Course Topics

Organisational Design and Development

Course Overview:

This event is designed for those who want to understand how HR can add value to organizations through effective organisational design and development.

Who will benefit from attending this Training?

The event is for practicing and aspiring Senior Managers, HR professionals and non HR specialists who contribute to the strategic direction of their organisation and want to learn more about Organisational Design and Development Organisational Impact:

Why should your company invest in you?
  • Understand the principles and practices of Organisation Design and Development
  • Understand how to link the key elements of HR together to produce an integrated OD plan for your organisation
You will add value to the organisation by being able to:
  • Understand and apply the design options for organisational structures and relationships
  • Maintain the structures and relationships through effective processes and systems
  • Understand the strategic impact of organisation development methods
  • Be able to apply change management strategies to support organisational development
  • Understand and map your Organisation culture, norms and behaviours.
  • Recognize the importance of the HR leader role in advising on these design and development choices and supporting their implementation
Personal Impact: How will you benefit from your Invested time?
  • Organisational Design and Development are the bedrock to building successful organisations.
  • You will gain a understanding of the challenges of implementing and achieving change through OD that will enable you to contribute effectively in your role.
Course Content: Seminar Outline: The Structured topics

Principles of Organisation Design and Development

  • Principles of Organisation Design
  • Principles of Organisation Development
  • Understanding reconfigurable organisations
  • Alignment with Organisational and Human Resource Strategies

Structural Design Options and the relationships

  • Types of Organisation structures
  • The benefits and drawbacks of structures
  • The economic and environmental context of organisation design and development
  • Multinational organisational  structures
  • Understanding the internal and external factors that need to be considered
  • Group Activity and case study of design options

Maintaining the structure

  • Using competencies, role profiles or job descriptions
  • Understanding the formal relationship structure and the strength of the informal links
  • Understanding communication structures and their impact
  • Practical activity on applying the structures in place in organisations

The strategic impact of organizational development methods 

  • Understanding what is organisational development
  • The benefits of moving from training to a learning organisation
  • Different approaches to Development
  • Practical Exercise on learning styles

Development through performance management

  •  The management role in developing performance
  • Effective Performance Management system and the core elements

Development using Job focused methods

  • Developing individual performance through effective job design, enrichment or enlargement
  • Group Activity on Job focused performance improvement

The role of HR in Organisational Development

  •  The use of internal and external consultants
  • Effective Business Partners
  • Managing cultural change programmes.
  • Action Planning

Change management strategies to support Organisational Design

  • The challenges of OD implementation
  • The key work streams
  • Understanding the essentials of change management
  • Recognising the need for change
  • The purpose of Environmental scanning
  • Tools of Internal Analysis
  • Practical exercise using the scanning tools

The essential models and frameworks of change

  • Concepts of change and the key players
  • The role of the Change Agent
  • The role of Change Champions
  • Understanding stakeholder analysis
  • Practical Activity on mapping out the stakeholders

Understanding Organisational Culture

  • Using the Cultural Web Framework
  • Aligning the corporate values to strategy
  • Changing behaviour in an OD programme
  • Practical activity on applying the Cultural Web
Training Methodology

The training process is based on a carefully planned mix of succinct tutor input - with practical illustration of tools and concepts, group work on case studies (all video based - and lively), feedback, and selective work on individual issues in pairs. Team involvement and working enable a strategy to be created from start to finish. The Training is based on the 4 mat systems to enable complete learning. There will also be some opportunity for role play. You will receive an electronic toolkit within the material for subsequent everyday use.

We can come to you !

Did you know Synergy can come to you and deliver this workshop ‘In Company’ at your own venue or location. If you have three or more people who you would like to benefit from attending this workshop our trainer can travel to you and deliver the same specification of course for your staff at a fraction of the overall cost.

If you’d like to know more about this option email us at  – our operations team manages all of our ‘In Company’ events and we can talk you though the logistics, pricing and whether you’d like the workshop as advertised here or something tailor made just for your business.

We have several packages on offer so contact us today.

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a personal commitment to keeping your professional knowledge up to date, improving your capabilities, proving commitment and competency in your profession. It focuses on what you learn and how you progress throughout your career, helping you gain more credibility within your industry, with your employer, clients and gain competitive edge over your peers.

Being actively committed to CPD may in the future:
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  • Maintain professional recognition
  • Showcase your achievements, attributes and your brand
  • Accelerate your career prospects
  • Deliver job satisfaction: ensuring you are Career focused
  • Reassure your Employers and Stakeholders that you are upto date and competent
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