Training and Organizational Development Graduate Certificate
Increase your impact as a training and development specialist with the Graduate Certificate in Training and Organizational Development at Temple University. Earning this certificate will give you the skills and the insight to devise targeted, impactful interventions; develop effective teams; objectively assess organizational performance; and train individuals efficiently.
The objectives of organizational development are to
- confront problems instead of neglecting them,
- enhance organizational problem-solving,
- improve employees’ level of satisfaction,
- increase interpersonal trust among employees, and
- help improve the ongoing operation of an organization on a continuous basis.
Classes & Curriculum
Earning the certificate requires completing four courses (12 credits)—two required courses and two electives. Those credits can be transferred into Temple’s Master of Education in Adult and Organizational Development program. Students have a maximum of two years to complete the program and can attend full- or part-time.
Required courses cover social systems, evaluating organizations, and mastering the best techniques for adult and team learning. Electives allow you to deepen your understanding of individual and team interactions and devise interventions for larger, more complex organizations.
Who might be interested?
The certificate in Training and Organizational Development complements the services provided by administrators, adult educators, trainers, consultants, human resources specialists, and program or instructional developers and facilitators. It is also valuable to professionals who want to transition into this field.
All coursework is completed in the classroom through evening or weekend classes held at Temple University’s Center City campus.
Related Graduate Degrees
- Adult and Organizational Development MEd
- Policy and Organizational Studies PhD with a concentration in Adult and Organizational Development