IMI Diploma in Organisational Development & Transformation

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The IMI Diploma in Organisational Development and Transformation is designed to give practitioners in organisational settings a comprehensive overview of the frameworks and theories of organisational development and transformation.

It will further allow you to understand and navigate the organisational factors which influence the effectiveness of the engagement, diagnosing, implementing, embedding and measuring of Organisational Development interventions across a variety of settings.

50 per change of change

*Source: Greiner, R. R. (2014, November 1). Breakthrough in Organization Development.

Who This Programme Is For

  • You are leading / will lead an organisation-wide change agenda.
  • You are a manager who is required to lead or manage change in the future.
  • You have a role in designing and implementing an optimal organisational structure to deliver your organisations strategy.
  • You want to make the culture in your organisation more agile,innovative or entrepreneurial.
  • You want to ensure that the change efforts your organisation delivers in the future are more effective and less painful than the ones you have done in the past.


Pathway Options

 Masters in Business Practice


  • Duration: 18 Days
  • Location: IMI Campus
  • Next Programme: 04 November 2019
  • Modules: 6
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Programme Dates: Dublin

Module 1: 4, 5, 6 November 2019

Module 2: 2, 3, 4 December 2019

Module 3: 6, 7, 8 January 2020

Module 4: 3, 4, 5 February 2020

Module 5: 2, 3, 4 March 2020

Module 6: 6, 7, 8 April 2020






Programme Impact

On successful completion of this programme participants should be able to:

  • Effectively understand the frameworks around organisational development and transformation.
  • Use these frameworks for effective decision making that will deliver your business strategy.
  • Navigate the factors that influence the effectiveness of organisational development.
  • Plan and structure organisation wide initiatives.
  • Communicate, lead and deliver organisational change.
  • Evaluate the quality of managerial effectiveness in an organisational development context.
  • Influence and deal with politics and conflict within the organisation.
  • Develop capabilities to measure organisational development interventions.
Programme Content

Programme content charts the development of the transformational change intervention.

PLAN & PREPARE  Organisational Development Overview, Concept & Strategy

This module considers Planned Approaches to change – developing OD strategy and the future of the field.

  • Employ knowledge to start developing an OD strategy for their business.
  • Evaluate planned models with regard to the their own organisational context.


THE OD CONSULTANT – Context, Dynamics & Responsibilities

This module considers Ethics, Culture, Politics and Organisational Dynamics and Organisational Constraints that impact on approach in the context of HR strategy.

  • Analyse organisational circumstances and how they will impact on engagement within the organisation.
  • Design appropriate strategies for various organisational circumstances.


INDIVIDUAL INTERVENTIONS – Talent & Individual Assessments

This module considers the suitability of a variety of individual assessments and interventions in the context of their and other organisations.

  • Appraise and assess a suitable set of individual assessments in a particular context.
  • Recommend appropriate individual assessments and interventions.


TEAM INTERVENTIONS –  Group Dynamics, Decision Making & Interventions

This module considers appropriate group interventions, the measurement of decision making and managerial effectiveness.

  • Classify and interpret various Team and Group interventions.
  • Assess the quality of decision making.


CULTURAL ANALYSIS – Organisational Interventions & Cultural Dynamics

This module considers integrating the various types of approaches within the growing understanding of organisational context.

  • Assemble an appropriate organisation wide intervention.
  • Effectively exploit data.
  • Understand the various characteristics of successful change.


RECOMMEND & LAUNCH – Large Scale Advanced & Complex Change Interventions

This module considers consolidating the inputs and insights gained throughout the programme

  • Develop and recommend a strategic OD intervention for a particular organisation.
  • Evaluate proposed strategies and utilise this insight and feedback to direct your thinking for the OD intervention.
Programme Features


Case Studies

Relevant case studies covering a broad variety of contemporary organisational development and transformation topics are frequently analysed in class. The resulting class discussion allows participants to apply
practical tools to real-life business scenarios.

Interactive Classes

Core concepts, techniques and practical tools are introduced in interactive classroom sessions, in which debate and discussion are constantly encouraged.

Class & Diversity Networking

This year the IMI Diploma in Organisational Development and Transformation aims to attract a uniquely diverse cohort of experienced managers from a wide range of industries and backgrounds who are intently focused on broadening their knowledge and developing their skills. Throughout the year you will work closely with your class colleagues in team activities and organised study groups. You will leave the programme with a valuable network of business contacts and friends.

Topical Discussion

At every module where applicable, the class will review, discuss and analyse the crucial organisational development and
transformation issues of the day.

Cutting Edge Toolkit for Delivering Change

A key tangible takeaway from this programme is a cutting edge, toolkit of frameworks, models and initiatives to enable you to develop:

  • An organisational development and change strategy
  • Organisational wide initiatives and interventions plan including coaching, mentoring and communications.

Unique Faculty

IMI faculty have a unique blend of academic qualifications and real world business acumen. This combines with their unrivalled business experience working with practicing managers to create a truly dynamic
classroom experience.

Payment Options

For 2019, the IMI offers promotional rates* and innovative payment options that make our programmes more accessible than ever.

IMI prices are inclusive of teaching materials, meals and parking at the IMI Campus. These prices are only guaranteed for the 2019 intake of IMI Diplomas. We offer all our IMI Diploma participants a 10% discount on double rooms at the IMI National Management Centre.

