2011 OD Forum - OD in Aotearoa 'Finding our own way'
Papers & Presentations
What you said...
"This was another excellent, though-provoking session which had the immediate effect of helping me reframe some work 'problems' that I've been thinking about. I particularly liked the practical example of polarities which involved the whole room, and I'll be following up the session with the suggested reading. Once again, that we could close the day with another high quality presentation was a demonstration of Thought Partners' reach and connections."
"Fabulous, inspiring and practical session! I went away feeling I had picked up a new and practical tool for both self-reflection and working with a group. Very well worth attending."
"It all worked well. Continue to keep the topics current and interesting."
"An excellent session with the right mix of theory and then the chance to work with others and to use these ideas. I'm grateful that 'worker bees' like me have the chance to periodically spend time with people like Meredith - and really appreciate the time and effort she spends understanding her topic of interest and then communicating it so effectively."
"Very profound session. Deep concepts for innovation and transformation. Found the session really useful and thought provoking."
"This was excellent. I am very interested in how ideas from complex adaptive systems work can be used in the general workplace, and Gael spoke very well on the topic."
"I felt very spoilt to be in such an intimate setting with the CE of Te Papa. It's a credit to Thought Partners and its staff that you can attract speakers of Mike's calibre to join the day. I appreciated the amount of time we had to get right into the detail of what Mike wants for Te Papa - in other words, to go from background, vision and context to the nitty gritty of getting change to happen. Really valuable - thank you."
"Great presenter, very inclusive and engaging, keen to hear people's ideas (and good at listening to them) and respectfully played devil's advocate. I loved that the team were there too to provide additional support."
"This was an excellent presentation. I really enjoyed the practical nature of the presentation and the structure."
"I thought this was relevant and well presented. Nice having the CE there, good delivery style, good to see an example of a broad based OD strategy. A good example of the type of presentation that makes these events so useful."
"Great to talk over learning- really adds to the experience to come with colleagues."