Developing Your OD Practice (Cohort 2 - Day 1)

Within this programme we are seeking to support practitioners who are new to OD, and those who have found themselves with OD in their portfolio. The cohort will come together to learn, think and work together to understand the practice of OD more fully. 

This development programme began its life in the North East in 2013 and has been development since this time by Dr Maxine Craig. Maxine has a 35-year career working in and for the NHS, commencing her career as a nurse. She has worked in the field of OD since the mid 1990’s. She currently is a board member of the OD network for Europe . The programme is delivered by a talented faculty of OD practitioners working across a range of organisation and health and care systems in the North East. They bring a wealth of hands on experience to the learning. 

The programme runs over 3 days (with gaps between each day to facilitation assimilation into practice).  The programme outline is below however a hallmark of the programme is that it is delivered as an ‘OD intervention’ and the faculty will ensure that the group has the opportunity to shape the content of days 2 and 3 to ensuring it is fit for the group’s needs.


Day one:  

Learning outcomes 

Participants will: 

  • Gain an understanding of the historical context of OD and explore how this may relate to their own career journey
  • Consider differing modes of change agency and where OD fits within the wide change agenda.
  • Be introduced to the OD framework and the values which underpin and guide OD work
  • Focus on the key stages of entry and contracting


Please download the application form (available below), and once completed, just email it to and we will be in touch to let you know if you have a place by the 13th September. 

Please note that the remaining dates of the programme are as follows (all of which will also be held in the CLIC Training Room, 4 Wavell Drive, Rosehill Industrial Estate, Carlisle CA1 2SE):

  • Day 2 – Monday 25th November
  • Day 3 – Friday 24th January 2020


Please note that tea/coffee will be available from 9am for a prompt 9.30am start. Lunch will not be provided. If you have any queries about this event or any special requirements, please contact

All delegates are required to park in the new pay and display parking area on Montgomery Way, Rosehill Industrial Estate. For further information, please refer to the directions and parking download which is available below.





Event Details

Event date 31 October 2019 9:00 am
Event end date 31 October 2019 5:00 pm
Registration Start Date 28 June 2019
Available places 25
Cut off date 9 September 2019
Individual Price Free
Livestreamed? no
CLIC Training Room, NHS Offices Rosehill, 4 Wavell Drive, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2SE
CLIC Training Room, NHS Offices Rosehill, 4 Wavell Drive, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2SE
CLIC Training Room, NHS Offices Rosehill, 4 Wavell Drive, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2SE