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Organisation Design & Development, and Strategic Change

(CMI Level 7 Certificate / Award)

Validate your knowledge & experience with a qualification to make yourself stand out from the crowd

This Organisation Design & Development Certificate – CMI Level 7 Qualification has been developed by Labyrinth Coaching and Consulting, who have over 12 years’ extensive experience of working with Leaders through the OD&D lens. They were also instrumental in designing, developing, and delivering the Advanced Award in OD&D for CIPD as well. The CMI accreditation, has created a very exciting opportunity for learners because OD is now considered as the Leader’s accountability as it typically goes hand-in-hand with Strategy, so it is best placed as the Leader and Managers’ responsibility, rather than only through HR or Learning and Development.


The organisational development course has been designed for Managers, Leaders, HR, Change and OD Professionals and consultants (both internal or external), who want to develop their strategic skills and effectiveness through using Organisation Design and Development methodology.

This organisational development qualification provides a toolkit of the most powerful methods and frameworks used in Organisation Design & Development, which enable the learner (and consequently their organisation), to develop new ways of thinking. The programme provides theoretical input, and practical examples to help with understanding. It also looks at how learner’s own organisations apply this methodology in their day-to-day operations while sharing relevant case studies from tutors themselves to bring the learning “alive”.

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is the Chartered Body for Management and Leadership, who work with business, education, and policy makers to inspire people to become highly skilled, competent, confident, and successful managers and leaders.

The CMI is the only organisation that can award the highest accolade of Chartered Management & Leadership status. Upon receiving their Royal Charter by the Privy Council in 2002, the CMI is recognised as the leading authority on management and leadership practices. In practice, the CMI Royal Charter means that:

  • CMI is recognised as the Standard-bearer for the Leadership and Management profession
  • CMI upholds Management and Leadership as a profession
  • CMI and its members are committed to upholding the Professional Standards, and
  • CMI can Award Chartered Status
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The interactive format of this organisational change and development will enable participants to explore new knowledge and techniques through practical engagement.

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Module 1: OD for Leaders and HR Professionals

  • 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
    • A Roadmap for Leaders and Practitioners
    • Exploring how Leaders and Practitioners can increase their repertoire for Intervention (Role)
    • 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 decision-making and taking action
    • Real Work Case Studies
  • 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)
  • Tools for Developing & Working with Strategy:
    • Strategic Analysis
    • Developing Strategy
    • Strategic Management Tools
    • ‘Real-Work’ Case Skills Practice & Application

Module 2: Organisational Design for Today's World

  • Context – ‘Starting on the Same Page’ and Distinguishing between Organisation Development & Design
  • Exploring the significant Elements of Organisation Design
  • Introduction to LCC’s Organisation Design Model©:
    • Overview of the Organisation Design Model
    • Principles that underpin the Model
  • Phase 1: Case for Change:
    • Identify the Business Requirement for the Redesign
    • Establish the Key Roles and Responsibilities
    • Finding the right Sponsor
    • Develop the Business Case
  • Phase 2: Organisation Assessment:
    • Determine the Design Framework
    • Organisation Assessment through Collaborative Engagement (Data Gathering)
    • Determine the Organisation Development trends – (Data Analysis)
    • Stakeholder Analysis & Action Plan
    • Develop a Consultation & Communication Plan
  • Skills Practice:
    • Experiential Exercise focused on the Challenges & Benefits of Organisation Design
  • Phase 3: Designing the Structure:
    • Steps in determining the New Organisation Structure – Structure, size, spans-of-control, defining new organisational roles, reality testing the design, lateral capabilities, reward and people systems
    • Consider the Alignment of Organisation Design with Strategy, TOM, Job Architecture, Career Framework, Productivity Focus
  • Phase 4: Implementation as a Change Initiative:
    • The Human Response to Change through understanding the Neuroscience of dealing with resistance to Change
  • Phase 5: Design Review:
    • The benefits & importance of review
    • Measuring organisation outcomes, for both tangible and ‘soft projects’
    • Measuring the alignment & tensions of the Design
    • Real-Work’ case skills practice & application

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Module 1: OD for Leaders and HR Professionals

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

Module 2: Organisational Design for Today's World

Delivered as either In-Person or Live Virtual Classroom (2 full consecutive days)

To obtain the Organisation Design & Development Certificate – CMI Level 7 Qualification, learners are required to attend both modules,  kick-off session, and assignment learning set, as well as complete a post programme assignment(s).

The programme is also open to those learners who want to attend the programme for their own skills and personal development, and who do not intend to obtain the Certificate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Level 7 refers to a level of education equivalent to a master’s degree. It is perfect for
anyone looking for a qualification which validates knowledge beyond degree level. After Level 7, there’s only one more level – a doctorate (PhD) or its equivalent.

CMI Qualifications are assessed by assignments. Students are required to produce an assignment that demonstrates their understanding of the area of study. Assignments are marked by an Expert Tutor, who will give detailed feedback on the work you have submitted.

There are no exams to be taken.

For many Leadership Professionals, being awarded Chartered status is a significant achievement in their career. CMI are the only Professional body able to award Chartered Manager status. The quickest and most cost-effective route to becoming Chartered is to study a CMI Qualification, and upon successful completion Level 7 CMI Qualification, students can apply for their status. Pairing your CMI Qualification with leadership experience will help to demonstrate that you are an effective and competent business leader.

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