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OD Network Business Acumen Certificate

The OD Network has launched a new certificate program for organization development professionals who are interested in developing their business acumen. The program, appropriate for both internal and external OD practitioners, will build a foundation of business knowledge forOD practitioners, giving you the foundation for presenting OD strategies and results in a way your clients can understand. The first certificate program starts in January 2007; the program will be offered two or three times per year.

Register for the full certificate program


The OD Network Business Acumen Certificate program enables you to:

  • Understand and create the connection between OD and the strategy and mission of the business
  • Translate OD interventions into the dynamics and language of business
  • Build an ROI model for OD work
  • Manage business politics and power


The core certificate program consists of six courses in 10 modules, all offered live as webcast workshops hosted by ULiveandLearn. Each segment will include a live workshop, electronic access to program materials, and ongoing collaboration and discussions on the OD Network learning portal.

Courses & faculty



How to Compute ROI
Two-module course: January 25 and February 1

Julia Geisman, Founder, Millennium Learning

Connecting OD to Business: Implementing and                        Evaluating Positive Changes in Your Organization

Kristen Donovan, Principal, EvalCorp Research & Consulting
Jeremy Lurey, Principal, Plus Delta Consulting
Building Sponsorship to Insure Project Success
Dave Nielson, Principal, IMA Worldwide Consulting
How to Read Financial Statements
Tonia Papke, President, MDI Consulting, CFO, OD Network
Politics and Power in Business
Bev Scott, Principal, Bev Scott Consulting, author of Consulting on the Inside
Creating Your Own Business
Robin Reid, Principal, Robin Reid & Associates
Tom Crane, Principal, Crane Consulting, author of The Heart of Consulting




The cost: Only $795 for the complete certificate program, $159 for a two-module course, $89 for a one-module course. Register for an individual course by clicking its name above, or register for the full certificate program with ULiveandLearn.



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