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 mentors you through the process, provides feedback, and assesses your successful completion of the project. You are given both class time and extended time outside of the scheduled class time to complete the assignment. Successful completion of the project is required before CEUs are awarded.


Mary Kurer

Mary Kurer

Mary Kurer is the Director of Continuing Education at the University of Wisconsin – Washington County and she is passionate about personal and professional development. She has experience in learning and development, business management and organizational leadership. She has proven ... read more

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 Shops of Grand Avenue parking structure.


"I learned specific approaches, skills and techniques that can be applied on the job."  —  Anne Sims, Project Coordinator, WFA Staffing, 2019

"I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the class exceeded my expectations. There were numerous tools shared that can be helpful in any organization. I thought Mary was phenomenal. She was informative, engaging and brought real-world experience to the class."  —  Participant, 2019

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

Date: Tue-Wed, Apr 21-22, 2020

Time: 8:30am-4:30pm

Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructor: Mary Kurer


$745 by Tue., Apr. 7, 2020.
$795 after Tue., Apr. 7, 2020.

CEUs: 1.4, PDCs: 14

Enrollment Limit: 25

Program Number: 5040-12523

Registration Deadline: Tue., Apr. 21, 2020

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