Accreditation Process 

The course provider contacts the ODC Principal Office via e-mail. The ODC Principal Office sends application instructions to the course provider. The course provider must provide answers to a questionnaire and supporting materials that document the provider’s course and instructor(s).

Application materials are reviewed by a Review Board consisting of five members: 3 leading academics and 2 highly experienced executives within the field of organization design. Current members of the Review Board:
  • Charles Snow, Professor Emeritus - Penn State Smeal College of Business (Representing ODC).
  • Paul Wayne, Senior Advisor in Organization Design, Chevron Corporation (Representing ODC).
  • Richard Burton, Professor Emeritus - Duke University: The Fuqua School of Business (Representing ODC). 
  • Stuart Wigham, Director - Wigham Consultancy Services Ltd. (Representing EODF).
  • Wendy Bowers, Managing Principal - Bowers Consulting (Representing ODF).

Once the Review Board has evaluated the application, the decision made by the Review Board on whether a course provider is certified will go through an awarding body before the accreditation or rejection is final. 

The applicant will receive one of three possible decisions: Accept the application as is, revise the application as directed and resubmit, or reject the application. 

The course provider receives a decision from ODC within two months.

The accreditation is valid for 3 years.

Send us an e-mail to request the application package and begin your accreditation process now:

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Accreditation Requirements 

To receive ODC accreditation, a provider's design course or workshop must meet a set of requirements. These requirements have been jointly developed  by leading academics and professionals in the field of organization design. 

Twenty-two minimum core requirements are contained in three categories:

  • Design Concepts and Principles
  • Design Types
  • Redesign and Change
Further, the course or workshop is evaluated on other factors such as the length of the program, course pre-work and materials, experience of the instructor team, and so on.

Information about the application process, accreditation requirements, and the pricing structure is included in the Accreditation Handbook. 

Click here to request a copy of the handbook.

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