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Organisational  development (OD) used to be long to the world of psychology. However in the last few years many HR and Learning & Development professionals have moved into OD roles. Our workplaces are also going through radical change with the next industrial revolution.


The OD (re) Design Conference explores current and future OD trends, tools and techniques to help you deliver to your business.


If you know your organisation will need to take a different approach to development in the future, then this is the event to attend.

For 2020 we are running a one day conference in both Wellington and Auckland, followed by an optional virtual session a week later.


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The OD (re) Design Conference is run by Elephant Group. Elephant Group reserves the right to amend the conference at any time if required. Once we’ve received your registration, we will send you a confirmation pack. Payment must be made either at the time of registering or within 10 working days to confirm your registration.

If you are unable to attend and written notification is received by us 3 weeks in advance, you will receive a refund less a $100 cancellation fee. After that, no refunds will be issued. You can substitute your attendance with someone else up to 3 days before the conference. Photography may be taken during the conference in which you may be included. Please let us know if you do not consent to being in these photos.

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  Using iterations and agile as an OD tool

There are a variety of models within the L&D world, however this session looks outside at the world of technology, design thinking and agile. You’ll learn what iterative design and iterations are, how they are used in technology companies and how OD can use it to make our learning frameworks more successful and engage learners in a new way.

Presented by Cain Duell, Principal Consultant, Double-O


 Different approaches to OD and structuring your OD function

To start the conference we looked at two different approaches to structuring and running an OD function and the challenges of building OD in your business - at Sovereign and Auckland DHB. Faye and Gil shared their philosophies around how they approach OD and what OD really is - as well as sharing case studies of the tools, values and models they used with their OD functions.


Presented by Faye Sanderson, Head of Learning and OD, AIA and Gil Sewell, Executive Director of HR and OD, Waikato DHB

Using Customer Journey Mapping as an OD tool

Learning measurement has been focused on using Kirkpatrick’s model. However in the future to design and measure learner engagement you need to know to know what your learners are experiencing at every stage of their learning journey. In this session you’ll find out how to use customer journey mapping for learning and hear a case study from Spark.

Presented by Jodie Armstrong-Downe, Track NZ




Pyschometric tools - the good, bad and the future

With so many tools available, how do you know what can work best for which situation? What’s the difference in each tool? Where will testing go in the future? Come and hear what is available out there and how these might be used better for next generation OD.


Presented by Fiona Hancock, Added Insight.


Understanding and using positive pyschology principles

Positive pyschology is a newer field and something OD can use to design and influence development. You’ll hear how to use positive pyschology principles to create meaningful work and build positive work reflection for employees and leaders.

Presented by Dr Lixin Jiang, Lecturer IO Pyschology, Auckland University

Developing Learning Wisdom in the Fourth Age

You can put the best OD frameworks and programmes in place but if senior leaders and managers are not resilient to manage changing teams and priorities, OD initiatives can fail. This session will focus on how you can build learning wisdom in your organisations for resilience, collaboration and leadership.

Presented by Mel Rowsell, Founder, Wisdom at Work




Meeting Intelligence

More and more meetings are happening in the workplace, requiring significant investment and resources. Loss of meeting information and intellectual capital, poor meeting practices and inadequate recording and information retrieval mechanisms result in meeting group memory often being compromised and very expensive. So how can you use meeting intelligence in your organisation?

Presented by Dr Mandy Lacy, IO Pyschologist

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Full Price $895


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Super Early Bird tickets are available until Friday 4 September. Early bird tickets will then be available until Friday 9 October.


Savings: Save 10% per ticket if you are an Elephant VIP (you’ve attended one of our conferences before).

Save 10% if you are a registered Charity.


Venues: Rose Park Hotel, Parnell, Auckland.

The Conference Centre, The Terrace, Wellington.



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Certificate in Organisational Development


This new Certificate launching in 2020 focuses on both strategic and operational aspects of being an OD professional.

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Certificate in Learning & Development


This Certificate covers all aspects of developing and delivering learning to your business whether you are in an L&D, OD or HR role.

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KIM HAS BEEN HEAD OF OD AT CHORUS FOR THE LAST 2.5 YEARS. PREVOUSLY SHE WORKED IN HR AND OD ROLES AT HUHTAMAKI, SOUTHERN CROSS AND CARTER HOLT. CHORUS HAVE RECENTLY BEEN RECOGNISED FOR A NUMBER OF THEIR PEOPLE INITIATIVES.


PIP IS PASSIONATE ABOUT BUILDING HIGH PERFORMANCE HIGH ENGAGEMENT CULTURES, GROWING GREAT LEADERS AND DEVELOPING THE CAPABILITIES THE UNIVERSITY NEEDS FOR THE FUTURE. SHE HAS HELD HR LEADERSHIP ROLES OVER A 20 YEAR PERIOD IN A WIDE RANGE OF ORGANISATIONS FROM 750FTE - 18,200FTE INCLUDING FONTERRA AND BNZ. AT MIT SHE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR OD, HR OPERATIONS, HR BUSINESS PARTNERS, PAYROLL, HRIS, HEALTH AND SAFETY, RECRUITMENT, REWARDS AND RECOGNITION, INCENTIVE PROGRAMMES AND ER.

DR GEOFF SUTTON INITIALLY CUT HIS TEETH IN THE NZ MILITARY AS AN ORGANISATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST PROVIDING INTERNAL CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO MIDDLE AND SENIOR MANAGERS.

AS THE SPECIAL FORCES (SF) PSYCHOLOGIST FOR THE 1ST NZ SPECIAL AIR SERVICE REGIMENT GEOFF DESIGNED AND RAN MULTIPLE SPECIALIST SELECTION PROCESSES FOR THE SAS, WORKED WITH INDIVIDUALS FOLLOWING POTENTIALLY TRAUMATIC EVENTS, DEVELOPED A RANGE OF HIGH PERFORMANCE PACKAGES FOR SF TRAINEES, AND DELIVERED PEAK PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENTAL SUITES TO TEAMS WITHIN THE UNIT.

