Small Study Group Series, October 2021

Small Study Group Series, October 2021

Small Study Group Series

Seven online sessions with

Dr Wendy Harding

 Small Study Group Series

Seven live interactive online sessions with

Dr Wendy Harding

 

Seven two-hour sessions

Fridays and Tuesdays 15 October till 9 November 2021

(Excluding 2 November)

NIODA is offering an exciting and valuable opportunity to explore online small group dynamics through participation in a small study group. Studying online small group dynamics is likely to be new to all, with the learning providing such an edge to the work we are all currently engaged in on virtual mediums. The study group method is that of the traditional Tavistock style study group method. In this, the participant group explore their own conscious and unconscious patterns of small group behaviour in the ‘here and now’ using group/system-level analysis. This design encourages in-depth ‘learning through experience’ as well as laying a theoretical foundation for understanding interpersonal group dynamics.

Through this experience, it is anticipated participants will increase their capacity to identify, analyse and manage online and onsite workgroup dynamics; to appreciate the emotional labour of work, and to enable constructive leader-follower relations.

The direct group experience is supplemented by critical discussion of selected theories and models of group dynamics.

Your learning will be supported with weekly readings.

Dr Wendy Harding will lead and manage the sessions, along with taking up the consultant role to the study group.

Small Study Group Series: Dr Wendy Harding

AUD $2,000 for seven live interactive online two-hour sessions

The study group will be fully interactive and online. The commitment is for seven, two-hour sessions on Tuesday and Friday mornings 8 – 10 am (Melbourne time). The two hours will involve one hour of a traditional Group Relations style small study group and one hour of reflection, development of working hypotheses and links to work.

There is also an option to study this as a subject of the NIODA Master of Leadership and Management (Organisation Dynamics) course which includes an additional three sessions and assignments are required. Please contact admin@nioda.org.au for details.

8 – 10 am 🇨🇰  Melbourne
5 – 7 am 🇸🇬  Singapore
2.30 – 4.30 am (eek!) 🇮🇳 New Delhi
10 pm – 12 am 🇬🇧  London
11 pm – 1 am 🇿🇦 South Africa
5 – 7 pm 🇺🇸  New York

Please note, there are time zone shifts during these sessions to daylight savings and wintertime, so the session times do vary.  The time listed below is set to calculate the first start time depending on the time zone of your computer.  The first session will start at:

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Wendy Harding, CEO NIODA

Dr Wendy Harding

Small Study Group Series

CEO & Director of Academic Programs NIODA, Australia

Dr Wendy Harding is a senior practitioner in the Australian and global organisation dynamics field. Dr Harding is the current CEO and Director of Academic Programs at NIODA, having over 30 years’ experience in teaching, consulting, coaching, supervision and research. Across these years Wendy has undertaken many coaching, supervision, consultancy and action research projects in a broad span of organisational settings from large government departments to a variety of corporate and not-for-profit organisations. Organisational consulting projects have focussed on team and whole of organisation development and structural and cultural change, using a range of intervention methods. Individual coaching and supervision have been undertaken with a culturally diverse range of people working at all levels in organisations from executive level to direct service delivery.

Wendy’s coaching/supervision/consulting philosophy is based in strong beliefs in the capacity of people to be able to make change that supports their work. The role of a coach/supervisor/consultant is then to provide opportunity for shared reflection and consideration of the experience of undertaking the work in the organisation. In coaching and supervising deep reflection enables unblocking of obstructions to think, learn and action differently about the work. In organisational consulting what is enabled is the capacity to influence structure, culture and strategic processes, to thus add value to the organisation. Wendy’s practice involves the introduction of theory, method and technologies in support of these considerations, however, at its core is always about reflection and dialogue; about people working constructively together.

