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Fundamentals of organisation design

Get to grips with foundations in organisational design and learn to meet your organisation’s needs to support long-term success.

Introductory Programme

Access to the CIPD Learning Hub

15% discount for CIPD members

€529.00 exc. VAT

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Perfect for:

OD&D practitioners
Change agents
Change managers
Business leaders

You’ll learn how to:

  • apply systems thinking to your practice
  • apply a design methodology and approach your work in a structured way
  • define the core components of a good design
  • reflect on the different roles of an organisation design practitioner.

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 organisation design is and why it matters
  • applying systems thinking to organisation design
  • combining systems thinking with methodology – understanding how to do it
  • designing – getting from context to structures and everything in between
  • your role as an organisation design practitioner.

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

This specialist course focuses on the foundations in organisational design and has been created by Jaimini Lakhani, a respected organisation design practitioner. You’ll learn why organisation design needs to evolve systematically, beyond making a few changes to the structure and organisation chart.

Covering systems thinking, applying design methodologies, stakeholder liaison and the role of organisation design practitioner, you’ll learn to meet your organisation’s demands by applying a relevant framework that supports change management programmes.‚Äč

What you’ll need to do on this course

This fundamental OD&D 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.

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 course, you'll be able to:

  • demonstrate your knowledge of the foundations of organisation design
  • explore organisation design concepts and approaches with stakeholders
  • support the current or future change management programme you are involved in.

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.