Centre for Organizational Development (COD)

The main objectives of COD set out in the terms of reference prepared for it are as follows:

  • Identify specific training and organisational development needs in the areas of organisational development both in public and private sectors
  • Develop, market and deliver innovative, customer-focused  and quality training packages for both the public and the private sector customers
  • Offer various consulting service packages (including responding to demands) to support NASC’s customers for improvements in their organisational functioning and institutional capability
  • Design and undertake various research/case study projects to develop training materials and information base and improve research skills of NASC staff
  • Generate additional resources for NASC and enhance its earning capacity
  • Provide an organisational set-up for challenging work, creative thinking and innovative actions for NASC professional staff
  • Innovate and initiate better professional practices and present a role model for other functional units of NASC

Major Functions
The major functions of COD are described in terms of functional and thematic streams. Each is described below:

Functional Streams
COD has four core functional streams in the area of organisational development. They are as follows:

  1. Training and development function (both institutional and in-company programmes)
  2. Consulting service function (for NASC’s customers in both public and private sectors)
  3. Research function (both inside and outside NASC)
  4. Systems development function (development and implementation of internal improvement programmes)

Thematic Streams
COD has been developing and implementing specialised type of programmes mainly in the areas of organisational development. Specifically, this has included the following thematic streams:

  • Leadership development/executive development
  • Skill development (relating to interpersonal relationships and organisational improvements, e.g., leadership, team building, negotiation, communication, conflict management etc.)
  • Management systems, processes and practices
  • Organisation development/institution building
  • Strategic management (including functional strategies formulation)
  • Organisational planning and control system
  • Management information system
  • Self management/self  development skills (i.e., development of personal skills, e.g. stress management, assertiveness, decision-making, problem-solving, entrepreneurship, etc.)
  • Productivity and quality management
  • Others (i.e., all those aspects of organisational management which do not directly fall within the scope of human resource management).