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Upcoming TODN Events

Our theme for 2018/2019 is Elevating Workplace Wellness Through OD

Mark your calendars with these upcoming event dates:
  • Wednesday May 8, 2019 - Finding Wellness in the Workplace: Where does power come in?Summer Social 
  • Wednesday June 19, 2019 - Virtual Event: A case study from the English National Health Service on Implementing an OD Practitioner Development Program
  • Wednesday September 18, 2019 - Facilitated Open Space Technology and TODN Member networking
  • Thursday October 17, 2019
  • Wednesday November 20, 2019 - Winter Social and Guest Speaker
Testimonials from past TODN event attendees:

"TODN did it again with a great speaker serving content rich insight on a plate of warm motivation!" Seymour Hersh

"Sarah is a very positive, engaging and inspiring speaker and I found her session to be highly valuable. She is an expert in people and business and she shared numerous helpful tips on how to take your business to the next level while remaining true to your values." TODN member

"Excellent webinar presentation today by Linda Hoopes. Very useful and professional." Peter Lawton  

Upcoming events

    • 19 Jun 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Virtual Event (Webinar)
    • 48

    Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
    Fee: Guests $25 (CAD) Early Bird through June 12, $35 thereafter (CAD)

    Note: Registration will be closed on June 18th to ensure all participants can be provided with the link to this virtual session. 

    Location: Virtual (Dial-in instructions for joining the webinar will be sent to registered participants closer to the event date)

    DescriptionA case study from the English National Health Service on Implementing an OD Practitioner Development Program

    Event Itinerary:

    • 12:00 - Introductions and announcements
    • 12:05 - Primary event
    • 1:20 - Event wrap-up and other business
    • 1:30 - Event concludes

    Primary event: A case study from the English National Health Service on Implementing an OD Practitioner Development Program

    How do you assure the work of OD practitioners in an organization which has 1.3 million employees?

    The English National Health Service was established in 1948 and provides care free at the point of delivery for all. It is undergoing large scale change, as are many other country based health care systems. The skills of OD practitioners are in high demand and our numerous CEOs want an assurance mechanism to enable them to be confident that those who are doing the work are capable and competent. Many of our practitioners do not have formal OD academically accredited qualifications, but are hugely experienced. Several years ago, the NHS set up a national programme to support the development of its OD practitioners. 

    In this webinar, we will:

    • Explore the governance tension of assuring the practice of internal OD practitioners, in a devolved social health care system.
    • Share with you our action research and our process of putting the practitioner at the centre of a robust process of professional development and practice assurance.
    • Explore the role of a supportive and robust validation process.
    • Share our findings of what OD practitioners who are working above the level of a single organization (at the level of the system) have reported about their development needs.

    Presenter Bios:

    Dr. Maxine Craig is an English freelance OD leader, a former nurse and a Visiting Professor of Leadership and Management. She is fascinated by people and structures and the impact they have upon each other – working with groups, teams and communities across a range of sectors to support improvement in performance and personal thriving. Her current focus is building OD capacity and capability, undertaking interesting OD projects and contributing to local communities.

    Maxine has twice been awarded Top 50 Innovator status (Health Service Journal) for her work across England over a 15-year period in team development. She is also a Board Member of the European Organisation Development Network.

    Karen Dumain is the National OD Lead with the NHS Leadership Academy. She is an experienced OD practitioner leading national projects to develop OD capability and change across the UK NHS healthcare system. She works across regional leadership academies and co-leads the national Do OD network.  Karen has an MA in Leadership & Organisation of Public Services, is a chartered fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and holds an NTL OD certificate.  The golden thread in her work is the passion to inspire and enable people, organizations and systems to be the best they can be. She is a writer and researcher –committed to evolve the theory and practice of OD.

