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With many markets in the region gearing up for continued post-recession business growth and responding to a difficult and changing external environment, it is more important than ever that your organisational design helps your business to deliver on its strategic priorities. Strategic organisational design is focused on aligning your organisation’s structure; roles and responsibilities; Key Performance Indicators; governance arrangements; policies, processes and procedures; and infrastructure with your strategic objectives and plans. Organisational redesign is a big undertaking and poses significant risk to your organisation: not only must you get the design right, but you also need to bring clarity to your new design – or risk ambiguity, confusion, frustration and ineffective teamworking and decision making.

This masterclass will provide an overview of the latest thinking on organisational design and the key phases and steps needed to effectively deliver an organisational design project. This course will focus on the latest advanced best-practice tools and techniques for managing a strategic redesign.

Emphasis will be given to the Assessment and Design phases. Understanding what you require from your new design and how to get your design principles and evaluation criteria right. And show you how to make sure you choose the optimal design for your organisation and how to build, test, clarify, refine and define your new design.

Finally, this course will cover the Construct, Implement, Operate & Review phases and the key steps and tools needed to deliver and embed your new design and its expected benefits. This course will be highly interactive with plenary and group discussions and exercises; and time set aside for Questions & Answers and review to help you achieve your learning objectives.


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 both days for open Question & Answer sessions.


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The Trainer: 


Graham Dalton is widely recognised as one of the most experienced global organisational design practitioners. Graham has over 20 years’ experience (well over 12,000 hours of client facing organisational design project delivery), delivering over 100 projects with more than 50 different clients. Graham has worked across the private, public and voluntary sectors in a full range of different industries, guiding and facilitating Chief Executives and their top teams in their strategic organisational design assignments. Graham specialises in strategic organisational design, including: senior stakeholder engagement; As-Is assessment; option design and evaluation; co-designing the optimal model for the client’s needs; top team restructuring; governance arrangements; and testing, clarifying, refining and defining the new structure, roles and responsibilities.

Graham also works with two of the very best global thinkers and theorists in organisational design: Andrew Campbell (at Ashridge Management Schools Advanced Organisational Design Practitioners Course); and Dr Naomi Stanford (supporting one of the ‘big four’ consultancy houses in developing their organisational design practitioners and approach).

Graham has a BSc Degree in Pharmaceutical Science and a Diploma in Sports Psychology. After 15 years working in senior operations leadership roles for a blue-chip company, Graham moved to PricewaterhouseCoopers where he initially focused on developing their Change Management and Benefits Realisation methodologies and practices. Having been promoted to Director, Graham spent the next 12 years developing and delivering PwC’s global organisational design methodology. This included training PwC’s organisational design practitioners across the globe including: the UK; Europe; the Middle East; Africa and America.

Since leaving PwC in 2016, Graham has worked as an Independent Management Consultant, Trainer & Coach. Graham also has a Non-Executive Director role for the Department of Justice in Northern Ireland.