Organizational Development and Leadership Certificate

Transform yourself, organizations, and the world

Effective leaders and managers know how to identify the points in an organization where small changes can make a big difference. The Organizational Development and Leadership Certificate introduces students to theoretical and practical skills that will enhance their effectiveness — and the effectiveness of those around them.

This certificate offers an introduction to assessment and evaluation, leadership development, team and group development, and organizational design that allows students to lead change that matters.

In collaboration with other professionals, students engage in a thought-provoking and motivating online environment and master a rigorous curriculum while building a deep sense of community and shared learning.


  • Acquire a knowledge base and develop skills that are immediately applicable in the workplace.
  • Engage with faculty members who are outstanding scholar-practitioners.
  • Understand a variety of assessment and evaluation tools.
  • Become a member of a global network of professionals who value learning, creativity, and respect for individual differences.
  • Earn a certificate from an accredited, nonprofit university with decades of experience in distance learning.
  • Join a professional community that leads a wide range of management and consulting organizations across for-profit, nonprofit, and government sectors.

You must complete 16 credits of coursework in order to graduate. The academic credit earned with this certificate can be applied to several degree programs at Fielding, including

Application Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree
  • Online Application Form
  • Resumé
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Official Transcript
  • No GRE Required

Application Deadlines – Summer 2021
Early Decision Deadline – March 2, 2021
Final Deadline – April 1, 2021

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"Fielding is ideal for professionals in mid-career because it's flexible, and because every Fielding student brings real-life experiences that enrich the learning environment. "

Julia Geisman, alumna

MA, Organizational Management & Development