The Most Comprehensive Certificate Program in OD and Change Leadership in the World
The combination of online and residential program elements and the number of learning modalities is unparalleled. No other university or professional association offers anything similar.
Acquire the Skills to Become A Successful Change Agent
Change leaders are de facto consultants. Participants learn skills, processes, and actions change leaders need to know to be an effective consultant. These vary somewhat depending upon whether the consultant is internal or external. Participants learn what it takes to be a successful consultant in either situation.
This is an opportunity to acquire and demonstrate mastery of practical—and immediately applicable—skills. The hybrid format combines online and in-person training which allows you to complete your Certificate in OD & Change Leadership in 4-6 months.
- Gain a competitive advantage
- Execute projects with increased efficiency
- Build professional credibility
- Update your knowledge, skills, and abilities
- Join a community of like-minded professionals
- Increase your earning potential
The best certificate programs benefit not only its participants, but also their organizations and their organizations’ employees, vendors, suppliers, and customers. Here’s how you and your organizations benefit when you obtain a Certificate in OD & Change Leadership from the Drucker Graduate School.
How You Personally Benefit
- Gain the knowledge and skills to shape the future of organizations by guiding them through successful transitions
- Increase your professional value and worth by gaining the knowledge and skills to become a certificated Change Leader
- Become the acknowledged “go to” person when it comes to planning and leading change within your organization
- Expand your career options and opportunities by adding valuable capabilities to your list of leadership competencies
- Build skills through practical “hands-on” experiential exercises with feedback and guidance from senior OD practitioners
How Your Organization Benefits
Every competitive organization in today’s VUCA world needs a skilled cadre of experienced and expert change leaders. Far too many change initiatives fail to meet their intended goals.
By sending representatives to the Peter Drucker Graduate School’s Certificate Program in OD & Change Leadership, that expertise can be added to the organization’s intellectual capital and overall business competencies within six short months.
Instead of being tossed by the tides of volatile business trends, having skilled people who can adapt, plan and lead change provides direction and competitive advantage.
Finally, today’s employees demand organizations provide developmental opportunities. This program does that, as well as increase the competitive capabilities of the organization.
of all strategic initiatives, including restructuring and cultural alignment are doomed to fail. That means 3.5 days of work are wasted effort
of employees are engaged when there is a clear connection between changes and the company’s future
of change projects with effective change management came in or under budget
The Drucker Graduate School Certificate Program in Organization Development & Change Leadership
This highly interactive micro-certification program imparts core knowledge and skills essential to planning and leading successful change interventions within organizations.
Design Change Interventions to Align with Strategic Initiatives
The ability to develop strategic change initiatives is a core leadership competency in today’s VUCA world. Being able to align them with strategic initiatives is a competitive advantage.
Design and Administer Organization Assessments
Determining organizations’ strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improving effectiveness are essential attributes of a modern leader.
Gain Buy-in and Engagement
Successful change requires employee buy-in and support from all levels of the organization. Involve employees from the very beginning using their ideas and feedback to improve the likelihood of change sticking.
Understand Group Dynamics
Most OD work is large in scope. However, most of the change occurs at the team and team-leader levels. Learn the dynamics driving team development and processes for improving team effectiveness.
Optimize Organizations, Systems, and Processes
The ability to understand what’s happening at various levels and across multiple functions is key to improving
Measure and Report Project Effectiveness
Learn how to select the most appropriate key performance indicators, how to measure and track performance, and how to present data to the C-suite in formats they understand.
Drucker Graduate School Certificate Program in Organization Development & Change Leadership
Los Angeles, CA
September Dates TBD | Drucker Graduate University | Fee $4,900
San Diego, CA
November Dates TBD | Marina Village Conference Center | Fee $4,900
December | Dates TBD | Fee $3,650
Over 50 years of combined experience assisting companies
Liron Marks, PhD
C.E.O. of Landers & Marks OD & Change Consulting
Dr. Liron Marks is the CEO of Landers & Marks OD & Change Consulting. She completed her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Claremont Graduate University and has been an active OD and Change consultant for a decade. She specializes in developing strategy-driven, total-systems approaches to improving organizational effectiveness. Liron’s consulting work includes non-profits, recycling, construction, and entertainment just to name a few. She is a fellow at the Kravis Leadership, Institute and an adjunct professor at CSU Los Angeles.
