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Organisational Design Masterclass

At a glance

Subject area(s)
People & Organisational Change, Change and Strategy, Talent and Capability
Short course
£2,350+VAT (in-person)
Course length
2 x full-day sessions (in-person)
Suitable for
OD and business change practitioners; HR leaders and business partners; other leaders and professionals charged with delivering organisational (re)design

Start dates

16 May 2024

Delivery: In-person
Location: Greenlands campus

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4 Nov 2024

Delivery: In-person
Location: Greenlands campus

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All programmes are subject to limited availability. We recommend booking a minimum of 30 days before the programme start date, to guarantee sufficient time for your enrolment and on-boarding.


Organisational design is the process of aligning the structure, workflows and resources of an organisation with its objectives in order to improve efficiency and effectiveness. The need for organisational design can come from mergers, new products and services, cost reduction initiatives and broad change initiatives.

The Organisational Design Masterclass is a programme that covers what organisational design is and how to implement it in your organisation, with practical examples.

Watch our programme information session.

Key benefits

  • Understand and articulate the difference good design can make to the effectiveness and efficiency of your organisation

  • Develop in-demand skills as an organisational design practitioner, understanding your existing strengths and development needs

  • Gain methodologies, tools and frameworks that you can immediately apply

  • Collaborate with peers in a supportive learning environment

£2,350+VAT (in-person)


Standard rate VAT is applicable for UK businesses; overseas businesses based in the EU without a VAT number; and individuals based in the UK, EU or rest of the world.

Henley's People & Organisational Change masterclasses are delivered through the presentation and exploration of key ideas, peer discussion, group learning and case studies. Each masterclass:

  • Focuses on organisational context, encouraging you to consider and discuss your own challenges
  • Integrates soft skills and practice with theory, helping you develop the confidence and credibility you need to get results back in the workplace
  • Gives you immediate practical takeaways such as an action plan aligned with your personal learning objectives
  • Provides the opportunity to engage with a supportive peer network

Programme content

You will look at topics including:

  • What is organisational design?
  • The value of organisational design to customers, management and shareholders
  • Principles and tests of effective organisational design
  • Key tools, frameworks and methodologies for organisational design
  • Trends and emerging themes in organisational design
  • Case study - organisational design in action
  • How to get started

Programme Director Paul Lambert is a senior HR practitioner with over 25 years of international experience in strategic workforce planning, organisational design and change management. He is also a founder of the European Organisational Design Forum (EODF).

Paul Lambert

Programme Director, People & Organisational Change

Individual bookings
The following reductions are available on programmes fees

Multiple bookings
The following discount is available on programme fees when multiple open programmes are booked. Payment is required in advance and this offer is subject to eligibility**.

  • 10% 2-4 people
  • 15% 5-9 people
  • 20% 10+ people

A 50% discount is available to registered charities.

It is subject to eligibility and available at Henley Business School's discretion**

Please note:
* Alumni discount is available to Henley Business School alumni (as part of University of Reading) not to graduates of Henley Management College.

** Please contact us for eligibility criteria, availability and terms.

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Why choose Henley?

No.3 in the UK
for Executive Education providers for open programmes
(Financial Times Executive Education open enrolment programmes rankings 2023)
No. 20 in the world
for Executive Education (combined open and custom programmes) - Financial Times 2023
(Executive Education 2023: Top 50 combined ranking and school profiles)

For 75 years, Henley Business School has developed confident and resilient business leaders. Executive Education at Henley is:

  • Practical: we combine academic rigour with a strong practical focus, so you can immediately apply what you have learned back in your organisation.
  • Relevant: Henley faculty are experienced practitioners who can support you in exploring solutions to your organisation’s challenges.
  • Collaborative: Open programmes enable you to expand your network, gain new perspectives and share ideas with peers from a range of backgrounds and sectors.
  • Personal: deliberately small learning groups allow you to benefit from individual attention and a confidential environment. We encourage you to understand your unique strengths, leadership style, and areas for development.

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Open Programmes

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the programme, please contact our programme advisors.

Telephone: 01491 418767

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