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 …

Diversity and Inclusion

March event review – Diversity & Inclusion – Bias in Organisations

When we ask our members what topics they would like to see in ODA events, one theme that often comes up is diversity and inclusion. For our March event, we explored this topic through stories and experiences. Our guest, Ieta D’Costa is a radiation oncologist, and PhD candidate researching attitudes to indigenous Australians within our health system. Ieta’s work, and …

ODA october event

October Event Review: Insights into the impact of the coronavirus crisis on employee experience – and what to do about it!

The Stats tell the story! On 28th October at 6.30 we all settled into our favourite nook of the house to tune into ODA via zoom. A wonderful outcome of our regular Zoom events is that our collective voice is growing, with regulars from regional Victorians, New South Wales and beyond. Our friendship circle is growing.   Our guest speaker …

September Event Review – Asking Better Questions with Lindsey Tighe

Our event began with Lindsay sharing the premise on which her work is based. Lindsay believes that we all have far more capability than we realise, and that one of the great inhibitors to us fulfilling our potential is the way we communicate with each other. A contributor to this is that many of us do too much ‘telling’. We …

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 …