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: $9,950
Length: 9 days of study over 2 months
Next Session: September 30, 2024 to
November 25, 2024
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Expert in Organization Development

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.

Jump into theories, models, and practices of OD and address change at the individual, team, and organization levels within larger stakeholder systems. With a cohort approach, apply your learning immediately to the workplace and gain tools, templates and frameworks for practical and immediate application.

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 for you if you are an internal or external change agent; a leader responsible for change in your unit or organization; a consultant wanting to expand your knowledge and skillset; or an HR professional wanting to incorporate change processes into your repertoire.

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.

The Masters Certificate in Organization Development was ranked by CourseCompare as a top Change Management program.


Supplement In-Class Instruction

To supplement in-class instruction, participants will apply program learnings and insights to coursework and readings outside the classroom.
DISCLAIMER: Schulich ExecEd requires a non-refundable deposit from all students as part of the enrolment process. Domestic students are required to submit a $1,000 deposit, while international students are required to submit a 50% 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 few weeks. 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 who are consistently ranked among the world’s best.

Tackle Exciting Challenges

Apply your newly acquired skills to real-world situations and simulations. Gain strategies and tips you can immediately use in your position and organization.

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.

- Shelley Malo

Program Overview

  • Explore the core principles, values, and competencies that define Organizational Development (OD) as a dynamic profession. Discover the transformative power of viewing yourself as an “Instrument of Change” and delve into the intricacies of OD competency assessment.


    Gain practical insights into process and management consulting, delve into the Action Research Model, and sharpen your skills in contracting, data collection, diagnosis, feedback, and designing interventions for effective change management.

  • Master the art of Systems Thinking and delve into the 5 Disciplines of a Learning Organization, unlocking the secrets to organizational excellence. Explore the dynamic interplay of leadership, people systems, and organizational structures, discovering how to align them for unparalleled success.


    Equip yourself with cutting-edge change implementation models, delve into the powerful drivers of change and hone your skills in managing resistance.

  • Engage in large-scale scale interventions that redefine leadership strategy. Shape high-performing teams and explore topics like psychological safety, team purpose, and establishing transformative teams. 

  • Apply your learnings to the Chocolate Factory Simulation, where experiential learning merges seamlessly with insights into Culture Change and the power of Values in organizational dynamics.

  • Craft compelling business cases for OD interventions within organizations using the renowned HBR model. Elevate your communication and presentation skills to effectively convey ideas to senior leaders, gaining insights into the intricacies of the OD consultant role. Immerse yourself in practical experience by working as an OD consultant.

  • Fall 2024 Dates Time
    Module 1: OD and Change Essentials 9/30/2024 - 10/8/2024 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Module 2: Systems Thinking and Change 10/28/2024 - 10/28/2024 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Module 3: OD Interventions 10/29/2024 - 10/29/2024 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Module 4: Organizational Culture 11/18/2024 - 11/18/2024 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Module 5: Capstone and Business Acumen 11/19/2024 - 11/25/2024 9:00 am - 4:00 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

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