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Organizational Development & Leadership

Would you like to…

  • Develop skills to help you enhance and advance your career?
  • Become an agent of change for your organization and community?
  • Become the “go-to” leader who is capable of efficiently and effectively assessing and managing workplace challenges and delivers results?

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Organizational Development & Leadership (ODL) program can guide you in this personal and professional transformation. Graduates of PCOM’s various ODL programs are at the forefront of organizational change and are making a difference in their workplaces and communities. ODL students and graduates represent a range of career areas: pharmaceuticals, consulting, health care and health systems, financial and insurance sectors, government sector, education, non-profit and faith-based organizations, law and telecommunications.

ODL Programs

MS in Organizational Development & Leadership

The Master of Science in Organizational Development & Leadership program prepares leaders to better understand organizations as dynamic systems. Leaders with ODL experience and perspective are more successful in achieving their organizational and personal goals, more effective at leading and influencing successful change and more satisfied with their careers. Learn more about the MS in Organizational Development & Leadership.

MS in Biomedical Sciences with a concentration in Organizational Leadership

Students enrolled in the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences degree program may pursue a concentration in organizational leadership. A concentration in Organizational Leadership in the Biosciences opens doors to management and leadership opportunities within major corporations, hospitals and medical facilities.  Learn more about the MS in Biomedical Sciences with a concentration in Organizational Leadership.

DO/MS Organizational Development & Leadership dual degree program

For students enrolled in the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree program, the DO/MS dual degree program provides a core foundation in the theory, principles, ethics, professional practice of organizational development and leadership. Learn more about the DO/MS dual degree.

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Organizational Development & Leadership

The Organizational Development and Leadership CAGS track is an Applied Behavioral Sciences action learning curriculum designed to enhance the skills and competencies of leader practitioners as they lead or engage in change in any organization setting.  Students learn how to use themselves (“use of self”) as intentional instruments of change to deliver optimal results at individual, group and organization levels. Learn more about CAGS.

Some highlights of the ODL program include:

  • Preparation for career enhancement & advancement.
  • Practical application of theory with real-life experiences.
  • Evening & weekend classes to accommodate full-time employment.
  • Flexible start & completion, students learn at their own pace.
  • Student-focused & student-driven.
  • Low student-to-faculty ratio.
  • All faculty have expertise in organizational and change management.
  • Diversity of student backgrounds & inter-generational learning.
  • Authenticity & self-awareness discovery for students.
  • Support network for alumni.

Following recent fluctuations in the global economy and resulting changes in career and employment trajectories, the role of organizational development and leadership is expanding. Organizations are ever-changing, dynamic systems, each with a unique culture and philosophy. Thriving organizations have leaders who: understand people and their inherent behaviors within organizational systems; know how to apply solutions to enhance the organization’s productivity and overall climate; and possess highly-developed skills to guide, motivate and create models for exceptional human performance and productivity. PCOM ODL graduates are leaders who demonstrate these skills by enhancing and advancing their careers, utilizing influence in leading organizational change, and becoming more effective and satisfied in both their personal and professional lives.

If you have any questions about our programs, please feel free to contact the Program Director, Dr. Jeffrey Branch, jeffreybr@pcom.edu or 215-871-6947.

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Last Updated: 10/13/14