OD Mastery

Organisational Development Mastery Programme

“Become an Expert at Facilitating Organisational  Development through Large Systems Change”

This highly practical, in-depth Programme has been designed to equip Leaders and Change Professionals to enhance their skills, knowledge and practice, in their quest to effectively deliver the organisation’s goals, strategy and value to its customers

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LCC Organisational Development Mastery RoadMap

Becoming an OD Practitioner is a journey, consisting of formal learning, on-the-job experience, expert input and peer supervision.  The journey moves the Practitioner from “Knowledge of”, ⇒ “Valuable Team Member / Contributor”, ⇒ “Leading Change Projects”, ⇒ “Leading and Inspiring Transformation Programmes”.

Practitioners often find themselves on the journey, which  quite often is not deliberate.  However, the natural dynamics of people and organisations (systems) within the context of Change and Transformation, will inevitably draw one into this domain of knowledge.

The Journey typically begins with Core Knowledge, and then perhaps moving onto Focused Developed.  However, many programmes end here.  The LCC Journey however, recognises that knowledge is not enough – and so our LCC Mastery Programme moves the Practitioner to higher levels of expertise, in order to be a true Leader of Change and Influence.

Organisational Development Mastery Programme​

The LCC From OD Practitioner to OD Mastery Programme combines various experiential learning methods, with the study of Somatics, Ontology, Psychoanalytics, Systems Thinking, Chaos Theory, and Human Dynamics in relation to organisations and organisational development. This highly practical, in-depth Programme has been designed to equip professionals, who are accountable for managing, leading and changing the organisation, its processes, systems, ways-of-working, workforce leadership, etc., to enhance their skills, knowledge and practice, in their quest to effectively deliver the organisation’s goals, strategy and value to its customers.

If as a practitioner you are faced with, or the successful delivery of your goals, projects or initiatives are constrained, interrupted or contradicted by any of the following, then this Programme is for you:

  • apathy or lacklustre attitudes when it comes to taking action, completing projects, making decisions or undertaking day-to-day work
  • awkward or unhelpful personal behaviours, habits, overpowering attitudes or mindsets
  • organisational and human dynamics
  • avoidance of taking accountability, taking risks, making decisions, working within the parameters of the organisation’s processes and procedures, etc.

Practitioners and Leaders attending this Programme will participate in experiential activities, the aim of which is to learn how to observe the functioning of a group and attempt to understand the dynamics which influence it, how they impact the ‘job-at-hand’, while also explaining the impact they have in the groups. This will allow for the study of issues such as leadership, followership, rivalry, boundaries, group defences and cultural and role differences, as well as relatedness and relationship between groups, boundary dynamics and issues of delegated authority.

Additionally, the programme will focus on how to achieve greater levels of collaboration (collective, partners), cooperation (helpful and willing), and coordination (synchronised, directed and aligned).

You will be able to work with the challenges, organisational dilemmas and opportunities that occur in their day-to-day reality, and become more proficient at seeing the bigger picture, working with multiple and competing expectations, undertaking ‘clean’ conversations, use-of-self, and a more strategic stance.

Benefits of Attending this Programme

Organisation Development

Adapt / Assess / Integrate

Embodied Learning

Embody your Leadership

Influencing, Persuading & Facilitating

Establish Productive Relationships

Right Data

Evidence-based Insights, Recommendation, & Decisions

  • Organisation Development
  • Embodied Learning
  • Influencing, Persuading & Facilitating
  • Right Data
  • Adapt to the increasing pace of change and dealing with complex problems
  • Assess and develop the health and effectiveness of the organisation
  • Integrate and align people and organisational resources to more effectively deliver the organisation objectives
  • Build sustainable capacity to further our goals
  • Remain embodied and connected under pressure will enable you to be more inspiring as a Leader and impactful as a Practitioner
  • Demonstrate embodiment, to ensure our action consistently reflect our values and commitment, especially when under pressure
  • Embody our leadership, by securing alignment between our vision and declaration, with our daily practices
  • Being able to drive transformational change through embodying our ability to stay centered and present, as it helps us to shift to a more creative, compassionate and skilful state
  • Develop the capacity to view and understand organisations as systems
  • Learn practical skills to establish productive relationships with clients and work groups, through experimenting with the application of module learning, to real work situations
  • Learn why, when and how to intervene at different levels of system
  • Increase ability to use one’s self-as-an-instrument for intervention
  • Expand skills in specialised OD areas via powerful experiential learning

Right Data:

  • Gain an understanding of how data-driven models can improve our ability to make decisions in a fast-paced and uncertain world
  • More fully understand the drivers and manifestations of a situation, to more effectively improve results
  • Learn to assess the reliability of data, extract strategic business insights, and to predict future trends
  • Develop and defend evidence-based insights, recommendation, and decisions, as well as more clearly communicating these insights to all stakeholders

Curriculum

Confirming the foundation upon which we build our OD and Leadership Practice:

  • Reviewing the foundational principles of OD, how and why they have evolved over time, and how they continue to influence current OD theories and methods
  • Exploring the underlying assumptions of the Organisation Development (OD) Practice, to promotes organisation health and effectiveness
  • Mapping the Tools, Theories and Frameworks that underpin our OD Thinking and Practice

