Organisational Design Essentials Programme

Explore the fundamentals of organisational design and the skills, knowledge and mindset needed to influence and lead change.

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Organisational Design Essentials is a one-day programme on organisational design exploring the fundamentals, progression, essential concepts and an introduction to the practice of organisation design including the key skills, knowledge and mindsets required. This organisational design course consists of four learning modules delivered either as a one-day programme or delivered virtually as a series of 90 minute digital learning sessions.

Why this programme, now?

Our world is in flux, post pandemic with hybrid workplaces, digitalisation and business transformations, many organisations are changing or adapting the way they work to a new evolutionary reality.  This programme supports organisations seeking to change from a current state to a desired future state which involves re-structuring, re-configuring and aligning their people, resources, systems, approaches and/or processes to deliver on their strategic intent by developing the agents involved in change. Learning from each other and with expert facilitators, you will explore through knowledge and practice your skills and capabilities for organisational design.

You’ll leave with

An understanding of organisational design and a reflection on its relevance to your organisation

Having explored a variety of essential concepts in organisational design

An appreciation of the skills, capabilities and mindset of organisational designers  

Increased knowledge and understanding of leading change and managing transformations from organisation design practitioners and our expert facilitator(s) and sharing their experience

Who is this programme for?

If you are involved or interested in leading change and managing transformation in your organisation, this programme will provide you with an overview of the skills and capabilities of organisational designers engaged in understanding, facilitating, and aligning their organisations to realise their purpose and strategic goals.

This includes any of the following and more:

  • You are an experienced manager or functional leader tasked with leading a transformational change project and want to understand the essential concepts, skills and mindset necessary in organisational transformation and design
  • You are in the field of HR or Learning and Development and ready to explore your understanding and development needs within the context of supporting organisational design
  • You want to develop confidence and competence in supporting your organisation embarking on business transformation to develop and position the organisation to realise its purpose and deliver its strategy.

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Programme Outline

This course consists of four learning modules delivered either as a one-day residential programme or delivered virtually over 2 half days.

Session 1

  • Introduction to OD
  • Definition of Organisation Design
  • Purpose & Objectives of Organisation Design
  • Phases of Organisation Design
  • A Blueprint and Personal Reflection

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Session 2

  • Diagnosis – Gap Analysis
  • Data Collection
  • Triggers for Organisation Design
  • Diagnostic models and the PULSE framework

Session 3

  • Change & Culture – Planning the Process
  • The STAR model
  • Strategy & Execution
  • Elements of Organisation Design and Changing Culture

Session 4

  • Complexity & Consultancy – Working with Complexity
  • Consulting Stances
  • Consulting Stances

Organisational Design Essentials Programme Dates and Fees

The Organisational Design Essentials Programme can be delivered as a face-to-face, blended or virtual programme.  

The face-to-face programme is delivered as a one-day residential programme. 

The virtual programme structure is 2 half days. Virtual sessions will begin at 09:00 (UK time). Check your local time here


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*The price is net of any chargeable VAT or GST

October 2022- Virtual

Session 1 and 2: 19 October 2022
Session 3 and 4: 20 October 2022

March 2023 – Virtual

Session 1 and 2: 9 March 2023
Session 3 and 4: 10 March 2023

August 2023 – Virtual

Session 1 and 2: 10 August 2023
Session 3 and 4: 11 August 2023

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