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What is an Organisation Development Practitioner?

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May 16th, 2019

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And would you like to become one, or hire one for your organisation? Let’s start with the basics: do you know what an Organisation Development practitioner is? Back in 2015, Roffey Park’s Management Agenda survey investigated the main barriers to effective organisational development, and found the most common response was “managers don’t know what it […]

Leadership Development and Critical Thinking

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May 10th, 2019

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Roffey Park is an international executive education institute that provides high impact leadership development, management development, OD and HR, through open and customised development programmes, training programmes, qualifications and research.  We’re expanding our international operations by creating a base in Ireland to serve our clients across Europe.  Here we interview our Head of Faculty, Dr […]

Making a difference to leadership training and organisational development by being different: Roffey Park explains itself

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April 25th, 2019

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“At Roffey Park we are passionate about developing management, people and performance, and we’re going to talk this morning about how we might do that in the face of Brexit,” says Andy Firth with a big grin on his face. It’s a promise which attracted HR professionals from some of the UK’s best-known organisations for […]

The Experience Cube (Clear Leadership by Gervase Bushe): the leadership skill of learning to speak out of the box.

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April 25th, 2019

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“Start every question with the word I. It gets you out of the problem of creating something that’s a truth for you. You might say ‘it’s really hot in here’ but that’s closing down the conversation. If instead you say ‘I think it’s hot in here,’ you’re not.” This is our head of practice, Ken […]

Organisational development and learning through mapping the field!

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April 15th, 2019

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Roffey Park Institute is an international centre of excellence for organisational development with a history of defining and developing innovative organisational development practice.  This year, as part of our own ongoing practice development, we’ve created a new map of organisational development and here we interview Tom Kenward, Head of Qualifications, about this unique learning tool […]