Organization Design and Development, Postgraduate Certificate

Organization Design and Development, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 6 months
The Graduate Certificate in Organization Design and Development at Royal Roads University is for professionals working in, or consulting with, organizations in all sectors who wish to expand their knowledge, skills, strategies, and expertise in the area of organization development.


The aim of the Graduate Certificate in Organization Design and Development Organization Design and Development at Royal Roads University is to equip professionals with graduate-level applied, relevant, and theoretical expertise in designing organizations for the future.

Over the duration of the program, students can expect to explore Organization Development principles and practices, examine theoretical and practical perspectives of organization design, culture and change interventions, and acquire, and utilize, approaches and frameworks that make the necessary connections to organizational strategy. The program will focus on the application of learning in areas such as:

  • organization design, development, and strategy
  • organization change processes
  • systems and culture transformation
  • capacity building, measurement and evaluation
Who It's For

This program is for consultants, analysts, managers and practitioners who want to design and deliver customized interventions to assist organizations in leading and implementing positive stakeholder-engaged organization change. Those wishing to become effective, in-demand Organization Development Consultants, will be equipped with the knowledge, tools, and key skills necessary for conducting strategic analysis, decision making, and evaluation in complex organizations. 

Upon successful completion, graduates can apply for transfer credit in select Royal Roads University’s master's programs with a portion of the tuition waived

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Setting the Foundation for Organizational Transformation
  • Organization Design: Processes for Positive Change
  • Organization Development: Supporting Organizational Health and Vitality

    Detailed Programme Facts

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    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score:


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    • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


      C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

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    Academic Requirements

    Standard Admission
    • Completion of a four-year (or comparable) undergraduate degree in arts, science, or education (or an acceptable alternative) from a recognized post-secondary institution.
    • Normally, at least three years of relevant work experience in leadership, management, or organization development roles.
    Flexible Admission
    • To be considered for Flexible Admission, applicants would have extensive, relevant work experience over at least five full-time years and, normally, some post-secondary education.

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      10591 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 10591 USD for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
    • National Applies to you

      9010 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 9010 USD for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
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    Living costs for Victoria

    • 1490 - 2100 CAD/month
      Living Costs

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