TISS begins executive course in organizational development



MUMBAI: The latest offer from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) – Executive Post Graduate Diploma Program in Organization Development and Change (EPGDODC) – for 33 mid-career executives for the 2015-16 academic year begins next Monday, the 14th June. The new TISS program will be far superior to most postgraduate programs in human resources management, as it incorporates a distinctive advantage by integrating the practitioner’s perspective and executive coaching as an integral part of the program ”, said Professor Vijay Kumar, President of the Center. for Social and Organizational Leadership (C SOL) at TISS.

The 18-month program will focus on organizational development and change management with an emphasis most often demonstrated by management schools in Europe and the United States while in India the country currently does not have a program. like this one on the DO.


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TISS, known for its excellence in higher education, has responded to changing social realities and the new program is the next step in that direction.

OD Alternatives (ODA), a consulting firm focused on organizational transformation and leadership development, is supporting TISS in this initiative by providing its executive coaches to coach students throughout the duration of the program. To bring the practitioner’s perspective, ODA facilitators will run regular courses in this program.

“This program is futuristic because it emphasizes the values ​​of people development, business outcomes in order to provide a sustainability advantage to companies,” adds Prof. Vijay Kumar, who leads this initiative at TISS.

While there are many definitions of organizational development, one that easily describes it is: “Organizational development is a body of knowledge and practices that improves organizational performance and individual development, by increasing alignment between people. different systems within the overall system. DO interventions are inclusive methodologies and approaches to strategic planning, organizational design, leadership development, change management, performance management, coaching, diversity, team building and work-life balance.

The aim of this program is to create managers who could lead organizational development and change in Indian companies. This program will allow participants to occupy organizational development positions in their company.

According to Santhosh Babu, CEO of OD Alternatives, “This pioneering initiative will help Indian organizations drive change more effectively and will also help create a cadre of organizational development practitioners in India.”

Organizational effectiveness is a function of the organization’s ability to conceptualize and implement sustainable organizational development and change initiatives. This program prepares participants through classroom instruction, training, field practice and coaching to develop a holistic view of the organization to facilitate, conceptualize, design and implement the processes of DO and change. EPGDODC is one of the premier comprehensive organizational development and change management programs in India.


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