May 2019 event with Kristyn Haywood

May Event Review – Fostering Trust in Leadership with Kristyn Haywood

Our ODA community gathered on a freezing cold Melbourne May evening to speak with ‘People for Success’ founder, Kristyn Haywood, about leadership, trust, and courage.   Kristyn has a strong reputation as a leader whisperer, and her self-described “quirkiness” is immediately disarming. She is an experienced facilitator and executive coach, using her skills and learnings for leadership education and transformational …

April Event Review – Mindfulness Pros and Cons with Sarah Francis

The ODA community was privileged to have Sarah Francis, registered Psychologist and Director of the Melbourne Mindfulness Institute, to facilitate our April event, ‘Mindfulness, Pros and Cons.’ Sarah is extensively trained and experienced in mindfulness theory and practice with over twenty years’ experience. She has conducted many Mindfulness integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT) programs as part of individual therapy for …

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 …