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Organisational Design Masterclass

Understand how to develop and refine your organisation's design in order to facilitate better business performance with this masterclass from Henley Business School.

At a glance

  • Understand what organisational design is and its value to customers, management and shareholders
  • Recognise the core principles and tests of an effective design for your organisation
  • Gain a methodology, tools and frameworks for undertaking organisational design
  • Explore practical examples and an interactive case study to enable you to apply this in practice
Subject area(s)
People & Organisational Change
£695 + VAT
Course length
2 x half-day sessions (live-online)
Suitable for
OD and business change practitioners; HR leaders and business partners; other leaders and professionals charged with delivering organisational (re)design
Next start date

Programme Overview

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 live-online programme that covers what organisational design is and how to implement it in your organisation, with practical examples.

Key Benefits

Course fee: £695 + VAT
Duration: 2 x half-day sessions (live-online)
Suitable for: OD and business change practitioners; HR leaders and business partners; other leaders and professionals charged with delivering organisational (re)design

Available start dates

Start date: 22/04/21
Location: Online
Session Starts Ends
OD: Session 1 22/04/21 22/04/21
OD: Session 2 29/04/21 29/04/21
Start date: 05/11/21
Location: Online
Session Starts Ends
OD: Session 1 05/11/21 05/11/21
OD: Session 2 12/11/21 12/11/21

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

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?

UK top 5
of Executive Education providers for open programmes
(Financial Times Executive Education open enrolment programmes rankings 2020)
World top 25
of Executive Education providers for combined open and custom programmes
((Financial Times Executive Education 2020 - The Top 50 Schools (combining Custom and Open programmes ranking)))
UK no.2
for course design, new skills & learning, and participants' aims achieved
(Financial Times Executive Education open enrolment programmes rankings 2020)

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.

Contact us

Open Programmes

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

Telephone: +44 (0) 1491 418767
Great one day overview of the most important factors and influences of organisational design. Good mix of theory, practical and real world examples, and interaction between students.
Corie Hawkins Principal Consultant, Hawkins Dmw Group Organisational Development Masterclass
A really engaging, informative and well-paced course.
Helen Martindill HR Business Partner, Volac Intl Effective HR Business Partnering
One of the most insightful courses I've attended. It provided me with both theory and practical application to take away and genuinely put into practice.
Jo Neighbour Senior Business Partner, EMEA, SAP Effective HR Business Partnering