Tata Institute of Social Science


There is nothing more practical than a good theory
An ounce of practice is worth more than a ton of theory.

Anand Kamat

Anand Kamat
Technology leader at Microsoft

"Being a technology leader at Microsoft, this was clearly not a course on my career path! However, my deep passion for people and curiosity about OD got me in. I was neither skeptical nor optimistic about what I will get out of this course. And being "present" and "open to learning" gave me so much more than I could have imagined. Santhosh is amazing for both content as well as his style of facilitation. I loved the flow we had for 4 days in his sessions and numerous real life case studies along with practical tips, that we discussed at length. TISS professors Dr. Vijay Kumar and Prof. Ravindran with their depth and fellow leaders made it a great experience with their perspectives and insights". I would highly encourage business leaders that are driving organisational change and that means everyone to attend this.

Snigdha Nautiyal

Snigdha Nautiyal
AVP and Head HR, Chemical Technology group, SRF

" Learning about OD interventions from two apex bodies in India was outstanding and a lifetime experience. After spending more than a decade in the organisation, it was so exciting to relate human behaviour with the OD models that were shared in the program. My first OD and humanistic model on creating “aura for an employee” in the organisation was hugely appreciated by my management. All thanks to the course and to the facilitators, who stimulated my mind to link psychology/humanistic approach and link it to business goals. Never learnt OD principles like this before!! And want to recommend this program to all HR heads/OD and L&D practitioners "

Kartik Rao

Kartik Rao
Senior Manager - OD & Talent Management - Housing, PropTiger, Makaan

" This is not just a course on OD, this is an experience that opens up a galaxy of opportunities where you can make impact through OD. 4 days shall consume you in meaningful learning, healthy discussions, real life case studies, applicability at your work and most importantly partnership with some of the best minds in consulting and academic world " The course navigates from the the very basics of OD to Practitioner level and includes facets of Psychology, Management, Strategy, Models, Softwares, E-books and oceans of reading material. This is followed by 2 months of weekly webinars that keep the rigor on OD and keeps you engaged till it becomes a part of you. It's been a little over a month and my team have been enquiring about my new thought process that seem to have got born overnight. Leaving with a quote that might help you register for it now. "If you think learning is expensive, try ignorance."

Swati Chawla

Swati Chawla
Global Head, HR Analytics, Strategy & Planning at Syngenta

" As a participant from the pioneer batch, would highly recommend for professionals looking to understand the vast world of OD from the best of practitioners ( team OD Alternatives) and Academics ( TISS professors) "

Swati Patwardhan

Swati Patwardhan
Head HR, Organization Development, Change Management, Business Partnering, Senior HR Professional

" The workshop design not only strengthened my understanding of various OD models but also provided me with tools like systems thinking and research methodology to use them effectively. The examples and the case studies, in fact the whole format is very thought provoking. The workshop does not prescribe or spoon feed you with definitive answers, it pushes and challenges you to think of many ways of application at work. It was one of the most valuable workshop I have attended in last few years. "

Akhila Babu

Akhila Babu
Head- Organizational Development at Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited- Madura Clothing

" I was in search of a holistic certification program in India that would give me some answers and equip me with the tools I would require to excel in the OD space. My search ended with the OD Certification program offered by ODA and TISS. The program effectively guides you in the journey of becoming an OD practitioner and helps you find your answers through a very structured curriculum. Following the true essence of OD, the program begins with a deep understanding of self, followed by understanding of group and then the system as a whole. The passion with which the ODA team conducts the program is contagious and the learning continues much beyond the stipulated 60 hours! "

Vandana Gahlawat

Vandana Gahlawat
Senior Manager HR - Compensation and Performance Management at Asian Paints

" To put briefly, this course is a perfect blend of theory and practice. As somebo dy who had studied OD subjects full time for 2 years in my MBA, this program still had a 'pleasant surprise' quotient for me. Its my first year in a core OD role at my organization and this program made for an exceptionally well structured refresher. The practical experience that Santosh brings to the course lends it a very holistic character and makes for a deep learning experience. This program is a rare example of one that fittingly hits the sweet spot of academic theories, situational context coming from OD practitioners and consultative insights from different industries from ODA. "

Vidya Gomes

Vidya Gomes
Manager - L&D, HR Dept. at The Manipal Group

" Being L&D Professionals, we have to partner often with consulting firms to drive OD initiatives in our respective organizations. This program is one of the best option to enhance our knowledge in OD, especially for working professionals like us. While there’s lot of reading material easily available today on the internet, it is a great advantage when you get to learn the practical aspects of OD, from well-known facilitators like Santhosh from ODA and Professors from TISS, who have practiced and implemented OD interventions across various industries. Adding to it, when you have experienced professionals from other companies as participants with you, there is an opportunity to share, learn & understand better from each other. A perfect blend!” "

