chart your OD career path

June Event Review: How do You Chart Your OD Career Path?

Our June event was a two-part series presented by Dr. William Brendel. Bill’s revolutionary tool, M.O.S.T. Meaningful Career Assessment, which has been adopted in OD graduate curricula and professional networks worldwide, has helped countless emerging change agents, graduate students, and professionals transitioning from HR or Talent Development forge a path in OD. The ODA events of 2023 are each aligned …

April Event Review: How does your workforce know you’re really listening to its feedback?

Our April event was a workshop that focused on a key strategy used in organisational development, Workforce Listening, and was facilitated by ODA Leadership Group member Heidi Vestergaard with Kaliopi Tsousis hosting.   We’ve been considering the Global OD Competency Framework, and the competencies most relevant for an OD practitioner to have when designing an facilitating workforce listening centre on those …

February 2023 Event Review: Deep Ecology: A lens to facilitating systems change in organisations and society

We were thrilled to kick off the year with guest facilitator, John Seed. John’s session explored Deep Ecology along with ideas about leading systemic change. It stimulated a lively conversation about sustainability, the contribution organisations make to the health of the planet, and our role as a community of OD practitioners.  In the first part of the session, John shared …

November 2022 Event Review: Is Power a Dirty Word?

It was the final event of the year, and what an inspiring session it was with our two terrifically experienced practitioners, Sabine Simmonds and Lily Cubrilo!  Is power a dirty word? – a topic that we don’t talk about enough but what we all have at the back of our minds, led to some great conversations.   We grapple with power …

HSD | August Event Review

August 2022 Event Review: Learning to thrive through adaptive action in the midst of uncertainty and exponential change

Monica and Wendy joined us for a morning breakfast session to demystify their work around Human Systems Dynamics (HSD), a growing field of work in OD based on the work of Glenda Eoyang, founder of the Human Systems Dynamic Institute that focuses on creating adaptive change in complex and chaotic environments. I was really taken with the work and how …

Supporting Group Work with Image-Based Activities

May 2022 Event Review: Supporting Group Work with Image-Based Activities

For our May event, ODA member Heidi Vestergaard facilitated an experiential and insightful session on how OD practitioners can use image-based activities in group work.    The experiential element of the event began with the participants in citizen mode. Heidi used the social photo matrix to guide us through an activity which focused on the question, “What makes the Domestic …