When & Where

NIODA Small Study Group Series 2021: Seven two-hour live interactive online sessions with Dr Wendy Harding

📆  Dates

Friday 15 October – Tuesday 5 November 2021

⏰. Session Times

8 – 10 am 🇨🇰  Melbourne
5 – 7 am 🇸🇬  Singapore
2.30 – 4.30 am (eek!) 🇮🇳 New Delhi
10 pm – 12 am 🇬🇧  London
11 pm – 1 am 🇿🇦 South Africa
5 – 7 pm 🇺🇸  New York

Due to changes in different countries for daylight savings, summertime, wintertime there will be variations. 

💷  For only

AUD $2,000 including; all seven two-hour sessions; study group, weekly readings, and critical discussions with limited participant numbers

There is an option to study this as a subject of the NIODA Master of Leadership and Management (Organisation Dynamics) course which includes an additional three sessions and assignments are required. Please contact admin@nioda.org.au for details.

👩🏻‍💻. Location

Live interactive online sessions via Zoom

About NIODA

The National Institute of Organisation Dynamics Australia (NIODA) offers internationally renowned post-graduate education and research in organisation dynamics, and decades of experience consulting with Australian organisations. 

The study of organisation dynamics brings together socio-technical and psychoanalytic disciplines to explore the unconscious dynamics that exist in every group, team or organisation. Learning more about these theories, and reflecting on the experience of them, can support leaders and managers to unlock great potential in their organisations, tackling issues through a whole new light.

Get In Touch

PO box 287, Collins Street West,
Melbourne  8007  Australia
+61 414 529 867
info@nioda.org.au

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Get In Touch

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Melbourne  8007  Australia
+61 (0) 414 529 867
info@nioda.org.au

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Action Learning for Organisational Transformation

Action Learning for Organisational Transformation

Action Learning for Organisational Transformation

NIODA’s In-house experiential training program

Dr Brigid Nossal & Ms Helen McKelvie

Action Learning for Organisational Transformation

NIODA’s In-house experiential training program

Dr Brigid Nossal & Ms Helen McKelvie

 

Is your organisation facing a ‘wicked’ problem?
Are you the leader of a new Team?
Is psychological safety and the well-being of your staff a priority for your organisation?

Any of these questions could be the starting point for engaging NIODA Consulting for this tailored and unique training offering. We know that sustainable results come from your active participation in the learning experience. Action Learning is a way of bringing your work challenges into focus and discovering practical ways to solve problems. Through Action Learning, work groups develop thoughtful and creative ways of working together. and embed a work culture that is anchored in mutual respect, collaboration and communication.

 

In this training program you will:

  • Learn about what is really going on (diagnostic tools)
  • Develop new ways of thinking about old problems (reflective practice)
  • Discover resources that were previously hidden
  • Understand what a systems lens can reveal about the organisation
  • Apply new ways of working together
  • Create and embed a healthy and safe workplace culture.

Action Learning for Organisational Transformation: NIODA’s In-house experiential training program

The program is designed to run over six months with a combination of half-day and monthly two-hour sessions. We know that to create and embed sustainable and healthy practices takes time and requires a commitment.

NIODA’s highly experienced staff will be leading this new in-house training program and we would like to offer the first three organisations a 25% discount.

For more information and to book a free initial consultation contact Sally Mussared.

The Use of Drawing as an Agent of Transformation: a case presentation

Dr Brigid Nossal

Deputy CEO & Director of Consulting, NIODA

 Brigid is a co-founder of NIODA and has worked as an organisational consultant and executive coach for over 25 years. She has been delivering experiential learning programs for over 15 years. This has included staff and Director roles on Group Relations Conferences, teaching in the RMIT and NIODA Masters degree and running external and in-house training programs. Brigid is passionate about systems psychodynamics and Action Learning approaches because of the way that they enable clients to get quickly to the heart of complex issues and provide a practical means for working through them towards sustainable solutions and healthy ways of working. Brigid supports her clients and students to be curious, analytical and systems-oriented in their thinking. So often issues can be approached as if they are personal or inter-personal in nature. However, looked at through an organisational or systems lens, they can appear quite different. In addition, bringing an Action Learning approach builds insight and resilience in individuals and groups. People are better able to navigate through uncertainty and to make better decisions.

