NHS Yorkshire & the Humber Leadership Academy

Supporting your leadership journey

Date: 28 November 2019

Time: 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM

Duration: 91 days 7 hours 30 minutes

Venue: Leeds


Development Programme

Leadership Dimensions:

OD Essentials Programme

We have commissioned Hart Consultancy to run a three-day OD Essentials Programme for 20 OD Practitioners in the region.  The aim of the programme is to provide participants with an introduction to OD and is ideally suited to practitioners who are new to the field or who would like to enhance their practice with some theoretical underpinnings. 

This interactive programme will be delivered over a 13-week period enabling participants to apply their learning between each session. Participants will be required to track their own impact and learning as well as contribute to an evaluation of the programme itself.

Aims and objectives

The programme will help participants to:

  • Gain an understanding of the historical context of OD and explore how this may relate to their own career journey
  • Consider differing modes of change agency and where OD fits within the wider change management context
  • Be introduced to the OD consultancy cycle
  • Understand action research as a key approach within OD work
  • Explore how data from the field of practice is used to inform intervention design
  • Be introduced to the difference between diagnostic and dialogic OD
  • Gain an understanding of OD evaluation and measurement
  • Reflect on their own practice and apply the learning in practice

Module days will take place on the following dates, at a Leeds venue to be confirmed:

Thursday 28 November 2019

Thursday 16 January 2020

Thursday 27 February 2020


Invitation to take part

We are looking for people who:

  1. Currently have a role as an OD Practitioner and are involved with delivering change in support of their organisation’s and wider health economy’s goals.
  2. Have a senior sponsor who will endorse their application; ensure that they are able to identify and describe the impact of their learning on their current change work; and continue to apply their skills in future.
  3. Reflect the diverse nature of the NHS, including participants from a wide variety of backgrounds and who bring different experiences, perspectives, and insights.
  4. Must be able to attend all 3 days and have the scope to apply the learning from each session to their own practice between events.

We anticipate that this will be a popular programme therefore your Expression of Interest must be able to demonstrate you meet the criteria, using the 'book now' link above, and an application form will be sent by return. 

For further information

Contact Amanda Reszczynski