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Supporting Organisation Development – a UHR programme delivered by CIPD

Date: 5th July 2022 - 7th July 2022

Location: Online via Webex

Price: £300 + VAT

Bookings have now closed - please contact bookings@uhr.ac.uk for more information

  • Tuesday 5th and Thursday 7th July (9.30am - 3.00pm)

Online via Webex

Fee: £300 plus VAT per delegate

With places limited to just 16 delegates, early booking is recommended.

This programme is aimed at: 

Assistant Directors, Heads of Function, HR Business Partners and HR Managers. Anyone working in a change environment or striving to improve organisational effectiveness.

• define organisation development (ODV), key theories and characteristics, and the role of the ODV practitioner
• explain and apply the phases of ODV work
• source and analyse data to inform your work
• apply models to diagnose an organisation’s effectiveness
• explain the link between data collection and analysis, and choiceof intervention
• identify the role and methods of evaluation
• assess your own strengths and personal development needs within the context of the OD role.

By the end of this course, you will have an:
• Increased appreciation of the relationships between OD and other disciplines such as HR and L&D.
• An understanding of the phases of OD and the use of the consultancy cycle for each phase
• Increased application of models to diagnose an organisation’s effectiveness
• Increased application of the role of diagnostic models in assessing the health of the organisation


Day 1

9.30am - 11.00am:  Defining Organisation Development (90 minutes)
11.30am - 12.30pm:  Phases of Organisation Development (Part 1) (60 minutes)
1.30pm - 3.00pm:  Phases of Organisation Development (Part 2) (90 minutes)

Day 2

9.30am - 11.00am - Dialogic Organisation Development (90 minutes)
11.30am - 1.00pm:  Interventions and Evaluation (90 minutes)
2.00pm - 3.00pm:  Use of self (60 minutes)

Facilitator: Olivia Parrish 

Olivia is passionate about how businesses unlock the potential in their people to achieve commercial success.  A curious and passionate Organisational Design and Development specialist who brings a wide-range of experiences from her HR and L&D career in the UK and US in a range of sectors from professional services, engineering, private healthcare, hospitality and the public sector. 

In her roles as a Coach, Mentor and Facilitator Olivia uses her experience to bring clarity to individual, team and organisational challenges and creates momentum to align solutions to support the outcomes required with imagination, a supportive approach and a genuine interest in people. 

With a background as a curious and commercially focused Group HR Director with broad HR, L&D and Organisational Development experience in a variety of sectors, Olivia easily adapted to new industry environments. Passionate about being part of a business where a culture can be developed that allows behavioural transformation to unlock potential.  

Please note, in order to book a place on this event you will need a UHR website user account.  If you do not yet have an account you have 2 choices:

  1. If you would like a full website account, please contact your HR Director who needs to authorise the request by emailing admin@uhr.ac.uk.
  2. If you just wish to book on this event, then please visit the quick registration page where you can set up an account just for booking events.

Bookings have now closed - please contact bookings@uhr.ac.uk for more information



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