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Working As an Organizational Development Consultant

  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Getting Information
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Thinking Creatively
  • $71,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Organizational Development Consultant Do

Training and development specialists help plan, conduct, and administer programs that train employees and improve their skills and knowledge.

Duties

Training and development specialists typically do the following:

  • Assess training needs through surveys, interviews with employees, or consultations with managers or instructors
  • Design and create training manuals, online learning modules, and course materials
  • Review training materials from a variety of vendors and choose appropriate materials
  • Deliver training to employees using a variety of instructional techniques
  • Monitor and evaluate training programs to ensure they are current and effective
  • Select and assign instructors or vendors to conduct training
  • Perform administrative tasks such as monitoring costs, scheduling classes, setting up systems and equipment, and coordinating enrollment

Training and development specialists create, administer, and deliver training programs for businesses and organizations. To do this, they must first assess the needs of an organization. Once those needs are determined, specialists develop custom training programs that take place in classrooms or training facilities. Training programs are increasingly delivered through computers, tablets, or other hand-held electronic devices.

Training and development specialists organize or deliver training sessions using lectures, group discussions, team exercises, hands-on examples, and other formats. Training can be in the form of a video, self-guided instructional manual, or online application. Training also may be collaborative, which allows employees to connect informally with experts, mentors, and colleagues, often through the use of technology.

Training and development specialists may monitor instructors, guide employees through media-based programs, or facilitate informal or collaborative learning programs.

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How To Become An Organizational Development Consultant

Training and development specialists need a bachelor’s degree, and most need related work experience.

Education

Training and development specialists need a bachelor’s degree. Specialists may have a variety of education backgrounds, but many have a bachelor’s degree in training and development, human resources, education, or instructional design. Others may have a degree in business administration or a social science, such as educational or organizational psychology.

In addition, as technology continues to play a larger role in training and development, a growing number of organizations seek candidates who have a background in information technology or computer science.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Related work experience is important for most training and development specialists. Many positions require work experience in areas such as training and development or instructional design, or in related occupations, such as human resources specialists or even teachers.

Employers may prefer to hire candidates with previous work experience in the industry in which the company operates. However, some employers may hire candidates with a master’s degree in lieu of work experience. Increasingly, employers prefer candidates with experience in information technology, as organizations introduce more e-learning, mobile training, and technology-based tools.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Many human resources associations offer classes to enhance the skills of their members. Some associations, including the Association for Talent Development and International Society for Performance Improvement, specialize in training and development and offer certification programs. Although not required, certification can show professional expertise and credibility. Some employers prefer to hire certified candidates, and some positions may require certification.

Advancement

Training and development specialists may advance to training and development manager or human resources manager positions. Workers typically need several years of experience to advance. Some employers require managers to have a master’s degree in a related area.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Training and development specialists must evaluate training programs, methods, and materials, and choose those that best fit each situation.

Creativity. Specialists should be creative when developing training materials. They may need to think of and implement new approaches, such as new technology, when evaluating existing training methods.

Instructional skills. Training and development specialists often deliver training programs to employees. They use a variety of teaching techniques and sometimes must adapt their methods to meet the needs of particular groups.

Interpersonal skills. Specialists need strong interpersonal skills because delivering training programs requires collaboration with instructors, trainees, and subject-matter experts. They accomplish much of their work through teams.

Speaking skills. Speaking skills are essential for training and development specialists because they often give presentations. Specialists must communicate information clearly and facilitate learning by diverse audiences.

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Organizational Development Consultant Career Paths

Organizational Development Consultant
Human Resources Manager Director Of Human Resources
Human Resources Vice President
12 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Manager
Senior Human Resources Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Manager General Manager Vice President
Vice President And Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Training Manager Manager Purchasing Manager
Supply Chain Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Training Manager Manager Director
Regional Director
9 Yearsyrs
Training Manager Manager Vice President
Development Vice President
10 Yearsyrs
Director Of Human Resources
Director, Learning And Development
12 Yearsyrs
Director Of Human Resources Human Resources Vice President Senior Vice President
Human Resource Officer
6 Yearsyrs
Executive Director Planning Committee Member Assistant Director
Director Of Training
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Project Manager
Engagement Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Operations Manager
Operations Project Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Project Manager Program Manager
Development & Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Organizational Development Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Business Partner Regional Director Director Of Training
Training Development Director
8 Yearsyrs
Organizational Development Manager
Human Resources Business Partner
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Marketing Manager Social Media Manager
Strategist
6 Yearsyrs
Principal Consultant Technical Manager Development Manager
Manager, Learning & Development
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Instructional Designer
Learning Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Organizational Development Manager Manager, Learning & Development
Senior Training Manager
8 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Consultant 2.4 years
Top Careers Before Organizational Development Consultant
Consultant 8.1%
Internship 4.4%
Manager 4.1%
Director 3.9%
Top Careers After Organizational Development Consultant
Consultant 9.4%
Director 5.9%
Principal 3.9%
President 3.3%

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Average Yearly Salary
$71,000
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$59,000
Min 10%
$71,000
Median 50%
$71,000
Median 50%
$71,000
Median 50%
$71,000
Median 50%
$71,000
Median 50%
$71,000
Median 50%
$71,000
Median 50%
$86,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
J. C. Penney
Highest Paying City
Sacramento, CA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Avg Experience Level
3.4 years
How much does an Organizational Development Consultant make at top companies?
The national average salary for an Organizational Development Consultant in the United States is $71,911 per year or $35 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $60,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $86,000.

