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2020 AGM: Leadership Group Report

Our 2020 AGM was held as part of the September event. If you missed it, you can find out more about the last 12 months of ODA in our Leadership Group Report (click to view PDF). Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the ODA community over the past year, and special thanks to those who have volunteered their time …

Australia to host the OD World Conference in 2022

We were excited to announce in January that Australia had been confirmed as the hosts of the 2021 Organization Development Conference. You may recall being invited to complete a survey earlier this year, in preparation for the international OD Conference planned to be held in Australia in 2021. More than 30 members of the OD community around the region completed …

What we’re listening to: Alex Dekker on Radio National

Jan Heckscher, Leadership Group member responsible for Member Liaison, was inspired by the story of a local university student taking the lead to provide practical support to healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.   I felt inspired by listening to Alex Dekker speak on Radio National. Alex is a 20-year-old Monash University science and global studies student. When the outbreak …

Worldwork: Coaching & Facilitation in Response to Unprecedented Climate Crisis

A longtime member of the ODA community, Rho Sandberg, will be hosting a one-day event in Melbourne on Tuesday 28th January to support us in our work in responding to the climate crisis.   A message from Rho:   We have spoken often about our role in social change and built deep skills in holding individuals, groups, organisations and communities …

Vale Ian McKinnon

It is with great sadness we announce that Ian McKinnon, a long-time member of ODA, passed away on Nov. 27th. Ian became involved with ODA over 15 years ago as both a general member and on the leadership group at different times. He was a larger-than-life person, full of ideas and deeply interested in others and their thoughts. His enthusiasm for …

OD Consultant Role at Mercy Health

Be responsible for designing and implementing organisational development initiatives for the Health Services division. Permanent Full Time position (76 hours per fortnight) based at Heidelberg and Werribee. In this role you will assist with the design and coordination of employee surveys including engagement surveys and pulse surveys and foster talent pools for critical positions to support organisational succession planning. With …

A New Event Venue for 2019

In 2018, the Leadership Group made the decision that we would not continue to use Graduate House in to 2019. Ongoing traffic and parking issues are making attending events unnecessarily challenging. A number of alternative venues were considered with a view to finding a comfortable and practical space for our community to meet. We are very pleased to announce that …

OD Roles at Healthscope

Healthscope has two roles open in their OD team. Do you embrace driving change? Do you love making an impact? With a focus on collaborative projects and supportive HR team members, ours it truly a mixture of exciting work and great people! Click on the links below to know more: HR/OD Project lead in St Kilda Rd (full time, 0.8 …

Welcome to our new Leadership Group

Following our AGM we are very pleased to introduce you to our new Leadership Group: Danielle Jacobson – President and interim Secretary Kaliopi Tsousis – Vice President Yen Troung – Treasurer Doss Duscher – General Member Ian Smith – General Member Jan Heckscher – General Member Meredith Crowe – General Member You can find contact details for our Leadership Group …