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Strategic Organizational Management

Cost: $1980

Next start date: Summer 2017
Location: Portland

Rooted in the Organizational Development and Human Resource Management disciplines, Strategic Organizational Management (SOM) is the process of increasing organizational effectiveness through employee development.

Our certificate program provides a plan to strengthen your organization’s capacity for success. Coaching and training, internal capacity building, work process improvement and leadership development are used to develop this capacity. SOM helps you plan strategically, provide the best structure possible, and assure a sustainable future for your organization.

4 Required SOM Courses:
(Below is the recommended sequence; courses may be taken in any order) 

Certificate Cost: $1980

Program Snapshot:

In-person
4 15-hour courses (Typically 2 days each, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm)
Offered 1 time a year (spring/summer)
Can be completed in as little as 2 terms
Must be completed within 3 years
Each student creates an organizational change management strategy
Average weekly workload:

  • Analysis of 2 case studies
  • 3-5 in-class group activities


Interested in bringing this program to your organization? Contact Michelle Giovannozzi.


Courses can be taken individually or can be applied to a certificate within a three-year limit. Courses completed outside of the three-year limit will need to be retaken to qualify for certificate completion.