Dr Satish K Nair

Dr Satish K Nair
PhD, Director, Pillai Institute of Management Studies and Research

" A ‘crisp’ blend indeed! Truly effective blended learning conceptualized by a fine blend of ODA and TISS! If it’s one ‘blend’ too many, it’s because that’s at the heart of the beneficial certification program – the coming together of mavericks and masterminds. Enriching! "

Kashmeera Prabhu

Kashmeera Prabhu
Senior Manager – Talent, Learning and OD at GSK Pharmaceuticals India

" Organizational development is a term used freely and casually for a plethora of initiatives and processes in the corporate world. ODC provided me with an opportunity to learn more beyond just theory, rather it introduced me to the art and science behind Organization Development and left me curious for life. "

Bagish Jha

Bagish Jha
Deputy Manager - HR at Sterlite Technologies Limited

" OD certification course was very much useful. After the completion of the course personally I experience the difference between internal thought process and understanding the human behavior. "

Ashish Pandya

Ashish Pandya
Deputy General Manager - HR, Saffron Lifestyle Traders Pvt. Ltd

" It would not be an exaggeration if I say it was a life changing experience for me to attend the OD Certification from TISS & ODA. All the concepts, experiences and contents discussed during workshop of 4 days followed by 10 webinars were first hand and thought provoking. "

Ms. Pooja Velhal

Ms. Pooja Velhal
Head – Talent, Learning & Leadership Development, Corporate HR - SCHAEFFLER

" ODA has provided me with lifelong tools to attain set goals and their associated objections. This experience moved my focus from just transactions to initiating a deeper transformation (within systems, Organizations and People) As I continue to stride for success and reach new milestones in my career, I will always be conscientious of the requirements and processes that have been infused in me to achieve success. This program has been a life changing experience and because of expert Coaches like Sathosh Babu, I am happy to be in a position that places me “inches” in front of the competition! The program educates you on how to identify and break the habits that are not working and then focus on creating strategies and positive habits that will work moving forward. "



A 60-hour Organisation Development Certification Program
(In online webinar format).

The program starts on 5th July, 2024

Admission closing date: 1st July, 2024

A perfect blend of theory and practice as you would like it.
Seats are limited to 50 ONLY

Why OD Course?

In today’s fast-paced, ever-changing business environment, an organisation's ability to respond is its key to survival and success. However, it is not the ‘organisation’ that chooses when, why or how to respond; it is the people within it.

Most modern L&D and HR functions are seamlessly taking on OD interventions. In practice, the boundary is beginning to blur. Now, most L&D and HR Professionals, at some point of time, need to drive OD initiatives or partner with consulting firms to drive these initiatives. Very few options are available for them to build their expertise in the field of OD. And many a times, they find it difficult to enroll themselves for long-term mid-career professional courses.

Our OD course is custom designed to help Managers, HR Professionals and L&D Specialists effectively tackle the challenges associated with developing competent workforce that is confident, productive and committed to realizing the organisational goals.

Our highly practical in-depth programme will equip you with a core understanding of what OD is all about with the support of practical OD tools and techniques. The program aims at improving your skills and providing you with greater awareness of self and group processes.

We aim to achieve this by balancing theory and practice – using your real world situations as the start point for deep learning.

A combined perspective of a long-term practicing Consulting Firm and an established Academic Institution like TISS would add great value to the Short Certification Course that will help large number of L&D and HR professionals gain an in-breadth understanding of Organization Development.


Prof. K. Ravindran - Chairperson for the Centre for Research Methodology

Prof. K. Ravindran

Prof. K. Ravindran is the chairperson for the Centre for Research Methodology. He has been teaching at TISS for more than 30 years. His interests and expertise include psychoanalysis, research methodology, philosophy and spirituality. Prof. Ravindran is much loved for the passion with which he teaches and the compassion with which he relates. In general, students have considered Prof. Ravindran's courses as transformational experiences in their lives.
He has been the Chairperson for the Centre for Research Methodology. He has also developed the curriculum for the M Phil program at TISS. In addition to being an academic, he has also been a consultant to many organisations in the private and public sectors.

Mr. Santhosh Babu - The Chairman and Founder of ODA and author of India’s first book on coaching published by Wiley.

