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Home Work: Organisational Development for Everyone in Health and Care

Explore the basics of OD in this accessible, practical and creative course, made for everyone working in health and care.

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Home Work: Organisational Development for Everyone in Health and Care

547 enrolled on this course

  • 3 weeks

  • 2 hours per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Introductory level

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Shape health and care with strategies for impactful development training

Discover some key OD ideas and principles, and explore how to create meaningful change in your organisation in this three-week course from The King’s Fund.

Build your confidence and develop your OD approach through creative, skills-focused activities that can be repeated with your colleagues.

Start your OD journey

Immerse yourself in the foundations of OD thinking and practice. Learn how to implement OD principles in order to improve organisational culture and workplace dynamics.

Understand that OD is for everyone

This course uses the visual metaphor of houses and homes throughout so that you can connect with key OD concepts in a highly relatable, accessible way.

You’ll learn to speak the language of OD and apply it effectively within your organisation.

Achieve impactful OD outcomes for your team and organisation

By the end of this course, you’ll understand the importance of an OD mindset in organisational change, and will have an awareness of the basic OD skills required to start improving your organisation’s effectiveness.

Learn from experts in health and social care from The King’s Fund

Established in 1897, The King’s Fund is an independent charitable organisation working to improve health and care in England. They have a recognised history of leadership and organisational development in the UK’s health and social care sectors, and you’ll be learning from specialists in these fields throughout.


  • Week 1

    Build a house (the foundations of organisational development)

    • Introduction

      Find out more about how this course will work and what you can expect from the next three weeks.

    • Housebuilding

      Explore foundational ideas about what OD is and what it's for.

  • Week 2

    Make a home (the practice of organisational development)

    • Housework

      In this first part we'll establish some simple ways to help you organise your OD work so you don't get lost.

    • Homemaking

      Here we will look at three key OD practices worth knowing and getting good at.

  • Week 3

    Live in it (the dynamics of organising)

    • Homelife

      Here we'll explore why organisational life and change can be so unpredictable, despite the best laid plans.

    • Homebodies

      In this final section we'll consider the role and nature of groups and social networks in (and beyond) organisational life.

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and join a global classroom of learners. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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Learning on this course

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...

  • Describe organisation development and its purpose
  • Identify the difference between organisational design and organisational development
  • Explore key organisational development concepts and practices
  • Summarise an organisational development perspective on organisational change
  • Develop an understanding of complexity, culture and power in organisational life

Who is the course for?

This course has been designed for anyone in health and care, including managers, HR personnel, and those in clinical roles.

It’s ideal for learners new to organisational development who want to improve their workplace culture and team dynamics.

Who will you learn with?

I am a Senior Consultant in the leadership and organisation development team at The King's Fund.

I am a Development Consultant in the leadership and organisational development team at The King's Fund.

Who developed the course?

The King's Fund

The King’s Fund is an independent charity working to improve health and care in England. Its vision is that the best possible health and care is available to all.

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