July 2018 Event Review

August 1, 2018

“How do you go about your work? How do you make up your mind? And how is that working for you and your organisation?” This was engaging and thought provoking from the get-go. Led by Dr Colin Benjamin (Benji) and supported by Jose Perea, Michael Walmsley and Andrew Aitken from Gooroo, Benji took us through our individual Colourgrid results which …

Event Review: June – Winter Dinner

July 3, 2018

On 26th June, we hosted our inaugural winter dinner at Café Zum Zum in North Carlton. We included the dinner in our calendar as an opportunity for our community to catch up in a purely social setting. It was great to see a mix of long time members, new members and potential members come together to enjoy each other’s company …

May 2018 Event with Ian Smith

June 4, 2018

“What do you think about ‘Change’?”   This session, facilitated by Ian Smith, was designed to explore organisational change from the OD practitioner’s perspective. Ian guided us through the maze of ‘change’ to identify patterns or themes that seemed to arise when undertaking organisational change. He did this through exploring the experiences and stories of those present. What we ended …

April 2018 Event with Stephanie Reynolds

May 3, 2018

“The Unconscious in the Workplace – How Does It Show Up, and What to do about it!” – presented by Stephanie Reynolds, Kishin Consulting   This very insightful event was presented by Stephanie at the launch of our first regional event in Traralgon on 18th April and then again at Graduate House last week. Stephanie explored the impact of assumptions …

March 2018 Event with Julie Diamond

March 27, 2018

Power Intelligence® and the Core Competencies of Power Our March special event was held in collaboration with International Coach Federation  – Victoria.  Both ICF Vic and ODA support their members in their work; ICF Vic by promoting credibility, visibility and growth and ODA by helping them to connect, share and grow. We were lucky enough to have Julie Diamond, author, …

February 2018 Event with Paul Dunstone

“How do we make the most of a consulting relationship” with Paul Dunstone and Kailopi Tsousis Paul and Kaliopi’s presentation was a great reminder about the important aspects of working with clients in one’s role as an internal or external consultant. The key was to understand what the work of a consultant is and seeing the nuances that make organisations …

November 2017 Event with Dr Louise Mahler

January 22, 2018

How are you “heard”? Building our presence and influence What a great way to end 2017! Louise was both disrupting and confronting in a sort of “no shrinking violets” way. She challenged us by creating greater self-awareness around our presentation and interaction styles, and then helped us improve our presence by making very positive use of our physical bearing and …

October Event with Tiffany Gray

October 31, 2017

My Mindset and Me: Making the Unconscious Conscious October 24, 2017 Well, what an enlightening evening we had with Tiffany! Changing mindset has to be one of, if not the most difficult, task OD practitioners face. Whether it be persuading a client (internal or external) of the need for a particular intervention, convincing an individual about the need for a …

September Event with Dr Anne Hartican

October 3, 2017

“Re-Constructing Performance Management” Anne facilitated a fascinating evening along with James Food from Insight Outsight. The session was designed to consider how performance management could be re-constructed. This necessitated asking a number of conceptual questions, including its purpose, relevance, assumptions, issues, engagement, relationship to culture and leadership, and how one makes the best of a flawed system. There were, of …

Who’s Afraid of Performance Management?

September 6, 2017

A review of the ODA Event on Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 This was an exploration of “Performance Management as a Hated Task” by presenters Paul Lloyd and Gail Simms of “work in teams”. The message from this event was that we need to design performance management systems around the business environments that exist today, rather than 20 years or more …