Back To The Future: What can Organisational Development learn from Community Development now?

30 Jan 2019 - 30 Jan 2019

The National Trust, Quarry Bank Mill, Stockport SK9 4HP

ODN Europe and The National Trust are delighted to announce a one day session on learning from Community Development.

Many of the values underpinning OD practice are closely linked to those of community development (CD) and while the links between CD and OD may be acknowledged as part of the history of the field, are there opportunities for OD to learn from CD now and in the future?  What can the field of CD and CD practitioners teach us that can help our practice and our impact in organisations?   And if we believe OD has the potential to have a greater impact (by using our skills in communities and in working on wider societal issues) is developing greater links with the CD community of practice not only helpful to our practice, but a moral obligation?

This event will explore the links between CD and OD with a firm focus on developing knowledge and skills that can be used in practice.   Speakers are practitioners and leaders in the field of CD and Participative Practice who will lead workshops sharing some of the key tools, techniques, methods and approaches they use in their work.  These practitioners will share a small range of case studies of their work as the basis for shared reflection on the implications and opportunities for OD.

 At the end of the session attendees will:

  • have developed knowledge of a range of CD techniques/methods;
  • explored their applicability to OD;
  • considered the role of OD in supporting community development and wider challenges in society;
  • have had the opportunity to connect with members of the OD network;
  • have had the opportunity to connect with members of the CD network

Confirmed Speakers include:

  • Jayne Smyth – People Development Director, National Trust
  • Mark Crosby – Head of Participation, National Trust
  • Paula Harriot – Head of Prisoner Engagement, Prison Reform Trust

The session will be hosted by a member of the ODNE Board and Helen Timbrell, a People and Organisational Development Consultant with extensive experience in the charity sector.

At only £25 + VAT per person, including lunch and refreshments, the event represents excellent value for money and a fantastic opportunity to learn from practitioners with lived experience.

Places are limited to the first 50 registrations.  Register here  for your place.