OD Practitioner Programme

Developing the skills and knowledge for effective organisational development practice.

OD Practitioner Programme 7

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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


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


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


In today’s fast paced, ever changing business environment, an organisation’s ability to respond is key to survival and success. It is not the ‘organisation’ however that decides when, why or how to respond, it’s the people within it. Organisation Development (OD) is rooted in the deep connection between the best business processes and structures and the people working with them.

Practising OD means balancing economic growth and impact with human systems perspectives, building an agile, resilient and emotionally intelligent workforce, promoting compassionate, ethical and sustainable leadership and organisational practices, and having a clear sense of purpose. It is concerned with creating great organisations and cultures!

Our OD Practitioner Programme is designed to increase your knowledge and understanding of OD as a discipline, give you opportunities to develop skills and acquire tools that have practical application and to develop the thinking strategies that shape the kind of tools and approaches you may use in your organisation.

This course is for you if…

  • You are working in the field of organisational development and want to develop and enhance your practice.
  • You’re a change agent, manager or leader who recognises the importance of bringing people with you but want to have a greater insight into how to achieve this.
  • You have a background in HR, an aspiring HR Director perhaps, or are a Learning and Development professional or similar who wants to have more of an OD lens  and add OD skills to your portfolio
  • You’re involved in local authority or public sector transformations which require changes in mindset as well as structures and services
  • You’re in the commercial sector and have been recognised as having OD ability

Watch how we deliver online programmes

  • Increase your capabilities as an OD practitioner for the benefit of you and your organisation
  • Increase your impact and influence and develop knowledge and application of a variety of interventions
  • Improve your ability to recognise and facilitate group dynamics
  • Build your confidence and impact as an OD Practitioner
  • Grow your network of like-minded OD Practitioners in parallel roles across sectors

Your organisation will benefit from you attending this programme through your skilled, knowledgeable, and impactful OD practice. They will benefit from an OD Practitioner who has a greater awareness and understanding of what influences people’s ability to embrace organisation change and transformation and a toolkit to enable them to intervene at any level. Your organisation will benefit from your ability to build sustainable, effective and values driven relationships across their business

Massive insight into myself, my capability and my potential. I felt so much more attached to and involved in the experience than I ever thought I could. I learned more about myself and my potential than I ever thought possible.

Philippa Richards Learning and Development Manager, NFU Mutual

Programme Outline

OD Practitioner Programme consists of six modules.  These are delivered face-to-face as 2 x 2 day residentials with a 3 weeks gap in between.  The online programme is delivered over a period of 8 weeks with one module (half a day) per week and a two weeks break in between. There are six modules in the programme, each one consists of 2x 90 minute sessions, facilitated live with a 30 minute break in between.

Module 1: The OD Cycle in Practice

  • Identify theories and practices within the field of OD
  • Reflect on what you already know about OD and your development needs
  • Articulate the importance of contracting within the field of OD
  • Effectively operate in different stages of the OD cycle

Module 2: Approaches to Organisational Change

  • Demonstrate and assess the difference and value of dialogic and diagnostic OD approaches
  • Assess the impact of change at different levels within an organisation
  • Identify appropriate OD Interventions that support Leaders and their Teams through change

Module 3: Exploring Use of Self and Reflective Practice

  • Articulate the importance of, and reflection in the practice of OD
  • Reflect on your personal impact and influence to improve your practice

Module 4: Group Dynamics and Methodologies

  • Use real life examples to illustrate group dynamic theories
  • Reflect on a group dynamic experience in the here and now
  • Demonstrate when you use a range of large group methodologies

Module 5: Participant Group Intervention Practice

Design and practice of a group intervention

Module 6: Evaluation of OD Interventions

  • Articulate the methods for evaluating OD interventions
  • Reflect on evaluation best practice
  • Practise using Action Learning Set as a methodology

Not sure if this is the right organisational develoment course for you?

From understanding the basics of OD to leading strategic organisational development interventions that puts people in the centre, we’ve got an organisational development programme for you.

Programme Date and Fees

  • Online – There are six modules in the programme, each one consists of 2x 90 minute sessions, facilitated live with a 30 minute break in between. There is a break between modules 1-3 and 4-6.
  • Classroom – Residential: Part One – 2 days duration. Part Two – 2 days duration.
Dates for online programmeFee
May 2021Sessions will begin at 9am (GMT).
Starts on 11 May 2021
Finishes on 29 June 2021
Module 1 – 11 May 2021
Module 2 – 19 May 2021
Module 3 – 26 May 2021
Module 4 – 15 June 2021
Module 5 – 22 June 2021
Module 6 – 29 June 2021
£2,400 + VAT
€2,640 + VAT
S$4,220 + GST
Dates for online ProgrammeFee
June 2021Sessions will begin at 9am (GMT).
Starts on 10 June 2021
Finishes on 21 July 2021
Module 1 – 10 June 2021
Module 2 – 17 June2021
Module 3 – 23 June 2021
Module 4 – 7 July 2021
Module 5 – 14 July 2021
Module 6 – 21 July 2021
£2,400 + VAT
€2,640 + VAT
S$4,220 + GST
Dates for Residential Programme
August 2021
Part One: 3 – 4 August 2021
Part Two: 24 – 25 August 2021

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

We offer a limited number of discounted places to registered charities, please contact our client services to find out more

COVID-19 Information

Due to the ongoing pandemic Roffey Park Institute is currently only taking bookings for online programmes. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and plan to offer face to face programmes at such time when the government restrictions are lifted.

We are also able to offer a range of facilitated, online learning modules on in-house or bespoke basis, please contact us to find out more.

How to Contact Us


+44 (0) 1293 854042

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+353 (0) 87188 3370

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In Asia Pacific


+65 6386 0590

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