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Foundations In Organization Development

Our program Foundations in Organization Development is a comprehensive and dynamic training program designed to equip professionals with the essential knowledge and skills needed to drive positive change within organizational settings. Our spring 2024 training is offered in collaboration with the Office of the Deputy Ombud at Global Affairs Canada. This program serves as a robust introduction to the core principles, theories, and practices that underpin the field of organizational development (OD).

At the end of the program, participants will have acquired the knowledge needed to effectively analyze organizational culture, including the diversity, equity and inclusion aspects that influence the behaviour of an organization’s members. They will also develop transformational leadership skills based on participative decision-making.

The 15-day program, spread over approximately 3 months, is delivered face-to-face.

Trainers

Gabriel Bergeron will be the lead instructor for this program. He completed his certification in OD from the NTL Institute, Washington DC in 2006. Since then, Gabriel has managed several change processes within the Federal Public Service as well as in the private sector. In addition to his expertise in OD, Gabriel is a Qualified Mediator and a part-time professor in Conflict Studies and Social Innovations at Saint Paul University, in Ottawa.

Marquis Bureau is a doctoral student in interdisciplinary research on contemporary social issues and part-time professor at Saint Paul University, Ottawa, in the School of Counseling, Psychotherapy and Spirituality and the School of Leadership, Ecology and Equity. He has been coaching and facilitating personal, group and organizational transformation since 2002. Marquis is an academic practitioner interested in advancing the causes of theory and practice.

Throughout the course, Gabriel and Marquis will be accompanied by co-leaders with expertise in organization development, change management and/or coaching.

Upcoming Training Dates

The training delivery is hybrid, i.e. part of the training will be online, and the practical sessions will be face-to-face. Attendance at these sessions as well as the online activities are mandatory to successfully complete the training.

The dates of the face-to-face sessions are:

  • March 22, 2024
  • April 19, 2024
  • April 30, 2024
  • May 3, 2024
  • May 6 and 7, 2024
  • May 30 and 31, 2024

Cost and Registration

The cost of training is $5,000 + HST. This includes the materials, the training itself, the emotional intelligence assessment tool and 3 coaching sessions. Registration fees are payable at the time of registration. Please refer to the registration form for refund details. For participants registering before March 16, 2024, use code FODSpring2024 for a $250 discount.

Refund Policy: A full refund will be given up to 20 business days prior to the session/workshop start date. A 50% refund will be given for cancellations made 19 and 10 business days prior to the workshop start date. No refund will be granted for cancellations made within 9 business days of the workshop start date or for no shows.