Professional Development

Lead Your Organization into Creating a Culture that Will Produce Results with a Certificate in Organization Development and Leadership

Creating the "right" environment or cultivating the "right" corporate culture is one of the key foundations of business success. The foundation is fundamental to employee performance, engagement, productivity, innovation and growth. One only needs to scour the internet to find hundreds to thousands of books and articles written on this subject every year but sadly the implementation of best practices in this area remains sorely neglected.

The USF Certificate in Organization Development and Leadership synthesizes the research and data on this subject into an impactful program of study in order to equip you with the tools and insight you need to positively affect your organization. Completing this program will give you the skills you need to lead and cultivate a winning culture that will positively affect your business, department, or company.

Course Structure and What You Will Learn 
Our Organization and Development Program is made up of 5 courses and a capstone course. Our program is 30 hours contact long so you can finish your certificate in under 2 months while earning CE/PDU or SHRM recertification credits. One important feature that sets our program apart from others is our program is exclusively taught by industry veterans and consultants who live what they teach and preach on a daily basis, so you are only getting proven high quality instruction and skills that work in the real world. Another feature is that our open enrollment courses are typically held two evenings a week beginning at 6pm or on Saturday, so that they are meant for working professionals or those with extremely busy or hectic lives. We also offer these courses to companies on site as well if you have a captive number of participants you would like to train.

Sign up for our program today and make a difference in the future!

You may enroll in individual courses or complete the entire certificate sequence to earn a resume-enhancing credential. Convenient courses are offered nights and weekends to accommodate working professionals.  These courses are on an open enrollment basis with no application or prerequisites required!

Who Should Attend?

What You Will Learn
Participants will learn how to build a better team, improve management skills and use effective leadership skills to strengthen their organization.

To earn the Organization Development and Leadership Certificate you must complete five courses and the independent study. To successfully complete the program, participants must meet the attendance requirement. Students have up to two years to complete the required courses.


What You Will Earn
For each course you will earn continuing education contact hours/CEUs and you will receive a letter of completion, which may apply for professional development credit. Upon successfully completing this program, you will receive a certificate from USF Continuing Education.

Cost of Attendance
$425 per course

USF Alumni, USF Faculty & Staff, USF Faculty & Staff Family Members, USF Students and Veterans are eligible to receive 10 percent discount on Continuing Education courses. How to Receive the Discount.

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Upcoming Sessions by Start Date
Each course listed below is valid for 6 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.
Course Name Start Date Total Hours Class 1 Class 2
Creating Innovation that Affects the Bottom Line June 4, 2018 2, 3 hour sessions Mon., June 4 Wed., June 6
Values Based Leadership June 11, 2018 2, 3 hour sessions Mon., June 11 Wed., June 13
Building a Culture of Trust June 19, 2018 2, 3 hour sessions Tues., June 19 Thurs, June 21
Presenting Powerfully for Engagement and Impact June 23, 2018 1, 6 hour session Sat., June 23 xxx
Effective Communication for Today's Leaders June 26, 2018 2, 3 hour sessions Tues., June 26 Thurs., June 28
Project Management for Leaders, 5 Keys to Project Success August 13, 2018 2, 3 hour sessions Mon., Aug. 13 Wed., Aug. 15 
Building High-Performing Teams August 20, 2018 2, 3 hour sessions Mon., Aug. 20 Wed., Aug. 22
Negotiating When You Have to Win August 21, 2018 2, 3 hour sessions Tues., Aug. 21 Thurs., Aug. 23
Persuasive Business Case Writing September 8, 2018 2, 3 hour sessions Sat., Sept. 8 Sat., Sept. 15
Promoting Your Ideas In Order to Influence Decision Makers October 6, 2018 1, 6 hour session Sat., Oct. 6 xxx

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