Accredited Training

Interested in some formal training in organization design? Here is a guide to some of the best programs on the market, in two categories:


Endorsed by ODF having met a set of minimum requirements jointly developed by academics and practitioners. Click here for more info.


Have not gone through the accreditation process but recognized within the design community as substantive and valuable to practitioners.

ODC’s Organization Design Course

This 3-day program consists of three parts:

  • Setting the Context – “Nature of Organizational Design Work”
  • Setting the Stage – “Design Concepts & Principals”
  • The Process – “End-to-End Organizational Design Approach”

Organization Design: An Essential HR Capability

Specifically created for the HR community, this 2-day workshop provides a foundation in conceptual frameworks (the Star Model), analytical tools, and consulting skills in a highly practical and application-based two-day program.

Designing for Agility: A 7-Step Approach™

This 3-day workshop helps you start with a sound strategic foundation and design the right structures, work processes, and human capital systems that support the agility needed for enduring results.

Caliber Academy’s Organization Design Programs

The Caliber Academy’s Organization Design Programs are the only accredited and certified programs in the Middle East and Africa.  Public programs and in-house bespoke programs are delivered throughout the year.

Center for Effective Organizations (2 programs)

Strategic Organization Design
Provides core principles, frameworks, models, and tools. Using the Star Model™, building blocks of design and strategy are addressed.

Advanced Topics in Org Design
Practicum-based course in which participants receive coaching while working through a real design challenge. (Only open to individuals who have already attended the Strategic OD Workshop)

Interested in getting your organization design training accredited?

What does is mean to be an Accredited Organization Design Course?

To receive accreditation, a design course or workshop must meet a set of requirements, jointly developed by academics and practitioners of from the three sponsoring organizations: Organization Design Forum, European Organization Design Forum, and the Organization Design Community.

Twenty-two minimum core requirements are contained within three categories:


Design Concepts and Principles


Design Types


Redesign and Change

Additionally, the course or workshop is evaluated on other factors such as the length of the program, course pre-work and materials, and the experience of the instructors.

A full list of accredited courses can also be found on the website of the Organization Design Community