Brigid has worked with a broad range of organisations. Over the past 15 years, this has been mostly in the public and not-for-profit sectors. Before that, Brigid delivered accredited in-house training to large private sector organisations such as Southcorp, Simplot and ANZ. The principals of Action Learning can be applied in any organisational setting with excellent results.

Ms Helen McKelvie

Ms Helen McKelvie

Masters Course Coordinator, NIODA

Helen has had over 25 years of working in organisations to inform her approach to helping others gain insights into how they take up roles and how to achieve greater alignment with individual, team and organisational purpose. Her own roles as internal planning consultant, policy and project manager, and lawyer in workplaces in both the public and private sectors have provided her with first-hand experience of the complexity and challenges of organisational life.

Helen is an alumnus and now teaches in the Master’s program at the National Institute of Organisation Dynamics Australia (NIODA). She also has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne. In addition to her academic qualifications, Helen is an accredited practitioner of PRISM Brain Mapping, an online, neuroscience-based behaviour mapping instrument, and is a registered Analytic-Network Coach. Helen also has training and experience in workplace mediation and yoga teaching qualifications.

When & Where

Action Learning for Organisational Transformation: NIODA’s In-house experiential training program

📆  Dates

Across six months

⏰. Session Times

Combination of half-day and monthly two-hour sessions.
Agreed in advance to suit your workplace.

💷  For only

AUD $15,000

👩🏻‍💻. Location

Live interactive online sessions via Zoom

About NIODA

The National Institute of Organisation Dynamics Australia (NIODA) offers internationally renowned post-graduate education and research in organisation dynamics, and decades of experience consulting with Australian organisations. 

The study of organisation dynamics brings together socio-technical and psychoanalytic disciplines to explore the unconscious dynamics that exist in every group, team or organisation. Learning more about these theories, and reflecting on the experience of them, can support leaders and managers to unlock great potential in their organisations, tackling issues through a whole new light.

Get In Touch

PO box 287, Collins Street West,
Melbourne  8007  Australia
+61 414 529 867
info@nioda.org.au

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Get In Touch

PO box 287, Collins Street West,
Melbourne  8007  Australia
+61 414 529 867
info@nioda.org.au

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Diversity training with a difference

Diversity training with a difference

Diversity Training with a difference

Focussing your cultural lens to collaborate with ‘the other’ at work

Dr Brigid Nossal & Ms Helen McKelvie

Diversity Training with a difference

Focussing your cultural lens to collaborate with ‘the other’ at work

Dr Brigid Nossal & Ms Helen McKelvie

 

Six two-and-a-half-hour sessions 3.30 – 6 pm

Tuesday 12 October till 23 November 2021 (Excluding 2 November)

NIODA is offering this series of experiential workshops as an opportunity for organisational leaders to deepen their understanding of diversity in the workplace. This learning experience starts from the position that it is difficult to truly collaborate with people who are ‘not like us’. To reap the benefits of working with a diverse workforce we need first to learn about ourselves. Participants are invited to consider ‘taken for granted’ aspects of culture by looking into their own and others’ ways of being in the world.

 

Through this experience, it is anticipated that you will gain real insights into

  • the concept of culture as something that is co-created
  • the impact of our own unconscious biases upon work choices and practices
  • understanding of conscious and unconscious factors that create and influence culture in organisations

And increase your skills in

  • intercultural communication and collaboration
  • use of a cultural lens to analyse group and organisation effectiveness

Experiential learning will be supported by critical discussion of selected theories and readings.

