Launches September 2019 in the West Midlands

Building Organisational Development Capacity in the Public Sector

The public sector is evolving at an ever-accelerated pace and team-based systems, people centred change, matrix management and cross organisation collaboration is becoming the new norm. HR practitioners have a unique opportunity to place themselves at the heart of this organisational revolution to shape that future as those best placed to enable organisations to make good design decisions.

Building on our highly successful partnership, WME with the CIPD and LGA are launching a 3 day programme that draws on the extensive research conducted around OD on a national and global stage. The programme is underpinned by thought leader ideologies with ‘experiential learning’ and an interactive ‘hackathon’ to build understanding and knowledge.

To translate learning into action delegates are asked to take on an ‘OD Challenge’ within the workplace and then regrouping with their peers for an after event review to share their experience and challenges in order to build confidence.

Rebecca Davis, the new CEO at WME said “We want Inspire OD to be immersive, to have impact by driving action within our HR community and fostering greater networking between organisations. We aim to fine-tune your own secret weapon in terms of influencing style – yourself! We want to give you the confidence and tools to focus on how you help to lead others through change and transformation.”

Inspire OD is being launched in the West Midlands in September 2019 with plans to offer it across the country through the network of Regional Employers’ Organisations as we did successfully with Aspire HRBP.

Harnessing the expertise of CIPD

We want this programme to change delegates’ mindset so they leave challenging their own assumptions around working practices, thinking more broadly about what drives employee’s behaviours and attitudes and the type of environment in which our people and systems work in synergy so that every part of our organisations can be inspired to be as effective as they can be.  The programme has been designed with Giles O’Halloran of the CIPD who is a highly-experienced OD practitioner to help our professionals think about how they can influence transformation to enable every department within an organisation to be as effective as it can be.

LGA supporting national priorities

OD is one of five key national workforce priority themes and the LGA is offering a £150 subsidy to 100 people (based on one per authority) to encourage participation in Inspire OD.  LGA is keen to up-skill and help build the capacity of OD professionals in local government so they can support and lead OD interventions and help drive workforce transformation and improve efficiency and productivity.

WME is equally keen to support our practitioners and to encourage Aspire Alumni to also attend the Inspire OD and build on their learning within the Aspire programme as part of their CPD, we are offering a 10% discount to Aspire Alumni.

Helpful Links: 

Inspire OD Programme (inc fees and dates) 

The dark art of OD (MJ editorial by Rebecca Davis) 

To find out more:

t: 0121 569 2070 e: hub@wmemployers.org.uk