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OD for Leaders and HR Professionals

Understand the overlap and dynamic tension between HR and OD, and how it can be used to improve organisational and employee effectiveness

The OD for Leaders and HR Professionals course is ideal for anyone who wants to improve organisational performance through organisational development and design. This progressive and highly practical interactive programme equips learners with the skills, strategies, and tools to expand their Organisational Development and Leadership responsibilities, and to guide their organisations effectively. You will enhance your OD knowledge and skills and learn how to effectively develop the potential, capacity and capability of the organisation, its culture, its systems, its processes, and its employees. Additionally, you will be better placed to drive innovation, engineer change, generate individual, team, cross-functional and organisational alignment.

If you are a leader, manager or HR professional in an organisation that is looking to improve its effectiveness and delivery of strategic goals, this course will help you understand how to harness the overlap and dynamic tension between the organisation’s strategy, HR best practices and the role of Organisation Development.

You will gain an understanding of how organisations can achieve long-lasting transformational change. The course will provide a framework that enables leaders, managers, HR professionals & OD practitioners to understand how they can better align their strategies with their people. It will also help you understand what it takes to create sustainable change within your organisation.

This highly successful programme which has been running consistently from 2009, is regularly over-subscribed. It has been created by experts in Leadership Development & Organisational Development (OD).

Our team has over 20 years global experience working with some of world’s leading organisations.

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“One of the best courses I have ever been on!”

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Who should attend


The interactive format of this Organisation Development for Leaders and HR Professionals will enable participants to explore new knowledge and techniques through practical engagement.

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Understand the overlap and dynamic tension between HR and OD, and how it can be used to improve organisational and employee effectiveness

Exploring the interplay between the Strategy, Strategic HR, and OD as the ‘twin to Strategy’

Defining & Distinguishing Strategic HR, HRBP, & OD

The OD Starting Block – A practical overview

The OD Focus:

The Leader’s OD Accountability

Accelerated & Continuous Organisation Change

The Leader and Practitioners Roadmap

Exploring how leaders and practitioners can Increase their Repertoire for Intervention

(Learners will consider the Implications for their Organisation)

Organisation Models as a Roadmap (to Diagnose & Intervene):

Collecting Multiple Sources of Data

Data Analysis and how this type of data can enable decisions and taking action

(Real Work Case Study exploration)

The Ultimate Compass:

Exploring the Implication & Process (How), of Working with Group Dynamics

Understanding our Instrumentality as the Practitioner

Intervention’s ‘Toolkit’:

The Importance of the Self-As-Instrument

An Orientation – Designing and Implementing Interventions

Determining when to call in a ‘Specialist’

Facilitating Decision Making:

Understand the Mechanics of Decision-Making

Develop Strategies to enable Effective Decision-Making within your Organisation

OD is About Alignment (Future World-of-Work & HR):

The New World of Work and Corresponding Leadership Response

The Future of Strategic HR

Alignment & Articulation of Business Model, Strategy & Operating Model (TOM)

Typical Tools for Developing & Working with Strategy:

Strategic Analysis

Developing Strategy

Strategic Management Tools

(‘Real-Work’ Case Skills Practice & Application)

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OD for Leaders and HR Professionals

This is a highly interactive experience, which is delivered as either In-Person (2 full consecutive days), or Live Virtual Classroom (4 consecutive days of 3.5 hour sessions)

This training forms part of the Organisation Design & Development Certificate – CMI Level 7 Qualification. If you are interested in obtaining a Level 7 Award or Certificate in OD&D, please click here

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