Participants: Maximum 20
London: 21st June 2013
Price: £550 + VAT
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Forward-thinking organisations are turning to Organisational Development to help them realise their strategy as well as their potential in a difficult marketplace. Using behavioural science knowledge, Organisational Development supports organisations by helping them become as effective as they can be whilst developing the adaptability for long-term success. OD practitioners play a critical role in maximising your organisation’s performance, harnessing its ability to deliver its strategy and achieving sustainable results.
For many Organisational Development is a confusing term, the definition of which varies depending on who you ask, and is often used interchangeably with terms such as ‘organisational design’ and ‘learning and development’. In fact, two people may share ‘OD’ in their job title but in practice do very different things in their work. Organisational Development, as a general concept, is orientated to improve organisational effectiveness and ‘health’ and is becoming increasingly widespread in organisations.
Attending this Organisational Development seminar will add to your skill and knowledge repertoire and help you develop an OD ‘roadmap’ that will equip you with an understanding of Organisational Development. You will learn how to apply the theory of OD to your organisational system, enabling you to gain traction and maximise the impact of your interventions.
09:30 Welcome, introductions and objectives for the day
Making sense of OD
• Description and definition of OD and how it has developed
• OD practice: principles and values
• Understanding the relationship between OD and HR
• Demystifying the organisation and working with organisational models
• Looking at the organisation as a whole and ‘thinking in layers’
• The OD Mindset: thinking systemically
• Making sense of OD interventions
The OD Cycle
• From diagnosis to intervention: a process for OD
• Exploring process consultation
• Transparency: seeing and thinking in a different way
• Organisational diagnosis
• Identifying powerful actions
’Live consultancy’: Participants will be given the opportunity to put the principles and application into practice in an interactive ‘consultancy’ exercise to deepen learning and its practical application.
• Consolidating key learning points
• Starting to operate in an OD way
Rhonda Miller is a chartered occupational psychologist and executive coach with over twenty-five years of experience in organisation and leadership development. Working with clients on individual, group, and organisational levels, Rhonda specialises in effectiveness issues around transition, and the assessment and development of the individuals and groups that make up the organisation. She has extensive experience working with leaders in the areas of organisational change, leadership development, team building and talent management and is particularly interested in the underlying behaviours that make up an organisational culture.
Rhonda has worked with numerous clients in the private, public and charitable sectors. This includes work as a senior-level in-house manager in a number of roles within manufacturing, utilities and communications organisations as well as over fifteen years of experience as an external consultant advising organisational leaders on managing change, and identifying and developing current and future leaders.
She has worked for many global organisations and is a dual citizen of the US and UK. Some of her clients include: Air France/KLM, Bank of England, Barclays, British Film Institute, Home Office, Inmarsat, MOD, NHS Scotland, and Qatar Foundation.
Rhonda designed and is the lead tutor on the CIPD postgraduate certificate programme, the Psychology of Organisation Development and Change, and has also lectured on post-graduate courses in organisation development and change management at Fordham and New York Universities in New York City.
She is on the inaugural Board of the Organisation Development Network Europe (ODN Europe).
HR professionals and others who want to develop the skills and capabilities to operate effectively as an OD practitioner.
“Very positive experience, as OD is both an extremely varied and detailed subject. Martin provided a great overview into the critical aspects of the discipline within an easily accessible introduction session”
– International Organisational Development Manager, Media
“Thought provoking with good discussions”
– Emma Blair, Head of People Development, CPM United Kingdom Ltd
Receive a 20% discount when you book more than one event, or book more than one person on the same event. Please note this discount only applies to the lesser priced booking and when all bookings are placed together.
You are entitled to a 25% discount on your booking if you are a registered charity. This discount will show on your invoice once your booking is submitted. You will need your charity registration number for the booking form.
8th floor Tenter House
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Striking design, loads of daylight and great views across the City.
Vibrant, buzzy cafe and networking area with signature etc.venues coffee stations
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