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Advanced Organisational Design Masterclass

Taking a strategic approach to organisational design and creating clarity, understanding and ownership through facilitated co-design.
Course Fee SGD2,495

Course Trainer

Ron is the former CEO of Great Place to Work-Gulf and CHRO of Al Raha Group, based in Riyadh. He holds certifications from HCI as Global Human Capital Strategist (GHCS), Master Human Capital Strategist (MHCS), and Strategic Workforce Planner (SWP).

Ron was cited by CIPD as one of the top five HR thinkers in the Middle East. He received the Outstanding Leadership Award for Global HR Excellence at the World Human Resources Development Congress in Mumbai, and was named as one of the 50 Most Talented Global HR Leaders in Asia.

Ron’s prior roles include senior HR roles with Xerox HR services, IBM, and Martha Stewart Living.

Ron’s board memberships include the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council, McKinsey Quarterly Executive Online Panel, and HCI’s Expert Advisory Council on Talent Management Strategy.

Ron’s work has been featured in the Wall St. Journal, Inc. Magazine, Workforce Management, and numerous international HR magazines covering Africa, India, and the Middle East.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for everyone who requires an in-depth advanced knowledge of strategic organisational design, including: senior HR professionals (e.g., HR Directors, Strategic HR Business Partners, Heads of Organisational Design & Development); other C-suite roles (e.g., CEO, Chief Operating Officers, Corporate Services Directors); and Organisational Design Consultants.

Participants should already have practical knowledge and working experience of the main fundamentals of organisational design projects – including: SWOT & PESTELE Analysis; Design Principles; Design Options; RACI; HR Legislation; Migration Planning and Managing Change.


“The training was very helpful in applying the theories and provides templates that we can use in our respective organization.”
“Graham is very good to work with: knowledgeable, in theory and in practice. He is a great facilitator / trainer with an engaging manner that participants appreciate, and they also enjoy his ability to give practical examples from his own experience to back up the points he is making”
“Graham is a professional, with years of experience working with organisations. He delivers more than you expect. He can hold the attention of a room full of executives. He understands the latest thinking about organisations and operating models”

Course Introduction

This Advanced Organisational Design Masterclass focuses on equipping participants with the most effective tools and techniques for delivering organisational design projects. Design should be strategy-led, but that doesn’t mean that it needs to be overly complex or time consuming. Working within a tried and tested end-to-end framework for delivering organisational design, we will explore various tools and techniques that will help you get your design right and enable you to deliver you organisational design project effectively and efficiently.

This is an advanced course and is aimed at senior professionals. The course will be split into six half-day sessions and will require pre-reading, pre-course work, additional reading and homework during the course and additional reading material and content will also be provided at the end of the course.

Learning Objectives

Increase your organisation’s business performance and senior team’s effectiveness by aligning your organisation’s structure, roles and responsibilities, key performance indicators and governance arrangements with your strategic objectives

Increase your organisation’s business performance and senior team’s effectiveness by clarifying how your organisation is designed and the interrelationships between the various operating and support units in your organisation

Enhance your reputation and influence by understanding the key steps, tools and techniques to effectively facilitate the co-design of your organisation with your senior colleagues – and improve their understanding, ownership, confidence and motivation for your new design

Discover the relationship between organisational design, organisational development and operating models

Discover what it really means and takes to be an ‘agile’ organisation and what OD lessons can be learnt from the COVID-19 crisis

Network with your fellow course delegates and course tutor to discuss practical issues relating to organisational design and develop insights, tools and solutions that will help you in your workplace

Course Methodology

This course will provide you with the latest best-practice advanced organisational design tools and techniques and you will have the opportunity to discuss and test various ideas and approaches to establish what you find most helpful and useful. Graham will share his knowledge and vast experience as an organisational design consultant and practitioner and how he has overcome the very many challenges that typically arise in re-design projects. There will also be time set aside on each day for open Question & Answer sessions.

Given the complexity of this topic, pre-reading and additional reading material will be provided before and throughout the course to help equip learners to prepare, understand, reflect, cement and build on their learning. It is important that participants commit to the pre-reading and pre-work and make time to reflect and build on their learning between sessions.

Case Studies

This course will include case study examples from a number of the many organisations that Graham has worked with and focus specifically on a case study from a large global client that had the most complex design challenge. Examples include:

● Assessing and understanding the current ‘As-Is’ structure
● Exploring and agreeing the strategic objectives and priorities
● Developing Design Principles
● Developing Design Options
● Evaluating the Design Options and selecting the optimal design
● Building the new design
● Testing, clarifying, refining and defining the new design
● Strategic resourcing, sizing and cost reduction targets
● Migration strategies

Course Outline

● Introduction
o Course overview
o Tutor overview
o Participants’ objectives
● Organisational Design Theory
o Systems Thinking
o Organisational Design, Organisational Development and Operating Models
● Organisational Design Fundamentals
o Organisational Design Process
o Organisational Design key steps, tools and techniques
● Review, Questions & Answers and close

● Recap on Day 1
● Assess Phase
o How to draw organisational structures
o 9 Tests of good organisational design
o Stakeholder questions
o Design Principles
● Review, Questions & Answers and Close

