HRD

Advanced Organizational Design Masterclass

Taking a strategic approach to organisational design and creating clarity, understanding and ownership through facilitated co-design

3 day in-person class or 6 half-day online sessions

Offered in-person & online

Accredited by HRD Future & Course Trainer

Course Introduction

This course focuses on equipping participants with the most effective tools and techniques for delivering organisational design projects. Design should be strategy-led, but that doesn’t mean that it needs to be overly complex or time consuming. Working within a tried and tested end-to-end framework for delivering organisational design, we will explore various tools and techniques that will help you get your design right and enable you to deliver you organisational design project effectively and efficiently.

This is an advanced course and is aimed at senior professionals. The course will be split into six half-day sessions and will require pre-reading, pre-course work, additional reading and homework during the course and additional reading material and content will also be provided at the end of the course.

Course Methodology

This course will provide you with the latest best-practice advanced organisational design tools and techniques and you will have the opportunity to discuss and test various ideas and approaches to establish what you find most helpful and useful. Graham will share his knowledge and vast experience as an organisational design consultant and practitioner and how he has overcome the very many challenges that typically arise in re-design projects. There will also be time set aside on each day for open Question & Answer sessions.

Given the complexity of this topic, pre-reading and additional reading material will be provided before and throughout the course to help equip learners to prepare, understand, reflect, cement and build on their learning. It is important that participants commit to the pre-reading and pre-work and make time to reflect and build on their learning between sessions.

Case Studies

This course will include case study examples from a number of the many organisations that Graham has
worked with and focus specifically on a case study from a large global client that had the most complex
design challenge. Examples include:

  • Exploring and agreeing the strategic objectives and priorities
  • Developing Design Principles
  • Developing Design Options
  • Evaluating the Design Options and selecting the optimal design
  • Building the new design
  • Testing, clarifying, refining and defining the new design
  • Strategic resourcing, sizing and cost reduction targets
  • Migration strategies

Course Trainer

Graham Dalton is widely recognised as one of the most experienced global organisational design practitioners. Graham has over 20 years’ experience (over 18,000 hours of client facing organisational design project delivery), delivering over 100 projects with more than 50 different clients. Graham has worked across the private, public and voluntary sectors in a full range of different industries, guiding and facilitating Chief Executives and their top teams in their strategic organisational design assignments. 

Learning Objectives

Increase your organisation’s business performance and senior team’s effectiveness by aligning your organisation’s structure, roles and responsibilities, key performance indicators and governance arrangements with your strategic objectives

Increase your organisation’s business performance and senior team’s effectiveness by clarifying how your organisation is designed and the interrelationships between the various operating and support units in your organisation

Enhance your reputation and influence by understanding the key steps, tools and techniques to effectively facilitate the co-design of your organisation with your senior colleagues – and improve their understanding, ownership, confidence and motivation for your new design

Discover the relationship between organisational design, organisational development and operating models

Discover what it really means and takes to be an ‘agile’ organisation and what OD lessons can be learnt from the COVID-19 crisis

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for everyone who requires an in-depth advanced knowledge of strategic organisational design, including: senior HR professionals (e.g., HR Directors, Strategic HR Business Partners, Heads of Organisational Design & Development); other C-suite roles (e.g., CEO, Chief Operating Officers, Corporate Services Directors); and Organisational Design Consultants. Participants should already have practical knowledge and working experience of the main fundamentals of organisational design projects – including: SWOT & PESTELE Analysis; Design Principles; Design Options; RACI; HR Legislation; Migration Planning and Managing Change.

Detailed Agenda

● Introduction

  • Course overview
  • Tutor overview
  • Participants’ objectives

● Organisational Design Theory

  • Systems Thinking
  • Organisational Design, Organisational Development and Operating Models

● Organisational Design Fundamentals

  • Organisational Design Process
  • Organisational Design key steps, tools and techniques

● Review, Questions & Answers and close

● Recap on Day 1

● Assess Phase

  • How to draw organisational structures
  • 9 Tests of good organisational design
  • Stakeholder questions
  • Design Principles

● Review, Questions & Answers and Close

● Recap on Days 1&2

● Design Phase – Part 1: Design

  • Design Options
  • Option Evaluation
  • Centralisation and Decentralisation design decisions

● Review, Questions & Answers and Close

● Recap and build on days 1,2 & 3

● Design Phase – Part 2: Clarify, Test, Refine & Define

  • Unit Profiles and lateral relationships
  • 9 Tests of good organisational design
  • RACI / RAPID, KPI allocation and scenario planning

● Construct Phase and Implement, Operate & Review Phase

  • Design Authority Group
  • Change Impact & Readiness Assessments
  • Change Management Strategy & Benefits Dependency Mapping
  • Staff Migration Strategies
  • Strategic Resourcing, Sizing and Cost Reduction

● Review, Questions & Answers and Close

● Recap and build on Days 1, 2, 3 & 4
● Agile Organisational Design

  • Understanding agility
  • Key features of agile organisations
  • Lessons Learnt from Covid-crisis

● Review, Questions & Answers and Close

● Review of Days 1 to 5

● Case Study – cementing the learning

  • Assess Phase
  • Design Phase
  • Construct Phase
  • Implement, Operate & Review Phases

● Review, Questions & Answers and Close

Request more information

Event Gallery