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Introduction to OD: Organisational Development Essentials

Roffey Park Institute
Course summary
1 day
500 GBP excl. VAT
Part time
Professional Training
Next available date: 02/11/2021 09:00 - Online courses
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Online courses
500 GBP

Online courses
500 GBP

Course description

Introduction to OD: Organisational Development Essentials

OD essentials is a one-day programme which explores the fundamentals of OD, its history and the nature of OD practice. The programme provides an introduction to the function of OD and the role of the OD practitioner; including the key skills, knowledge and mindsets needed to become one.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This programme is for you if:

  • You identify as working within the field of OD but aren’t yet comfortable with being called an ‘OD Practitioner’
  • You are in the field of HR or learning and development and want to understand your development needs within the context of an OD role
  • You are manager or leader leading change projects and are curious about how OD can help you in managing the change management process
  • You are simply curious about understanding what organisational development is and how it is used in organisations.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Benefits for the Participant

At end of the programme, you will be able to:

  • Describe the underpinning principles, practice, aims and values of OD, in relation to yourself and your context.
  • Understand and reflect on your OD Role and your current levels of knowledge and experience.
  • Increase knowledge of the different levels at which an OD Practitioner can intervene and appropriate application of a variety of intervention methods.
  • Explore OD in the context of culture, patterns and your organisation.

Benefits for the Organisation

Participants will return to their organisation with an understanding of organisational development in practice to help them lead change projects or grow their practice in an OD role.

Training Course Content

History of OD

  • Describe the foundational principles, aims and values of OD practice
  • Define OD for you and your context
  • Identify any gaps in application of the OD Cycle

My Role in OD

  • Reflect on where you are now as an OD practitioner and how you want to develop
  • Examine unconscious bias and the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agenda in relation to our practice

Levels and Types of Interventions 

  • Identify and examine the levels at which you intervene in your current organisation
  • Demonstrate understanding of a range of OD interventions and appropriate use of facilitation as a key method

Adaptive Action in OD

  • Demonstrate an understanding of organisational culture
  • Identify and articulate patterns within your culture

Course delivery details

  • Online option is a series of four 90 minute digital learning sessions. Virtual sessions will begin at 9am (BST).


Module One: 2 March 2021

Module Two: 3 March 2021

Module Three: 9 March 2021

Module Four: 11 March 2021

Module One: 8 June 2021

Module Two: 11 June 2021

Module Three: 15 June 2021

Module Four: 18 June 2021

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Roffey Park Institute

Roffey Park Institute is an international, research led learning and development organisation. Combining research, qualifications based workplace learning and development programmes, we focus on personal, interpersonal and organisational learning in leadership, management, human resource development, and organisational development. Our goal...

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Forest Road, Horsham
RH12 4TB West Sussex

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