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Organizational Consulting and Change Leadership

Organizational Consulting and Change Leadership


Ideal for Organizational leaders and other professionals responsible for guiding organizations through periods of change as well as consultants and coaches looking to hone new consulting skills.
Program Format This cohort program teaches students the skills of consulting through experiential activities in a laboratory-type setting. Courses typically meet for three consecutive days—Thursday through Saturday—once per month at our downtown Washington, D.C. campus. A required Client Project Practicum is completed outside of class.
Program Length Seven courses completed over seven months.
Program Cost Total program tuition including all seven courses is $6,995.00. Textbooks are not included in tuition.

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Start Date

Now accepting applications for Spring 2017. Priority deadline is December 15. Classes begin in January.

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Program Overview

The Certificate in Organizational Consulting and Change Leadership is grounded in organizational and leadership theory with a strong emphasis on practical skills and application. This is a cohort-based program where students practice the skills of consulting and change leadership through practicums, external “real-world” projects and experiential simulations in a laboratory-type setting.

The cohort environment provides an exciting and safe accelerated learning lab in which students practice new behaviors and quickly develop new skills based on direct, real-time feedback from fellow students and faculty. The program faculty, all of whom are senior practitioners in the field, also provide coaching and developmental guidance as needed.

Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the dynamics and underlying drivers in group, organizational and large system behavior
  • Build collaborative partnerships and negotiate agreements with organizational leaders
  • Apply best-practice tools and strategies to build highly engaged organizations and to improve business performance
  • Lead and facilitate diverse groups to ensure productive conversations and truly collaborative solutions
  • Demonstrate strong leadership presence in volatile situations
  • Design successful interventions and project plans to accelerate change and minimize organizational resistance.

Certificate Requirements

To receive the Certificate in Organizational Consulting and Change Leadership from Georgetown University, students must successfully complete seven (7) required courses for a total of 17.60 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), which is equivalent to 176.0 contact hours. The program must be completed in sequence as a cohort over seven months.

  Course Name Course Type CEUs
1 Basic Foundations: Organizational Consulting Required 3.20
2 Consulting to Organizations Required 2.40
3 Engagement: Data Collection and Analysis Required 2.40
4 Group Dynamics: Facilitating Change Required 2.40
5 Interventions: Intention, Impact and Results Required 2.40
6 Essential Facilitation Skills for Consultants and Leaders Required 2.40
7 Program Integration: Closing & Transitioning Required 2.40
Total 7 Required Courses   17.60
 
See below for course schedules and registration information.

Program Prerequisites

  • A bachelors degree or equivalent.
  • A minimum of five years of education, training and/or professional experience in coaching, human resources, leadership, organization development or a related field.

International Students

Georgetown University cannot sponsor student visas for non-credit professional certificate programs, however, international students who enter the U.S. on a valid visa are eligible to enroll in courses. For more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions. A TOEFL examination for non-native speakers of English is not required but students are expected to read, write and comprehend English at the graduate level to fully participate in and gain from the program.

Application Process

The program has a competitive admissions process. For each cohort, an admissions selection committee chooses a group of students who represent a variety of backgrounds, occupations, and goals for the program to enrich the classroom experience. Students must be open to feedback and personal growth, have a capacity for self-examination, and have a willingness to challenge one’s own beliefs.

Applications and supporting materials must be submitted online through the MySCS Portal. Applicants are responsible for uploading all required application materials by the posted deadline. The faculty selection committee will review completed applications on a rolling basis. Admission decisions will be made and communicated to the applicant via email within six weeks following the submission of a complete application.

Required:

Basic Foundations: Organizational Consulting and Change Leadership
Consulting to Organizations: Entry and Contracting, Consultants and Change Leaders as Instruments of Change
Engagement: Data Collection and Analysis; Preparing Client Feedback
Group Dynamics: Facilitating the Human Element in Organizational Change
Group Dynamics: Leading & Sustaining Change
Interventions: Intention, Impact and Results
Program Integration: Closing, Transitioning and Moving Forward


Course Schedule

Course Name Semester and Section
Required  Spring 2017
Basic Foundations: Organizational Consulting and Change Leadership Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Jan 25, 2017 to Jan 28, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Required Spring 2017
Consulting to Organizations: Entry and Contracting, Consultants and Change Leaders as Instruments of Change Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Thu/Fri/Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Feb 23, 2017 to Feb 25, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Required Spring 2017
Engagement: Data Collection and Analysis; Preparing Client Feedback Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Wed/Thu/Fri, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mar 22, 2017 to Mar 24, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Required Spring 2017
Group Dynamics: Leading & Sustaining Change Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Thu/Fri/Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Apr 20, 2017 to Apr 22, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Required Spring 2017
Group Dynamics: Facilitating the Human Element in Organizational Change Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Thu/Fri/Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
May 18, 2017 to May 20, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Required Spring 2017
Interventions: Intention, Impact and Results Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Thu/Fri/Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Jun 15, 2017 to Jun 17, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
Required Spring 2017
Program Integration: Closing, Transitioning and Moving Forward Not currently scheduled
Section 01
Thu/Fri/Sat, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Jul 13, 2017 to Jul 15, 2017
640 Mass Ave.

Status:
Open
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