Organisation development

Build your expertise in driving strategy and transformative change. Learn how to use organisation development to maximise value, achieve goals and push for continuous improvement in your organisation.

Development Programme

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£990.00 exc. VAT

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Virtual class

Perfect for:

HR generalists
L&D professionals

You’ll learn how to:

  • define organisation development and its associated theories and characteristics
  • apply organisation development work phases
  • analyse data and use models to assess organisational effectiveness
  • identify appropriate evaluation methods.

About this course

Course length: Two weeks

Delivery: Online classes, group work and self-directed learning

Suitable for: People professionals who are new to organisation development and those who already work in this area.​

Topics covered

  • defining organisation development
  • phases of organisation development
  • organisation development in discussion
  • interventions and evaluation
  • use of self.

What to expect from this ‘organisation development’ course

This CIPD organisation development programme is for people professionals who are new to organisation development and those who already work in this area. You’ll explore the fundamentals of organisation development and how its practice has evolved. You'll also learn the practical knowledge to contextualise your organisation’s challenges and principles.

This organisation development short course has been designed by Meg Peppin, an organisation development expert, and will be facilitated by an industry-leading practitioner. You’ll use data analysis and proven methodologies to explore and unpick emerging challenges and opportunities for growth. In addition, you’ll learn to implement strategies to unlock people potential, boost performance and support business priorities.

What you’ll need to do

This CIPD organisation development course is delivered across two all-day online learning sessions over two weeks.

The course includes facilitated online learning, interactive group work and independent learning. You’ll have time to reflect on how practices relate to your organisation and how to mobilise your people and deliver on your organisation’s key strategic goals and mission.

What you’ll get on this ‘organisation development’ online course

You’ll receive a resource pack ahead of the sessions, including essential reading to complement your online learning and group work.

At the end of this organisation development online course, you’ll receive a certificate.

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 ‘organisation development’ course, you’ll be able to:

  • explore and apply the fundamental principles and models of organisation development
  • recognise how organisation development interacts with other people profession disciplines
  • identify your organisation’s challenges, opportunities and areas for change
  • assess your organisation’s effectiveness by applying different organisation development techniques
  • apply the techniques and behaviours required as a credible organisation development practitioner.

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.