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Alastair Wyllie, Steve Hearsum, Rita Evans

Description:

An overview of the Leaders in GM Programme and its fit within Place-based Leadership research. Session will show the intended benefits from a focus on personal transition across the changing system. We’ll share the Personal Transition Through Change programme design and our experiences of what worked well and what might have been even better if…

Audience (general or experienced)

General

Type of session (case study, practical, exploratory, theoretical, academic)

Case Study

Host(s)

John Taylor and Alastair Mitchell-Baker

Description:

We tend to always talk in OD circles about leaders and leadership. This can have the unintended consequence of actually disempowering and disconnecting from the key middle management population of our organisations. How can we talk about and practice OD to engage and support managers at all levels in organisations. What after all is management and why do we always seem to talk about leadership?

Take away greater insight into how a key segment of the people we work with, whether we are internals or externals, may feel think and behave. Some tips and ideas for greater engagement and more effective working

Audience (general or experienced)

General

Type of session (case study, practical, exploratory, theoretical, academic)

Practical

Host(s)

Dr Graham Curtis

Description:

The session will deal directly with a critical challenge to the way OD practitioners think about and work with organisational culture. An opportunity to think deeply about assumptions about organisations and organisations as systems through theories of complex responsive processes.

Audience (general or experienced)

Experienced

Type of session (case study, practical, exploratory, theoretical, academic)

Theoretical, Academic

Host(s)

Jane Galloway, Eren Behget and Anne-Marie Archard (developed with Mark Cole)

Description:

Reflection of NHS consulting work with senior managers working across organisational boundaries through a lens of difference. We aim to ensure that we raise awareness of the consideration of difference at different levels during consultancy work. We will be testing out a model for attendees to use and apply in their own practice.

Audience (general or experienced)

General

Type of session (case study, practical, exploratory, theoretical, academic)

Case study

Host(s)

Katherine Woods and Kenda Gaynham (Meeting Magic)

Description:

We have spent 20 years in meetings! We see them as the heart of organisational life, with huge potential for connection and collaboration. We know that there are widely differing views about meetings in organisations, and that meeting culture reflects organisational culture. So, what does meeting mean for you? This is what we will explore in our experiential session.

Audience (general or experienced)

General

Type of session (case study, practical, exploratory, theoretical, academic)

Exploratory

Host(s)

Shivangi Walke

Description:

Thrivewithmentoring.com (TWM) is a year-old social enterprise with chapters in 5 countries and 10 cities, half in Asia and half in Europe. TWM has catalyzed mentoring relationships for around 500 women since inception and is operating through a network of 35 volunteers, with all the pros and cons of being structured in this way.

As the Founder of Thrivewithmentoring, I am keen to sustain the momentum created in the first year and consolidate this social movement so that it reaches it’s potential and catalyses thousands of more mentoring relationships in the years to come.

Audience (general or experienced)

General

Type of session (case study, practical, exploratory, theoretical, academic)

Case Study; Practical

Host(s)

Kiran Chauhan

Description:

This session will explore the role of practitioner shame and embarrassment in ethical OD practice. It will draw upon ideas from the complexity sciences, critical theory and pragmatic philosophy to suggest how engaging with shame may offer new options for action. This topic has emerged as a key theme in Kiran’s doctoral research into his own practice.ment. Part of Kiran’s doctoral research.

Audience (general or experienced)

General

Type of session (case study, practical, exploratory, theoretical, academic)

Academic, Exploratory

Host(s)

Klaus Haasis

Description:

Perceiving substantial uncertainty in the world, we don’t know how to make decisions. How do startups act? Taking the smallest steps possible towards the future. Creating extreme teams with extreme relationships. Integrating polarities. In this session you learn from the experience out of over 60 corporate innovation projects. And you learn about the entrepreneurial action learning approach with new tools and canvases.

Audience (general or experienced)

Experienced

Type of session (case study, practical, exploratory, theoretical, academic)

Practical, Exploratory

Host(s)

Mark Withers and Anna Withers

Description:

How to collaborate effectively is a challenge most of our clients are facing. With a highly practical focus, we want to explore 3 questions with you: Why is collaboration so important? What really gets in the way of effective collaboration? What can we do as OD Practitioners to help people collaboration better? We’ll bring some client examples and tools we have found helpful … and we’d like you to join in with your experiences and tools too … so that we identify practical ways we can help colleagues or clients collaborate better.

