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Organisational Design & Development: Implementing the Basics

CIPD Learning
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3 days
910 GBP excl. VAT
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Course description

Organisational Design & Development: Implementing the Basics

Explore the essentials of organisation design and development to compliment your existing knowledge of your organisation strategy, direction and structure.

Our three-day workshop is scaffolded with a resource pack that signposts wider learning opportunities in the disciplines of organisation design and organisation development. We explore the essentials to complement your existing knowledge of your organisation strategy, direction and structure. We dissect some of the theory and look at how that works in practice and will support the transfer to your context.

This course will take you through systems thinking and how it applies to your organisation, and how systems models underpin organisation design. You'll explore the difference between organisation design, organisation development, and change management, and where these different disciplines work together. They will also look at the different levels at which organisation design can take place, from whole-organisation level to individual team level, and the organisation structures that are often used. The phases of design work will then be explored, including transitioning to a new design and optimising it, alongside discussion on change and stakeholder management.

The programme expands on organisation development theories and diagnostic models to check the health your organisation. The role of data and the concept of self as an instrument of change is also covered.

The programme ends with you completing an action plan for your context.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This programme is designed for those senior people practitioners in HR and L&D or senior operational managers whose roles are evolving into the fields of organisation design and organisation development. This programme introduces the systematic approaches and some of the theoretical concepts used in both disciplines and sets the tone for the wider development needed to excel in these areas.

If you are currently working in organisation design or development but have had no formal development, this programme will also provide an insight into the development that recognised leaders in these fields have had. The programme also blends both disciplines and show how they complement each other in today’s changing world of work, workforce and the workplace.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • explore the principles of organisational design to redesign your own organisation
  • apply organisational design model to describe and assess your organisation
  • describe the benefits of the two core approaches to organisational design – one bottom up vs one top down methodologies
  • explore organisation design tools
  • be able to foresee change challenges as experienced by those leading organisation design and change programmes
  • explain the uniqueness and differences with organisation design, organisation development, HR and L&D
  • explore the history and visions of OD and the role of the OD practitioner
  • apply tools to diagnose an organisation’s effectiveness
  • advise on the role of diagnostic models in assessing the health of the organisation.
  • obtain data to decide how to initiate and manage organisational changes, understand the link between data and type of intervention needed
  • assess your own personal development needs within the context of your OD role.
  • you will be able to approach change in organisations in a systematic way
  • use the tools and theories back in your own context
  • identify an effective and individualised approach to initiating organisation design and development change in your own context
  • facilitated by recognised experts who will share their insights and experiences with you so you can engage effectively with stakeholders in your own context.

Training Course Content

Organisation Design

  • systems thinking
  • systems models
  • organisational structures
  • horizon scanning
  • phases of design and implementation.

Organisation Development

  • roots and practice of organisation development
  • working with big system organisation models and frameworks
  • self as instrument
  • the work of orgasniation development.

Course delivery details

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.

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Course fees for:

  • Members: £910.00 + VAT
  • Non-members: £995.00 + VAT

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