Organisation Development 
and Design

20-21 April 2022 | London and online

Join the CIPD Organisation Development and Design Conference

Driving change which enables your people to thrive in a disrupted working landscape

Over the last few years, organisation development and design have firmly established themselves as integral disciplines within many organisations. And following the disruptive nature of the pandemic, they now play an even more crucial role in overcoming many of the current challenges.

Be part of the CIPD Organisation Development and Design Conference this April. Explore how these disciplines are confronted with the challenges of adapting existing processes and strategies to correspond with these unpredictable external factors.

Join this exclusive two-day conference to explore and better address the need for transformation and change within the organisation development and design disciplines in this post-pandemic society.

Conference takeaways

  • Explore how to align OD&D with business goals to improve performance
  • Discover which Organisation Design models and practices are best suited to your organisation
  • Master evidence-based practice to keep up with change
  • Hear how technology can positively impact the workforce, particularly at a time when flexible working is unavoidable
  • Leverage OD&D to successfully mitigate future risks for your organisation
  • Encourage an environmentally conscious culture within your workplace


See the full programme Discover the in-person and online attendee benefits


Day 1
20 Apr 2022
Day 2
21 Apr 2022
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David Hayden

Chair’s opening remarks

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Sarah Morgan

Opening keynote: Embracing a culture of transformation and change

Karen Dumain
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Karen Dumain

Panel discussion: How can OD&D be aligned with business goals to improve performance?

11:00 - 11:40 (BST)

Morning networking break

Sarah Worthington
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Sarah Worthington

Skills-based talk: Establishing which organisation design models and practices are best suited to your organisation

Rob Briner, Professor of Organisational Psychology, Queen Mary University of London.
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Rob Briner

Adapting evidence based practice to keep up with change

13:00 - 14:00 (BST)

Networking lunch

Diane Allton
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Diane Allton

Panel discussion: What roles can OD&D play in boosting employee retention?

500 x Callum Porter
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Callum Porter

Case studies: Utilising digital transformation in the face of hybrid/remote working

15:30 - 16:00 (BST)

Afternoon networking break

Claire Henderson123
Claire Henderson

Closing keynote: Implementing change management initiatives to forge stronger workplace relationships

David Hayden123
David Hayden

Chair’s closing remarks and end of day one

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David Hayden

Chair’s opening remarks

Naomi Stanford
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Dr Naomi Stanford

Opening keynote: Who is responsible for organisation design?

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Nur Laila

Panel discussion: Utilising OD&D to successfully mitigate future risks 

11:10 - 11:40 (BST)

Morning networking break

Fiona Brunskill
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Fiona Brunskill

Case Study: Engaging employees through periods of organisational change

Francis Lake
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Francis Lake

Case study: Preserving a connection to company culture when applying hybrid and flexible working

13:00 - 14:00 (BST)

Networking lunch

Francisca Beloso Garcia
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Francisca Beloso Garcia

Implementing strategies that plan for the future

Rachel Carroll
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Rachel Carroll

Case study: Creating cultures of ongoing personal development and career progression

Ask the experts

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David Hayden

Chair’s closing remarks and end of the conference

Meet the speakers

Learn together as a team

Group discounts are available on all tickets at the discounted and standard rate. Booking in groups of 3-5 are eligible for a 10% discount. Bookings of 6 or above are eligible for a 15% discount. Please contact to enquire.
Please note: ticket sharing is not permitted.

In-person or online conference - what can you expect?



  • All conference sessions – in-person, at the venue
  • All conference sessions – online only
  • Speakers sharing the latest research, advice and case studies 
  • Speakers sharing the latest research, advice and case studies
  • A chance to ask the experts your questions in live Q&As
  • Online Q&A and networking opportunities
  • 1-2-1 and group face-to-face networking opportunities
  • Access to on-demand content online for 90 days*
  • Access to on-demand content online for 90 days*
  • Lunch and refreshments

*Subject to speaker discretion

Join the event in-person and benefit from:

  • Reconnecting with the community to build your network with like-minded professionals.
  • Discovering new opportunities: participating in lively in-person discussions is a great way to generate new opportunities and get help in refining your concepts and ideas.
  • Speaker insights: get your questions answered during live Q&As and discussions – nothing beats being there in the room. 
  • Stepping away from the day-to-day routine to be creative and explore new ideas.
  • Avoiding multitasking and staying more focused to truly make the best out of your experience.

Venue and Covid-19 measures

We are looking forward to reconnecting the people profession at face-to-face events. The CIPD and Haymarket Media Group (who deliver events on behalf of the CIPD) continue to follow the guidelines set out by the government and closely monitor the situation with regard to Covid-19 on a regular basis.

The health and safety of all attendees is our top priority. To help keep everyone safe and to provide a comfortable and enjoyable experience for everyone, please note the following:

  • Lateral flow test – we recommend that you take a test 48 hours before the event. You must stay at home if you test positive or have any symptoms. 
  • Face coverings, social distancing, and contact – It’s your personal choice, but we recommend wearing a face mask when in busy or confined spaces and be mindful that others may wish to maintain some social distancing and may not be comfortable with contact.
  • Hand sanitising stations will be available for you to use throughout the venue. 

*In the case that you are unable to attend, please contact your accommodation and/or travel provider directly to request a refund if possible.

Leonardo Royal Hotel London Tower Bridge, London, United Kingdom