Organizational Design: An Essential HR Capability (HR409)

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
16 East 34th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10016
United States


Amy Kates

Amy Kates, Managing Partner of Kates Kesler Organization Consulting, works with leaders and their teams around the world to assess organizational issues, reshape structures and processes, and build depth of management capability. Ms. Kates is the co-author of three books on organization design, including Designing Your Organization (with Jay Galbraith) and Leading Organization Design (with Greg Kesler).

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