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Fundamentals of Organizational Development and Change Management

Receive a thorough introduction to organizational development – history, purpose, terminology, practices and the implementation of OD plans. Study the impact of organizational culture, and take a look at various change management models from different perspectives.

This is the recommended first course for those pursuing the Organizational Development Certificate and is the prerequisite for some of the courses in the certificate.

Who Should Attend

  • Training and Development Managers
  • Managers and Supervisors
  • New or Experienced Trainers
  • HR Professionals
  • Consultants

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Conduct developmental culture scoring
  • Identify vision, mission and values
  • Organize action research and appreciative inquiry

Course Outline/Topics

Day 1


  • Introduction to Organizational Development
    • Defining OD
    • Origins
    • Life Cycle
    • Culture


  • Lunch


  • Assessment
    • Internal vs. External
    • Developmental Culture Scoring
  • Terminology & Practices
    • Vision, Mission & Values
    • Strategy, Tactics, Goals, Objectives
    • Interventions

Day 2


  • Change Management
    • Organization & Employee Viewpoints
    • Success Rates & Communication
    • Four Change Models
    • Action Research & Appreciative Inquiry
    • Core Values & Change


  • Lunch


  • OD Plans
    • Developing an OD Plan
    • ROI
    • Life Cycle
    • Evaluation
  • Resources

Sessions include a morning and afternoon 15 min. break.


Lunch and snacks are provided each day. Discounted parking is also available for those who park in the adjacent Grand Avenue parking structure.

All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.

Wed.-Thu., Sept. 28-29


Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructor: Mary Kurer


$745 if you register by Wed., Sept. 14.
$795 if you register after Wed., Sept. 14.

CEUs: 1.4

Enrollment Limit: 25

Program Number: 7710-9163

Note: The HR Certification Institute has pre-approved this activity for recertification credit towards the aPHR®, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi® and SPHRi® certifications. The content of the activity submitted has met the criteria of the Approved Provider Program. // Pre-approved by the Society for Human Resource Management for 14 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) towards the SHRM-SCP or SHRM-CP

Registration Deadline: Wed., Sept. 21

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