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    Organization Development (Graduate Certificate)

  • Organization development (OD) practitioners recognize the humanistic role of managers and leaders and work to co-create and facilitate imaginative systems-based organizational change. Our graduate certificate is designed for internal and external practitioners who want to build on their professional knowledge and those wishing to enter the OD field.

    The New School is not currently admitting new students to this graduate certificate program. 

    • Program Type Advanced Certificate
    • Credits 18
    • Format Full-time or part-time, on campus
    • Duration 1 year (full-time)
    • Start Term Fall

    Program Highlights

    • Inclusive Organizational Culture

      Demonstrate a commitment to building respectful, inclusive, sustainable organizations.

    • Social Innovation and Impact

      Develop innovative approaches to organization-wide change efforts in the for-profit, public, nonprofit and voluntary sectors.

    • Applied Learning

      Test your ideas and develop new capacities in action-oriented projects for organizations.

    • University-Wide Community

      Benefit from the resources, student networks, and faculty expertise of a university-wide management and entrepreneurship community.

    Integrated Coursework

    The curriculum addresses organizational effectiveness on three levels - individual, group, and system - providing you with an understanding of the complexity of organizational challenges in the for-profit, nonprofit, and public sectors. You return to your organization ready to engage in successful change initiatives or enter the field as an internal or external organization development consultant.

    Learn more about the curriculum

    Career Paths

    Managers who complete the certificate program are prepared to take on enhanced roles in business consulting, management, leadership development, human resources, and strategic planning.

  • Students come to Milano for our unorthodox and generative approaches to the field of management and to nurture more inclusive, equitable, sustainable, and prosperous organizations.

    Latha Poonamallee, Chair of Milano Management Programs
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