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Advancing your Change & OD practice, 24 - 25 September 2019

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Event information
Date 23 - 24 September 2019
Time 8:30-16:00 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Venue Henley Business School, Greenlands Campus


Why attend?

Developing an OD mindset and skillset is fast becoming an essential capability for developing more dynamic and effective organisations. This experience will help people, whatever their current OD skill level, to open up their possibility space in order to advance their OD practice.

Who is it for?

Knowledge, learning and change professionals, especially leaders and managers. You don’t need to have an OD title, or to work in HR to benefit from this course. But you will be very welcome if you do. The mix of functions and industries represented will add richness to the learning experience.

What we’ll cover on the programme

Over the two days, we will encourage and support participants to extend their OD range. We will build upon what you bring and advance your practice to help you deal with your most pressing organisational issues. We expect you to leave with new insights, skills and strategies that you can immediately apply to your workplace. Articles by Dr Sharon Varney:

Article: Advancing your OD practice Part 1.

Article: Advancing your OD practice Part 2.

Article: Advancing your OD practice Part 3

For video highlights of the 2017 course, please click here.

Day 1 Themes Day 2 Themes
Day 1 Themes:You as an OD practitioner: Understanding what you bring; introducing diagnostic, dialogic and dynamic OD approaches Day 2 Themes:Finding your edge: Setting up for success; agreeing learning goals
Day 1 Themes:Dynamic OD: Exploring dynamic patterning within groups and systems Day 2 Themes:Working with clients: Practicing diagnostic, dialogic and dynamic OD with real clients
Day 1 Themes:Dialogic OD: A practical exploration of dialogic OD practices; conversational leadership Day 2 Themes:Advancing your practice: Learning from doing; next steps; self-as-an instrument
Day 1 Themes:Diagnostic OD: Exploring diagnostic OD approaches; consulting life-cycle; getting ready to DO OD Day 2 Themes:Knowledgeable OD: Redefining our field of practice


Our tutors are both highly experienced OD practitioners, each with different styles and approaches. You can read their bios below.

Core tutor: Dr Sharon Varney, The Henley Forum, Henley Business School

Guest tutor: John Hovell, STRATactical LLC

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