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  • Organizational Development Services

    • 1700 Walnut Street
    • Chester, PA 19013
    • tel: 610-499-1241
  • Hal Shorey, PhD

Organizational Development Services

Organization Development Services (ODS) is an on-campus organizational consulting unit that provides leadership development and training programs to university departments, staff, and the surrounding communities.

ODS serves as the primary training site for students in the PsyD/MBA joint degree program and is directed and supervised by seasoned doctoral-level psychologists and organizational consultants.

Mission and Scope of Operations

Organizational development is the practice of increasing organizational effectiveness through working with leaders to systematically change and shape organizational culture, leader/follower engagement, and adaptive organizational strategy. Our primary mission is to work collaboratively with leaders to increase organizational effectiveness through leadership training programs, workshops, and a variety of services and interventions targeting the individual, group, and systems levels.

Consulting Services

We provide consulting services to public and private businesses, nonprofit organizations, and Widener University departments and business units. Our services include:

  • Leadership training and development workshops
  • Executive leadership assessments for development, promotion, and succession planning
  • 360 degree interviews and feedback facilitation
  • Individual leadership coaching for professional development
  • Emotional competence assessment and coaching
  • Conflict resolution and consulting on employee relations
  • Change management initiatives

All services will be provided on a fee-for-service basis, funded through departmental resources, or as part of one of several service learning programs.

Adult Psychotherapy Services

Our staff provides psychotherapy services to adults from the surrounding communities. All interventions are delivered in a culturally sensitive way and are supervised by Pennsylvania Licensed Psychologists. We operate on a fee-for-service basis with fees ranging from $20 to $50.

For a free telephone consultation, call 610-628-0979 or visit our Psychology Today website.


Organizational Development Services conducts cutting-edge research on leadership development that integrates personality, psychology, and leadership theory in the interest of advancing training and development initiatives.