OD Practitioner Claiming Practice programme
OD Practitioner Claiming Practice programme

Date: 19 October 2017

Time: 10:00 AM to 04:30 PM

Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes

Venue: TBC, York


North East Organisational Development Network

Leadership Dimensions:


Are you system OD ready?

The Challenge

Organisational Development (OD) practitioner skills and leadership have never been as important as now. Those working in OD and transformational roles need to be at the forefront of system and service transformation, enabling the right conditions to tackle the immensely challenging system transformation required to deliver the ambitions of Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs). The importance of health care OD skills, capability and capacity have been further highlighted in the new NHS leadership framework Developing People – Improving Care …so, are you systems OD ready?

The Ambition

Our ambition is to empower our health care OD community to be capable in all aspects of OD practice to meet our transformational challenges head on. The NHS Leadership Academy and NHS Employers are working in partnership to scale and spread a model that allows our OD practitioner community to ‘claim their practice’. This follows on from the successful work by the North West Leadership Academy. The ‘claiming practice’ approach puts you – the OD practitioner – at the centre of your work. It will help you:

  • Review your career journey
  • Reflect upon current capability and competency
  • Develop a portfolio ‘claim’ which evidences your competency
Global OD Practice Framework

Central to the work will be the development of both a personal development plan and also a national plan for supporting system level OD practitioners.

The outputs of this will also provide STPs and the wider system assurances around your skills to support system OD, as well as information on how they need to develop you to further meet the evolving system OD challenges.

To achieve our ambition, we are excited to be working in partnership with the Organisation Development Network, an international professional association of OD practitioners and utilising their established Global OD Practice Framework.

Who's it for?

Ideally, you will have considerable OD transformational experience and will be actively working in-between organisations within the health and care system or aspiring to do so within the next 12 to 18 months. You must be able to evidence this within your application form to be eligible to apply.

What will it involve?

There are four steps in our approach to claiming OD practice:

  1. Before attending you will review your current capability and job role against the global practice framework.
  2. Participation in a one day development workshop which will support you to consider your whole career learning and current practice.
  3. Support to develop a portfolio that evidences capability and competence of your claim.
  4. Panel validation to provide assurance of your claim.

It is likely this process will take a few months and everyone can work at their own pace following the initial workshop. 



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