The aim of the Graduate Certificate in Organization Design and Development is to equip professionals with graduate-level applied, relevant, and theoretical expertise in designing organizations for the future.
Over the duration of the program, students can expect to explore Organization Development principles and practices, examine theoretical and practical perspectives of organization design, culture and change interventions, and acquire, and utilize, approaches and frameworks that make the necessary connections to organizational strategy. The program will focus on the application of learning in areas such as:
- organization design, development, and strategy
- organization change processes
- systems and culture transformation
- capacity building, measurement, and evaluation
Who It's For
This program is for consultants, analysts, managers, and practitioners who want to design and deliver customized interventions to assist organizations in leading and implementing positive stakeholder-engaged organization change. Those wishing to become effective, in-demand Organization Development Consultants, will be equipped with the knowledge, tools, and key skills necessary for conducting strategic analysis, decision making, and evaluation in complex organizations.
Upon successful completion, graduates can apply for transfer credit in select Royal Roads University’s master's programs with a portion of the tuition waived.
ITAI: Introduction to Academic Integrity
The Introduction to Academic Integrity course illustrates academic integrity and plagiarism in real-life scenarios. A clear sense of academic honesty and responsibility is fundamental to good scholarship, and the integrity of university academic work and the degrees conferred by the university is dependent upon the honesty and soundness of the teacher-student learning relationship and of the evaluation process. Therefore, all students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism, and other academic offenses. The Introduction to Academic Integrity course serves as a helpful, interactive companion to the academic integrity policy and procedures outlined in the Student Policies & Procedures, which contains the policies and procedures that guide academic life at Royal Roads and support our mission as a university.
Course Credits: 0.0
ORGD610: Setting the Foundation for Organizational Transformation
Focuses on the theoretical underpinnings of organization development and emergent practices for designing future organizational structures. Explores the necessary skills and actions required to build social intelligence, develop relationships, consult in systems, and foster a culture of innovation in organizations. Students will apply to learn through an experientially-oriented organization design project.
Course Credits: 3.0
ORGD625: Organization Design: Processes for Positive Change
Explores the complex processes of effective organizational change and introduces practices to support positive systemic engagement. Provides students with the skills required to design and deliver customized interventions to assist organizations in leading and implementing positive stakeholder-engaged organization change. 3 credits.
Course Credits: 3.0
ORGD640: Organization Development: Supporting Organizational Health and Vitality
Develops knowledge and skills necessary for conducting strategic analysis, decision making, and evaluation in complex organizations with a particular focus on organizational health and vitality. Students will be introduced to approaches that assist in discerning intentions, roles and foci for Organization Development (OD) and change processes, and in finding the best fit with the practitioner’s style and capabilities.
Course Credits: 3.0
About the School
Located in one of Canada’s most beautiful National Historic Sites, Royal Roads University has a long history of excellence. In 2015, we celebrated 75 years of leadership and learning - 55 years as a m ... Read More