Launching the 2024 Higher Certificate in OD and Change

We are very excited to launch our 2024 Higher Certificate in Organisation Development and Change. We are in fact SO excited we decided to dedicate this week’s blog to tell you more about it!


Why should you register for the Higher Certificate in OD?

Here are five damn good reasons to register for the Higher Certificate in Organisation Development:

  1. You will get a really good understanding of what OD is, and how you can be more effective as an OD practitioner
  2. The action learning makes a real difference to your company. The assignments during the course of the Higher Certificate are designed to make your organisation more effective in a healthy way.
  3. If more than one person comes from the same organisation, you can take a leadership role in improving the overall OD capability of the organisation.
  4. The certificate is properly accredited – you achieve a real qualification as an OD professional.
  5. The online e-learning, plus the classroom experience, plus the action learning make this a very powerful course. It will improve your ability to practice OD.


Understanding OD

Most of the people around you battle with understanding what Organisation Development is, and what it can do for the organisation. As you get clearer, you can help to grow this powerful alternative to the traditional ways of managing organisational life. Those ways just plain don’t work. Selling “buy in”, controlling change and thinking that organisations are linear “machines” does not deliver the effective organisation that is needed today. Whether you already have a Masters degree in one of the professions, or are looking to round out your years of experience, this certificate will serve you well.

You will learn how to develop effectiveness in a healthy way through the full landscape of Organisation Development.


Action Learning

OD cannot simply be understood as an intellectual exercise – it must be learned through practice. The structured assignments throughout the modules of the Higher Certificate in OD draw you and the organisation deeper and deeper into meaningful Interventions that improve the organisation’s effectiveness in a healthy way. The class does not just give you a qualification – it makes an immediate difference to the organisations that you work with.


Community of practice

You join a body of professionals who are developing their OD capabilities – and if you bring a small group from your organisation then your impact will be that much greater. The prices get lower if more of you come, and the impact on the organisation gets greater if more of you come. Isn’t that what everyone is looking for – “achieve more, with less”?



Seriously, this is a big deal. The South African Council for Higher Education is no pushover – getting a registered accreditation is tough. This is without a doubt the most comprehensive course on Organisation Development available in South Africa. Dr Louise van Rhyn of Symphonia says that it compares very well with programmes elsewhere in the world – and she should know, having achieved her D.Man in Organisation Development at the prestigious Ashridge Business School in the UK.

The faculty is intelligent, engaging, entertaining and is dedicated to growing the practice of Organisation Development. They are also OD consultants, which means they bring their relevant learning from active client projects into the classroom.


Multi-channel learning

A lot of effort has gone into making sure that the 2024 programme invites you to learn through video, audio, reading, classroom work and workplace assignments. This is comprehensive and gives you the best chance of building a sound foundation for your OD practice. You will be challenged and well supported on your learning journey.

Register now. The price is good, and the 2024 classes start in May. Come and join us.




Our official registration and accreditation details:

The Academy for Organisational Change (Pty) Ltd, a subsidiary of Worldsview Academy, carries the following:

CHE Accreditation: H/PR1159/E001CAN 

SAQA ID: 115552

DHET registration certificate no: 2021/HE07/004 (Provisionally registered as a Private Higher Education Institution until December 2024 under the Act) 

For the full brochure and/or registration form, send us a mail on