Understanding the World of OD – 2-day Residential Masterclass

The event will be held in Ashridge Business School, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire HP4 1NS on 19 March 2009

CRF has provided workshops on OD topics for many years. In 2009 we asked Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge, a recognised international expert in the field of OD, to design and lead a workshop, in company with Graham Prentice, HR Director at Nestlé Nutrition.

Who was it for?
OD specialists and senior HR executives who wish to give serious consideration to the skill set and personal qualities they need as OD practitioners.
Outline
CRF has provided workshops on OD topics for many years. In 2009 we asked Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge, a recognised international expert in the field of OD, to design and lead a workshop, in company with Graham Prentice, HR Director at Nestlé Nutrition.
Content & Outcomes
Before the workshop we provided preparatory briefing material to help participants check their initial understanding of change models, OD theory and skill set requirements.
The thrust of the workshop was two-fold
to enhance skills in planning and conducting successful OD interventions, andaddressing personal preparedness for the rigours of facilitating change and improvement.The workshop was practical and experiential, with group work and reflection. Participants worked on a company case study - with executives from the company - as well as on issues within their own organisations.
The topics covered included
clarity about definitions and models, including considering where OD sits in the organisationplanning and diagnosis, including the role of data in interventionsbuilding your own diagnostic model, to suit your context and challenges
conducting OD interventions
whole system and large-scale methodologiesmanaging 'self ' - a critical element in undertaking OD interventions.Leader profiles
Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge
Dr Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge's areas of specialisation and expertise are Organisation Development, Organisation Design, managing Big System Change, particularly culture change, Senior Leadership Development, and Diversity and Inclusion. She founded Quality & Equality in June 1987 after a distinguished eight-year career in academia and consulting.
Dr Cheung-Judge has worked with more than 300 clients, varying from multinational blue chip companies, to Higher Education institutions, national government agencies, to arts and media organisations, charities, solving problems in the areas of Change Management, Organisation Design and Organisation Development.
Strong in both the theory and practice of Organisation Development, Mee-Yan brings to her major change projects an in-depth knowledge of how organisations work. In June 2008, Mee-Yan was voted one of the 25 most influential practitioners in HR by HR Magazine because of her contribution to the field of OD education in UK.
Graham Prentice - Nestlé Nutrition
Graham joined Nestlé in 1986 after working for Cadbury Schweppes and has held a wide variety of generalist and specialist senior HR positions in the UK and Switzerland. During his time in the UK Graham has worked cross-functionally including as a General Manager for a manufacturing site.
His current role as HR Director for Nestlé Nutrition has in the last 4 years been to steer the formation of a new business that now represents over 10% of the global Nestlé operations in some 60 countries.
Graham, a fellow of the CIPD, holds an MSc in Occupational Behaviour from Birkbeck College, London University. He is passionate about change management, development and learning, and has extensive experience in counselling.
Agenda
Day ONE
08:30 Registration
09:00 Introduction
09:30 What is OD? definitions/ theories
10:45 TEA & COFFEE BREAK
11:00 Diagnosis - the role of data in Intervention (Part 1)
12:00 Diagnosis - the role of data in Intervention (Part 2)
12:50 Preparation for afternoon exercise
1:15 LUNCH
2:00 Carrying out LIVE diagnostic work
6:00 Building my diagnostic model
6:30 End of Day One
7:30 Dinner with GUEST SPEAKER
Day TWO
8:30 Greet & Connect
9:10 Interventions - OD in action
10:45 TEA & COFFEE BREAK
11:00 Intervention - OD in action
1:00 LUNCH
1:45 Self as Instrument
2:45 TEA & COFFEE BREAK
3:45 Closure and application
4:30 End of Workshop