Advancing your OD practice, 22 - 23 January 2019

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Date of event: 22 January 2019
Event ends: 23 January 2019
Start time: 09:30
End time: 17:00
Price: £1,250 + VAT, £950 + VAT if booked by 30 Nov
Advancing your OD practice, 22 - 23 January 2019

This two-day programme at the Henley Business School is designed to help you to advance your Organisation Development (OD) practice. Click here for full information. Article by Dr Sharon Varney. For video highlights of the 2017 course, please click here.

‘Really great tutors; helpful and valuable insights’

"Excellent workshop - loved the hands on experience; learned loads!"

"Well balanced between theory, practice, personal reflection. A safe space to learn and take risks."


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.

Click here for a booking form. To register your interest or for more information, please contact Marina Hart by email at or by phone on +44 (0)1491 418 723.

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

For more information please contact Marina Hart by email at or by phone on +44 (0) 1491 418 723 .

Getting There

Greenlands Campus

Henley Business School,