NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ORGANISATION DYNAMICS AUSTRALIAAbout NIODA
An outstanding not-for-profit institute providing exemplary education in organisation dynamics approaches for the improvement of organisations, community and society.
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Actively involved in the local, national and global fields of systems pyschodynamic work.
Delivering high quality academic programs, research, scholarship and organisational consultancy.
Clear organsational processes, financial stability, creativity, vitality and professionalism.
THE VALUE OF
The ability to positively impact on an organisation’s culture, structure and decision making.
Working with conscious & unconscious phenomena in organisational life and its effect on the organisational functioning.
THINKING THROUGH TURBULANCE
Complexity in organisations can be thought about and worked with to enhance capacity to manage work-related anxiety and keep thinking in the face of turbulence.
NIODA’s first Master of Leadership and Management (Organisation Dynamics) Gradution Ceremony.
Dr Susan Long launched NIODA Research & Scholarship.
NIODA delivered a range of organisation dynamics workshops and seminars.
Hosted the Annual ISPSO Symposium in Melbourne.
Established NIODA to ensure continuity of systems psychodynamic education in Australia into the forseable future, including program development, research and discipline growth.
RMIT shifted the organisation dynamics programs to the School of Management which favoured a more generic Master of Mangement course. The programs at the time were fully enrolled and their reputations high amongst students, alumni and their organisations.
Dr Wendy Harding became Director of the RMIT organisation dynamics master course.
Swinburne shifted focus to entrepreneurial business education and the programs moved to RMIT. The Creative Organisational Systems Group was founded at RMIT. This group included the organisation dynamics masters, led by Associate Professor John Newton, the Professional Doctorate program, led by Professor Susan Long, and the Innovation and Service Management program led by Associate Professor Mike Faris.
Links with the global community of systems psychodynamic educators and practitioners developed. International program visitors and strong representation in internal bodies culminating in Susan Long’s presidency of the International Society for the Psychoanalytical Study of Organisations (ISPSO).
Formal education in systems psychodynamics was founded in Australia at Swinburne University, Melbourne by Associate Professor John Newton. Over the next 20 years John, and from 1990, Professor Susan Long developed a suite of organisation postgraduate degrees ranging from a Graduate Certificate through to Professional Doctorate and PhD level.
NIODA’s values shape and inform all that is done at the Institute.
They are of particular importance in informing planning and are reflected and lived in implementation.
We challenge ourselves to be open and transparent in all our relationships.
We aim to work towards collaborative relations and relationships in all our endeavours. We understand that this takes thought and effort.
We understand that all constructive work relations rely upon mutual respect. This includes respect for differences.
‘Dialogue involves working with others collaboratively on problems for which the best solutions are not yet known’.* This presumes a commitment to working things through to a point where differences (of ideas, opinions and beliefs) can not only be tolerated, but can usefully co-exist to produce new ways of thinking and doing.
We value reflection as a process of making space and time to consider, thoughtfully and with curiosity, the current realities of the organisation, its context and the people most affected by it. It is a sense-making process that can bring new insights and maintain our focus on the purpose of the organisation.
We value creativity and curiosity as a powerful resource in everything that we do.
We seek to be thorough, diligent and rigorous in our efforts both to fulfill the purpose of the organisation and in striving for academic excellence. This is reflected in the high standards that we set.
NIODA has formal inter-organisational links with:
Group Relations Australia (GRA)
International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organistations (ISPSO)
NIODA's CONSTITUTIONIf you would like to read NIODA’s Constitution.
Accreditation & Qualification
Higher Education Provider
The National Institute of Organisation Dynamics is an accredited tertiary education provider under the Tertiary Education Act, with accreditation and registration conferred in 2016, by TEQSA.
The National Institute of Organisation Dynamics works conscientiously to ensure that all of its courses and graduation processes are in compliance with the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015 and the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF), its Levels Criteria and Qualification Type Learning Outcomes Descriptors and its Qualifications Issuance Policy.
Higher Education Provider no. 14039.