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Organisational Development (OD) Network

The Organisational Development (OD) Network is a thriving community of OD Practitioners in our region.

We host four events a year to bring the Network together and work collaboratively on a particular theme. We welcome new members, see contact details below for further information. 

About the OD Network

In 2014, Yorkshire and the Humber Leadership Academy asked Mayvin to support this work and workshops were held involving OD colleagues within the region.

The workshop discussions centred on what this group of practitioners felt were the key issues they faced when doing OD in their organisations and the Yorkshire and Humber region. 

In light of these issues the discussion sought to develop some principles to help Yorkshire and the Humber Leadership Academy design a future OD network/programme offer.

The principles agreed were:

  • Create a sense of community
  • Help the community to see itself
  • Be locally resourced and supported
  • Appreciate the context
  • Share practice stories
  • Be generous with resources (reciprocity)
  • Become a contained space for practitioners

While there was definitely an appetite to refresh and revitalise the OD network, a variety of options for provision were identified.  Additionally, there was recognition that other networks existed with a more local emphasis and an improvement focus but that the various groups had limited opportunity to share experience, learning, identify areas for possible collaboration or access support for professional and personal development.  We recognise that some time has elapsed since these various discussions and we are also conscious that there remains an appetite for such a space to maintain our practice.

Next workshop: 8 March 2017

Sign up here to register for the OD Network on 8 March.

We will be releasing more details in due course as to the content of the workshop.  In the meantime, please register your interest via the link above.

How to take part

We invite OD practitioners within organisations and others who are engaged in developing their organisations to be part of the OD Network.

For more details, and to register interest in attending an OD Network event, please contact us and we'll be happy to help.

For further information contact:

Head of Leadership & OD: Kathryn Winterburn

Contact us here for genral enquiries and to register for an event

This Page was last updated on: 17 February 2017

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See the links below for two Networks that we oversee in our region.

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