    Note: Please advise us of any dietary restrictions or disability-related accommodations required at least 7 days prior to the event at:

Past events

08 May 2019 Finding Wellness in the Workplace: Where does power come in? & Summer Social
02 May 2019 Virtual Event: Want High Engagement? Help Employees Find Their Purpose
17 Apr 2019 What Constitutes a Conflict Intelligent Organization?
20 Mar 2019 Virtual Event: Beyond Leadership: What the Study of Individual Development Can Tell Us about Transforming Organizations
14 Mar 2019 The Power of Human Connection
13 Feb 2019 Developing Resilience During Change & TODN AGM
13 Feb 2019 Tidal Shift Resiliency Questionnaire Purchase
30 Jan 2019 Virtual Event: Networking for Introverts
28 Nov 2018 Virtual Event: 5 Surprising Sources of Negativity in Change, and How to Turn Them Around
15 Nov 2018 Winter Social & The Wellness Mentor Conundrum
17 Oct 2018 Dealing with Post Traumatic Job Disorder (PTJD)
26 Sep 2018 UnScripted Mindset: Think Faster. Lead Smarter. Act Now!
21 Jun 2018 Virtual Event: How to Grow a Six-Figure OD Business
02 May 2018 The Motivated Brain
18 Apr 2018 Diversity, Innovation and Bias
08 Mar 2018 Design Thinking Methodology In Action
07 Feb 2018 Strengthening Your Organization and OD Practice Through Positive Psychology & TODN AGM
16 Nov 2017 Wise Crowd Consulting and Winter Social
18 Oct 2017 The Role of Technology in Driving Organizational Change
12 Sep 2017 The Innovation Neuropathway
08 Jun 2017 TODN Unconference - Summer Social and Sharing
19 Apr 2017 “VUCA” Leadership: Leveraging "VUCA Prime" to Thrive in Turbulent Times…"
09 Mar 2017 Deepen your OD capacity with Michael Bungay Stanier
08 Feb 2017 "Conversational Intelligence" followed by AGM
24 Nov 2016 Wise Crowd Consulting and Winter Social
19 Oct 2016 LGBTQ Inclusion in the Workplace: Opportunities, Challenges, and Legal Imperatives
15 Sep 2016 ROWE: Opportunities and Challenges
01 Jun 2016 Summer Social
14 Apr 2016 What does the future of work look like?
02 Mar 2016 The Talent Revolution: 3 Mega Trends Fueling a New Focus on People in 2016
04 Feb 2016 The Shifting Nature of Work and the Workplace:A Model for Engagement in Cross-Cultural Teams
18 Nov 2015 Redefining Engagement - Winter Social
14 Oct 2015 Redefining Engagement - Achieving Outcomes Through Building Connection
16 Sep 2015 Redefining Engagement - Considering Generational Perspectives
11 Jun 2015 TODN Unconference - Summer Social and Sharing
06 May 2015 Improv! Come Play!
26 Mar 2015 Learning and Performance through Facilitated Peer Coaching
18 Feb 2015 TODN Annual General Meeting
18 Feb 2015 The Future of Learning
27 Nov 2014 "Drumming" and Networking - Our Annual Winter Social
23 Oct 2014 M​ental Health in the Workplace
17 Sep 2014 Building Resilient Organizations: Lessons from the US Army and the Science of Resilience
24 Jul 2014 TODN Patio Night
12 Jun 2014 Holacracy--with Fernando Lopez
08 May 2014 New Mental Models for Working with Teams and Organizations--with Mark Federman
27 Mar 2014 Agile Change Management--with Jason Little
27 Mar 2014 TODN Annual General Meeting
12 Feb 2014 Rescheduled for May: New Mental Models for Working with Teams and Organizations--with Mark Federman

Refund Policy for Events

In order to create a positive environment for our participants, we work with our venue and catering partners in advance of our TODN events, to plan for anticipated numbers. If you are unable to attend an event that you have paid for (i.e. non-members), we do appreciate a minimum of 48 hour’s notice, and will extend you a “credit” to our next event”. We also appreciate that “life happens” and understand that there may be exceptions that require you to miss at the last minute. If this is the case, please contact us and we will work with you to determine credit.

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