England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa HR, workforce and communications, Personal and organisational development

Organisational development: changing council culture



This training explores the role of organisational development in fundamentally changing organisational culture and recognising the demands and challenges Local Authorities face. Culture change goes to the heart of any major transformation programme.  This session is an interactive opportunity to develop your awareness and understanding of the organisational implications of change and how Organisational Development can be used to challenge and shift the culture to where it needs to be. It’s a chance to share experiences and opportunities and stimulate ideas and possibilities.

Structural change is only effective if matched by cultural change. The financial imperative and the opportunities afforded by digital technologies are often the drivers of transformation but there are other factors such as new ways of agile working and increased service demands. Cultural change can be value-driven but what does that mean in practice in terms of management style and individual behaviours? Is the organisation espousing the need for new ways of thinking but at the same time putting barriers in the way? There is an opportunity to fundamentally rethink the way things are done and consider radical change. There will need to be an emphasis on strategic thinking and not just strategic planning.

Key outcomes

  • Developing a clear understanding of the need for strategic thinking
  • Clarifying what organisational culture is and why it is so important
  • Identifying the drivers of cultural change
  • Having a toolkit of Organisational Development interventions
  • Facilitating clarity about the type of culture needed for a transformed organisation.

Who should attend

The workshop is intended for those looking to develop organisational responses to the challenges faced by local authorities. It is useful for those with strategic roles in organisational development, transformation and policy making.

Your LGIU Trainer

Keith Crampton is an experienced trainer, coach and facilitator specialising in Local Government but with experience in private sector organisations as well as charities. He brings an enthusiastic and engaging approach coupled with a focus on achieving real improvements in individual and organisational performance.

What others are saying about LGIU training

I learnt a great deal about strategic thinking and planning and feel much more confident to apply the new skills I’ve acquired. Thank you for running such an insightful and interactive session. I really enjoyed the training and will be recommending it to my colleagues.

– Shireena, from Waltham Forest