Cornell University

Human Capital Development

16 E. 34th Street, NYC, 866-470-1922

Organization Design: An Essential HR Capability HR409

$1995.00

  • Oct 14, 2014 - Oct 15, 2014 - New York, NY
    9:00am - 4:30pm
    New York City ILR Conference Center, 16 East 34th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY
    Faculty: Amy Kates
    Amy Kates, Managing Partner, Kates Kesler Organization Consulting, works with leaders and their teams to assess organizational issues, reshape structures and processes, and build depth of management capability. Kates Kesler is an an organization design and leadership strategy firm advising business, government, and non-profit leaders. Ms. Kates is the co-author, with Jay Galbraith, of Designing Your Organization: Using the Star Model to Solve Five Critical Design Challenges (Jossey-Bass, 2007) and Designing Dynamic Organizations: A Hands-On Guide for Leaders at All Levels (Amacom, 2002). She is also an editor of the journal, People & Strategy.

Organization Design has become a crucial offering of the set of organization development services that internal HR and OD professionals are being asked to provide to their clients. This course will allow participants to better understand organization design and how it fits within the context of broader organizational development work (i.e., the interrelationship between organizational structure and all other levels of performance).

This two-day program is a highly interactive and practical mix of concepts, examples from leading companies, practice against a case, and application to real participant situations.

Key Topics

  • Create alignment between components of the organization and the overall corporate framework
  • Demonstrate consulting and analytical skills by using tools to ask the right questions, clarify needs, identify underlying business drivers, and propose actionable options
  • Articulate the alternatives available in organization design, the business needs they serve, the advantages and disadvantages of various options, and anticipate and plan for unintended consequences
  • Contract with and influence line clients balance a facilitative and expert role

Faculty


Amy Kates, Managing Partner, Kates Kesler Organization Consulting, works with leaders and their teams to assess organizational issues, reshape structures and processes, and build depth of management capability. Kates Kesler is an an organization design and leadership strategy firm advising business, government, and non-profit leaders. Ms. Kates is the co-author, with Jay Galbraith, of Designing Your Organization: Using the Star Model to Solve Five Critical Design Challenges (Jossey-Bass, 2007) and Designing Dynamic Organizations: A Hands-On Guide for Leaders at All Levels (Amacom, 2002). She is also an editor of the journal, People & Strategy.