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Introduction to Organisational Development
Learn OD concepts to help your organisation reach its goals
Organisational development (OD) uses behavioural science to help you implement systems and techniques aimed at affecting your organisation’s performance and culture.
On this three-week course, you’ll learn the main concepts of OD and gain the necessary skills to be able to describe the main theories and ideas of organisational development.
This course is perfect if you’re looking to move into an OD role, or you want to use organisational development techniques in your current role to improve your processes.
Explore organisational strategy and capability
Organisational development works with people to change, improve, and transform aspects of the system so that they have the capability to achieve the strategy.
This course will explain what OD strategy is, and how it’s intrinsically linked to capability. As part of this, you’ll identify OD theories, models, and research to reinforce your approach to organisational development.
You’ll also look at the different types of data, both qualitative and quantitative, and how you can use data to inform your OD processes.
Discover the importance of self in OD practice
Alongside using the OD toolkit of techniques, methods, and tests, OD practitioners themselves need to continually change, adapt, and develop.
On this course, you’ll learn about the ‘use of self’ and why you should focus on self-knowledge and personal development to improve your organisational development work.
- Definitions and applications of OD
- The role OD plays in delivering successful organisational outcomes
- OD theories and models
- The importance of self in OD practice
- The impact OD can make on staff, customers/clients and the organisation
Learning on this course
You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Discuss the definitions and applications of OD
- Explain the role OD plays in delivering successful organisational outcomes
- Identify areas of OD theories and models and research in more detail
- Reflect on the importance of self in OD practice
- Describe the impact OD can make on staff, customers/clients and the organisation
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone interested in learning about OD theory and practice. It will be especially useful to those not currently working in organisational development and looking to enter the field.
What software or tools do you need?
No specific software needed, just an interest in finding out about OD!
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