GEOFF COMPLETED HIS DOCTORATE IN DARK PERSONALITY TRAITS. MORE RECENTLY HE HAS LECTURED FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY.


KELLIE HAS A DEMONSTRATED HISTORY OF WORKING IN BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR ORGANISATIONS. SHE IS SKILLED IN OPERATIONAL HR, ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, TALENT MANAGEMENT AND ORGANISATIONAL DESIGN / CHANGE. SHE FOCUSED ON USER EXPERIENCE AND A BA (HONS) IN INDUSTRIAL & ORGANISATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY. SHE HAS SPENT 4.5 YEARS AS HEAD OF OD FOR ACC AS WELL AS PREVIOUS ROLES WITH NZTE, ANZ AND BNZ.


MAYA IS A MINDFULNESS COACH, MENTOR AND SPEAKER WITH OVER A DECADE OF EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH SMART, BUSY PEOPLE, HELPING THEM TO REGAIN CLARITY AND BALANCE AND INTEGRATE MINDFULNESS INTO THEIR EVERYDAY LIFE AND WORK. HER FOCUS IS ON DEVELOPING MENTAL FITNESS AND EMOTIONAL AGILITY, SUPPORTING AND ENABLING CLIENTS TO THRIVE, EVEN UNDER THE CHALLENGING CIRCUMSTANCES.

SHE HAS BEEN LEARNING AND PRACTICING MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION FOR 20 YEARS, INCLUDING BEING ORDAINED AS BUDDHIST NUN FOR 2 YEARS.

SHE HAS WORKED WITH GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS, BUSINESSES, COMMUNITY GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS TO HELP THEM ACHIEVE GREATER LEVELS OF PRODUCTIVITY, WELL-BEING AND HAPPINESS. HER CLIENTS INCLUDE: NESTLE NZ, TOWER, FISHER AND PAYKEL, 2DEGREES, PWC, TVNZ, LOTTO NZ, CAANZ AND AUCKLAND COUNCIL



MARY IS A CREDENTIALED COACH WITH THE ICF AND IS THE DIRECTOR OF COACHING PACIFIC, THE CO- CREATOR OF COACH AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAMMES ACCREDITED WITH THE ICF IN NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA AND UK.

MARY HAS SPOKEN AT GLOBAL COACHING CONFERENCES (KOREA 2014, APAC, WORLD COACHING CONGRESS, MUMBAI 2015, ICF BRISBANE, AND OCTOBER 2016). MARY IS ALSO A PROFESSIONAL FACILITATOR OF VISION, STRATEGY, VALUES, PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT FOR INDIVIDUALS, GROUP AND COMMUNITIES. AND AN AUTHOR. MARY HAS RECENTLY FORMALISED HER COACHING SUPERVISION STUDY AND RESEARCH WITH A DIPLOMA FROM BAREFOOT COACHING IN THE UK.


DAWN IS A PASSIONATE CHANGE MANGER AND ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST IN PEOPLE CENTRIC CHANGE WHO HAS SPENT THE LAST 10+ YEARS WORKING ALONGSIDE SENIOR LEADERS iN BOTH LARGE MULTI-NATIONALS AND SMALL ORGANISATIONS IN NZ, THE UK, EUROPE AND AUSTRALIA.

SHE HELPS TEAMS TO TAP INTO CREATIVE VISIONING, SUPPORTING CULTURAL AND STRATEGIC TRANSFORMATION, CONNECTING SILOS THROUGH COLLABORATION, AND SUPPORTING AND SHAPING THE TALENT, CAPABILITY AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORKS AND CO-CREATING ORGANISATIONAL ALIGNMENT.


WENDY IS AN EXPERIENCED WORKPLACE PRACTITIONER WITH OVER 15 YEARS’ EXPERIENCE IN EMPLOYMENT LAW AND EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS.  SHE HAS HELD LEADERSHIP ROLES IN BOTH PRIVATE PRACTICE AND PUBLIC SECTOR. WENDY HAS WORKED IN NEW ZEALAND AND AUSTRALIA AS WELL AS UNDERTAKING WORK IN THE UNITED STATES AND FRANCE. DURING HER TIME IN PARIS, WENDY UNDERTOOK TRAINING IN LONDON IN ORGANISATION DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN. WENDY HAS A STRONG INTEREST IN WORKING WITH ORGANISATIONS TO CREATE A POSITIVE WORK CULTURE. WENDY IS ALSO COMMITTED TO FINDING SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS TO WORKPLACE ISSUES.


ALEKSANDRA GOSTEVA, MHEALSC, MEDPSYCH, MA AT (CLINICAL), PHD CANDIDATE, IS A PSYCHOLOGIST, SPECIALISING IN STRENGTH-BASED APPROACHES FOR CREATING AND SUSTAINING PSYCHOLOGICALLY HEALTHY FAMILY ENVIRONMENTS AND WORKPLACES. THE FOCUS OF HER WORK AND CONSULTING ACTIVITIES IS ON ASSESSING AND IMPROVING INDIVIDUAL AND ORGANISATIONAL PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY, HEALTH AND WELLBEING. INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATIONS AND CONSULTATION PACKAGES ARE TAILORED TO SPECIFIC NEEDS, SITUATIONS, AND REFERRAL QUESTIONS.

ALEX IS A REGISTERED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST AND A MEMBER OF THE NZPSP INSTITUTE OF EDUCATIONAL AND DEVELOPMENT PSYCHOLOGY.


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