Santhosh Babu

Santhosh Babu is the Chairman and Founder of ODA (Organization Development Alternatives Consultants Pvt. Ltd) and author of India’s First book on Coaching published by Wiley.
He also wrote the column ‘Buddha in the Boardroom’ in Business Today and occasionally writes for Huffington Post.
He has also contributed a paper in the book, OD Accelerating Learning and Development published by Sage.
Santhosh has 20 years of experience as a consultant, helping organizations to be purposeful and successful.

Dr. Noel Machado

Dr. Noel Machado

Dr. Noel Machado is the Advisor for Industry-Academia Collaboration at C SOL and a visiting professor at TISS' School of Management and Labour Studies. He has over twenty years of experience in commerce and industry. He was the head of HR consulting at Ernst & Young, Mumbai; managing partner of Prashnodaya (an OD firm); and vice president, HR technology & organisational effectiveness at Accenture, India. Dr. Machado’s expertise lies in two complementary areas of leadership & organisation development, viz. (i) human psychology - how individual and interpersonal characteristics shape performance; and (ii) organisation science - how organisational structures and cultures influence success.


Ashok Kumar

Ashok Kumar is the CEO of ODA (Organization Development Alternatives Consultants Pvt. Ltd).
He is an organization transformation professional with more than 30 years of experience spanning across armed forces, automotive industry and management consultancy, McKinsey. He has more than 14 years of experience in leading transformation engagements across diverse industries.He is passionate about working with MSME Leaders, coaching and supporting them in transforming their businesses.

Prof. Laurence Barrett

Prof. Laurence Barrett

Laurence has over twenty years of experience working in leadership and organisational development as a coach and consultant across a wide range of commercial sectors and international contexts. His most recent corporate role was as Director of Group Resourcing & Development for Prudential plc, where he was responsible for strengthening leadership capability and performance across the Group. He has extensive international experience, and has worked in over 25 countries across Europe, India, Asia and the United States. He also works as a Practicum Coach Supervisor with the INSEAD Coaching and Consulting for Change Executive Master Degree Programme and is a member of the International Association of Jungian Studies.

Prof. Vidyanand Jha

Prof. Vidyanand Jha

Dr. Vidyanand Jha Professor, IIM Calcutta
Prof Jha is a teacher, researcher and author in the Organisation Behaviour. He completed his doctoral studies from IIM Ahmedabad. In addition to teaching in the PGP, PGDBM and MDP programmes at IIM Calcultta, He has also taught in a large number of in-company programmes for clients such as Hindustan Lever Limited, L&T Ltd., Exide, Bharat Aluminium Co., Selvel Vantage Group, Hindustan Zinc Limited, Indian Oil Limited etc. Prof Jha has another competing side to his personality. He is a poet and fiction writer in Maithili, an East Indian Language. His poems have been translated into Hindi, English, Bangla and Telugu.

Shijin Sreeraman

Shijin Sreeraman

Whether it is small group or large group intervention and deep personal exercises as part of bringing mindset shifts, Shijin does it in a very high energy, inspiring and impactful manner. His personal style of facilitation is High Energy, inspiring and impactful. Shijin is a Gold Medalist from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Organizational Development and Change. He is also a scholar from ISABS (Indian Society of Applied Behavioral Sciences) in Culture and its impact on groups, organizations and communities.He has been into Leadership roles in International Not for Profit organization. In the last decade and more as part of Organization and Leadership consultant, Shijin has worked with companies of different sizes and sectors, viz. FMCG, Foods, Tech Start-ups, Pharmaceuticals, Agro Chemicals, Renewable Energy, Automotives, Graphis and Animation, Education, Not for Profits. He has worked with Senior Leadership team (CEO, CXOs) middle management and High Potentials as part of Leadership and organization development, team alignment, Business Scale-up processes and interventions.

Amitesh Gir

Amitesh Gir

Amitesh is an executive educator and corporate consultant with nearly two decades of experience bridging industry and academia. Amitesh Gir is a Partner at ODA and comes with a strong background in management and executive education. Amitesh helps clients improve leadership effectiveness, implement strategy and drive change. He has designed customized interventions, delivered courses and addressed executive audiences in India and abroad. Past clients include leading companies such as Qualcomm, Wells Fargo, Publicis Groupe and Flipkart. He completed his doctoral coursework recently and brings research based knowledge to his workshops. He has worked with international faculty and his ideas have been presented at both domestic and international forums. Amitesh is also a visiting professor and has been associated with well known institutions. He currently teaches at NMIMS and in the OD Certification Program offered jointly by TISS & ODA. During his career, Amitesh has managed teams, built new verticals and spearheaded international collaborations. He has operated in multiple geographies and now resides in Bangalore.

