizations; apply coaching, mentoring, and motivational models, and develop leadership skills to lead strategic change initiatives.

This certificate is 12 credits, 6 of which must be taken at Charter Oak. All courses must be completed with a grade of B or above.

  • OEL 501: Learning Community

    3 credits
  • OEL 530: Organizational Development Landscape

    3 credits
  • OEL 615: Developing & Leading Others

    3 credits
  • OEL 643: Leading Organizational Change

    3 credits
  • Total:

    12 credits
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, or international institution equivalent to a U.S. regionally accredited institution, with a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  • Students with GPA's between 2.7 and 3.0 may apply. If accepted, grades of B or better must be achieved in the first two courses to continue the program.
  • Three years of relevant work experience required, five preferred.
  • One essay, 500-750 words, describing the applicant's specific career goals, objectives, motivation to pursue an advanced degree, and professional experience and/or projects.
  • A professional resume
  • No GREs or entrance exams required

Outcomes & Pathways

Students who complete an Organizational Development certificate will be able to:

  1. Assess and design learning communities and construct organizational leadership strategies.
  2. Design and implement organizational change processes.
  3. Construct organizational leadership strategies and explain the complexities of organizational design and the interconnection between organizational structures.

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