Facilitating Micro-org redesign

Organisational Design and Facilitating Micro-org (re)design

We enjoyed a very informative and insightful presentation by US-based consultant, Greg Thompson at our April ODA breakfast event.  Greg generously shared his expertise on organisational design, providing practical tools and approaches on how to align all parts of the business to ensure they achieve their strategic or competitive advantage.  He advised that, whether working as an internal or external …

March Breakfast Event

March Event Review: OD Competencies and Capabilities – Developing OD Practitioners for the Future

We were delighted to have Matt Minahan Ed.D give an excellent and informative presentation at our inaugural ODA breakfast event held in March. Speaking to us via Zoom from the States, Matt generously shared his expertise and insights relating to the development of the Global OD Competency Framework. It was developed in 2016 to guide OD practitioners’ development and provide …

Feb Event Review- Seeing systems

February Event Review – Seeing systems and creating change that works

Joan Lurie believes that we need more organisational ecologists – people who understand the uniqueness of organisational systems.   For our first event of 2022, Joan joined us to lead an insightful and practical discussion about how she works with leaders and organisations to support change through understanding and working with systems.   Joan describes systems thinking as a new …

Nov event review

November Event Review – Sharing OD stories to celebrate our work and impact in 2021

Our final event for this year, Sharing OD stories to celebrate our work and impact in 2021, was facilitated by Allison Tsao (Leadership Group Member and Founder of Humans Who Lead). While it was a small group of 12 for our final event of the year, the carefully structured process we followed using Liberating Structures Principles and Conversation Café enabled real …

Diversity and Inclusion

October Event Review – Celebrate Difference to Make a Difference

The T2 Story creating a Brewing Force for Good We were treated to a wonderful and engaging presentation by Georgi Poulos, Global Director, People and Steve Martin, Head of Learning and Development, T2 at our October event, Celebrate Difference to Make a Difference – The T2 Story creating a Brewing Force for Good.   Georgi walked us through their Diversity & …

September Event Review – A Taste for Storytelling

Shawn Callaghan weaves stories into his discussion in a way that means you barely notice them but feel compelled to listen. In our September event, Shawn shared a little about his approach to storytelling and how we can become better organisational storytellers – how to acquire business storytelling without being taught. Ironically for me, who was happily listening without overthinking …

case study of change

August Event Review – A case study of change

Our August event “A case study of change” was presented by Sherri Huckstep, Chief Experience Officer at Melbourne’s Royal Women’s Hospital. Sherri, the first person in this role at the hospital, comes from a health professional background but in describing her work, demonstrated all the insights and practice of an experienced OD professional.   Sherri began the evening by sharing …

Event Review – Making Hybrid Hum

July Event Review – Making Hybrid Hum

As we transition out (and in some cases back in and out again) of mandated work from home a ‘new normal’ of hybrid working is emerging. While this isn’t totally new, the scale of it is unprecedented, and many OD practitioners are faced with considerations of how to make hybrid work for people and organisations. We were very lucky to …

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 …