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Upcoming Events

Finding humanity in the workplace…the balance between ego and soul?

19 October – Book your place!

Join us for an afternoon to create space for collaboration on soulful organisations through theory, learning, experience and co-creation of knowledge. It is a massive challenge to coach, consult and practice HR in organisations that move at a high speed towards targets and being competitive. People need more and more to return to simple, sustainable & practical ways to care for themselves and others.

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Use Yourself: How to survive and thrive in “interesting times.”

16 August – Book your place!

Many people lament the fact that the world of work is increasingly stressful, turbulent and unpredictable. Others feel trapped in rigid teams, departments or organisations. Whether you work in a context of rapid change or stifling stability, this session provide theoretical insights and practical tools to navigate, and influence, these spaces more effectively. Learn more about how you can use cutting-edge ideas from Emotional Intelligence, Neuroscience and Gestalt theory to be more productive, fulfilled, and perhaps most importantly – to be happier at work. This session is for you if you work, or intervene in, organisational settings in need of systemic renewal, whether it is a government institution, a corporate firm or NGO.

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High performing organisations and resilience.

23 August – Book your place!

There is a lot of hype around high performance organisations, that is underpinned by a lack of systemic appreciation for all its inter-connected parts. Allied to this is a deep need for resilience of its employees as they are expected to deliver consistently, at an exceptional level.

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Of social and ecological systems: Rivers, organisations and strategic adaptive management.

20 July – Book your place!

What do river systems and organisations have in common? How are organisational change processes reflected in nature’s “boom” and “bust” cycles? What can we learn from the relationship between humans and elephants when it comes to solving wicked problems? This session explores what complexity theory and systems thinking can contribute to how we understand (and shape) organisational change processes.

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Challenging the employee motivation dogma: Towards alternative means of enabling engaged and motivated workers.

20 July – Book your place!

Your personal energy-profile and that of your team, will largely determine the corporate climate and social culture of the organisation as a whole. It is thus crucial to understand how team energy works, where and how one can intervene to excite corporate energy.

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SNE Essentials Accredited Short Course for coaches and Facilitators

Starting 30 June – Book your place!

Calling on all coaches and facilitators to apply for our Strategic Narrative Embodiment Essentials (SNE) short course with Drama for Life, University of the Witwatersrand in Partnership with Playing Mantis.

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Leveraging the power of conflict to cultivate robust relationships and innovative workplaces.

20 June – Book your place!

Employee conflict that is not managed is one of the largest costs in organizations today. According to the Center for Conflict Resolution International; more than 65% of performance problems at work stem from strained workplace relationships. Issues like low morale; stress and; distrust arise when people suppress feelings related to conflict.

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High performing organisations and resilience

7 June – Book your place!

There is a lot of hype around high performance organisations, that is underpinned by a lack of systemic appreciation for all its inter-connected parts. Allied to this is a deep need for resilience of its employees as they are expected to deliver consistently, at an exceptional level.

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Addressing your company’s leadership bench strength

23 May – Book your place!

Who would have thought that an announcement of leadership succession could actually move markets?  Yet on December 21, 2010 The Wall Street Journal reported that, “…3M rose 97 cents, or 1.1 percent to 87.34 following reports that the company is working with Chief Executive George Buckley on a succession plan.

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Sartre, Fanon and Biko: Freedom and Anxiety in organisations

11 May – Book your place! Organisations offer a reduction of anxiety in return for a reduction in freedom, or so they used to…

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Cape Town OD Corner – Sensory Intelligence

13 April – Book your place! The modern workplace is changing constantly. With increased demands, global competition and technological advances, work happens faster and more intense than ever before. The WHO (World health organization) predicts that depression will be the leading occupational disease of the 21st century with stress the biggest health issue in the workplace. View this email in your browser


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Co-opetition – Enabling businesses and practitioners to get skillful about the mix of competition and collaboration needed for success.

14 March – Book your place! Competition is a fact of life: If you don’t take opportunities there is always somebody willing to literally eat your breakfast. Yet we cannot survive in isolation! Businesses and practitioners need the collective ecosystem to thrive. View more information on this event

 


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Gauteng OD Corner – The secret change. Employee self-empowerment.

21 February – Book your place! Richard Branson has commented that companies must be innovative and agile if they are to survive and be successful in this constantly changing world. View more information on this event

 


Cape Town OD Corner – Relationship systems intelligence for 21st century organisations

16 February – Book your place! How and why a relationship systems approach to leadership, change, coaching and life can transform our practice. This session will be a lively mix of key relationship systems concepts, hands-on practical application, experience and discussion on the strengths and challenges of this approach. View this email in your browser

 


 

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27 July – Join us to explore OD as an ongoing conversation with compulsively-communicating organisations… How do organisations “speak” to OD practitioners? How do OD practitioners make sense of this on-going conversation? How do stories, documents, artworks and buildings share, hide, control, edit or disseminate particular meanings? This session explores the verbal and non-verbal ways in which organisations create themselves, and explores ways in which OD practitioners can make sense of organisational dynamics.

 


 

OD Future Forward
Feedback from International OD conference in Mysore, India

 

15 September – Join us to hear about Lucille Greeff’s recent opportunity to respresent the SAODN at the IODA Conference (Website) in Mysore, India in August 2016 on the topic of Future Forward.  She returns to South Africa with ideas, insights and inspirations. As the SAODN prepares to host the International OD Association in September 2017, it is key for our own community to come together and learn from what is happening and challenging in OD internationally. This session will share insights, tools, trends and other learnings from the IODA India conference, with interactive opportunities to apply the learning to local OD challenges.

 


 

Coming Soon…

See our calendar of planned events for 2017 – click here!