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 …

Can play have its rightful place at work?

with Wendy Grenfell CEO and founder Elgin Hall Merrilee McCoy General Manager Trash Puppets Jhess McKnight Creative Director Trash Puppets Our last event in 2016 was “Can play have its rightful place at work?”. A big thank you to our presenters Wendy Grenfell (CEO Elgin Hall), and Merrilee McCoy and Jhess Knight from Trash Puppets. We had an absolutely delightful …

Crucial Conversations – Crucial Accountabilities

with Geoff Fleming General Manager VitalSmarts (Aust/NZ) This was another well attended event that provided those in attendance with both a theoretical and hands-on experience with how to deal with difficult interactions in the workplace. Our presenter, Geoff Flemming, set the scene by exploring our behaviour when faced with difficult conversations and how we typically respond to them. He suggested …

Fit for Purpose? A panel exploration of the modern workplace

This was another great event. While we expected a lively discussion, the nature of it allowed a very open and engaging conversation in which we considered what a “fit for purpose” purpose actually meant. The process was as enjoyable as the content! Key questions included: 1. What is the purpose of the workplace? 2. What does ‘fit’ mean? 3. What …

Footy Fever Hit ODA!

With Chyloe Kurdas, Female Football Development Manager, AFL.   Continuing on our theme for 2016 “Modern workplace fit for purpose” Chyloe Kurdas, Female Football Development Manager at the AFL, spoke on creating meaningful and lasting cultural change by addressing gender bias and imbalance. With such a unique insight as Female Development Manager within a male dominated industry, we were curious to …