Leading Organization Design

Improve your Organizational Design

An experience by Alastair Mitchell-Baker and Nick Richmond.

Organisation Design Foundations

13th of October


  • 600 € + VAT: First 3 tickets only!
  • 650 €+ VAT: Early Bird tickets (Until 13th of September)
  • 700 € + VAT: Full Price Ticket

What you will learn

The key challenges and opportunities for leaders of organization
design projects

Key tools to use in the designing process.

The importance of designing
around value and questions
leaders need to ask.

The module in short

Delivered virtually over one day this module is based on lived experience of leading organisations. It’s focus is to help leaders understand their role when working with organisation design practitioners to deliver and operate a new organisation design. 

The module will include practical hands on experiential learning, light touch teaching, and peer discussions. To support the reflectors and non-native English speakers pre-readings will be provided in advance in preparation for the programme and discussions.

  • The day – The day will begin with participants exploring the triggers of organisation design and how design currently gets done in their organisation. We will then share an overview of organisation design, giving people a chance to understand the end-to-end framework and to identify their strengths and opportunities for growth.


Participants will explore the link between strategy and design before discovering how the key tensions highlighted by the Koestenbaum Leadership Diamond® and the idea of Use of Self can impact the successful delivery of a project. Participants will then apply The Tricord an organisation diagnostic and design model to a case study to help build a systemic understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the case organisation. Lastly we will use the Conner Commitment Model to explore the leadership role in holding peoples anxieties for change and to recognise the greater need for commitment than compliance

Key topics

Cosa dice chi l'ha già fatto?

Learning outcomes for attendees include:

  • An increased understanding of Organisation Design principles, the key stages, tools and activities
  • Enhanced awareness and understanding of the key challenges, opportunities and helpful behaviours when leading organisation design projects. 
  • Deepened knowledge and expertise on the role of leaders and how to lead organisation design projects
  • An increased understanding of the importance of strategy
  • Building experience in applying key organisation design tools
  • Improved understanding how organisation design impacts organisation culture.


What do those who have already done it say?


Alastair Mitchell-Baker

Alastair Mitchell-Baker

Alastair Mitchell-Baker is an experienced organisational leader and consultant, who is Tricordant’s Coordinating Director. His passion is supporting leaders working through complex strategic and organisational issues using his skills in strategy, organisation design and development. He draws on many years of senior management experience including as an NHS Trust Executive Director and Chief Executive, over 13 years as an NHS Non-Executive Director and 20 years consulting.  He has led many major projects and loves the unique challenge each client organisation brings from a small NGO fighting for the rights of indigenous forest peoples to healthcare systems navigating complex systems change. He was a founding member of the EODF, is a member of NTL Institute, has an NTL Diploma in OD, a Certified Organisation Design Professional by leading global bodies and a certified LSP© practitioner.

Nick Richmond

Nick has a passion to design thriving, high performing organisations by creating healthy, meaningful work for people. Over the past 10 years Nick has built upon his facilitation skills, strategic thinking and innovative spirit to specialize in organisation design, organisational development, and bringing the future to life. Nick is a Director and organisation design lead for Tricordant and has led the EODF community network since 2012 including as Chair. He is a qualified Chemical Engineer, was awarded an MBA with distinction in 2006, a Certified Organisation Design Professional by leading global bodies, a MSP accredited practitioner, a trained Future Search member, a Certified Practitioner in Consulting and Change at The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, and a Certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY ® Facilitator.

A recognized pathway

Modules in this phase enable you to understand the basics of the subject and begin practicing it.

Through specific experiences and important theory complements, one begins at this stage to practice proficiently.

The advanced part of the course generates experience and deep knowledge, enabling you to become an influential reference on the subject.

The last stage is for those who, in addition to having developed personal mastery, want to learn how to best help other people in their learning journey.


At the end of each phase, an Open Badge will be issued to attest and make visible the achievement of the related level of competence. We chose the Open Badge ecosystem to enable each participant to obtain a trackable, verifiable and globally recognized certificate.

If you have any questions, please write an email to mastery@cocoon-pro.com 

13th of October – Online (English) 

        • 600 € + VAT:  First 3 tickets only! 
        • 650 € + VAT: Early Bird (until 13 of October)
        • 700 € + VAT: Full Price

13 of October 2023

  • 600 € + VAT: First 3 tickets only!
  • 650 €+ VAT: Early Bird tickets (Until Sep 13)
  • 700 € + VAT: Full Price Ticket

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