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Organizational Design | Online Course

Learn key organizational design skills to help build a flexible and resilient organization. In this online course, you will learn how to design an organization that can keep up with and adapt to the changing status quo. Enroll now and get the knowledge and skills to use design principles to prepare your organization for a future of disruption and opportunities.


Online Self-paced

7 hours


Single course

only available as part of a certificate program


4 Modules

11 video lessons + assignment and reading materials

What you will do

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Future-proof your company with Organizational Design

Get the skills and knowledge needed to set up a successful OD program. You will learn how to recognize triggers, select the right OD model, and gather data for effective organizational analysis. This online course teaches you how to apply the OD process from start to finish, and to confidently navigate the challenges of each phase.

+ course structure


Introduction to Organizational Design


Organizational Analysis


Approaching an OD Project


Applying OD in practice

Download the syllabus for a detailed overview of all lessons, assignments, reading materials, and bonus content.

+ meet your instructors

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Giles Slinger

Organization Design and HR Analytics Leader


Giles Slinger has extensive experience in the HR analytics space. Formerly a Director at Concentra, which produced leading organization design, HR analytics and workforce planning solution OrgVue, his focus areas are effective management processes and intelligent use of business information through intuitive data management and visualization.

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Naomi Stanford

Organization Design Consultant


Naomi Stanford is an expert in organization design and effectiveness. She advises and supports corporate and government clients in the US, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Recent projects include developing a culture of teamwork with a European Union body and advising on an HR Strategy for a conglomerate in Sudan. Naomi has written several books on Organization Design, and speaks, writes and teaches on many aspects of organization.

Design Process

Understand who is responsible for organizational design, who your client is, and the approaches to OD delivery.

Identify Triggers

Learn how to monitor external factors that trigger the OD process using Porte’s Five Forces model.

Design models

Explore a comprehensive approach to OD based on four popular models — from McKinsey’s 7S framework to the Six-Box model.

Overcome Challenges

Navigate the general and phase-specific challenges that arise during the course of your organizational design project.

Download syllabus

Download the syllabus for the Organizational Development Certificate Program (includes the Organizational Design course).

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The Organizational Design course is available as part of our Organizational Development Certificate Program.
Organization Development
5 modules
Consulting & Communication Skills
2 modules
Organization Design
4 modules
HR Operating Models
3 modules
Organization Culture
3 modules
Capstone Project
1 modules
Organizational Development Certificate Program
$ 975
1 Certificate Program
Full Access
$ 9,750
$ 1,650
11 Certificate Programs
installments from $ 165 / month

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Why should I enroll in this online Organizational Design training course?

Unexpected global crises, reduced talent pools, rapid technological advancement — now more than ever, organizations need to become more agile and adaptable in order to face these challenges and come out on top. To help your organization prepare for a future of disruptions and uncertainties, you need to extend your HR toolkit with OD skills. This online course will help you build a resilient and future-ready organization that can keep up with the changing status quo and adapt accordingly.

Why is this course not sold individually?

To optimize the quality of your learning experience, the Organizational Design course is not available for standalone enrollment. The course is part of our Organizational Development Certificate Program and also included with the Full Academy Access License.

How can this course help me implement an OD project in my organization?

This course will equip you with the latest and most practical skills — from recognizing triggers to data collection and analysis — to prepare you to implement your own organizational design project. Our instructors will walk you through every step that you need to take to build your own OD program, apply the OD process in practice, and address any challenges that you come across. You will also have the opportunity to put your newly acquired knowledge to test in the assignments. Additionally, you will have access to a community of like-minded HR professionals to learn from and share best practices.


+   Is there a fixed schedule?

No. This training is 100% online and self-paced! When you learn and how much time you spend each day, week, or month is up to.

In total, you will need to invest approximately 7 hours to finish the course.

+   How long do I have access to the course?

In total, you will have 12 months of access to the member portal, all lessons, and learning materials.

+   Are there subtitles available?

Yes. All our online trainings come with English subtitles.

+   Is this online course the right fit for me?

If you’re not sure if this course is the right fit, we are here to help you determine which training best fits your goals and needs! Simply talk to one of our admissions advisors or send them an email at [email protected]

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