Aditya Jain

Aditya Jain

Aditya Jain is a senior consultant with ODA and before joining ODA, he co-founded a start-up focused on consulting Non-Profit and Social enterprises to apply organization development principles and initiatives to improve their impact. He has facilitated leadership development projects on Strategic Thinking, Organization Culture, Facilitation, Leading Self, Building High Performing Teams etc. for organizations like Wells Fargo, Walmart, CK Birla, Tata Realty, Anand Group, Flipkart, Innominds, Anarock, Recity Network etc. Most of his work is aimed at influencing cultural and systemic factors to create meaningful engagement and effectiveness leveraging his ongoing hypothesis of 2x to 10x i.e., 2x cultural transformation can lead to 10x impact with existing resources. He has held roles of a primary school teacher, management consultant, advisor to teacher training institute, among others. He is an empathetic listener and dynamic facilitator who can create reflective environment. He is passionate about human development and evolution, philosophy of change and human fulfilment.

Sushmita Usha Devarajan

Sushmita Usha Devarajan

Sushmita Usha Devarajan, a Partner at ODA, focuses on leadership and organizational development. She is an internationally certified Mediator, Coach, Trainer, and Dialogue Facilitator. She has worked with corporations, NGOs, government organizations, educational institutions, and individuals for more than 15 years of her career spanning 21 years. She started her career in the apparel industry and was a Fashion Buyer. Sushmita is the co-program director and guest faculty for the 'Workplace Conflict' training in the Executive Education Programs at IIM-Bangalore, specializing in conflict transformation. Sushmita was a trainer of trainers and a training design expert at a US-based peace-building organization for more than a decade, where she also served as the lead trainer for a UN-certified program- training, coaching, and mentoring diverse professionals from across the globe in the art of dialogue and facilitation. Currently, she is diversifying her focus to the ‘art of influencing’ and how to influence with integrity at work.

For Whom?
Working professionals with a minimum of 5 years experience as

Training / Learning and Development Professionals

HR Managers

Line Managers

People who are responsible for OD in their organisation

Program Curriculum

   Course    Course Title Faculty Duration (Hrs)
ODCP 1.1 Introduction - the OD Context Santhosh Babu 2
ODCP 1.2 Evolution of Organisation Development Santhosh Babu 2
ODCP 2.1 Research Methodology I Prof. Ravindran 2
ODCP 2.2 Research Methodology II Prof. Ravindran 2
ODCP 2.3 Research in Practice: Org Diagnosis Santhosh Babu 2
ODCP 3.1 Psychoanalysis I Prof. Ravindran 2
ODCP 3.2 Psychoanalysis II Prof. Ravindran 2
ODCP 3.3 Self As an Instrument Santhosh Babu 2
ODCP 4.1 Organizational Theories I Prof Vidyanand Jha 2
ODCP 4.2 Organizational Theories II Prof Vidyanand Jha 2
Assignment Key Influencers in OD Group Teach Back 2
ODCP 5.1 Problem Solving Ashok K. 2
ODCP 5.2 Critical Thinking Ashok K. 2
Assignment Diagnosis Tools Group Teach Back 2
ODCP 6.1 Systems Thinking I Prof Yasmin Merali 2
ODCP 6.2 Systems Thinking II Prof Yasmin Merali 2
ODCP 7.1 Organizational Culture I Aditya Jain 2
ODCP 7.2 Organizational Culture II Aditya Jain 2
ODCP 8.1 Social Psychology Santhosh Babu 2
ODCP 8.2 Social Capital Santhosh Babu 2
Assignment Psychology & OD Group Teach Back 2
ODCP 9.1 Leadership Development I Santhosh Babu 2
ODCP 9.2 Leadership Development II Santhosh Babu 2
Assignment Systems Thinking Group Teach Back 2
ODCP 10.1 Organisation Design Prof. Noel Machado 2
ODCP 10.2 Organization Structure Prof. Noel Machado 2
Assignment Organisation Culture Group Teach Back 2
ODCP 11.1 Small Group Dynamics Prof Laurence Barrett 2
ODCP 11.2 Psychodynamics at Work Prof Laurence Barrett 2
Assignment Leadership Development Group Teach Back 2
ODCP 12.1 Organizational Intervention: Driving Change Santhosh Babu 2
ODCP 12.2 Large Group Intervention Methodologies Shijin Sreeraman 2
Assignment Organization Design Group Teach Back 2
Assignment Facilitating Org Change Group Teach back 2
Assignment Small Group Dynamics Group Teach Back 2
Assignment Large Group Intervention Methodologies Group Teach Back 2


I here by agree to attend minimum 80% of the sessions and participate in at least one teach-back session to meet course completion criteria.


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