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 …

March 2020 Event Review: Changing Workplace Narratives – Exploring the Power of Story with Andrew Rixon

Written by: Charlotte Francis, Grants specialist and writer, sometime ODA visitor! ODA’s March event was delivered online via Zoom reflecting the new reality of physical distancing and home-based working during the Covid-19 pandemic. More than ever, we need story to make sense of our changing world. The session started with a warm-up exercise where everyone in the group chose an …

Worldwork: Coaching & Facilitation in Response to Unprecedented Climate Crisis

A longtime member of the ODA community, Rho Sandberg, will be hosting a one-day event in Melbourne on Tuesday 28th January to support us in our work in responding to the climate crisis.   A message from Rho:   We have spoken often about our role in social change and built deep skills in holding individuals, groups, organisations and communities …

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November Event Review – OD and Improv

Would you be willing to play improv games with your team if it added value to the team? Maybe it seems too risky or uncomfortable. For our November event, Andy Matthews had the ODA members doing and saying oddball things and laughing uproariously. In amongst the laughter we were seeing incredible value in using improv as an OD tool.   …