NHS North East and Yorkshire Leadership Academy

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Organisational Development

“Organisation development (OD) can be seen as an overarching umbrella to include and embrace all of the thinking about the behavioural aspects of people involved in changing and developing organisations.” - Burke & Bradford (2005)

Many of the Academy’s interventions, such as leadership development, talent management, coaching, improvement and more, are encircled by OD, and the majority of internal development capacity available to NHS organisations includes people whose role encompasses OD practice. 

The Academy supports OD practitioners across the region and hosts the North East OD Network (NEON) where members arrange events to share best practice. NEON encourages individuals involved with OD from across the region to connect, share resources and good practice. It also ensures the north east is represented and information shared. The network is facilitated by Dr. Maxine Craig, an NHS Leadership Academy North East Associate and board member of ODN Europe

The network arranges a broad programme of events including workshops and masterclasses for OD professionals to develop their skills. These events are publicised on the Academy’s website, under Events.

Academy team members, OD associates and a wide network of contacts are also available to undertake bespoke OD interventions at the request of sponsoring organisations. This ranges from diagnostics, team development, providing additional capacity/capability, and an external perspective for organisational change projects.

For information and to book a place on our programmes and events for Organisational Development Practitioners please visit our Events page. 

Please contact us to find out more.

Download the OD Toolkit created by the NHS North West Leadership Academy.

Introduction to Organisation Development Programme

This three-day Introduction to Organisation Development programme aims to support practitioners who are new to OD, and those who have found themselves with OD in their portfolio. Each cohort comes together to learn, think and work together to understand the practice of OD more fully.  

Applications are now closed.

OD Community Network Meetings

During this year the Academy OD network members will have the opportunity to come together three times. 

These sessions aim to enable members to reconnect, share practice and learn together. Each day is planned around a theme with a keynote speaker providing a ‘thought leadership provocation’ which is followed  by time and space for members to work together using self-organising principles.