Masters Certificate in Organization Development and Change

Powerful pivots for uncertain times.

Develop a thorough understanding of how OD contributes to individual, team and organizational effectiveness while achieving business goals. In this comprehensive Masters Certificate, you’ll develop a thorough understanding of how OD determines the success of long-term business goals. Leverage behavioural science techniques to strategically assess, develop and implement change. Align organizational systems, structures and processes to become the “instrument of change” that every organization needs. 

Masters Certificate in Organization Development and Change

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Fees: $10,500
Length: 10 days of study over 9 months
Next Session: March 19, 2024 to
June 5, 2024

Masters Certificate in Organization Development and Change

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Become An
Expert in Organization Development

Businesses today understand the dangers of staying static, but implementing change in any organization is no easy task. To pivot correctly, they need experienced minds to power their organization development efforts.

OD practitioners continue to be in demand, as organizations seek to manage transformational change and improve their organizational health and effectiveness.  OD practitioners may be engaged in work such as employee engagement; team development; leadership development; strategic planning; organization design; culture change, and other critical initiatives that support organizational objectives.

In this Masters Certificate in Organization Development and Change, you’ll receive the applied knowledge and experience needed to solve critical business and organization development challenges. Understand your role as an expert in OD and Change to enact lasting improvements in workplace performance.

Gain insight into change initiatives that propel organizational growth. Build compelling business cases to support OD interventions to address complex organizational issues and priorities with senior leader’s support.

Enrol in this Masters Certificate program to establish your expertise in the shortest possible time while enjoying significant tuition savings. This program is designed for busy schedules, providing a convenient mix of in-person and online modules.

Our program is ideal for mid-career and senior professionals, managers, and directors in various fields, such as organization development, human resources, education, coaching and change leadership.

This program is delivered simultaneously by Gardiner Centre – Memorial University, a University Executive Education Network partner school, allowing you to connect with and learn from peers across Canada.

DISCLAIMER: Schulich ExecEd requires a deposit from all students as part of the enrollment process. Domestic students are required to submit a $1,000 deposit, while international students are required to submit a 50% non-refundable deposit. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our advisors for assistance.

Get Training in Marketable Skills

Change Management
Systems Thinking
Culture Change
Leadership Skills

6 Reasons to Enrol

Amazing Education for Busy Professionals

Receive a Masters Certificate by attending one module every two weeks. With a mix of in-person and online modules, receive great learnings without putting your career on pause.

Stand Out from the Crowd

Get highly sought-after skills in organization development and prove yourself as an expert in a complex, competitive area of business.

Learn from the Pros

Train with top-rated Schulich ExecEd instructors that are consistently ranked among the world’s best.

Tackle Exciting Challenges

Apply your newly acquired skills to a real client/consultant relationship in a workplace setting. Receive coaching from experienced faculty.

Build a Meaningful Network

Connect with and learn from a limited class size of 25 participants across Canada with a shared ambition to be best-in-class in Organization Development.

Earn Higher Pay

Schulich ExecEd students gain the confidence, skills and perspective to attain better roles, launch new ventures, and lead their teammates.

Who Will Benefit

Mid-Career Leaders

Gain sought-after expertise in organization development and prepare for more senior positions in management, analysis or consultancy roles across a variety of industries, including organization development, human resources, education and change leadership.

Senior Leaders

Affect lasting organizational change and significantly improve performance with advanced organization development strategies and tools as a senior leader.

What Difference Will You Make?

I found the program very valuable, particularly the resources and concepts I was introduced to. In many ways the classroom time felt like a primer for continued learning and an introduction to experts in the field. The scope…introduced [me] to many concepts with enough information to help me decide where I needed or wanted to focus my time on additional learning. I also appreciated the accessibility of the online program which enabled me to attend from Winnipeg. It has really opened up a world of learning opportunities for me. I found the practicum piece highly valuable to reflect on my learning and to increase the depth of my learning. For me, the practicum was a key piece of the program.

- Shelley Malo

Program Overview

  • Review the key principles, values, and competencies in the field of organization development and change. Understand your role as an “instrument of change” and get a practical introduction to action research and dialogic OD models.

  • Learn systemic approaches to thinking and approaches to managing and leading change across an organization.

  • Describe organizational culture, the leader’s role in creating culture and the levers for change. Furthermore, you will learn about various OD interventions, including developing a leadership strategy, teaming and psychological safety.

  • Learn why business acumen and understanding strategy development are important to the OD practitioner. Learn how to influence senior leaders by writing effective business cases.

  • Apply your new knowledge and skills at an organization of your choice in a real client/consultant relationship. Working with a group of learning partners, you’ll receive coaching from our experienced faculty while gaining real-world experiences for your post-program career.

  • Winter 2024 Dates Time
    Module 1: OD and Change Essentials (Hybrid) 3/19/2024 - 3/22/2024 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Module 2: Systems Thinking and Change (Online) 4/11/2024 - 4/15/2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Module 3: Organizational Culture & OD Interventions (Online) 4/29/2024 - 5/7/2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Module 4: Business Acumen (Online) 5/28/2024 - 6/5/2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


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What You Get

After completing a Masters Certificate in Organization Development and Change, you'll receive an authentic digital badge from the #1 business school in Canada that employers will recognize.

As more and more companies look for candidates with specific skills, this badge on your CV will be a credible assurance of your achievements and expertise, allowing the right roles to find you faster.

Masters Certificate

Awarded when a series of more extensive programs are completed and a greater skill set achieved.

Pre-Approved HRPA Hours

77 HRPA-CPD Hours

This program has been approved for CDP hours under Section A of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Log of the Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPA). Be sure to note the program ID number on your CPD log. For more information about certification or continuing professional development, visit the HRPA website at

Custom Programs for Organizations

Use this program as we designed it, or alter it to fit your company’s needs. Either way, we can help you improve your organization's talent pipeline. Get in touch with our custom programs team today.

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