What is the NTL/Q&E Organisation Development Certificate Programme?

The NTL/Q&E Organisation Development Certificate Programme consists of 25 days, organized in six modules over a 12-month period. Participants in the certificate programme remain as a cohort and are therefore expected to participate in all six modules. However, we reserve a limited number of places in each module for those who are interested in attending specific events without wanting to obtain the certificate.

The Programme consists of:

Induction Day – to help delegates to get to know each other and prepare themselves for the programme 

  • Module 1 – Human Interaction Lab - an intensive small group experience resulting in significantly increased self-awareness and understanding of interpersonal and group dynamics, all critical competencies for OD practitioners.
  •  Module 2 - Organisation Development Theory & Practice - provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of Organisation Development including its history and the evolution of the field, the theoretical principles that shape the practices of OD, the values that are critical to OD, and how OD differentiates itself from other consultancy practices.
  • Module 3 - Group Process Consultation - helps participants develop their skills in intervening in existing group processes. It covers various conceptual models and an integrated model of group process consultation. Focal areas include interventions, life cycles, the evolution of groups, phases of work group activities, and areas for intervention. 
  • Module 4 - Diagnosing Organisations with Impact - A critical task for OD consultants is accurately diagnosing the cross-currents of information that exist within every organisation. Participants learn about organisations as open systems and develop skills in organisation diagnosis. 
  • Module 5 - Intervention Strategies - increases participants’ capability in planning and applying a variety of intervention approaches at the individual, group, inter-group, and organisational levels.
  • Module 6 - Facilitating & Managing Complex Systems Change - Complex change management is supported by a body of knowledge on the dynamics of organisation change. This module examines that body of knowledge and provides participants with the opportunity to apply it to their own situations. Module components include systems thinking, beginning a change effort, cultural and organisational change, transition and power dynamics, change leadership, and implementing organisational change.

Registration for the 2015-16 programme (Programme 9) is now open. You can access an application form here. More programme information can be found in the brochure on our homepage. For further information or for any queries please email info@quality-equality.com.

CURRENT PROGRAMME (PROGRAMME 8) SCHEDULE BELOW

Module Date Subject
Induction 31 March 2014 Induction day
Module 1 1-4 April 2014 Human Interaction Laboratory
Module 2 24-27 June 2014 Organisation Development Theory & Practice
Module 3 30 Sep - 3 Oct 2014 Group Process Consultation
Module 4 18 - 21 Nov 2014 Diagnosing Organisations with Impact
Module 5 20-23 Jan 2015 Intervention Strategies
Module 6 17-20 March 2015 Facilitating & Working with Complex Systems Change

2015-16 PROGRAMME (Programme 9) SCHEDULE BELOW

Module Date Subject
Module 1 18-22 May 2015 Orientation + Human Interaction Laboratory
Module 2 30 June - 3 July 2015 Organisation Development Theory & Practice
Module 3 8-11 September 2015 Group Dynamics, Theories & Process Consultation
Module 4 17 - 20 November 2015 Diagnosing Organisations with Impact
Module 5 19-22 January 2016 Intervention Strategies
Module 6 15 - 18 March 2016 Facilitating & Working with Complex Systems Change

If you would like to talk to the Deans about the suitability of the programme, or if you have any questions, please contact the Q&E office on +44(0)1865-744618 or info@quality-equality.com.