Organisational Development Masterclass
£875 + VAT
A discount is available if all four one-day Strategic HR masterclasses are booked together - £3,100 + VAT
HR functions sometimes struggle to articulate what organisational development (OD) is, let alone the value that it can provide to organisations. But those organisations need OD more than ever, not just for long term capability development but also for tangible, measureable organisational performance improvement in short timescales.
In this masterclass, you will learn how to define and position the contribution of OD in your organisation and understand the skills requirements and their implications for you and your HR function. You will gain practical, relevant tools and tips from OD practitioners who have first-hand experience designing and implementing OD solutions.
Who is it for?
Designed for HR Directors, HR business partners, OD partners and other leaders and professionals charged with setting up or delivering Organisational Development capability through their function or role. Participants may be looking to explore how OD might best be approached in their specific organisation, share views with people in the same position; and will leave with some practical tools and tips which can be put to use immediately.
Benefits to the individual:
This masterclass is designed to:
- Look at what business needs from OD in the current climate
- Suggest ways of positioning the importance and contribution of OD to your business in a simple, commercial yet innovative way
- Help you understand what is needed to deliver OD well, at individual and functional levels, to support functional and individual development plans
- Give you an eyes wide open view of the challenges
- Provide tangible, practical tools and real-life case studies and examples to bring these challenges to life.
Benefits to the organisation:
- Develops a broader, more integrated perspective on the organisational capability necessary to put the wheels on the business strategy
- Helps those involved in OD work balance long and short term benefits and deliver change in shorter timescales
- Business has tools to measure, diagnose and track productivity improvements
- Supporting the development of a more aligned skillset in its OD practitioners, to better deliver against its objectives going forwards
What is organisational development? The journey from Fluff to Stuff?
- How did we get to where we are?
- What is OD? Is it an HR discipline? What is its scope?
- Ways of looking at and talking about OD which are appropriate to your business.
Key skills you will need to serve your organisation best as an OD practitioner
- Assessing the Big 4 essential personal attributes Change Tinkerer, Systems Thinker, Business Translator and Self-Balancer
- What other skills are needed?
- Levels of work model how capable is your HR function and the individuals within it to deliver OD?
OD and business partnering
- The role of the OD practitioner (including vs. other HR roles)
- Reviewing typical key OD accountabilities
- Building credibility
- Challenges personal and organisational. Is your organisation ready for an OD partner?
Systems and models to help you
- Coming at things from a systems thinking perspective
- The concept of an organisational strategy and organisational development plans
- Tools and approaches to help you work with your business
Location and facilities
We pride ourselves on understanding the need to create an environment which is both relaxing and comfortable enabling work and study to be focused and effective. From our unique riverside location to our impressive amenities, we provide an ideal environment for meeting success.
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Balancing busy work schedules with relaxation and exercise is an important aspect of our approach at Henley. The fully equipped and professionally staffed Fitness Centre with views overlooking the beautiful grounds and River Thames has everything needed to restore a sense of well being.
At our Greenlands site we provide a variety of meeting rooms and conference facilities. Our rooms have been designed with an emphasis on practicality with many of our rooms benefiting from the latest presentation equipment to ensure that your meeting runs smoothly.
The conference rooms at Greenlands, Henley, all feature air conditioning, natural daylight and excellent acoustics, as well as state-of-the-art AV and presentation technology controlled by bluetooth touch screens, free WiFi access, laptop connections, networked PC and large screens. Our larger rooms also have repeater screens. Each conference room has access to dedicated syndicate and break-out rooms and refreshment areas close by. Stationery, flipcharts, photocopying facilities and whiteboards are included as standard.
All syndicate and meeting rooms at Henley are fitted with a large screen, networked PC, whiteboards and have free WiFi access and laptop connections. River House 1-14 are also fitted with Copycam, allowing users to capture whiteboard notes at the touch of a button. Digital recorders, video and stills cameras are also available on request. All are laid out boardroom style.
We have 100 rooms including some with disabled facilities. All rooms are en-suite & include a safe, trouser press, laptop connection with free Wi-Fi access, direct dial telephone, satellite TV with radio, Molton Brown toiletries, tea & coffee making facilities and a hair dryer. Photograph of Thames Court accommodation.
Full English breakfast is served in our main dining room, which overlooks the River Thames. Our dedicated staff maintain the facility 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All guest rooms receive daily housekeeping services.
When it comes to dining, we offer you choice, quality and flexibility. We understand that you also want facilities that are conducive to networking, and dining arrangements that integrate seamlessly with the other aspects of your day. Henley is renowned for both its excellent standards of service and the high quality of cuisine. The chefs and their professional staff are able to offer the sophistication of a memorable evening dinner in the spacious dining room, with its views over the lawns down to the Thames.
Fresh, varied breakfasts are prepared by award-winning chefs and served each morning in the beautiful, riverside restaurant - the Heyworth Room.
Several tea and coffee areas are situated throughout the buildings, the Garden Common Room is situated beside the Heyworth Room and is open throughout the day and evening offering a wide range of Fairtrade drinks and a selection of biscuits. The bar is open each evening serving a full range of drinks.
Henley Conference Centre and Hotel
Set in its own 30 acre estate in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, alongside the River Thames, this magnificent Grade II Listed Building offers excellent conference, meeting and event facilities and provides a spectacular setting for any gathering. For more information about booking our beautiful facilities please visit the Henley Conferences website.
History of Greenlands
Records indicate that there has been a house on our Greenlands site for 500 years, although the house would have originally been much closer to the river.
Greenlands has been home to a series of notable families and individuals throughout its lifetime. These include Thomas Chaucer, son of Geoffrey Chaucer; Robert D'Oyley, Sheriff of Oxfordshire in 1573; Bulstrode Whitelock, Oliver Cromwell's Ambassador to Sweden and most recently WH Smith, who bought the existing house in 1871. Queen Elizabeth I is also known to have visited on more than one occasion, most likely when staying at her royal palace in Reading.
The site became the home of a new Administrative Staff College in 1946, first welcoming students in 1948. In 1952, after the unexpected death of Viscount Hambleden from whom the College leased the site, an opportunity to purchase Greenlands' 30 acres arose. The College was renamed Henley Management College in 1991, and following the 2008 merger with the University of Reading became Henley Business School. Today, the world-ranked Henley MBA, The Henley DBA and our executive education programmes are delivered at Greenlands.
Offers & Discounts
A discount is available if all four one-day Strategic HR masterclasses are booked together - £3,100 + VAT
- 10% discount on programme fee for Henley alumni.
- 10% reduction on the programme fee for members of The Henley Partnership
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