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In this course we discuss how Organization Development (OD) interventions support organizational change by utilizing the people resource within the organization.

We start with a brief overview of how OD intervention methods should be designed to enable people to speak up.  This leads to a conversation about how the diagnostic feedback report provides the information needed to design a robust action plan for OD interventions. 

Then we explore how Organization, Team and Individual level intervention types can be devised to address a number of organization system requirements, sustaining and maintaining some elements, consolidating progress made, building strengths or preparing for future changes.  This course examines a range of OD tools and techniques such as World Café, Open Space Technology, and others which are available to deliver the desired OD outcomes required.

Course Series

This course is included in the following series:

5 CoursesOrganizational Development

  1. History and Evolution of Organization Development (OD) and Change
  2. Organization Development (OD): The Evaluation Phase
  3. Organization Development (OD): The Diagnostic Phase
  4. Designing Organization Development (OD) Interventions
  5. Organization Development (OD) in Practice

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the different levels within the organization that an Organization Development (OD) intervention can be deployed.
  • Explore an Intervention model for Harnessing the Human Resource.
  • Discover the OD intervention tool kit to create a safe environment where ideation, creativity and innovation are utilized to overcome challenges and pursue opportunities.
Last updated/reviewed: November 16, 2020

Included In Certifications

This course is included in the following Certification Programs:

11 CoursesOrganization Development Certification

  1. History and Evolution of Organization Development (OD) and Change
  2. Organization Development (OD) in Practice
  3. Organization Development (OD): The Diagnostic Phase
  4. Designing Organization Development (OD) Interventions
  5. Appreciative Inquiry in Practice
  6. Organization Development (OD): The Evaluation Phase
  7. Organizational Frameworks
  8. Organization Design Theory and Practice
  9. Leading Change and the Use of Self
  10. Ethical and Professional Practice
  11. Organizational Development: A Tool Kit for People-Led Change (Article)

9 Reviews (18 ratings)Reviews

Anonymous Author
Hard to visualise the use of the OD tools through such lecture style. However it is a good introduction. Would be great if you could give a few scenarios and allow us to think which tool is useful for what situation.
Anonymous Author
Good theories and frameworks. Nonetheless, it's lacking of real-life examples of how some of the tools can be utilized in the workplace. Would have been better to provide some actual or generic case studies.
Anonymous Author
So much useful information here! I am a note-taker and this one kept me busy. Carrie delivers an especially impassioned delivery of Appreciative Inquiry. I really enjoyed this one from start to finish.
Anonymous Author
I'm sure this will be done in further modules but would be good to give some real life examples of how the different OD Intervention Tools were applied.
Member's Profile
The details missing from previous courses are being applied in these later courses. It helps paint a fuller picture.
Anonymous Author
A broad range of methods is presented, which really gives you a great starting point for future reference
Member's Profile
Very dense information here. Good foundation stuff to add to my toolkit. Thank you for this!
Anonymous Author
I enjoyed knowing the different training interventions that can be employed.
Member's Profile
Quick and gave good info. Again, I wish there was a book as well


Course Complexity: Intermediate

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course, although it is recommended that participants complete the Organization Development (OD) in Practice online course if they have no background in Organization Development.

Education Provider Information

Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
  13:34Introduction to Designing OD Interventions
  8:19The Different Levels of OD Intervention
  14:38Harnessing the Human Resource
  15:24The OD Intervention Tool Kit
  12:21Appreciative Inquiry
  1:09:13Designing OD Interventions
  PDFSlides: Designing OD Interventions
  PDFDesigning OD Interventions Glossary/Index
  quizReview Questions
 examFinal Exam