HSD | August Event Review

August 2022 Event Review: Learning to thrive through adaptive action in the midst of uncertainty and exponential change

Monica and Wendy joined us for a morning breakfast session to demystify their work around Human Systems Dynamics (HSD), a growing field of work in OD based on the work of Glenda Eoyang, founder of the Human Systems Dynamic Institute that focuses on creating adaptive change in complex and chaotic environments. I was really taken with the work and how …

Supporting Group Work with Image-Based Activities

May 2022 Event Review: Supporting Group Work with Image-Based Activities

For our May event, ODA member Heidi Vestergaard facilitated an experiential and insightful session on how OD practitioners can use image-based activities in group work.    The experiential element of the event began with the participants in citizen mode. Heidi used the social photo matrix to guide us through an activity which focused on the question, “What makes the Domestic …

Facilitating Micro-org redesign

Organisational Design and Facilitating Micro-org (re)design

We enjoyed a very informative and insightful presentation by US-based consultant, Greg Thompson at our April ODA breakfast event.  Greg generously shared his expertise on organisational design, providing practical tools and approaches on how to align all parts of the business to ensure they achieve their strategic or competitive advantage.  He advised that, whether working as an internal or external …

March Breakfast Event

March Event Review: OD Competencies and Capabilities – Developing OD Practitioners for the Future

We were delighted to have Matt Minahan Ed.D give an excellent and informative presentation at our inaugural ODA breakfast event held in March. Speaking to us via Zoom from the States, Matt generously shared his expertise and insights relating to the development of the Global OD Competency Framework. It was developed in 2016 to guide OD practitioners’ development and provide …

Feb Event Review- Seeing systems

February Event Review – Seeing systems and creating change that works

Joan Lurie believes that we need more organisational ecologists – people who understand the uniqueness of organisational systems.   For our first event of 2022, Joan joined us to lead an insightful and practical discussion about how she works with leaders and organisations to support change through understanding and working with systems.   Joan describes systems thinking as a new …

Nov event review

November Event Review – Sharing OD stories to celebrate our work and impact in 2021

Our final event for this year, Sharing OD stories to celebrate our work and impact in 2021, was facilitated by Allison Tsao (Leadership Group Member and Founder of Humans Who Lead). While it was a small group of 12 for our final event of the year, the carefully structured process we followed using Liberating Structures Principles and Conversation Café enabled real …

Diversity and Inclusion

October Event Review – Celebrate Difference to Make a Difference

The T2 Story creating a Brewing Force for Good We were treated to a wonderful and engaging presentation by Georgi Poulos, Global Director, People and Steve Martin, Head of Learning and Development, T2 at our October event, Celebrate Difference to Make a Difference – The T2 Story creating a Brewing Force for Good.   Georgi walked us through their Diversity & …

September Event Review – A Taste for Storytelling

Shawn Callaghan weaves stories into his discussion in a way that means you barely notice them but feel compelled to listen. In our September event, Shawn shared a little about his approach to storytelling and how we can become better organisational storytellers – how to acquire business storytelling without being taught. Ironically for me, who was happily listening without overthinking …