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Organisation design essentials

Get the insight, skills, and tools you need to implement, support, or contribute to organisation design activities.


Hone your expertise

Develop specialist knowledge

S$1,400.00 exc. VAT

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Evidence based

Perfect for:

OD professionals
Change managers
Change agents
OD pracitioners
OD&D practitioners

You’ll learn how to:

  • explain systems thinking and how it applies to your organisation
  • recognise how systems models underpin organisation design and support HR practitioners
  • explain the difference between organisation design, organisation development, and change management
  • describe how organisation design, organisation development and change management work together

About this course

Course length: Two days

Delivery: Online classes and self-directed learning

Suitable for: Individuals involved in organisation design or ready to support organisation design activities.

Topics covered

  • defining and demystifying organisation design
  • systems thinking essentials
  • systems models overview
  • design tools and levels of intervention
  • organisation structures and organisation design in practice

What to expect from ‘Organisation design essentials’

This short course is designed by leading experts in organisation design and aligned to the CIPD's organisation design and development standards. You’ll get straightforward frameworks, approaches and practical tools to help you address organisation design challenges.

This course runs as a standalone programme but can be combined with the ‘Organisation development essentials’ programme for more comprehensive learning.

What you’ll need to do on this course

This course is delivered virtually over two consecutive days. Each day has five hours of online learning.

What you’ll get on this course

Taking part in this course gives you access to supporting material to compliment your learning. At the end of this course, you’ll also receive a certificate of attendance.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you'll be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of systems thinking and models
  • appreciate organisation design and how it relates to organisation development and change management
  • make informed decisions related to an organisation or business issue and articulate the case for change
  • describe and plan an organisation design programme
  • apply what you’ve learnt to your organisation to help deliver its strategy
  • diagnose whether organisation design is the best way to handle a change in circumstances

Team bookings

Interested in booking this course for your team? We offer group bookings solutions for teams of four or more people.

When your teams learn with the CIPD, they get direct access to the latest professional research and insights.

And through courses co-created with industry thought leaders and practitioners, they’ll build the skills and confidence they need to inspire action, influence change and drive business value.

We offer a wide range of Learning and Development solutions to suit employees at every level – whether in HR, L&D, OD or wider people management.