Organisations that purchase several IMI Diploma places in any calendar year may be eligible for MoB Corporate Partnership. By becoming an MoB Corporate Partner, your organisation can avail of considerable additional price discounts and other benefits. For more information on IMI pricing, financing options and MoB Corporate Partnership, contact the team at 1800 22 33 88 or email

Monthly Payments

Pay for your IMI Diploma by monthly payments spread over the duration of the programme. There is no interest charged for choosing this payment option. Terms and conditions apply.

IMI Staged Payments

Pay for 60% of your course in advance of its commencement and pay the 40% balance before the start of your fourth module.

Tax Relief on Tuition Fees

If you are paying for your tuition fees yourself, it is now possible to apply to the Revenue Commissioners for tax relief for this IMI programme. The amount of relief available varies from person to person, and may be as high as €1,400. Tax relief is allowable per programme, per participant, per academic year. Relief will not be available for any part of tuition fees which are met directly, or indirectly, by grants, scholarships, employer payments etc. Please see for further information on how to apply for this relief. All decisions on individual tax relief requests are subject to the discretion of the Revenue Commissioners.

Reflective Integrated Assignment

Completion of the MBS in Business Practice pathway is contingent on participants completing the RIA (5 credits) capstone assignment. Guidance is offered through a compulsory one-day facilitated workshop and ongoing support and access to the IMI Knowledge Centre is also provided at a cost of €650. Payment is due on acceptance of Diploma three.

For more information on IMI pricing, financing options and MoB Corporate Partnership, contact the team at 1800 22 33 88 or email


*Pricing subject to change

Just 3 Steps to a Master of Business

The Master of Business is based around a framework of fifteen IMI Diploma Programmes and BRP.

By completing either of the four pathways below within a five year timeframe, you will earn the required amount of credits to be conferred the title ‘MSc or MBS in Business Practice’, ‘MSc in Data Business or ‘MSc in Digital Business’. The IMI Masters of Business Framework is validated and awarded by University College Cork – National University of Ireland, Cork.

How does it work?

Step 1: Successfully complete any one of the IMI’s suite of fifteen IMI Diploma programmes.
Step 2: Successfully complete a second IMI Diploma of your choosing achieving an overall grade average of 2.1.
Step 3: Successfully complete the IMI Business Research Project or a third IMI Diploma of your choosing and a Reflective Integrated Assignment (RIA).

Separate to their individual pathways, it must be noted that the IMI Diploma in Data Business Part 1 or the IMI Diploma in Digital Business Part 1 can be taken as the first, second or third diploma in the journey towards an MSc in Business Practice or MBS in Business Practice.


A key feature of the IMI MoB Framework is its flexible timeframe, which allows you to tailor your participation around work/life demands. Whereas each of the steps takes approximately six months to complete, you have a five year window within which to complete all required steps and attain the Masters. Therefore, depending on your preference, you can complete the taught element of the IMI MoB Framework in as little as 18 months. You must complete all elements of the IMI MoB Framework within five years.

The MoB philosophy

Unlike traditional MBAs and Business Masters, the IMI MoB Framework is driven by an intensely practical, action learning philosophy. Throughout the programme, classroom learning is applied to real-life business challenges via exercises, group work, case studies and projects that centre on both your day-to-day work and the challenges currently facing your organisation. Both you and your organisation will derive genuine real-world benefits from your participation.

Who is eligible?

Participants are required to provide evidence of relevant work-based learning at a management level and / or should hold a relevant academic qualification at primary degree level.

To clarify your status or to find out more contact or Freephone 1800 22 33 88.

A candidate’s suitability for the programme will be determined by a combination of their academic qualifications and / or relevant professional experience. Each applicant will be firstly required to comprehensively complete the IMI “Portfolio of Learning” form. A primary degree from a recognised third level institution (NFQ level 8) will typically be required with at least 3 years relevant industry experience, however, prior workplace learning will be recognised where applicants do not meet the academic requirement.

Alternatively, at least 5 years relevant experience at an appropriate managerial level is the requirement where the degree is not in the appropriate area. This experience may come from a general business or organisational background, or experience as project lead/management.

Each proposed candidate will be considered on a case by case basis by the Programme Directors, who will interview applicants in person or by phone. The IMI Registrar’s Office will oversee all applications and the final decision on any application rests with the Registrar.

All applicants whose first language is not English will be required to show evidence of the successful completion of an IELTS or TOEFL test. The English language requirement for this programme is an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Successful participants will be awarded both the IMI Diploma in Organisational Development and Transformation and the UCC Postgraduate Certificate in Organisational Development and Transformation. The Postgraduate Certificate qualification is validated and awarded by University College Cork – National University of Ireland, Cork and is a Level 9, Minor Award on National Framework of Qualifications.

By completing this programme you will also earn one-third of the credits required to be awarded the Master of Business qualification.


Programme Dates: Dublin

Module 1: 4, 5, 6 November 2019

Module 2: 2, 3, 4 December 2019

Module 3: 6, 7, 8 January 2020

Module 4: 3, 4, 5 February 2020

Module 5: 2, 3, 4 March 2020

Module 6: 6, 7, 8 March 2020



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