This certificate will prepare you to successfully manage the new normal in organizations—constant change—and to understand how a dynamic, and sometimes volatile, work environment affects people. Communication skills are strongly emphasized.

Our organizational development certificate will:

  • educate you to manage in a rapidly changing environment;
  • prepare you to help others successfully adapt to change;
  • give you the tools to collect and analyze information to understand and manage change;
  • allow you to effectively communicate within organizations.

Note: Some courses in this certificate program may have prerequisites. Please click on the course name for a description and prerequisite information. If prerequisites are listed that are not currently part of the certificate program please call a CPS Counselor at 888-545-3459 for more information.


Course #TitleCredits
MGMT 210 Managing Behavior in Organizations 3
COMM 130 Interpersonal Communications 3
MGMT 280 Organizational Development 3
MGMT 370* Business Research Methods 3
COMM 340 Organizational Communication 3
Plus 2 of the following courses:  
COMM 350 Conflict Management 3
COMM 360 Social Interaction in the Digital Age 3
MGMT 320** Managing Talent 3
  Total Credits 21
*if student has not successfully completed a statistics course, he/she will be required to take MATH 180
**This course is only available to students not enrolled in the business management degree program.

Gainful Employment Information

The U.S. government's Gainful Employment Program regulations provide students with the information they need to make informed educational choices including total program costs, loan repayment rates, and career outlooks. As part of the recent regulations on information disclosure for Gainful Employment (GE, 2011), eligible institutions must make available a standard group of information for all programs defined by the GE regulation. For Champlain College, a private, not-for-profit post-secondary institution, all certificate programs fall under the GE definition.

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