History

The Canadian Organization Development Institute (CODI) was formed in 2005 by Marilyn Laiken, Ingrid Richter, and Jeff Solway.  In the past 8 years, CODI has developed a comprehensive, in-depth program that 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.

In 2015, CODI began development of a certification program for OD professionals.  CODI also began to complete the transition of its programs to be delivered by the Schulich School of Business. CODI itself is now in transition into an incorporated not-for-profit organization. Its mission to is to further develop the certification program as well as support the development of the OD profession in Canada.