Learning Organizations and Change

Learning Organizations and Change

This program will be offered in 2022

Participants will explore how changes in structure, plans and actions can strengthen an organization’s relevance to its community. Leaders practice the art of change by exploring mental models, personal mastery, shared vision, team learning and systems thinking, which create a vibrant culture of learning in any organization.

Personal benefits

  • Build self-mastery as the basis of leadership to facilitate others through change – addressing motivational impact, frustrations, and stress;
  • Learn ‘how to learn’ collaboratively and help others learn in complex organizational situations;
  • Identify strategies to alleviate barriers to learning within organizational structures and cultures.

Organizational benefits

  • Build a framework for change based on the vision and values to which the organization aspires;
  • Transform internal organizational strengths and assets for organizational renewal in three strategic areas – communication, support systems, and organizational cultures;
  • Design dynamic organizational strategies for documenting and sharing organizational experience and knowledge (best practices, knowledge management);
  • Integrate mainstreaming approaches to enhance organizational performance in areas of gender equality, HIV and AIDS, disability, human rights, and the environment

Who should take the program?

This certificate is designed for development practitioners who are responsible for the continued excellence and relevance of their organizations. Presidents, founders, executive directors, program/project managers, directors, coordinators, team leaders, and internal change agents with other titles have found this course supportive in building collaborative learning cultures to better pursue their organizations’ missions.


The tuition fee for this course is $850. Coady Institute strives to ensure change leaders working in communities around the world have access to its courses. This is made possible through the provision of bursaries that are funded by many individual and institutional donors. Partial bursaries of up to $475 are available for qualifying candidates. Through Coady’s Circle of Abundance, a limited number of full bursaries are available to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit participants residing in Canada. Those receiving a bursary will be responsible for paying the balance of their tuition before the designated deadline.

Full bursaries are available from the Centre for Employment Innovation (CEI) for eligible applicants from Nova Scotia. This includes applicants working for a program or agency engaged in employment services delivery, or engaged in social innovation activities to alleviate poverty, strengthen livelihoods, and create more equitable employment and entrepreneurial opportunities with and for systemically oppressed groups. For more information, visit the CEI Bursary Program page.


Please Note

Please note that Coady International Institute does not accept third party applications. Individuals need to submit their application via Coady’s website and should use caution when approached by those offering services to complete the application and admissions process.