A practical introduction into Embodied Learning language, principles and practices, to recognise patterns that arise in intense or pressured situations:

  • Understanding the Philosophies behind the Work and Steps beyond Cognitive Learning, including; Somatics, Integral Life Practice, Linguistics and Ontology, etc.
  • Undertaking Practices to enable Embodied Coordination, Action and Presence in the World
  • Working directly with the body as a straightforward way to accessing a more skilful, effective and compassionate responses to stress and pressure
  • Building capacity to stay centered when fully-faced and present with someone else
  • Recognising and practicing shifting from reactive reflexes (autopilot), to more responsive choices (The body always wins - Irrespective of how smart a person is, if they get triggered, they react)
  • Embodied Learning will include tools and methodologies to:
    • Retain and utilise knowledge not only from a cognitive understand but from a felt experience therefore being able to take new action
    • Embodied Learning helps us cultivate more wisdom, compassion and harmony, not only in ourselves, but in our relationships with others
    • Manage the volume and complexity of our commitments
    • Being open and inclusive, especially in difficult situations
    • Enhance our leadership presence and catalyse our followership
  • Focus all our talents into purposeful action and create the capacity to produce event more valuable results
  • Increase our self-confidence in new areas, so as to find ourselves experiencing greater endurance, strength, flexibility and agility
  • Identify the constrictions that limit our actions and possibilities by shifting negative and ineffective moods, and utilising a somatic sensibility in our life and work
  • Listen to what is being said, without taking things personally, and speaking up for what we believe in, even when there is strong resistance
  • Accelerate our career trajectory

Providing opportunities to explore the roles and tasks of OD Practitioners and Leaders, in their various settings:

  • Exploring relevant theoretical frameworks to enable us to understand our experiences and thereby inform our interventions
  • Collaborating with tutors and participants, in real-time situations, to craft the learning environment and content, as a way to understand the typical challenges encounters in working within organisation change
  • Giving and receiving feedback, recommendations and challenges in a way that creates connection with others and not defensiveness in them or ourselves, whilst working on persistent issues
  • Working with unconscious and hidden dynamics, to increase effective levels of collaboration (collective, partners), cooperation (helpful and willing), and coordination (synchronised, directed and aligned)
  • Developing the capacity for greater reflection to identify behavioural and emotional experiences (in both ourselves and others), to realise their powerful effects, how individuals and teams’ communicate and behave within the organisation, in ways that help or hinder the work of the organisation

OD has been guided by the maxim, no data without action, no action without data:

  • Exploring beyond Data Collection to Data Analytics, Verification, and the fulfilment of ‘Declarations’
  • Exploring the LCC Four-Step Data Analysis and Verification Framework
  • Systems Thinking is a powerful approach for understanding the nature of why situations are the way they are, and how to go about improving results
  • Developing and Practicing the tools, techniques and skills required to analyse, interpret and communicate data with confidence and impact within our organisations
  • Interpreting multiple sources of data (gaining invaluable insights that inform business strategy and identify future), to develop, make and defend critical decisions, using the results of our data

Unique Programme Features

  • A uniquely diverse faculty, offering a broad range of academic rigour, practitioner experience, and development proficiency
  • Building the cohort as a learning community to create and disseminate knowledge and practice, including outside the modules and beyond the programme

Who should Attend?

This Programme has been designed for professionals, who are accountable for managing and leading and changing their organisation, its processes, systems, ways-of-working, workforce approach, etc.  It is assumed that the individuals attending will have worked in human systems for a number of years, and want to extend their knowledge, skills, and confidence through a challenging, integrative and supportive learning experience.  This may include, but is not exclusively:

  • OD Specialists and Practitioners
  • Senior HR management professionals responsible for formulating and or implementing strategy
  • HR Business Partners
  • Consultants
  • Coaches
  • Seniors Leaders who are responsible for mobilising teams and delivery on strategy
  • Anyone that has aspirations of becoming an HR Director
  • Individuals who want to deepen their own awareness and practice – experience themselves as a group member and facilitator, to understand their impact in and on groups

The Programme is designed for diverse, intact cohorts of colleagues, and will draw on participant’s commitment to support learning at multiple levels of a system (individual, team or group and whole organisation), to gain insights into the unconscious processes that affect all organisational systems

Our commitment is to develop transformative Practitioners, Leaders and Organisations that can successfully meet the challenge of their goals, objectives, hopes and day-to-day reality

"This Programme taught me how to think in a crisis, and get my team to think too."

"It allowed me to reflect on how I might come across to people. The experiential blocks are very useful; and the Group Relations Experiences have provided insights, which you can't get in everyday life."

"This Programme offers an advanced learning experience for those who want to improve their skills in facilitating groups in more complex learning and working situations.  Good quality ‘process facilitation’ is valuable in helping groups with decision-making, problem- solving, innovation, conflict management and long-term team development, and adds value to many project teams and focus groups.

This workshop explores both the principles and practice of effective group facilitation and offers techniques and processes that are designed to help groups to learn, and improve performance.”

"This Programme has enabled me to think about organisations in a completely different way. It has not only developed me as a Practitioner but has changed me as a leader."

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