CIPD Intermediate Award – Understanding Organisation Development (5UOD)
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Purpose and aim of unit
The purpose of this unit is to enable learners to know, understand and analyse the concept of organisation development (OD). It will develop their knowledge and understanding of the evolution of OD in contemporary organisations and its role in contributing to major organisational change. Learners will gain a knowledge and understanding of different models of OD and the common processes involved. Understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to function effectively in an OD practitioner role is also a significant focus of the unit, as is the relationship of OD with learning and development (L&D).
This unit is suitable for persons who:
- are working in or are seeking to develop a career in L&D.
- aim to further their knowledge and understanding of organisation development (OD) and organisation development roles.
- aim to know more about the skill requirement for OD roles and the relationship with L&D roles.
On completion of this unit, learners will:
- Understand the concept and key purposes of organisation development and the relationship of OD with the learning and development function.
- Be able to explain and evaluate a range of models of OD, including associated tools and techniques.
- Be able to specify and describe the knowledge and skills required in an OD role.
To achieve this unit, the evidence the learner presents for assessment must demonstrate that they have met all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria.
The learner will:
The learner can:
|1 Understand the concept and key purposes of organisation development and the relationship of OD with the learning and development function.||1.1 Explain the concept of OD within its historical and contemporary context.
1.2 Discuss a range of purposes of applying OD in contemporary work organisations.
1.3 Explore the relationship of OD practice with the learning and development function.
|2 Be able to explain and evaluate a range of models of OD, including associated tools and techniques.
|2.1 Describe a range of models of OD and explain tools and techniques associated with each model.
2.2 Justify the application of different models, tools and techniques to meet varying purposes.
|3 Be able to specify and describe the knowledge and skills in an OD role.||3.1 Analyse different roles in OD.
3.2 Discuss the knowledge and skills required in an OD role.
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