May 2024 Event Review: OD & Me

What a delight to be held by Soumya and Radhika to contemplate and reflect on ourselves as OD practitioners. In this work, we invest so much of ourselves in helping others. Here we were able to invest time and energy in helping ourselves. The OD & Me process focused us on people, projects and changes which have been significant for …

April 2024 Event Review: An Immersive Learning Circle with Peter Block and Bill Brendel

Our April ODA event featured Peter Block & Bill Brendel and focused on the value of Immersive Learning Circles. To appreciate the value of these, we explored a case study which illustrated the process in context. The process and the small group conversation were rich and stimulating, leaving us in a generative state of reflection and contemplation about what is …

OD in Australia Today – ODA’ s 25th anniversary national conference

OD in Australia today – ODA’ s 25th anniversary national conference, 26 July 2024   In our 25th anniversary year, we’re pausing to consider “Where’s OD in Australia today?”   What are the complexities and challenges organisations face today? How can OD help organisations navigate these? What does it require of this helping role?   We’ve brought together a range of talented speakers …

February 2024 Event Review: Leading generative change: challenges for leaders and consultants

What a treat it was to spend the morning with internationally renowned OD thought leader and award-winning author Gervase Bushe, at our February event, the first for our 25th anniversary year! And on a topic so relevant to our work: change. Gervase started by explaining how his experiences with Appreciative Enquiry had not always been successful; why was it that …

The resistance line | Lewis Deep Democracy

Sep 2023 Event Review: Gaining the Gold That Lies Below Resistance and Conflict

Lewis Deep Democracy, a method born in the transition from apartheid to a new democracy in South Africa, was developed by psychologists Myrna & Greg Lewis and inspired by Arnold Mindell’s Process Orientated Psychology. This method provides training that is powerful yet easy to learn, and adaptable to a wide range of life situations. For our September event, we were …

July 2023 Event Review: Australia at the Cross-Roads: Truth, Treaty & Voice

For our very special July event we were joined by Angela Rodaughan, Phee Alexander, Kathryn Sullivan and Kiri Tawhai and for a discussion about Australia at the Cross-Roads: Truth, Treaty & Voice.    It was terrific to spend time with Angela, Phee, Kathryn and Kiri, who engaged us with such generosity, graciousness and inclusivity. They shared insights into their experience of …