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.
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.
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
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.
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