Professional Development Workshops

Press Release from Institute of Organization Development

IOD's online Professional Development Workshops offer valuable learning opportunities and tools to support your career development. Each course topic is unique and stand alone, allowing you to delve deeper into specific topics to enhance your OD practice.


Create a Workforce Planning Strategy

Date: July 27, 2022

Time: 9:00 AM EDT - 12:00 PM EDT

Cost: $395.00 USD per participant

In this hands-on course, you will learn how to create a workforce planning strategy and use it to drive your talent management initiatives. Walk away with a workforce planning tool that enables you to partner effectively with your business leaders and gather the right data regarding future human capital needs.  Topics covered will include identifying current workforce trends, differentiating from the competition, gap analysis, internal workforce development strategies, employee referral best practices, and attracting talent.


• Define critical talent roles for organizational success

• Identify current and future workforce trends

• Integrate the key talent management components into workforce planning

• Link the Business Case to the Workforce Planning Strategy




Influence and Gain Senior Leader Buy-in

Date: August 23, 2022

Time: 12:00 PM EDT - 3:00 PM EDT

Cost: $395.00 USD per participant

Build effective partnerships with senior business leaders through the art of influencing. This workshop focuses on increasing your ability to influence others through effective interpersonal and communication skills such as: asking critical questions, establishing positive rapport, conducting effective discussions, and overcoming conflicts. Interactive discussions, activities and on-the-job application exercises are provided to make the concepts come alive and relate to the real world.

Participants learn how to influence others through the use of four models:

1. Know Your Client

2. Know Your Organization

3. Know Yourself

4. The Path to Agreement


• Facilitate the creation of effective long term partnerships with key business leaders

• Help enable your business partners to achieve their goals

• Gain support for key projects you are promoting

• Determine what is important to your business partner, your organization and yourself

• Gain tools to overcome conflict and challenging situations





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