Dialogic OD

Change is a constant in our world and the world of work and organisations. How we handle that change – initiating, shaping, guiding is changing, particularly in the context of a world that is emerging through uncertain, volatile and complex conditions. In such conditions a more emergent approach to change is needed. That’s not to say that the more conventional, diagnostic top-down approach is over. It has its place but is often less suited to the complexity and emergence we find ourselves operating in. Moreover, it is harder to rally people round a plan in which they haven’t been at least partially the architects.

This programme is designed to help OD professionals approach change in a different way, generating a dialogue through the organisation in which people can engage and become architects of change.

Target audience:

This programme is open to OD practitioners already operating in a mid-senior level OD role.

Programme dates, times and venue:

Module one: Tuesday, 17th September, 9.00 – 17.00, Taunton Racecourse

Module two: Tuesday, 12th November, 9.00 – 17.00, South West House

Module three: Tuesday 14th January 2020, 9.00 – 17.00, South West House (tbc)

Delegates will:

  • Understand the difference between dialogic and diagnostic OD approaches and how dialogic OD can be applied
  • Understand the role of a dialogic OD practitioner as a change agent
  • Be more confident about initiating and leading change in complex environments and situations
  • Have developed some of the skills and techniques of dialogic OD
  • Have defined some practical actions and approaches to apply in their own organisations Facilitator:

Lorraine Flower – Azzur Managing Director

Alongside her 15 years as azzur’s founder, Lorraine brings 20 years’ service industry experience to bear through her senior leadership roles at British Airways (BA) and Great North Eastern Railway (GNER). She spent 17 years with BA, the last 10 in senior executive roles, followed by three years as Marketing and Sales Director for GNER leading its transformation into one of the UK’s leading train operators and creating a blueprint for employee involvement.

An MBA and Fellow of the CMI, Lorraine is a member of the Association for Coaching, holds an Advanced Certificate of Executive Coaching from Kingston University. She is an ICF Professional Accredited Coach, and is an ILM accredited Action Learning Set Facilitator. She is accredited in the use of: MBTI, Emotional Capital Report (ECR), Harthill Leadership Development Framework (LDF), Margerison McCann Team Management Profile, and Extended Disc.

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