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Advanced organisational development practitioner programme: health and social care


Next start date: September 2024
More information below

The King's Fund, Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0AN
£3,950 +VAT
Three modules over four months

Overview of AOD practitioner programme

This experiential programme is designed for experienced organisational development (OD) practitioners and those working in transformation and change. It will help you to develop and deepen your understanding of the possibilities of OD.

We use a combination of action learning set meetings, modular delivery and online resources to blend practical exercises, with theoretical and experience-based input. The course will provide you with a reflective space, time and support to explore your working context and challenges. Working with others, you will deepen your understanding of self, group and intergroup dynamics to inform your relational practice and develop your impact and authority.

Our AOD faculty have extensive and significant experience in senior OD and change roles, as OD educators and as students and participants in a range of development programmes. Their experience and difference creates a rich and varied learning experience on the programme.

Your journey with us does not end when the programme does. You will be invited to be a part of our growing alumni community.

What previous AOD attendees said

'This programme is unlike any other OD programme; the quality of facilitation, the pace and diversity of the exercises, the underpinning theory is delivered lightly and in stages, and can be related to every OD practitioner’s work. The exposure to real OD problems and the consideration of ways to approach them, all make this the most interactive and thought-provoking experience. I would recommend this programme to all who are interested in OD, in understanding culture and who enjoy working in the field of OD.'

Testimonials Karen Camm, Assistant Director of Education and OD, Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

What will I learn?

On this experiential AOD programme, you will:

  • develop your capability, impact and authority in your work as an OD practitioner

  • learn and work with a range of interventions and processes that increase your efficacy in practice, understanding, awareness of complex systems change, and use of self and techniques

  • continually reflect critically with peers and faculty, considering application, learning together, and experiencing techniques and methods in the learning that you can use in your work

  • consider what it means to practice a craft committed to social justice and anti-racism

  • join a thriving programme alumni network where you can develop supportive  and lasting working relationships across your cohort and meet regularly for continuous development and learning.

Is this course for me?

This programme is for anyone responsible for developing capability to bring about cultural and behavioural change to gain a strategic perspective . You might be an experienced OD and leadership and development practitioner, human resources (HR) professional or a transformation director.

You may be working in any part of the health and social care system including local government, the NHS or a private or voluntary sector provider.

Meet the programme team


Pricing and dates

  • In person at The King's Fund

    • 25–27 September 2024

  • Virtual on Zoom

    • afternoon 20 November–morning 22 November 2024

  • In person at The King's Fund

    • 22–24 January 2025

Price: £3,950 +VAT


Module two of this programme will be delivered online. You will need access to a PC (laptop or desktop) with a microphone and webcam, and a good quality-broadband connection. Sessions will be delivered using Microsoft Teams or Zoom so you will need to ensure you can access these on your computer. We also strongly recommend that you access the programme in a quiet environment.

Support for your organisation

Our team of OD practitioners can support you to work with your system by delivering a bespoke offer for your organisation. They can provide expertise in the areas of integrated care systems and primary care networks. Find out more here.


Apply today

Complete the Advanced OD application form and one of our programme co-ordinators will be in touch to discuss the next steps.

Apply now