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Developing Future-Proof Organisation Design Strategies

30 March @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Transforning the Organisation

Developing Future-Proof Organisation Design Strategies

30 March 2021

Webinar Runs Approx: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Transforming the Organisation

About this event

Whilst the management and development of talent is a key part of organisation design some people believe that this HR focus has been at the detriment of other factors of OD.

We will review the breadth of OD to learn about some of the tools and techniques for developing organisation structure, systems and processes and managing culture change. The aim is to ensure that HR give their business leaders the best possible support to implement the business strategies that will lead to success but that also provide a conducive environment for employees and teams to maximise their contribution.

Attend this seminar to understand how each of the areas of organisation design are currently being influenced by changes today and those predicted for the future in the business environment, workforce requirements and other factors.


Who’s it for?

– VPs, Directors and Managers of HR, L&D and     Organisation Design
– HR Business Partners and other HR staff wanting to   contribute more broadly to organisational effectiveness
– Business leaders with responsibility for the effectiveness of   their own organisations

The Agenda


Session 1: 10.00-11.00

The Essentials of Organisation Transformation

  • Understand organisational capabilities from a holistic perspective as the basis for transformation
  • Developing clear organisational principles linked to business and people strategies and why this is important

Session 2: 11.15-12.15

Understanding Traditional Organisational Forms

  • Case studies of traditional organisational forms to aid understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of each

  •  Why layers and spans should not normally be the focus of organisation design



Session 3: 13.00-14.00

Considerations of Modern Organisational Forms

  • Different types of more modern organisation with examples and case studies

  • The contingency approach to the future form of work


Session 4: 14.15-15.15

Designing your Organisational Form

  • How each organisational element of OD may need to change to align with the chosen organisational form

  • Supporting the organisation form with reward and career development opportunities

  • Case studies and potential examples


Session 5: 15.30-16.30

Choosing and Implementing your Form

  • Appreciating the OD process and dealing with the challenges that organisational change brings

  • Balancing the needs of organisational form with organisational development

  • Consideration to applying to participants’ organisations

  • Conclusion and action planning

By the end of the course you will


Understand the range of organisational design

Be able to ensure that structures, processes and organisational culture are aligned with business strategies 


Be able to future proof your organisation by applying organisation design tools to help with today’s and tomorrow’s business objectives

Your Trainer

Sarah Burdaky

Sarah Burdaky is an international coach and trainer. She helps HR professionals achieve personal and career growth and is an independent strategic people management and organisation development consultant.


She lectures up to CIPD L7 as well as holding Fellowship CIPD status. She also works with the CMI delivering L5 programmes. She has held the post as Head of HR and Organisational development at Blackburn Rovers Football Club.

Her projects often involve helping companies innovate their HR approaches responding to changes in the world of work and also to tie more closely to their own strategic needs.

Sarah has worked with individuals and companies in the UK and Europe, the USA, the Middle East and South Africa.

Recent projects have included developing a 5-week programme for a University to modernise and execute their new style of performance review, advising a private organisation on how to effectively implement apprenticeships into their business, developing the coaching skills of HR professionals who needed to critique the performance of the leadership team and supporting a global manufacturer with their outplacement programme.

Other activities include providing in-house and open training programmes. Her Symposium courses have included strategic HR; digital HR, HR business partnering; people planning, measurement, analytics and reporting; HR and innovation; HR and social media; organisation design and development; process design; employee experience, change management, and specific courses on recruitment, learning, performance management and reward.

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