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Organisation Development

CIPD Learning
Course summary
6 hours
1,056 GBP excl. VAT
Online courses
Next available date: 11/10/2021 - Online courses
Professional Training

Course description

Organisation Development

This programme covers the fundamentals of Organisation Development (OD) including the history; the key thinkers; and the evolution of OD practice.

Delivered by 4 one and half hour virtual classrooms (VC) through WebEx, our OD experts(s), will lead you through a series of discussions, interactive group work, and a case study to practically apply your learning, as well as some time to reflect both on your own organisation and your future learning.

Our facilitators are expert OD practitioners and whilst they have a slide deck to follow, they intend to ensure the content is learner led.


  • Define OD, key theories and characteristics, and the role of the OD practitioner
  • Explain and apply the phases of OD work
  • Source and analyse data to inform your work
  • Apply models to diagnose an organisation's effectiveness
  • Explain the link between data collection and analysis, and choice of intervention
  • Identify the role and methods of evaluation
  • Assess your own strengths and personal development needs with the context of the OD role.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is recommended for anyone working in the workplace and in particular; people wanting to learn about developing organisations; any OD practitioner wanting to consolidate existing learning; or any person interested in developing healthy workplaces.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

By the end of this course, you will have:

  • Increased appreciation of the relationships between OD and other disciplines such as HR and L&D.
  • An understanding of the phases of OD and the use of the consultancy cycle for each phase
  • An awareness and CPD plan to develop the technical competencies and self-practitioner behaviours required to be a credible Organisational Development practitioner.

Training Course Content

Day 1

VC 1 - Understanding and Defining OD

  • History
  • Characteristics
  • Theory
  • Values
  • Definitions

VC 2 - Exploring the Phases of the Consultancy Cycle

  • Phases of OD (entry & contracting)
  • Case study
  • Skills and qualities

Day 2

VC 3 - Diagnosis, Data Collection and Data Analysis

  • Diagnostics
  • Data collection
  • Designing Interventions
  • Case study
  • Skills and qualities

VC 4 - An Introduction to the Competencies Needed to Develop Yourself in OD Practitioning

  • Use of reflexivity
  • Practitioner skills
  • Evaluation

Course delivery details

This course consists of 4 x 1.5 hour virtual learning sessions, supported by prework and homework suggestions.

This course can also be provided in house. You choose where and when you want our trainers to deliver. We can also tailor the programme to suit your precise organisation needs.

Why choose CIPD Learning

100+ years of experience

Join over 25,000 professionals currently studying

30+ short courses


Course fees for:

  • Members: £960.00 + VAT
  • Non-members: £1056.00 + VAT

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About CIPD Learning

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