Diversity training with a difference: Dr Brigid Nossal and Ms Helen McKelvie

AUD $2,000 for six live interactive online two-and-a-half-hour sessions

The study group will be fully interactive and online. The commitment is for six, two-and-a-half-hour sessions on Tuesday afternoons 3.30 – 6 pm (Melbourne time). The two and a half hours will involve short seminars, experiential learning activities, group discussion and reflection for integration of learning.

3.30 – 6 pm 🇨🇰  Melbourne
12.30 – 3 pm 🇸🇬  Singapore
10.00 am – 12.30 pm 🇮🇳 New Delhi
5.30 – 8 am 🇬🇧  London
6.30 – 9 am 🇧🇪 Brussels
12.30 – 3 am (eek!) 🇺🇸  New York

The time listed below is set to calculate the first start time depending on the time zone of your computer.  The first session will start at:

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The Use of Drawing as an Agent of Transformation: a case presentation

Dr Brigid Nossal

Deputy CEO & Director of Consulting, NIODA

Brigid is a co-founder of NIODA and has worked as an organisational consultant and executive coach for over 25 years. She has been delivering experiential learning programs for over 15 years. This has included staff and Director roles on Group Relations Conferences, teaching in the RMIT and NIODA Masters degree and running external and in-house training programs. Brigid is passionate about systems psychodynamics and experiential learning approaches because of the way that they enable clients to develop a curious stance and deep insight into complex and emotionally challenging issues. Brigid has been teaching the NIODA Masters subject (and earlier iterations) ‘Through a Cultural Lens: Collaborating with ‘the Other’ at Work’ since 2010. She has also trained others to teach this subject. Organisations have become more acutely aware of the need to develop work cultures and ways of relating in which diversity is embraced for all the richness that this can contribute and in which people feel accepted and psychologically safe. Brigid’s extensive consulting and teaching experience means that she has developed to a high level the skills necessary to create a learning environment in which people feel safe and open to new experiences and new insights about themselves as leaders, about the organisational cultures that they help to co-create and about what is involved in creating safe and healthy workplaces.

Brigid has worked with a broad range of organisations. Over the past 15 years, this has been mostly in the public and not-for-profit sectors. Before that, Brigid delivered accredited in-house training to large private sector organisations such as Southcorp, Simplot and ANZ. The principals, in terms of healthy work cultures in all organisational contexts, are the same.

Ms Helen McKelvie

Ms Helen McKelvie

Masters Course Coordinator, NIODA

Helen has had over 25 years of working in organisations to inform her approach to helping others gain insights into how they take up roles and how to achieve greater alignment with individual, team and organisational purpose. Her own roles as internal planning consultant, policy and project manager, and lawyer in workplaces in both the public and private sectors have provided her with first-hand experience of the complexity and challenges of organisational life.

Helen is an alumnus and now teaches in the Master’s program at the National Institute of Organisation Dynamics Australia (NIODA). She also has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne. In addition to her academic qualifications, Helen is an accredited practitioner of PRISM Brain Mapping, an online, neuroscience-based behaviour mapping instrument, and is a registered Analytic-Network Coach. Helen also has training and experience in workplace mediation and yoga teaching qualifications.

When & Where

NIODA Diversity Training with a difference program: Six two-and-a-half-hour live interactive online sessions

📆  Dates

Tuesday 12 October – 23 November 2021

⏰. Session Times

3.30 – 6 pm 🇨🇰  Melbourne
12.30 – 3 pm 🇸🇬  Singapore
10.00 am – 12.30 pm 🇮🇳 New Delhi
5.30 – 8 am 🇬🇧  London
6.30 – 9 am 🇧🇪 Brussels
12.30 – 3 am (eek!) 🇺🇸  New York

Please note there is a mid-session break on Tuesday 2 November

Due to changes in different countries for daylight savings, summertime, wintertime there will be variations. 

