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Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) & Certificate in Graduate Studies (CGS) in Organizational Development & Leadership

Collaborative Learning

The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Organizational Development & Leadership (CAGS-ODL) and the Certificate of Graduate Studies in Organizational Development & Leadership (CGS-ODL), offered at both Philadelphia and Georgia campuses, provide graduate-level applied behavioral sciences coursework in organizational development & leadership to individuals seeking to enhance their competency as leader practitioners in diverse sectors, disciplines and organization settings. CAGS applicants from non-PCOM programs are eligible for the CAGS-ODL program if they possess a master’s or doctoral degree in any discipline. PCOM DO, PsyD, PharmD, MS-ODL and MS-Mental Health Counseling students may enroll in the CAGS program while completing their degree.  Applicants to the CGS program must have a bachelor's degree in any discipline.

The CAGS-ODL and CGS-ODL programs provide an action learning core foundation designed to integrate and apply organization development theories and strategies that will enhance professional practice.  The focus on leadership, self-awareness, organizational change and intentionally designing processes to facilitate collaboration across organizations will prove to be a demonstration of skill and competency that are critical to deliver individual and organizational results. 

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ODL Competencies

How to Apply

Curriculum for CAGS-ODL & CGS-ODL

Students select four courses (12 credits total) from this list to complete the certificate.

ODL Courses
ODL 501
Foundations and Systems of Organizational Development
ODL 508
Leadership for Practitioners
ODL 516
Developing Systems Literacy: The Organization Workshop
ODL 520
Appreciative Inquiry
ODL 522
Leader as Meeting Designer and Facilitator
ODL 524
Coaching Skills for Leaders
ODL 525
Consulting Skills for Community Engagement
ODL 530
Special Topics in ODL

The ODL Program Director will consider other course options for candidates based on the needs and interests of the candidates.


Last Updated: 5/20/15