organisation development (OD)

Masterclass Gervase Bushe op 23 mei 2017, Roffey Park (UK)

Back by popular demand, the first run of this masterclass in December 2016 filled to a long waiting list. As well as newcomers, participants from the first run are invited to return with a sponsor or client, whom they can work with together during the day to address more deeply the adaptive challenges they face (see discount below).

Today’s world is turbulent, complex and changeable in ways people had not imagined just a few years ago. For organisations, this is creating an enormously challenging environment and, of course, leaders and consultants must continue to seek effective progress, day by day, month by month.

Organisation Development (OD) has supported businesses with their real world challenges for over sixty years and, as the complexity of the world ratchets up, this field continues to reinvent itself to be relevant and useful to business and the wider world. One powerful way in which this is happening is through the emergence of the thinking and methods of Dialogic OD.

At this event, participants will work with Gervase Bushe who will introduce the theory behind Dialogic OD and bring this to life using participants’ own experience. The masterclass will cover:

The underlying change processes required for OD methods (Open Space, Appreciative Inquiry, World Cafe) to be successful
The mindset required of successful Dialogic practitioners
When and where emergent change processes are most needed and how to support leaders in using them
How to enter and contract for consulting when the outcomes are emergent
The nature of generative images and how to construct them
A generic set of steps regardless of specific OD method
Each newcomer participant will receive a free copy of Dialogic Organization Development: The Theory and Practice of Transformational Change, edited by Gervase Bushe and Robert Marshak

About Gervase Bushe

Gervase is the Professor of Leadership and Organization Development at the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Recently added to HR Magazine’s 30 most influential thinkers, Gervase’s career spans over three decades of transforming organisational structures, culture and processes away from command and control toward more collaborative work systems. He is an award winning author of over 80 papers and three books on organisational change, leadership, teams and teamwork. Clear Leadership has been translated into 6 languages and he has won the prestigious Douglas McGregor award twice for his research papers. He has consulted to blue chip corporations and start-ups, public sector and business corporations, in a variety of sectors.

Dialogic OD masterclass with Gervase Bushe