Programme

Organisation Development Conference and Workshop: 2 day programme

Join our host of experts at the conference on day one, the workshop on day two, or choose to explore in full over both days.

Day 1
18 Oct 2018
Day 2
19 Oct 2018

Chair’s opening remarks

Join Warren Howlett (Head of HR Content at CIPD) who will provide insights into OD within the New Profession Map and the future of HR and OD.
Warren Howlett
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Warren Howlett

Increasing your own effectiveness as an agent of change

Ketan Patel – Operations Director, Change Management Institute and Transformation Lead at EY The only constant of our world is change. To stay ahead of the curve, organisations need to be ready to reshape and re-design themselves. OD is now more important than ever for business success – yet, it can be challenging to develop the right strategies when under pressure or with incomplete information. Session title: Increasing your own effectiveness as an agent of change This opening keynote will explore: how to maximise your skills and ability to shape what you can’t fully control how to assess or question...
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Ketan Patel

Driving digital transformation to achieve your business outcomes

Abdul Mullick – Head of Transformation at Sky. Jenny Liebenberg – HR Director for Digital at DWP. Digital technology has changed the face of businesses. A digital transformation journey that creates long-term benefits requires a staged approach, with a clear roadmap and the involvement of a variety of stakeholders. Session title: Driving digital transformation to achieve your business outcomes. This session will show you a practical example of: determining the key drivers and objectives of your digital transformation embracing digital technologies to create a tailored transformation strategy preparing your people and supporting them through the digital journey
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Abdul Mullick
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Jenny Liebenberg
11:10-11:30

Coffee and networking break

Panel discussion: The future of OD within the people profession

Sandi Drewett – Director of Workforce & Organisational Development at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. David MacKinnon – OD Manager at Angel Trains Ltd and OD Consultant at Change the Record. Spencer Nash – Head of Organisation Development at Canada Life. Meg Peppin, Organisational Development Consultant and Coach, MP Partnership Ltd OD is increasingly becoming an integral part of HR, with organisations shifting towards hiring more and more change professionals to help them achieve strategic goals. Will OD become the strongest driver of the HR profession and skills development? How OD can work with HR for the biggest impact?  ...
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Meg Peppin
Sandi Drewett
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Sandi Drewett
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David MacKinnon
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Spencer Nash

Leading a people development and OD function commercially

Kaine Davidson – People Development, OD Manager at Veolia UK & Ireland. Matt Pitt – Head of People Development at Veolia UK and Ireland. Without any measurements in place, it is challenging to articulate the value of your OD programmes to your stakeholders. A major challenge for OD teams is proving the commerciality of their function and the tangible benefits they create. To become valued partners, we need to be able to quantify our business impact. Session title: Leading a people development and OD function commercially. In this session, you will hear a practical case study on: articulating the organisational...
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Matt Pitt
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Kaine Davidson MCIPD

Developing agile leadership to enable effective culture change

Stephanie Atkinson – HR Director, European Functions at Kellogg Company. To enable business transformation, leaders need to be able to encourage adaptability and engage people in the change journey. A key role of effective OD professionals is to support the leadership in developing the skills required to drive new cultures and ways of working. Session title: Developing agile leadership to enable effective culture change. This practical case study session will focus on how to better support leaders, including: making agile leadership stick and embedding practical tools to unlock agility implementing an effective communication strategy to engage employees driving organisational growth...
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Stephanie Atkinson
13:10-14:10

Lunch and networking break

Exploring different OD approaches for better impact

Dr Sharon Varney – Director, Space for Learning Ltd and Director, Henley Forum for Organisational Learning and Knowledge Strategies. Rose Rolle-Rowan – Organisational Development Consultant at Oxfordshire County Council. Betony Kelly – Head of Behaviour Change at Department of Education. Jaimini Lakhani – Change Director at the British Council. When carefully selected, diagnostic, dialogic or dynamic OD interventions can help design and facilitate successful change programmes. But what are the different approaches that we could use? And how do we make them work? This session will feature presentations from senior OD practitioners who will share their experience with different OD approaches....
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Jaimini Lakhani
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Jaimini Lakhani
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Betony Kelly
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Rose Rolle-Rowan
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Dr Sharon Varney

Facilitated discussions: Discuss different OD approaches with your peers

After exploring different OD approaches and interventions, this will be your chance to discuss what you’ve learnt with your peers and exchange your challenges and experiences.
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Dr Sharon Varney
15:20-15:40

Coffee and networking break

Building organisational resilience to thrive during change

Linda Holbeche – Co-Director at The Holbeche Partnership. Organisation resilience allows businesses to anticipate, respond and thrive in times of change. Mastering it requires building specific competencies and capabilities in both leaders and the wider workforce, including adaptability and growth mindsets. Session title: Building organisational resilience to thrive during change. This closing session will focus on how to prepare organisations to embrace continuous change, including: overcoming change fatigue and build a culture of resilience to get ahead of the curve creating growth mindsets within your workforce to spot the opportunity amid the challenge encouraging creativity and stronger entrepreneurial attitudes
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Linda Holbeche

Chair’s closing remarks and conclusions

Hear Warren Howlett (Head of HR Content and Product at CIPD) summarise the learnings of the conference.
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Warren Howlett

Workshop: Enhancing your OD skills, commercial awareness and credibility to implement a systemic approach to change

Sadie Sharp – Business Transformation Consultant at Sharp Transformations Limited. To be successful and drive meaningful change with clients and within organisations, OD practitioners need to develop a specific set of skills – including commercial awareness, stakeholder management, influencing skills and credibility. HR professionals driving organisational change have a great deal to learn from OD in positioning themselves as a string agent of change and linking their programmes to overall organisational strategy. How do we position OD and HR as credible business partners to drive change? How do we gain the confidence of leaders and stakeholders to influence decisions? How...
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Sadie Sharp