what do CEOs want from od

What do CEOs want from OD? – March 2019 Event Review

For our March event, we were joined by Bevan Warner, CEO of Launch Housing, and Kath Sutherland, Head of Talent, Capability & Learning at BP, who helped us dissect and answer this very important question. The session was facilitated by Max Edwards and was a follow up to our February event, “A week in the life of an OD professional“. …

A week in the life of an OD Professional

A week in the life of an OD Professional – Feb 2019 Event Review

Our first event of 2019, “A week in the life of an OD Professional”, sought to unpack the careers and current thinking of four panellists and to challenge ourselves to think critically about OD and all its facets. Thanks to the forthrightness and thoughtful reflections of Diana Dalton, Sharon Griffin, Elspeth Fink-Jensesn, and Nicola Hayes, we had a good crack …

November 2018 – Writing to Influence

In regards to the Writing to Influence – Tool Time event on Wednesday 28 November 2018, it has been ascertained that the way in which we write has an impact on how our readers interpret the intent and purpose of the text on a regular basis, despite the fact of what we as writers had initially originally set out to …

October 2018 – Organisational Dynamics

ODA Member and Deputy CEO of NIODA, Brigid Nossal, presented a very interactive session on Growing Collaboration & Organisational Dynamics: An Organisational Role Analysis Approach. Organisational Role Analysis (ORA) is a process designed to develop insight and understanding by considering role as the intersection of the person in role, the system and the broader context. Brigid shared her in depth …

September 2018 – Do women really need help to progress?

An engaging discussion lead by Anneli Blundell author, speaker and communication expert (aka the People Whisperer!). Anneli is the author of ‘Developing Direct Reports’ ‘Insight to Action’ and ‘Cracking the Code’ and has recently published her whitepaper exploring issues of gender equality and the invisible barriers within organisational and social constructs. There is no doubt the conversation surrounding gender equality …

August 2018 – “Dialogue in the Dark”

What an absolutely fabulous experience! First though, our thanks must go to Glenda Hutchinson for creating this opportunity for ODA, its members and guests, and to the co-facilitators for the evening, Catherine and Russell, who created a safe and secure environment for us. This event was billed as “a workshop unlike any other”, and it certainly lived up to that …

July 2018 – Decision Making with Colourgrid

“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 …

June 2018 – Winter Dinner

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 – What do you think about Change?

“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 – The Unconscious in the Workplace

“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 …