About Us

The Canadian Organization Development Institute (CODI) was formed in 2010 by Ryan Crawford.

CODI’s comprehensive, in-depth program is unique in Canada. All our programs are theory-based and highly pragmatic. They are designed for practitioners. Our programs reflect a commitment to experiential and small group learning, and are taught by leading OD professionals.

CODI’s training and certification in organization development and change will significantly increase your marketability as a change agent, whether you work internally or independently. Additionally, the SEEC/CODI Masters Certificate in OD, offered in partnership with the Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC) of York University’s Schulich School of Business, offers essential business acumen, essential if OD and change professionals are to work at the highest executive levels.

Many of our participants have been working in the OD and change field but without formal training. Others are exploring the field. Some are internal OD and change specialists, some are external consultants, and some are managers committed to a deeper approach to management. Most are mid-career professionals.

At present, we offer programs in five streams:

  • The Evening Series
  • 1-2 Day Workshop Series
  • OD and Change Essentials, a 2-day intro to OD
  • OD and Change Intensive, a 3-module, 12-day program in depth exploration of OD theory and practice.
  • SEEC/CODI Masters Certificate in OD (MCOD). The MCOD consists of the CODI Intensive program; SEEC’s four-day course, Business Acumen for OD Professionals; and the SEEC/CODI OD Practicum