Leading organisational design and development

Ready to transform work environments and drive business performance? This accredited programme will give you the skills to assess organisational design and development practices and make appropriate interventions.

Accredited Programme

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£1,765.00 exc. VAT

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Perfect for:

OD professionals

You’ll learn how to:

  • explain what organisation design and development is and why it is relevant to people professionals
  • perform a deep dive into the nine standards of the organisation design and development specialist area of the CIPD Profession Map
  • gain insights from organisation design and development experts.

About this course

Course length: 50-70 hours, final assessment to be submitted within 10 months

Delivery: Online, self-directed

Suitable for: Individuals responsible and accountable for organisation design and organisation development, including consultants.

Topics covered​

  • setting the context for organisation design and development
  • practice frameworks
  • consultancy practice
  • data gathering and diagnosing
  • interventions for organisation development
  • strategic influences on organisation design
  • organisation design structures.

What to expect from the ‘leading organisational design and development’ accredited programme

This accredited CIPD organisational development and design programme has been created by subject matter experts Linda Holbeche and David Hayden, with insights from various OD&D specialists. It explores the nine standards within the organisation design and development specialist area of the CIPD Profession Map. This programme incorporates the evolution and impact of organisation design and development, the consultancy cycle, assessing diagnostic tools and design structures, and creating conditions for ‘good work’.

Completing this CIPD organisation design and development online course will allow you to deliver business value and demonstrate specialist OD&D capability.

What you’ll need to do on this programme

You can complete this learning programme in your own time and at your own pace – it should take around 60 hours.

We’ll give you access to various blended assets, including animations, interactive videos and downloadable resources. And you’ll have lots of space to anchor your reflections on the content.

Your final assessment will be a 2,500-word evaluative review covering your reflections on your practice and how you’ve applied learning in your context. The final assessment needs to be submitted within 10 months of purchasing the course. 

What you’ll get on this programme

If successfully completed, you’ll receive a certificate noting your achievement of this CIPD accredited programme.

You’ll have the chance to resit the assessment for an additional fee.

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.

Once the programme has finished, you’ll also get access to a learning community of like-minded professionals to share experiences and deepen your skills and knowledge.

Who is this programme suitable for?

This programme is for those responsible and accountable for organisational design and development. This includes HR and L&D practitioners and consultants.

Our accredited programmes are in-depth and require a solid understanding of the topic. Please read the following statements to confirm your suitability.

  • You currently work in this profession or area of work or have recently done so and will be able to refer to current or past work examples during your learning.
  • You can write an assessment answer reflecting on your learning and demonstrating how to apply it in your context.
  • You can use English at the IELTS level 6 “Competent user” or above

Learning outcomes

By the end of the ‘leading organisational design and development’ accredited programme, you’ll be able to:​

  • consider the full range of consulting processes and styles and know how to use them
  • apply a standardised approach to organisation design and development-related consultancy
  • assess and apply organisation diagnostic tools
  • intervene in a human system
  • use predictions of major trends in the ‘to be’ organisation design
  • assess which organisation design structures are most appropriate for organisational needs and how to manage the design process
  • influence the direction of organisation design and organisation development in your context.

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.