💷  For only

AUD $2,000 including; all six two-and-a-half-hour session; weekly readings, and critical discussions with limited participant numbers

👩🏻‍💻. Location

Live interactive online sessions via Zoom

About NIODA

The National Institute of Organisation Dynamics Australia (NIODA) offers internationally renowned post-graduate education and research in organisation dynamics, and decades of experience consulting with Australian organisations. 

The study of organisation dynamics brings together socio-technical and psychoanalytic disciplines to explore the unconscious dynamics that exist in every group, team or organisation. Learning more about these theories, and reflecting on the experience of them, can support leaders and managers to unlock great potential in their organisations, tackling issues through a whole new light.

Get In Touch

PO box 287, Collins Street West,
Melbourne  8007  Australia
+61 414 529 867
info@nioda.org.au

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Get In Touch

PO box 287, Collins Street West,
Melbourne  8007  Australia
+61 (0) 414 529 867
info@nioda.org.au

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What is a Group Relations Conference?

What is a Group Relations Conference?

Complexity, Creativity and Community in a Networked World

This video has been produced for the NIODA 2021 online group relations working conference. As well as introducing the theme, it aims to demystify the conference by explaining some key concepts using everyday language. 

 

Written by Nuala Dent & Julian Foot, with contributions from Andrea Foot, Ellie Robinson and Susan LongVideo Direction and Production by Julian Foot, Leaf Logics

What is a Group Relations Conference?

What is a Group Relations Conference?

Complexity, Creativity and Community in a Networked World This video has been produced for the NIODA 2021 online group relations working conference. As well as introducing the theme, it aims to demystify the conference by explaining some key concepts using everyday...

Blogs from NIODA’s 2021 Group Relations Conference Staff

The Lime Neighbourhood

The Lime Neighbourhood

At a recent online group relations conference, I had the opportunity to explore the concept of neighbourhoods. This blog will describe my experience and, I hope, stimulate thinking about how we create a sense of community in online places.

Would you like to submit your own response to the Interim Voice Report?

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Get In Touch

PO box 287, Collins Street West,
Melbourne  8007  Australia
+61 414 529 867
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Talking about Coaching

Talking about Coaching

Talking about Coaching

Working one-on-one with clients using a systems psychodynamic lens

Dr Brigid Nossal, Ms Helen McKelvie & Mr Thomas Mitchell

Talking about Coaching

Working one-on-one with clients using a systems psychodynamic lens

Dr Brigid Nossal, Ms Helen McKelvie & Mr Thomas Mitchell
& a case study with Ms Laurette Chang-Leng

Was the Organisational Role Analysis (ORA) subjects one of your favourites in your studies? Do you use the ORA framework in your practice? Are you interested in coaching or being coached?

This special NIODA Alumni event focuses on the practice of coaching using ORA, the Transforming Experience Framework (TEF), and Analytic Network Coaching (ANC).

A moderated panel of speakers will give an overview of each of the three frameworks, and have a conversation about in-practice application. This will be followed by a case study presentation with a coach and client who used a combination of the frameworks to work together on a career transition dilemma.

Small groups and plenary discussions will allow participants to think together about the presented material and applications of the frameworks in their own work.

 

Talking about Coaching

AUD $35 for this live interactive online two-hour session
in which we invite you to bring a friend for FREE!

Wednesday 25 August 2021

6 – 8 pm 🇨🇰 Melbourne
4 – 6 pm 🇸🇬 Singapore
9 – 11 am 🇬🇧 London
4 – 6 am (eeek!) 🇺🇸 New York

The time listed below is set to calculate the start time depending on the time zone
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Talking about Coaching

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The Use of Drawing as an Agent of Transformation: a case presentation

