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Since 1979, Creative Organizational Design
has served clients on six different continents.

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Expect exceptional customer service. We deliver.

About Us

Creative Organizational Design was established in 1979 to provide customized training services. As part of these services, we offered psychological and industrial assessment tools. Our clients began asking us to provide other types of employee testing tools. Our expertise enabled us to help our clients select the most appropriate tools for their requirements. Our business model changed and, over the past thirty years, we have become the largest independent supplier of assessment tools for job applicants and current employees.

Our clients also communicated a need to survey their employees and customers. In response, we have developed a comprehensive range of custom-designed surveys, in several languages, in both online and paper-and-pencil formats. We have surveyed hundreds of thousands of people in many different countries.

Over the years, our Principals have written many articles on employee testing and surveys, which have been published in professional journals. These are posted on our website for our customers to enjoy and may be re-printed with permission.

We provide services for all sorts of clients ranging from small businesses to national and international chains and organizations. We would be pleased to help you find the answers you seek, and to select and retain the very best employees. We are unusually responsive to our customers' needs. How can we help you?

Exceptional Customer Service

At Creative Organizational Design, we pride ourselves on our customer service. We are unusually responsive and work hard to respond to enquiries within 24 hours. For more information about our products and services, contact us directly.

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Sr. Partner, Dr. John Towler

COD's Senior Partner, Dr. John Towler, holds undergraduate degrees from the University of Toronto and York University and a Master’s and Ph.D. degree from the University of Alberta. He is a faculty member at the American College of PreHospital Medicine (USA), Breyer State University (USA), and Renison College and the University of Waterloo where he served as Principal and Chief Executive Officer. He has taught at the universities of Alberta, Waterloo, South Florida and Purdue and has been a visiting professor at the University of Lancaster, Memorial University, The University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, The University of Liverpool, and Reading University. He has taught at every level from elementary school to graduate school.

He has published more than 150 professional articles, 8 textbooks, hundreds of popular articles and has conducted research for Labour Canada, The Humanities and Social Science Research Council of Canada, the US Office of Education, and the US Department of Health, Education and Welfare.

His articles have appeared in:

  • Athletic Business
  • Biz-Zone
  • Business Advisor Magazine
  • Canada One
  • Canadian HR Reporter
  • Exchange Magazine
  • Kansas City Small Business Monthly
  • Kennebec Business Monthly
  • North American Die Casting Association
  • Sandybay (US)
  • Small Business Canada Magazine
  • Victoria Business Magazine
  • www.digitalsouth.com
  • www.HR.com
  • www.workz.com

Creative Organizational Design is a division of John O. Towler & Associates, Inc. incorporated in 1979.

What our customers are saying about us...

"We have been using Creative Organizational Design’s services for the past several years. Their staff was very responsive once we made contact. They took the time to listen to our needs and helped us come up with a series of tests that meets the various skilled jobs in our factory. As a result, our Human Resources Department has been able to place employees better through the skills tests they recommended. C.O.D. continues to contact us periodically to see if our needs have changed or if they can be of other assistance. We would recommend C.O.D. to anyone for their testing needs."

Lucy Moore - Manufacturing Coordinator, Philips Lighting Company

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