Real Organizational Development Consultant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Organizational Development and Management Consultant Ekantika LLC Miami, FL Jul 27, 2016 $103,542
Organizational Development Consultant II Portland General Electric Company Portland, OR Mar 16, 2015 $100,000
Organizational Development Consultant II Portland General Electric Company Portland, OR May 31, 2016 $100,000
Senior Organizational Development Consultant WP Company LLC (D/B/A The Washington Post) Washington, DC Aug 06, 2015 $98,947
Organizational Development Consultant Wolters Kluwer United States, Inc. New York, NY May 10, 2015 $89,024 -
$100,000
Organizational Development Consultant Wolters Kluwer United States, Inc. New York, NY Oct 05, 2015 $89,024 -
$100,000
Organizational Development Consultant Arvato Systems Na, Inc. New York, NY Mar 19, 2015 $82,285
Senior Organizational Development Consultant The Merhodist Hospital Houston, TX Mar 07, 2011 $76,500
SR Organizational Development Consultant The Merhodist Hospital Houston, TX Mar 01, 2011 $76,500
SR. Organizational Development Consultant The Methodist Hospital Houston, TX Mar 01, 2011 $76,500
Organizational Development Consultant Carefusion Resources, LLC San Diego, CA Sep 14, 2016 $76,000
Organizational Development Consultant WP Company, LLC Washington, DC Oct 15, 2013 $75,000 -
$85,000
Organizational Development Consultant Upstream Downstream Specialized Services, Inc. Pembroke Pines, FL Jul 20, 2016 $74,000
Organizational Development Faco;Otatpr Yuma Regional Medical Center Yuma, AZ Mar 06, 2016 $70,595
Organizational Development Consultant Crystal Window & Door Systems, Ltd. NY Oct 02, 2016 $67,954
Organizational Development Consultant Sound Track USA, LLC Miami, FL Sep 10, 2013 $63,862
Organizational Development Consultant ECM Acquisitions Inc. Miami, FL Sep 13, 2013 $63,820
Organizational Development Consultant H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute Tampa, FL Aug 24, 2015 $62,130
Organizational Development Consultant WP Company LLC Washington, DC Oct 15, 2010 $60,798 -
$65,500
Organizational & Human Development Consultant Pro Line Manufacturing Co. LLC Wayne, NJ Sep 23, 2012 $58,728
Organizational Development Consultant South American Hides and Leather Inc. Miami, FL Sep 18, 2016 $58,436
Organizational Development Consultant Philosophical Style, Inc. Henderson, NV Sep 01, 2011 $57,000
Organizational Development Consultant Philosophical Style, Inc. Henderson, NV Oct 01, 2012 $57,000

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Top Skills for An Organizational Development Consultant

  1. Training Programs
  2. Business Development
  3. Leadership Development
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  • Conducted feasibility studies and assessed effectiveness of business and entrepreneurship training programs, resulting in a new strategic approach.
  • Created and implemented Minority Business Development Marketing and Sales Strategy.
  • Executed extensive executive-level leadership development initiatives.
  • Provided change management, team building/chartering, progress/process assessment tools, process improvement and redesign and total quality management strategies.
  • Provided organizational development, training and development, sales and marketing, and human resources strategies for corporations and organizations.

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Top 10 Best States for Organizational Development Consultants

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  4. Delaware
  5. Idaho
  6. New Hampshire
  7. Rhode Island
  8. Nevada
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Organizational Development Consultant Demographics

Gender

Female

52.7%

Male

36.3%

Unknown

11.0%
Ethnicity

White

61.6%

Hispanic or Latino

15.4%

Black or African American

11.4%

Asian

7.3%

Unknown

4.2%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

45.7%

French

7.6%

Portuguese

6.5%

German

5.4%

Chinese

4.3%

Mandarin

4.3%

Arabic

4.3%

Italian

4.3%

Russian

2.2%

Romanian

2.2%

Hindi

2.2%

Swahili

2.2%

Bulgarian

1.1%

Dutch

1.1%

Telugu

1.1%

Cantonese

1.1%

Japanese

1.1%

Urdu

1.1%

Armenian

1.1%

Thai

1.1%
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Organizational Development Consultant Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

12.4%

Alliant International University

9.8%

Capella University

8.0%

Webster University

6.2%

Chicago School of Professional Psychology

5.1%

George Washington University

4.7%

University of Houston

4.7%

University of West Florida

4.7%

New York University

4.4%

American University

4.4%

Harvard University

4.0%

Fielding Graduate University

4.0%

Walden University

3.6%

Cornell University

3.6%

George Mason University

3.6%

Teachers College of Columbia University

3.6%

Brigham Young University

3.3%

Pepperdine University

3.3%

Seattle Pacific University

3.3%

Claremont Graduate University

3.3%
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Majors

Business

27.0%

Counseling Psychology

20.9%

Human Resources Management

10.4%

Psychology

7.6%

Management

5.0%

Education

4.4%

Community Organization And Advocacy

2.7%

Elementary Education

2.5%

Industrial Technology

2.2%

Educational Leadership

2.2%

Communication

2.2%

Organizational Behavior Studies

2.0%

Public Relations

1.9%

Public Administration

1.6%

Political Science

1.5%

Sociology

1.3%

Social Work

1.2%

English

1.2%

School Counseling

1.1%

Curriculum And Instruction

1.1%
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Degrees

Masters

60.5%

Bachelors

16.0%

Doctorate

10.4%

Other

9.4%

Certificate

2.6%

Associate

0.7%

Diploma

0.2%

License

0.1%
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