OD Superstars Jayne Topliss, Kaye Saxton Lea and Harri Padden

DoOD superstars

18 / 2 / 2016 Midnight

1. How would you describe your role in the organisation? 

Jayne, Kaye and Harri have over 60 years NHS experience between them.  Jayne and Kaye began their careers in clinical roles, before moving into learning and organisational development (L&OD) and Harri started her career in a corporate role. Collectively they have a variety of experiences which they bring together with the rest of their L&OD team to support the people and the organisation to maximise potential.

2. What does OD mean to you?  

Engaging with the people and the organisation to support, develop and inspire individuals and teams.

3. What OD projects are you most proud of? 

We're proud of all the accomplishments we are involved in, but some of our highlights are:

  • developing a virtual learning environment for staff to use as an organisational development tool with the OD team
  • building relationships with colleagues from fire, police and NHS Blood and Transplant to create, design and develop a cross sector leadership exchange, offering development opportunities for staff
  • an integrated leadership development programme with Anglia Ruskin Heath Partnership, which offers leadership development opportunities across all staff groups. 

4. What would you like to learn more about? 

  • Team coaching and embedding a coaching culture. 
  • How to use anecdote circles as a practical guide to storytelling.
  • Evaluating OD.

5. Who inspires you most? 

Patients and staff who we meet on a daily basis.

6. What’s your one 'must read' book, article or website on OD? 

  • Engaged by Linda Holbeche & Geoffrey Matthews
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
  • The fifth discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization by Peter Senge TED Talks
  • Twitter feeds of Roger Francis

7. What would you like to achieve in the coming year?

Developing organisational opportunities that engage, inspire and empower our staff to feel valued in delivering outstanding care whatever their role.

8. What would your motto be? 

No matter where the journey takes us, we will get there.

9. What advice would you give to a budding OD professional? 

Develop networks, engage with others, be open to new experiences and learning. Ask questions, no one knows everything.

10. What is your favourite sandwich?

Jayne - French bread and smoked salmon
Kaye - Cheese and onion panini
Harri – Cheese and chutney, when I’m not dieting

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