Dr Brigid Nossal

Deputy CEO & Director of Consulting

Brigid has worked as a coach with executives and managers for over 25 years. Her expertise is in Organisational Role Analysis and, more recently, Analytic-Network Coaching. Her approach is to work with clients to create a confidential exploratory space for examining and reflecting upon work roles, organisations, and the systems that they are part of. By supporting clients to adopt an analytical and systems focus, it is possible to get to the heart of personal and organisational challenges and how these impact both the individual and the system they are working in. Bringing two enquiring minds to the work teases out hidden assumptions and delivers new insights that support constructive decision-making. The ORA fosters this reflective method and a capability for questioning and challenging habitual ways of thinking that endures long after the coaching has ended.
Brigid has worked with a broad range of organisations, mostly in the public and not-for-profit sectors. Her passion is to provide opportunities for leaders to develop the skills and experience to reflect deeply upon the kinds of organisations, systems and societies that we are all engaged in co-creating.

Ms Helen McKelvie

Ms Helen McKelvie

Master’s Course Coordinator

Helen has had over 25 years of working in organisations to inform her approach to helping others gain insights into how they take up roles and how to achieve greater alignment with individual, team and organisational purpose. Her own roles as internal planning consultant, policy and project manager, and lawyer in workplaces in both the public and private sectors have provided her with first-hand experience of the complexity and challenges of organisational life.
In her coaching practice Helen is passionate about nurturing each client’s leadership potential in whatever role they are in, or are aspiring to. Her areas of particular interest include: working with the challenges and benefits of cultural diversity; supporting new career directions, ‘What’s next?’; and understanding how to achieve ‘successful succession’.
Helen creates a safe, reflective space for respectful communication and connection, opening up possibility for deep learning and growth.
Helen is an alumnus and now teaches in the Master’s program at the National Institute of Organisation Dynamics Australia (NIODA). She also has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne. In addition to her academic qualifications Helen is an accredited practitioner of PRISM Brain Mapping, an online, neuroscience-based behaviour mapping instrument, and is a registered A-N Coach, Certified to use the Analytic-Network Coaching System and Certified to coach and debrief the Wild Leadership Questionnaire. Helen also has training and experience in workplace mediation, and yoga teaching qualifications. She is a member of Group Relations Australia.

Mr Thomas Mitchell

Mr Thomas Mitchell

Academic Teaching Staff Member

Over the last several years Thomas has enhanced his extensive professional experience by learning from, and working with, leaders across the executive coaching, group dynamics, and systems psychodynamics fields. A graduate of the NIODA Master of Leadership and Management – Organisation Dynamics, Thomas combines a deep understanding of working in large organisations with a passion for supporting others as they work toward achieving their goals and gaining deeper awareness of their actions and drivers. Highly skilled in creating a safe environment to support participants explore their roles, Thomas manages the balance between empathy and candour allowing participants to feel secure whilst having their assumptions challenged.

When & Where

Talking about Coaching: Working one-on-one with clients using a systems psychodynamic lens

📆  Date

Wednesday 25 August 2021

⏰. Session Times

6 – 8 pm 🇨🇰 Melbourne
9 – 11 am 🇬🇧 London
4 – 6 pm 🇸🇬 Singapore
4 – 6 am (eek!) 🇺🇸 New York

💷  For only

AUD $35 two-hour session (& bring a friend for FREE)
including presentations, small group and plenary discussions

👩🏻‍💻. Location

Live interactive online session via Zoom

About NIODA

The National Institute of Organisation Dynamics Australia (NIODA) offers internationally renowned post-graduate education and research in organisation dynamics, and decades of experience consulting with Australian organisations. 

The study of organisation dynamics brings together socio-technical and psychoanalytic disciplines to explore the unconscious dynamics that exist in every group, team or organisation. Learning more about these theories, and reflecting on the experience of them, can support leaders and managers to unlock great potential in their organisations, tackling issues through a whole new light.

Get In Touch

PO box 287, Collins Street West,
Melbourne  8007  Australia
+61 414 529 867
info@nioda.org.au

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Get In Touch

PO box 287, Collins Street West,
Melbourne  8007  Australia
+61 414 529 867
info@nioda.org.au

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