This page features a number of resources to help you on your Organisational Development (OD) journey.andrew-neel-cckf4TsHAuw-unsplash.jpg

Whether you'd like to find out more about the basics of OD, access some common Leadership and Development sessions, or even access some tools to help you evaluate your programmes, this page will have the resources you need. 


Build your understanding of OD:

  • NHS Employers - A free online five-week course, OD Essentials, which is designed for HR professionals, learning and development staff, and anyone interested in finding out about OD in the NHS. 
  • NHS Employers- The Essential Elements course is designed to give you an introduction to OD and help you to both discover organisational development models and strategies, as well as develop your OD skills to boost performance and improve culture . 
  • The Kings Fund- Advanced OD Practitioner programme is designed for experienced organisational development (OD) practitioners to develop and deepen their understanding of the possibilities for OD in current health and social care settings. To take a more systemic view in their work and to develop skills as a relational practitioner.
  • NW Leadership Academy- Developing Together OD Toolkit provides an understanding of what OD is and how to apply this approach. This toolkit aims to support all those directly involved in making a sustained transformation, however large or small.
  • AIHR- What is Organisational Development?- This complete guide, delves into what organisational development is, its goals, examples of OD, and the OD process. By the end of this guide, you will have a solid understanding of organisational development. 
  • Actus via Youtube- What does Organisational Development really mean? How does it differ from HR? In this webinar, CEO of Actus Software and host of the HR Uprising Podcast, Lucinda Carney, demystifies the term OD.

Leadership and Development Sessions/Resources:

Evaluation Resources: Short-term Programmes

To evaluate your shorter-term programmes of work/interventions, we recommend using the Kirk-Patrick Model. 

Kirkpatrick's four levels of evaluation are explained in this MindTools article, which also provides some sample questions which can be used for each stage. 


Evaluation Resources: Long-term Programmes

To evaluate your long-term programme of work/intervention, we have designed a three phase process from beginning to end. 


Step 1: Start-Up Phase 

As part of the initial planning stage, the start-up stage is designed to identify any areas of concern in the design of the programme. This includes thinking about whether the target audience will need, understand and accept programme elements. Our sample start-up template could be used to gain insight into these aspects. 

Step 2: Implementation Phase 

This phase should be carried out following the programme launch, designed to assess the initial impact of the programme. The effectiveness of the programme will be assessed, as well as  the economic aspects of the programme. This phase can be assessed using our implementation template.

Step 3: Project Close Phase

Once the project has come to an end (for longer term programmes, this may be used after your role in the programme has come to an end), this phase can assess the overall impact and effectiveness of the programme on the target audience. This is done using participant voice, case studies and by measuring the change achieved. Our sample project close template can be used as step-by-step guide to this phase.