New dates – Evolving an OD Mindset in Primary Care workshops

Are you leading change in Primary Care? Wondering what OD is and how it can help us to bring about successful, sustainable change? Are you already doing it?

Most people are ‘doing OD’, or elements of it, without realising it – and this workshop will help bring those things together with some background, theory and discussion over two days.

We’re running some two day workshops in Newton Abbot & Taunton in June for those working in primary care – 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 first two day workshop is on Tuesday 18th June, 9am-5pm & Wednesday 19th June, 9am-5pm at Newton Abbot Racecourse and the second is Thursday 20th June, 9am-5pm & Friday 21st June, 9am-5pm at South West House in Taunton.

The workshops have the aim of supporting you to develop an understanding of your role as an agent for change, enabling you to understand what an OD mindset is and how it can help your work, it will give you an understanding of ‘self as instrument’, includes an exploration of a range of OD tools and techniques and communicates how an OD approach can facilitate change, and impact the system.

The workshops are 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 Kory Ferry Hay Group for 3 years before leaving corporate life in 2018 to found Thorpebird Consulting.

You will gain an understanding of what OD is, a framework of theory to support it – and a plan as to how it can help you in your role, an understanding of different approaches to change – and an understanding of why change management often doesn’t work, an understanding of how your own personality can both help and get in the way in their work. There will also be a focus on building confidence and recognising the value of your experience and insights. Having an OD mindset allows you to have a wider range of options when you’re trying to influence or bring about change, and will enable you to plan your work differently and bring a different perspective to your work.

How to apply

To obtain a place on this programme you will need to complete an Expression of Interest (EoI).

Once we have received your EoI we will send you an application. Once the form is fully completed please return it to by 5pm, Friday 22nd March.

Applications received after 5pm, Friday 22nd March will not be submitted for shortlisting.

Click here to submit an Expression of Interest





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