Audience (general or experienced)

General

Type of session (case study, practical, exploratory, theoretical, academic)

Practical

Host(s)

Dr Richard Cotter

Description:

By providing a different perspective on how to make OD effective in context. The humanist core of OD is rarely (if ever) critiqued in terms of how it may harm as well as hinder practice. Our presentation describes this problem, confronts it head on, and more constructively, argues for a way around it.

Audience (general or experienced)

General, Experienced

Type of session (case study, practical, exploratory, theoretical, academic)

Theoretical, Academic

Host(s)

Simon Martin, Dev Mookherjee

Description:

Sharing new practitioner research on organisational transformations. This will be an opportunity to explore the key findings and implications of the research, as well as techniques and interventions to take back to your own organisations. We will look particularly at working with language, metaphor and framing when looking to shape and change organisations. This will also be an opportunity to learn from fellow practitioners, and delegates will benefit more if they come prepared to share their own experiences of working on organisational change and transformation. All participants will receive a full copy of the report.

Audience (general or experienced)

Experienced

Type of session (case study, practical, exploratory, theoretical, academic)

Practical, Theoretical

Host(s)

Tim Nash and Angelika Burovski

Description:

Embodied sensing is a different way of gathering data with the aim of improving the quality of the feedback you give to clients, as a result. Coming from Jung’s four ways of knowing, the knowledge that our bodies possess give us the possibility to tap in a wide range of information from the field. In an increasingly complex and volatile world, being able to access our embodied knowledge as facilitators and leaders enables us to have a different perspective on situations.

Audience (general or experienced)

Experienced

Type of session (case study, practical, exploratory, theoretical, academic)

Experiential

Host(s)

Tony Nicolls, Carolyn Norgate and Tammy Noel

Description:

OD&D in the Civil Service & Mayvin have collaborated to provide a development programme which brings together Organisational Development and Design. They have created a model that informs the development of combined OD&D practitioners through entry-level and advanced practitioner programmes. This session will show case this model and its impact on practice.

Audience (general or experienced)

General

Type of session (case study, practical, exploratory, theoretical, academic)

Case Study & Practical

Host(s)

Yannis Angelis

Description:

Storytelling and story-listening are essential leadership skills in order to understand and make meaning of the differences between various cultures. Moreover, they are gate openers for smoothening conflicts and shifting polarized positions from the edges more to the middle ground where at least a conversation can start and a potential consensus may emerge.
This session is highly interactive, and taps on the participants’ potential to connect with each other by sharing their personal stories of diversity.

Audience (general or experienced)

General, experienced

Type of session (case study, practical, exploratory, theoretical, academic)

Practical, highly experiential

Host(s)

Anne Lemaire, Nicoll Loyd, Griff Griffiths, Toine van der Doelen

Description:

In this session we’ll borrow a psychotherapeutic model for individual trauma, say how it might apply to individuals in organisational contexts, and then look at how we might apply it at an organisational scale We’ll propose that culture develops partly as long-lived patterns of responses to ‘traumatic’ events in the organisation’s history, and we’ll explore how that might inform the way we try to change cultural patterns over time.

Audience (general or experienced)

General

Type of session (case study, practical, exploratory, theoretical, academic)

Exploratory

Host(s)

Dr Eerika Hedman-Phillips, Rik Spann

Description:

CMM (Coordinated Management of Meaning) is a well established and researched theory and practice within Dialogic OD. As an approach, it helps us understand the differences within and between us as well as the social patterns we are part of. The principles will be introduced by specially composed metaphors, live played, from the worlds of jazz, rock, soul, funk and blues.

Audience (general or experienced)

Experienced OD practitioners – anyone interested in the topic

Type of session (case study, practical, exploratory, theoretical, academic)

Academic theory made accessible by music metaphors

Host(s)

Karen Dumain and Paul Taylor-Pitt

Description:

In this session, we’ll explore the digital landscape against which we practice OD now and in the future. Drawing on our experience and research, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of using digital methods as OD interventions and tools as well as to think about how working in digital spaces can be used for community building and widening participation in OD.

Audience (general or experienced)

General

Type of session (case study, practical, exploratory, theoretical, academic)

Case Study, Exploratory

Host(s)

Juliet Scott and Leslie Brissett

Description:

Role taking in organisations: an ART?
The group-as-a-whole perspective of the Tavistock Institute challenges us fundamentally at the level of our assumed separateness. Applying the theories of Bion and Klein this workshop creates a space to experience the nature of our connectedness, seeing how parts of a system hold thoughts feelings and assumptions on behalf of the whole. Interactive session.

Audience (general or experienced)

General

Type of session (case study, practical, exploratory, theoretical, academic)

Theoretical, Practical

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