Evolving an OD Mindset in Primary Care workshop

The South West Leadership Academy’s Evolving an OD Mindset in Primary Care two day workshop took place from Thursday June 20th-Friday 21st June, at South West House, Taunton. The workshop was for primary care colleagues, especially practice managers, who find themselves needing to lead change efforts in their own practices organisations and beyond – and who want to broaden their own understanding of OD and how they can apply it to their work. The programme supported participants to gain an understanding of their role as an agent for change; what an OD mindset is and how it can help their work; develop an understanding of ‘self as instrument’; explore and gain practice in a range of OD tools and techniques and use an OD approach to facilitate change, and impact the system.

Participants acquired an understanding of what OD is, a framework of theory to support it – and a plan as to how it can help them in their role, an appreciation of how their own personality can both help them and get in the way in their work, support to build confidence and recognition of the value of their experience and insights and develop an OD mindset, allowing them to have a wider range of options when they’re trying to influence or bring about change, and will enable people to plan their work differently and bring a different perspective to their work.
The programme was facilitated by Simon Bird, Simon has been a development professional, coach, consultant and facilitator for over 15 years. He has a particular interest in the overarching architecture of development approaches, as well as design and implementation, working with clients to knit together the development experience with the strategic needs and direction of their organisation. As a partner at the global people and organisation consultancy, Korn Ferry Hay Group, he led the health and local government consulting practice at Korn Ferry Hay Group for 3 years before leaving corporate life in 2018 to found Thorpebird Consulting. 

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