Learn How to Manage Change— A Business Constant

An unpredictable business climate has had a profound impact on the way organizations operate. As professionals who manage these organizations, we need to understand change, how people react to it, and how to manage it to our organization’s benefit. Portland State University’s certificate in Organizational Development provides students with tools, techniques, and practical experiences to become more effective change leaders.

Our students explore

  • The role of the individual as change leader
  • The theory, practice, and application of group development and teamwork
  • Understanding and planning change in organizations
  • Adult learner characteristics and their role in the change process

Our instructors are selected for

  • Their knowledge of current organizational development practices
  • Their experience as change agents, both internal and external, with other organizations