Certification program for Organization Design Professionals (CODP)

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In the CODP program we endorse individual organization design professionals that meet our global set of requirements for certification. 

The Certification program for Organization Design Professionals is developed and managed jointly by the Organizational Design Community (ODC), Organization Design Forum (ODF), and the European Organisation Design Forum (EODF).

Criteria for certification:

As an organization design professional, you can become certified if you meet a set of criteria divided into education and practice - both criteria are estimated based on your achievements through the past two years.

Education is evaluated based on a set amount of units that must be gathered through organization design courses, conferences and the like. 

Practice is evaluated based on a set amount hours (25 % of the average work week) that the applicant must have been either 1) teaching organization design relevant subjects, or 2) consulting on/executing organization design projects. 

Applications will be evaluated by a review committee consisting of leading academics and practitioners, representing the three partner organizations: 

  • Bill Zybach, ZTC Consulting (representing ODF).
  • Børge Obel, Professor - Aarhus School of Business and Social Science, Aarhus University. Center Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Organizational Architecture (representing ODC)
  • Charles Snow, Professor Emeritus - Penn State Smeal College of Business (Representing ODC).
  • Jeroen van Bree, Managing Consultant, Organizational Design Group of Berenschot (representing EODF).

Value of the program

The CODP program is of value to professionals wishing to distinguish themselves in the market as well as clients looking for skilled professionals with certified practical and educational experience within organizational design. 

The certified professional receives a certificate and is entered into an official registry. Certified professionals have the privilege to use the title of 'Certified Organization Design Professional' and a dedicated logo in their communication.

How to apply: 

You can apply for certification by completing an application form available for download on this site. Available for download is also the Certification Handbook which contains information on the exact criteria, terms and conditions and payment process for the certification. During the introductory phase of the program, throughout the year 2018, the cost for certification is 150 USD. 

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION TEMPLATE

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD CERTIFICATION HANDBOOK

Submit the application via e-mail to: orgdesign.endorsement@gmail.com

Application are reviewed quarterly. The next deadline for submission is 01.05.2018.

A directory has been developed to enable registration of Certified Organization Design Professionals. As the Certification program is advancing, the directory will expand and enable searches to discover the current Certified Organization Design Professionals:

DIRECTORY

Please contact us if you have further questions related to the CODP Program: orgdesign.endorsement@gmail.com


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