CIPD Advanced Award in Organisation Design and Development - Summer School

Level: Advanced   /   Suitable for in-house

Gain a career-defining wealth of OD knowledge in a single week’s learning.

Take your place at our Organisation Design and Development Summer School and learn the OD insights to structure and steer your organisation through growth, change and uncertainty.

This CIPD postgraduate qualification programme will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to:

  • re-shape your organisation to meet the business challenges of the future
  • support change management through the application of OD strategies
  • increase your organisation’s adaptability to change and new trends.

This is a Summer School development programme, which means you need only attend one week of residential face-to-face workshops with the assessment to be completed within three months.

There are two other options available for you to complete this programme:


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Start dates and how to enrol

  • First module start date: 03 September 2018
  • Price:
    + VAT
    • Location: Edinburgh
    • Availability: Fully booked

What our customers are saying about this course

“The Summer School was a brilliant adventure, with an extraordinary trainer and such a nice group of fellow students. I’m really grateful for being given the chance to meet and learn from such wonderful people.”



“I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to cover a large base of organisational development and design knowledge in a short period of time.”


What you'll learn

On completion of the programme, you’ll be able to:


  • understand the theoretical basis of organisation design and development and the contribution to organisational life
  • put in place processes and systems that are necessary to maintain structures and relationships, and evaluation of same
  • employ organisation development methodologies and review their strategic impact
  • support change management through the application of organisation development theories
  • demonstrate an understanding of organisational culture, norms and behaviours
  • identify and utilise available design options regarding organisational structures and relationships
  • recognise the importance of the role of HR in advising on these design and development choices and supporting their implementation.


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What's involved?

To be awarded the CIPD Advanced Award in Organisation Design and Development, you must:


  • attend all face-to-face workshops
  • successfully complete a 3,000-word assignment
  • complete three hours of telephone coaching
  • complete a change management tool (formative assessment).


Please note that on successful completion of the programme, you’ll be awarded the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Award in Human Resources and your CIPD Awarding Body certificate will reflect this. An accompanying transcript to the certificate will highlight the specific Award unit studied.

How long will it take to complete?
You have just over 3 months to complete the requirements of the programme, including the one-week residential face-to-face workshops and the written assignment. The duration of the programme does not include final marking, moderation and certification.

Qualification fee

£4,350 + VAT


What do the fees include?

Fees include all accommodation, daytime meals, tuition, personal tutor support, assessment, course materials and access to the dedicated Virtual Learning Environment. They also include the Award Registration Fee. They do not include travel. CIPD membership is not mandatory to complete this programme; however we strongly recommend coming into Affiliate Membership in order to benefit from the full range of CIPD resources available to members.

Module dates

Full Up-front Qualification Fee £4,350 + VAT, Member fees: £4,350 + VAT

  • 1ˢᵗ Module: 03 September 2018 - 07 September 2018

Run this programme in house

The CIPD Advanced Award in Organisation Design and Development can also be provided in-house. You choose where and when you want our trainers to deliver. We can also tailor the programme to suit your precise organisation needs. To speak to our customer services team about your particular requirements, call us on +44 (0)20 8612 6202.

Got a question?

Speak to one of our highly knowledgeable course advisers on ​ +44 (0)20 8612 6202​ .