Fundamentals of organisation development

Learn the foundations in organisational development so you can support change management programmes and achieve organisational goals.

Introductory Programme

Access to the CIPD Learning Hub

15% discount for CIPD members

£450.00 exc. VAT

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Perfect for:

Change agents
Change managers
Business leaders
OD&D practitioners

You’ll learn how to:

  • define the role of organisation development and how it aligns to HR, L&D and change management
  • explore the foundations of organisation development theory
  • list the essential aspects of consulting within organisation development practice
  • explore popular tools and frameworks used in organisation development
  • define the term ‘meaningful work’ and its role in organisation development processes.

About this course

Course length: Four to six hours

Delivery: Online, self-directed

Suitable for: People professionals and business leaders who are new to organisation design.

Topics covered

  • what is organisation development and why does it matter?
  • organisation development theory
  • consultancy basics for the organisation development practitioner
  • organisation development tools and how to use them.

What to expect from this ‘fundamentals of organisation development’ course

This specialist course focuses on the foundations in organisational development and has been created by a respected organisation development practitioner. It will teach you why organisation development is important and shares core organisation development theories, methods, and tools. This fundamental organisation development course will prepare you to support change management programmes and discuss organisation development approaches with stakeholders

What you’ll need to do on this course

This fundamental organisation development course includes a mixture of written, video, and interactive content and reflective questions. It will take six hours to complete, and you can work through the content at your own pace. At the end, you can test your understanding with a brief knowledge check. This is not a formal assessment, and you can repeat it several times to help reinforce your learning.

What you’ll get on this course

Taking part in this course gives you access to the CIPD Learning Hub for 12 months. Here, you can access your course content together with other valuable resources and tools. When you finish your course, you can enjoy an additional 12 months of access to other resources on the Learning Hub.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this ‘fundamentals of organisation development’ course, you’ll be able to:

  • apply the concept of organisation development to your setting
  • explore and discuss organisation development approaches with stakeholders
  • support a change management programme you’re involved in.

Team bookings

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

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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.