HR Competencies

  • Consultation
  • Critical Evaluation


This class provides an overview of the field of organizational development (OD) and the evolving role of the OD practitioner. OD at its best is a comprehensive approach that addresses the overall health of an organization. An OD’s focus is to foster change that will more fully integrate individual needs with those of the organization and lead to greater organizational effectiveness through better utilization of resources and provide more involvement of organization members in the decisions that directly affect them and their working conditions. OD is a process that responds to or initiates change in an organization’s culture or system and removes obstacles to increasing the organizational potential for effectiveness and success in achieving their desired outcomes.


  • Overview of the practice, history and field of organizational development
  • Assess and map your competencies as an OD practitioner
  • Review the OD consulting model
  • Discuss foundational OD principles

Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed for anyone who is interested in learning more about the field of organizational development. This is an introduction to the theory and practice of organizational development rather than a skill-building class.


Employers Council staff



0.65 Continuing Education Units
6.00 HRCI-General
Course ID #MGMT110

Class Details

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