Advanced Organization Design

This four-day program will give you the tools and frameworks you need to assess, design and implement organization structures that will deliver your strategy, whether you are designing a whole organization structure or a department within an organization.

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The first two days focus on tools, and we explore the theory behind them. The second two days is for practice. You will use tools on case studies and live situations addressing structure, linking processes, role requirements, decision authorities, accountability and other dimensions of effective organization design. This is an opportunity to improve your skills in an area where most companies fall short.

You will learn:

  • The tools you need for organization design work, such as the ‘nine tests of good design’, ‘value chain maps’ and ‘organization models’, and how to use them
  • The process of organization design – the steps of analysis, who should be involved, how long it should take, how changes should be communicated and your role in the process
  • What methods other participants have used in their organization design work.

You will practice your new skills on:

  • Case studies (consumer products, health care, manufacturing)
  • Live organization issues presented by participants in the room
  • A major reorganization presented by the chief executive of the company.

What is unique about this program:

  • The faculty: an academic, a consultant and an executive combine to give you three perspectives on this complex topic
  • The tools: these are practical tools that have been used in hundreds of assignments by consultants and executives
  • The focus on practice: you will be working on real problems from real organizations, including your own.

Dates & Fees

Duration: 4 days


20 May - 23 May 2019

30 Sep - 3 Oct 2019

**Fee: £4,750 + VAT
**(fee excludes accommodation)

Who is this for?

HR professionals who have been involved in at least two reorganisations, consultants involved in organization design and business design, leaders at any level who anticipate changing their organisation


An outstanding course – it way exceeded my expectations. Brilliant theory, very practical tools with superb real application examples. The combination of Andrew, Iain, Graham and Mikel was unexpected, unique and amazing”

Heidi Carter

Founding Partner, Conscious Leadership Solutions

I am very happy that I attended this course, practical information and a new perspective of organisation chart will definitely bring me to a new level of understanding the organisation.

Cigdem Evren

Director of HR, CGG Services UK Limited

I very much appreciated the openness, availability and expertise that Ian and Andrew showed throughout the programme. Their passion and experience of OD was obvious and essential to my excellent experience. They make a wonderful complementary team.

Irene Bruggeman

Executive Learning Manager, Allianz AG


Andrew Campell

Andrew Campbell


Mikel Gutierrez

Mikel Gutierrez

Industrial Projects Director, Siemens Gamesa

Iain Slater

Iain Slater

Organization Design and Effectiveness professional

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