What we’re reading: Recommendations for June 2021

What do you do when you’ve had enough of the imbalance that is destroying our democracies, our planet, and ourselves?  Well, if you’re famed academic and OD practitioner Henry Mintzberg, you set up a website in April 2021 to help us pursue the rebalancing of society. I stumbled across this recently, and was immediately taken by the depth of feeling …

workshop experiences

May Event Review: It’s all in the design – Workshop experiences that engage and deliver

For our May event, facilitator, mentor, writer and speaker Jacinta Cubis led us through a fun and practical discussion on how to design workshop experiences that engage and deliver. Engaging and delivering results is about getting your audience involved and having fun, while achieving the session outcomes. We discussed the value of planning, and the balance between a tight script …

What we’re reading

ODA Committee Member Meredith Crowe has been appreciating the work of Kim Scott. Following her insightful work on ‘Radical Candor,’ Kim has developed another framework ‘Just Work‘. Read more on Kim Scott’s “Just Work”       From ODA Vice President Kaliopi Tsousis: Many of you will remember our February 2020 evening with Professor Gervase Bushe on Dialogic OD. He …

Diversity and Inclusion

March event review – Diversity & Inclusion – Bias in Organisations

When we ask our members what topics they would like to see in ODA events, one theme that often comes up is diversity and inclusion. For our March event, we explored this topic through stories and experiences. Our guest, Ieta D’Costa is a radiation oncologist, and PhD candidate researching attitudes to indigenous Australians within our health system. Ieta’s work, and …

ODA october event

October Event Review: Insights into the impact of the coronavirus crisis on employee experience – and what to do about it!

The Stats tell the story! On 28th October at 6.30 we all settled into our favourite nook of the house to tune into ODA via zoom. A wonderful outcome of our regular Zoom events is that our collective voice is growing, with regulars from regional Victorians, New South Wales and beyond. Our friendship circle is growing.   Our guest speaker …

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2020 AGM: Leadership Group Report

Our 2020 AGM was held as part of the September event. If you missed it, you can find out more about the last 12 months of ODA in our Leadership Group Report (click to view PDF). Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the ODA community over the past year, and special thanks to those who have volunteered their time …