Organization Development Certification Programme
The ISABS Organizational Development Certification Program (ODCP), renowned as one of the premier OD courses globally, is now open for 2024 admissions. Ideal for individuals aspiring to impact change, including OD Consultants, Business Executives, Social Innovators, HR Professionals, Academics, and those in Administrative or Managerial capacities. This course is tailored to equip you with the skills to drive transformative change in various organizational settings.
ODCP is an academic-cum-application-oriented course of ISABS for working professionals across all functional areas of organisational life. Spread over 18 months, this learning program provides participants with conceptual knowledge, process skills, competencies, multiple tools & practices needed for performing various OD roles in organizations as an internal or external consultant.
• Concepts and theoretical foundation of OD, elements of OD
• Human processes that play out at individual, group and system levels in organisations.
• Assimilation of conceptual knowledge through application and practice.
• A hybrid learning experience anchored by the dual support system of ‘learning facilitator’ and ‘coach’,and reinforced with assignments and ongoing feedback. The methodology includes experiential learning, self-exploration through instruments, case study analysis as well as conceptual inputs and discussions.
• Academic rigour is inbuilt through ‘action research’ methodology; by seeing the processes that happen within themselves and in the learning group as a microcosm of an organization.
In my role as an agile coach, I was noticing the roadblocks that the agile community was coming across while influencing a sustainable, meaningful mindset shift in leaders and organisation culture. I sensed the need of building a knowledge base for the subject matter and competencies in myself to be able to stay rooted and continue swimming against the tide as a change agent. That’s when I came across OD and human process work and ISABS as the only institute in India where I could learn more about it.
I found a lot of answers during my ODCP journey. The hidden treasure of self-transformation as a person during this course will always stay with me. Opening up myself to knowing who I am as a person and tracing that back to how I came to be that person was the most challenging and yet most enjoyable part of the ODCP program. I feel fortunate to have learnt from extraordinary faculty and coaches who have contributed to the area of OD and process work globally. Getting that exposure to the world class quality
of teaching makes joining the ODCP program one of the best professional and personal decisions that I recently made. Due to the depths of the concepts that we explored during the program, I feel very well equipped to be an OD professional , coach and a change agent.
Prachi Saraph, Agile Coach: McKinsey & Company – Batch 12
Be ready to be surprised by both, the curriculum and the pedagogy of ODCP. To me, ODCP was going behind the obvious beyond the data into the story behind the story. It meant understanding the processes going on around me whether it be the people, groups or systems, and – most importantly – within me. The program gives you comprehensive conceptual knowledge and ample opportunities to apply the learnings. To top it all, ODCP is brought to you by the finest team of OD practitioners who have won national and international accolades.
Rahul Yadwadkar, Sr. V. P. & Head-Customer Service -Reliance Energy ODCP Batch 6
The program opened my eyes to aspects that we take for granted – real problems that go unseen in most organisations and in the community, at large. What I’ve been able to leverage is creating spaces for Helping Relationships at an individual level and Process Consultation at an organizational level. The program also enabled me to understand my own patterns of interaction with individuals and organisations. I would strongly recommend this program even if it has slightly caught your interest. Just go for it and enjoy the ride!”
RLinda Baptista, Executive Coach & OD Consultant – ODCP Batch 7
ODCP is the best journey I ever had. I joined it to learn more about OD techniques but like Alice in
Wonderland, I wandered into a wonderful self-exploration. It’s made me a better person who is better able to understand the world around me and the humanness and dynamics in everything and hence a
better OD Professional. My approach towards my work initiatives have changed and the feedback from my stakeholders has made me realize the value of all that I have learnt. The faculty, mentors and coaches
are all fantastic people who genuinely want to help. It is certainly one of the best programs in OD
Dipti Vijaykumar, Assistant Vice President – OD, First Meridian Business Services, ODCP Batch 12