Introduction to OD: Organisational Development Essentials

Our introduction to organisational development programme explores the fundamentals of OD, its history and the nature of OD practice.

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Delivered as a one day programme or delivered virtually as a series of 90 minute digital learning sessions.

Classroom

We deliver this programme face to face at one of our venues in the UK, Ireland and Singapore. You can check dates and availability on this page or contact us

Online

We deliver this programme through interactive online sessions which are facilitated live. You can check dates and availability on this page or contact us

In-company

We deliver this in your organisation as an in-house programme for teams or as part of a wider tailored development programme. To find out more contact us

Overview

OD essentials is a one-day programme which explores the fundamentals of Organisation Development, 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.

The programme consists of four learning modules delivered either as a one day programme or delivered virtually as a series of 90 minute digital learning sessions:

  • History of OD
  • My role in OD
  • Levels and Types of Interventions
  • Adaptive Action in OD

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.

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.

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.

Module Details

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

 

Programme Duration and Dates

  • One day programme
  • Online option is a series of four 90 minute digital learning sessions.
  • Sessions will begin at 9am (GMT).

Dates

Module One:

12 January 2021

2 March 2021

Module Two:

15 January 2021

3 March 2021

Module Three:

19 January 2021

9 March 2021

Module Four:

22 January 2021

11 March 2021

Residential fees are inclusive of all tuition fees, materials, and meals 

COVID-19 MEASURES TO HELP YOU BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE

Roffey Park is taking bookings for face-to-face programmes. You can book in confidence, safe in the knowledge that if government restrictions prevent your attendance, we will transfer you to an online version of programme. We are also able to offer a range of facilitated, online learning modules on an open, in-house or bespoke basis, please contact us to find out more.