Alan Landers, MHRD
President of Landers & Marks OD & Change Consulting
Alan Landers is an executive-level OD consultant with over forty years of experience working with Fortune 500 firms, international companies, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. He is a member of the 2019 Forbes Coaches Council and has served as President of the San Diego Chapter of the Association for Training & Development. Alan served two terms as the leader of ATD San Diego’s Organization Development Special Interest Group, growing its membership to over 100 OD practitioners. He is CEO of FirstStep Communications, LLC, an international business processing organization and has served on several boards of non-profit organizations. His executive seminars have been hosted by universities across the country, including Southern Methodist University, Texas A&M, Michigan State, Washington State, and several others. He is a frequent contributor to professional trade publications.
Trusted By Top Companies Across The Country
Clients range from Fortune 100s to nonprofits, government agencies, and NGOs. Our work has taken us to Asia, Europe, North and Central America. Together with our global partners, we have served more than 300 clients in over 23 countries.
Real Results from Real Students
“The workshop was, by far, the most comprehensive, professional, and useful workshop that I have seen through my 20-year HR Career.”
Shawn P., CEO/Principal HR Advisor
“What makes this course powerful is a trifecta of OD theory and principles taught at the graduate level, a crackerjack simulation and unforgettable real-life lessons from seasoned OD experts.”
Patricia F., President, The Learning
“Alan and Liron provided us with a holistic experience of the Change Management concepts and best tools available in the market - plus insightful anecdotes and practical advice for taking action.”
Leticia M., PR & Communications Consultant
“What struck me was the breadth and depth of the subjects covered by extremely experienced and talented facilitators.”
Susan T., Principal, Executive Development
“It is a one-of-a-kind premium blend of content and delivery. Developed with a network of global collaborators, the OD and Change Leadership Program is truly transnational, incorporating the most effective learning modalities, and customized to each participant.”
B. Griffiths, President OSI
“The OD and Change Leadership Certification Program is designed to serve a broad global community of OD professionals, Learning and Development leaders, Talent Managers, HR partners and coaches or consultants who offer their services to this community. I would highly recommend the program to anyone in this growing and diverse field.”
S. Stevenson, CEO and Founder, Lifted Fog
Frequently Asked Questions about the Course
What are the benefits of pursuing this certification?
Many of the people who sign-up or have attended the workshop have a bachelor’s degree, most have a master’s degree. The most common response to this question from actual participants is “the practical, hands-on skills that they acquired.” The Drucker Graduate School’s Certificate in OD and Change Leadership is centered a practicum-based program. Participants learn the history of OD and change management, essential change models and theories, and theories of group development in interactive, online eLearning programs. They learn how to apply them, for the benefit of their organizations and the people in them during the 3-day experiential workshop and follow-up coaching sessions. No other OD and Change Leadership program offers this combination.
For whom is the program intended? Is there a minimum requirement to enroll?
The Certificate in OD and Change Leadership is designed specifically for individuals responsible for leading change in organizations. Most typically that includes people in Human Resources departments, OD & Change Departments, and/or Training departments.
However, the implementation of change initiatives, process improvement initiatives, and other organizational initiatives fall within the purview of managers, leaders, and even influential employees from any part of an organization. We believe they will benefit significantly from attending the program, as they are de facto “change leaders.”
What does it mean to have this Certificate program backed by The Drucker Institute?
The Peter Drucker Graduate School of Management is dedicated to “preparing leaders with powerful, ethical, and universal management skills.” It is a world-renown graduate university, founded by the “father of modern management.” This latest addition to the graduate school’s advanced management training offerings reflects the school’s commitment to delivering highly relevant, contemporary programs to leaders around the world
The Certificate in OD and Change Leadership from the prestigious Peter Drucker Graduate School of Management attests to three traits of those to whom the certificate is bestowed:
- The certificate is a testament to the rigorous academic discipline and intellectual accomplishment of its holders.
- The certificate represents six months of study focused solely on acquiring contemporary change leadership skills which can be applied in local, regional, and global settings.
- The certificate indicates that its holder is aware of the forces driving change and how to manage them at the individual, team, and organizational levels.
|1. Competency Assessment||A self-assessment tool used to create an IDP to guide them through the program|
|2. eLearning||Cover the history of OD and change, key theories and models, and competencies|
|3. Reading Assignments||Provide core cognitive content and reference materials|
|4. Lecturettes and Videos||Elaboration on selected content from text, Presentation of new content|
|5. Social Learning||Non-facilitated group discussions to reinforce and enrich learning experiences|
|6. Experiential Learning||Active-learning and application exercises through case studies and T-Group activities|
|7. Debriefing of Activities||Facilitated processing of experiential activities to surface learnings gained|
|8. 2 Simulations: Online Apps||Application of new competencies, team building, and group problem solving|
|9. Journal Activities||Solidify “take-home” KSAs and intervention planning|
|10. Group Coaching||Follow-up online coaching sessions to assess the on-the-job application and provide guidance.|