Theories of organisation design and development

Improve your impact and ability by learning to recognise and apply organisation design and development principles to your organisation.

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Online
Free for members
Self-directed

Perfect for:

HR generalists
L&D professionals
People Managers

You’ll learn how to:

  • define the terms organisation design and organisation development
  • explore theories used by organisation design and development practitioners
  • identify opportunities to apply organisation design and development theory.

About this course

Course length: 60-90 minutes

Delivery: Online, self-directed

Suitable for: People practitioners and managers who want to learn more about organisation design and development theories, frameworks and models.

This course is included as part of the Core Learning Subscription.

What to expect from this ‘theories of organisation design and development’ course

This short course introduces essential organisation design and development theories, frameworks and models. You’ll explore six core theories, investigate some of the myths, and review system models and approaches for organisations of any size.‚Äč

What you’ll need to do on this course

This bite-sized training consists of written, video and interactive content. 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; 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 ‘theories of organisation design and development’ course, you'll be able to:

  • discuss the theories and frameworks vital for organisation design and organisation development practitioners
  • explore organisation design and development approaches and theories with stakeholders and apply these in your organisation
  • use course content and resources to support current or future change management programmes.

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.

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