Professional Development

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


The USF St. Petersburg classes are offered in partnership with the USF Bishop Center for Ethical 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?

  • HR professionals or professionals in charge of development and leadership programs at their company.
  • Professionals who are SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certified and are seeking to earn recertification credit to maintain their credential.
  • Professionals looking to make a difference in their organization in this field.
  • Participants that are interested in knowledge gaining or career acceleration.

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.

Important Note:
Please note that we are in the process of revamping the leadership program.
If you wish to be notified when the revamped program has been made available, please email us here:

What You Will Earn
For each course you will earn continuing education contact hours/CEUs or SHRM Recertification credits and you will receive a letter of completion upon request, which may apply for professional development credit. Upon successfully completing this program, you will receive a Digital Badge (a digital version of your earned credentials Learn More). A certificate from the USF Office of Corporate Training and Professional Education will also be issued upon request.

$495 per course - Now register at the discounted price of $395 per course.

Effective Monday, July 2, 2018 new registrations for on-campus courses include a parking permit in the cost. Please review your registration receipt for additional information.

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

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Please note that we are in the process of revamping the leadership program.
If you wish to be notified when the revamped program has been made available, please email us here:
Course Name Start Date Total Hours Session 1 Session 2 Campus

Organization Development and Leadership Capstone Course (Independent Study) (self-paced)

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