Certificate in OD & Change Leadership

OD & Change Leadership Competency Assessment


This competency assessment helps OD and Change Leaders identify the extent to which they know and can apply essential knowledge and skills applicable to the practice of planning and implementing change initiatives.

The OD and Change Leadership Competency Assessment consists of 70 competency statements grouped into two competency categories, each with six subcategories:

Category One: Organization Development Competencies

  • 1. Organization Development Competencies
  • 2. Change Leadership Competencies
  • 3. Implementation Planning
  • 4. Intervention Management
  • 5. Evaluation, Report Writing & Feedback
  • 6. Professional Knowledge & Skills

Category Two: Change Leadership Competencies (The Big Six Leadership Competencies, Griffiths, 2010)

  • 7. Relationship Building
  • 8. Communication
  • 9. Passion & Energy
  • 10. Influence
  • 11. Organizing & Planning
  • 12. Problem-Solving & Decision-Making

You are to consider each statement and use a Likert Scale to indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each statement based on your knowledge, skills, experience, and practices. The statements reflect knowledge and capabilities possessed by highly competent and senior OD and Change Management professionals. Unless you are a senior OD or IO practitioner, it is not likely that you possess all the knowledge noted or exhibit the skills that are listed. Be honest in your self-assessment. Inflating or underestimating your competencies does not benefit you. An accurate assessment provides helpful insights and direction for your career development.


Advance through the assessment in the order the statements are listed. You cannot advance to a new section until you respond to all responses in a subcategory. Click on one of the circles to indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with it.

You may review your responses before submitting your assessment. Once you are satisfied with your selections, click on the “SUBMIT” button. Within a few seconds, you will receive a report summarizing your OD and Change Leadership competencies. Please print the report for your records.