Remaining at the forefront of best practices in organizational development (OD) is critical to supporting and strengthening a company’s ability to endure and embrace change. During this intensive program, you will explore the most recent findings in OD in terms of analysis grids, approaches and hands-on tools that can be used to make a concrete difference in individual, team and organizational effectiveness. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet and learn from high-profile experts and leaders in this field.
10 experts focusing on od-related themes
Provide an environment where you can learn, think about and share concrete solutions with instructors and other professionals interested and/or involved in organizational development in order to:
Identify the latest OD trends.
Gain an in-depth understanding of handy OD-related concepts, approaches and tools.
Improve your analytical and decision-making skills in a constantly changing environment.
Develop an OD-oriented learning community.
IS THIS FOR YOU?
HR and OD professionals
HR experts and specialists
Intensive program: Six days over a 12-week period (every second Friday).
Theme-based approach revolving around 12 management issues or concerns geared specifically toward individuals who facilitate or support organizational development efforts.
Top experts to address each theme.
Relevant reading materials on best practices in OD.
1. Introduction - Exploring OD services Céline Bareil
Developing an OD service offering (in-house/external)
Strategic positioning of OD functions (mission, values, vision, structure)
OD metrics, KPIs and dashboards
Partnering with HR professionals, managers and service providers
2. How to improve team performance Corinne Prost
Factors underlying the success and failure of teamwork
Supporting managers in elevating their team’s performance
Team-building and team-strengthening tools
3. How to create a stimulating, healthy work environment Estelle M. Morin
Workplace health and wellness
Structure and sense of purpose
Work/life balance – where the two worlds collide
Fun and enjoyment on the job
4. What’s the best way to guide employees and managers through a change? Céline Bareil
Impacts of change on individuals
Preventing and addressing resistance to change
Making the recipients of change active
Factors influencing buy-in
Tools available to OD advisors
5. How can you work together to find solutions to complex problems? Julie Bourbonnais
Fundamental concepts and paradigms of collaborative leadership
Keys to successful collaborative leadership
Overview of strategies and dialogue-based tools: appreciative enquiry, world café, open forum, future search
Tangible examples of how these elements are applied in an organizational context
Your role as an initiator, facilitator and enabler when implementing this type of approach in your organization
6. How to optimize your influence over decision-makers Isabelle Lord
OD advisors and power
Building your professional and personal credibility with clients and executives
Upward influence tactics
Making and defending a winning case
OD business case competition
7. How can you boost your staff’s motivation? Michel Tremblay
Concept of engagement
Creating an engagement-friendly climate
Spearheading an initiative to improve engagement
Easing the transition from diagnosis to action
Engagement drivers: Potential contributions and limitations
8. How to drive and support strategic planning in your organization Richard Blain
Usefulness of a structured strategic plan
Definition of the concepts of strategy, key issues, mission, vision and strategic priorities
The strategic planning process
Tools to analyze internal and external environment and identify strategic issues
Components of an action plan inherent in strategic priorities and the corresponding impacts on budgets and resource allocation
Challenges related to buy-in and rollout
9. What are the keys to driving sustainable employee engagement? Christian Vandenberghe
Securing employee loyalty from one generation to the next: Effective tools for managers
10. How to identify and groom high-potential employees Alain Gosselin
Emergence and critical analysis of the concept of talent
Methods for evaluating potential
Joint development, coaching, mentorship, cross-training and other development options
Methods for fast-tracking talent development
Importance, roles and accountability of leaders in developing talent
Roadblocks to success for high-potential individuals
11. How to tap into and articulate tacit knowledge Réal Jacob
Transfer of knowledge, know-how and learned information
Creating a knowledge-based culture
Communities of practice
12. How can you build a collaborative organizational culture? Alain Gosselin
Increased awareness of the needs, principles, challenges and barriers related to collaboration
Assessment of the current situation and desired outcome in terms of collaboration
OD tools for increasing collaboration
Leadership behaviours that promote collaboration
Reading materials and presentations by experts in the field.
Pooling of participants’ experiences.
Sharing of in-house practices.
Discussions and case studies.
Non-HR/OD professionals who wish to enrol in this program are asked to outline their expectations in the “Notes” section of the online registration form. This information will be analyzed during the application review process.
Participants will receive a complimentary copy of two books edited by Céline Bareil and Caroline Aubé:
Licence (Psychology), Licence (Labour Studies), PhD (Psychology) Professor, HEC Montréal
The instructors are widely respected for their expertise and teaching talents. Because they divide their time between the classroom and field research, they are deeply attuned to the latest trends and best industry practices in OD.