Organizational Development Plan and Implementation

Learn to create an organizational development plan. Review case studies for further understanding of vision, strategy and goals.

This course includes a workplace-based practicum project. Your instructor will mentor you through the process, provide feedback, and assess your successful completion of the project. You will be given both class time and extended time outside of the scheduled class time to complete the assignment. Successful completion of the project will be required before CEU’s will be awarded.

This course can be applied to the Organizational Development Certificate.

Who Should Attend

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

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Assess and gain buy-in
  • Learn strategic planning methods
  • Predict implementation challenges

Course Outline/Topics

Day 1

8:30am – 12:00pm

  • Creating the Organizational Development Plan
    • Creating the Od Plan – What to Include
    • OD Plan Case Study
    • OD Project

12:00pm – 12:30pm

  • Lunch

12:30pm – 4:30pm

  • Assessment
    • Gaining Buy-In
    • Tool Selection
    • Outcome Assessment
  • Strategic Planning as a Component of the Plan
    • Strategic Planning Process
    • Bryson Model
    • SWOT Analysis
    • Goal and Objective Creation
    • Force Field Analysis

Day 2

8:30am – 12:00pm

  • Leadership
    • Building a Vision
    • Building Teams
    • Leadership Style Exercise
  • Learning Environments
    • Creating a Learning Environment
    • Characteristics of a Learning Organization
    • Measuring the Learning Climate

12:00pm – 12:30pm

  • Lunch

12:30pm – 4:30pm

  • Implementing Challenges
    • People, Processes and Systems
    • Talent Management
    • Human Resource Supply Techniques
    • Case Study
    • Knowledge Transfer and Knowledge Management
    • Succession Planning
    • Employee Development/Employee Management
    • Communication Models
  • Resources
  • OD Plan Practicum Project


Fundamentals of Organizational Development and Change Management


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

Wed.-Thu., Dec. 9-10


Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructor: Mary Kurer


$745 if you register by Wed., Nov. 25.
$795 if you register after Wed., Nov. 25.

CEUs: 1.4

Enrollment Limit: 25

Program Number: 7710-8230

Note: Approved for 14 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute

Registration Deadline: Wed., Dec. 2

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