Do OD (Organisational Development) is a year old!


24 / 2 / 2014 Midnight

It’s our one year anniversary on the 27 Feb and wow, what a year it has been! 

Thank you to everyone who has supported Do OD in our first year.  It is a huge privilege to work with and on behalf of this incredible community of practitioners. We also want to give a special thanks to our colleagues at the NHS Leadership Academy and the Local Delivery Partners for their particular support through our partnership working.  The best thing is, we’ve only just begun…   


  • We set up the Do OD ‘connect’ networks on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and the opportunity for you to ‘share’ information about successful OD projects and learn what's worked for other people. 
  • We began building our ‘Learn’ library with articles and resources from leading thinkers in the OD community. 
  • Professor Michael West from the Lancaster University Management School started his exclusive monthly blog with us. 
  • We ran the first ever OD in the NHS Conference with 175 people representing 123 organisations 
  • We introduced our OD superstars, showcasing some the best in OD talent from across the NHS and beyond. 
  • In December we ran #ODecember, our month long series of daily gifts from the OD community. 


  • In January we launched DoODcast - our monthly podcast where we discuss hot topics, chat with expert guests, read your emails and give you an update on what’s going on and what’s coming up. 
  • We also launched the DoOD Team Toolkit, which tells you all you need to know about developing your team, embracing team working and the contribution it can make to the delivery of compassionate patient care. 
  • This month we developed the OD awards calendar to help you make sure your successes don’t go unnoticed! We have gathered in one place all the award schemes relevant to OD and our top tips for making the winners list. 
  • We’re also supporting seven groups of OD practitioners from across the country to develop resources and tools on key OD issues such as culture, influence, capability, systems and diagnostics; all underpinned by the principle that OD in the NHS should be patient centred. 

See all the highlights from our last year in the Prezi below and also catch up on the latest episode of DoODcast. In episode two of DoODcast we discuss our latest OD Superstar; our guest blog from Meg Peppin; the free places we have for you at the ODN Europe Conference 2014; the launch of our OD awards calendar, and what we plan to do with the rest of the year all in under ten minutes

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