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Loyola University Chicago

School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Organizational Development & Leadership Certificate

This Organizational Development and Leadership Certificate is designed for students who desire to learn more about the theories, research and practical applications of organizational development in the workplace. Students explore how organizations work and acquire skills to assess, diagnose and address structural and cultural problems. Topics include strategies, models and intervention techniques for organizational development.

The theory, research and processes of organizational communication are examined, with emphasis on applications that are effective inside and outside the organization. The study of human behavior in the workplace provides valuable knowledge and skills for conflict management, motivation and morale, and employee development. In accord with individual needs, students have elective options to acquire additional skills in leadership, interpersonal and small group communication, marketing and/or accounting.

Transfer credit is accepted toward certificate completion, up to six hours. All courses are for credit and are transferable once a student is admitted to the BA Management or Applied Studies degree programs with the Organizational Development and Leadership concentration, also at SCPS or to any other undergraduate degree-seeking program here at Loyola. Prerequisite coursework may be required.

For more information on the Organizational Development and Leadership Certificate, please contact adult@luc.edu.

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Certificate Requirements

The certificate is comprised of the following six courses (18 credit hours):

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This course explores the role of communication in conflict resolution. Special attention is paid to mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

This course is an introduction to theory and practice of organizational communication, with an emphasis on organization contexts, culture, systems, and the role of communication in building relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

International Students

International Students seeking admission to any certificate program in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies are required to demonstrate the ability to study at Loyola University Chicago with the appropriate F-I visa status classification. The Office of International Programs is available to assist you regarding the appropriate documentation to study with SCPS. Please feel free to contact them at 773.508.7706 or intlcntr@luc.edu. Please be advised:

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