● Recap on Days 1&2
● Design Phase – Part 1: Design

o Design Options
o Option Evaluation
o Centralisation and Decentralisation design decisions
● Review, Questions & Answers and Close

● Recap and build on days 1,2 & 3
● Design Phase – Part 2: Clarify, Test, Refine & Define

o Unit Profiles and lateral relationships
o 9 Tests of good organisational design
o RACI / RAPID, KPI allocation and scenario planning
● Construct Phase and Implement, Operate & Review Phase
o Design Authority Group
o Change Impact & Readiness Assessments
o Change Management Strategy & Benefits Dependency Mapping
o Staff Migration Strategies
o Strategic Resourcing, Sizing and Cost Reduction
● Review, Questions & Answers and Close

● Recap and build on Days 1, 2, 3 & 4
● Agile Organisational Design
o Understanding agility
o Key features of agile organisations
o Lessons Learnt from Covid-crisis
● Review, Questions & Answers and Close

● Review of Days 1 to 5
● Case Study – cementing the learning

o Assess Phase
o Design Phase
o Construct Phase
o Implement, Operate & Review Phases
● Review, Questions & Answers and Close

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions or need help? Please feel free to get In touch with us 🙂

Participants should already have practical knowledge and working experience of the main fundamentals of organisational design projects – including: SWOT & PESTELE Analysis; Design Principles; Design Options; RACI; HR Legislation; Migration Planning and Managing Change.

You will get certificate of attendance from HRD Future. In order to get the certificate of attendance signed by the course trainer, you are requested to attend at least 90% of the course.

You can register online by filling the registration form on our website. Alternatively, you can also register by email or phone.

To register by e-mail, please send the delegates name, job title, email address, company name and telephone number to or alternatively you can email the scanned copy of the completed registration form.

For more information, please call +65 69807730

All our public events are conducted in English, unless otherwise stated. English subtitle are available for some of the online courses.

The registration fee includes admission to the events, exam and cert for certification courses.

For in-person course, a comprehensive set of documentation material in digital format or only printed format for some of the course distributed at the venue, lunches and 2 refreshment breaks for in-person classes. Hotel accommodation and travel costs are not included in the registration fee; however, we do have corporate rates with the hotel venue. Email to for more information.

There is no deadline for registration. However, for some courses, sometimes we do limit the number of delegates to ensure optimum course interaction. We advise you to register as early as possible in order to avoid disappointment and to allow adequate time for our administration process. for in-person class, if you need to register on the day itself (walk-in registration), then kindly contact our customer service department at +65 69807730.

Full payment must be received within seven (7) working days upon receipt of invoice or before the event date, whichever is earlier.  A LOU with company stamp is requested for those organizations that cannot make payment on time.

Payment Mode


  • Account Name: HRD Future Pte Ltd
  • Account Number: 695-207639-001
  • Beneficiary Bank: Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited
  • Beneficiary Bank Address: 65 Chulia Street OCBC Centre Singapore 049513
  • Swift Code: OCBCSGSG

For other currencies, we may provide you a different bank account depends on currencies. Email to for more information.


Please make all cheques payable to: HRD Future Pte. Ltd. (Appliable in Singapore Company only)     


We are using PayPal as the credit card payment gateway. This is the most secure way for credit card payment. There is an additional 4.4% + SGD0.5 credit card charges per transaction. A payment request email with payment link will send to you via HRD Future’s PayPay account if you choose this option.

Can I change the name/details of the delegate(s) after registration?

Yes, a name can be changed at no additional cost. Please email providing the details of the delegate(s) you wish to replace and the details of the replacement(s). This email should include:

  • Full names, titles and positions in company
  • Company name
  • Direct telephone (for any urgent purpose)
  • Delegate’s email address (for us to send the Pre-Course Reading Material and Questionnaire)

I have registered for an event but I can no longer attend, what is your cancellation policy?

Cancellation policy can always be found in the Terms & Conditions section of your registration form. Basically, cancellations can be made if it is submitted more than 30 days prior to the event.

For cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the event, you have several options:

  • You can send a replacement as we do substitution free of charge
  • If no one from your organisation can attend, formal written request for withdrawal is required and an acknowledgement sent out. If the request is done before a month of the commencement date, a credit voucher is issued to the organization to be used within 12 months of the date of issuance.

Can I get a copy of the delegate list prior to the event?

We do not disclose delegate list prior to the event taking place. A list of participants will be available at the event only.

Can I get a copy of the course materials prior to the event for self-study?

Yes for some of the courses. However since we always update course materials closer to the event date to ensure all data is most updated, we are only able to provide course materials approximately one week before the event dates. A full payment is requested in order to receive the course material in advance.

What is the dress code for the event?

Most of our delegates who attend our courses prefer to wear business/ smart casual clothing. No shorts please. You can also bring optional formal clothing for your personal dinner or networking functions.

Who should I inform about my dietary requirements?

We will email you the event details letter approximately two weeks before the day of the events. You can highlight any special dietary requirements by reply the email.

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