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 …

September Event Review – Asking Better Questions with Lindsey Tighe

Our event began with Lindsay sharing the premise on which her work is based. Lindsay believes that we all have far more capability than we realise, and that one of the great inhibitors to us fulfilling our potential is the way we communicate with each other. A contributor to this is that many of us do too much ‘telling’. We …

Working remotely

July Event Review: Is working remotely helping or hindering meaningful conversation?

Our July event was facilitated by Leadership Group member Carol Houtot who led an insightful discussion of how we can have meaningful conversations in the online environment that many of us find ourselves in, both at work and beyond. Anecdotally we all agreed that we had experienced meaningful online conversations. Through discussion of our experiences, we identified that while the …

Australia to host the OD World Conference in 2022

We were excited to announce in January that Australia had been confirmed as the hosts of the 2021 Organization Development Conference. You may recall being invited to complete a survey earlier this year, in preparation for the international OD Conference planned to be held in Australia in 2021. More than 30 members of the OD community around the region completed …

What we’re listening to: Alex Dekker on Radio National

Jan Heckscher, Leadership Group member responsible for Member Liaison, was inspired by the story of a local university student taking the lead to provide practical support to healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.   I felt inspired by listening to Alex Dekker speak on Radio National. Alex is a 20-year-old Monash University science and global studies student. When the outbreak …