NIODA Colloquium 2021

Final year students in the Master of Leadership and Management
(Organisation Dynamics) present the outcomes of their action research.

NIODA Colloquium 2021

9.30 am – 3.30 pm (Melbourne time)  Friday 29 October

The NIODA Colloquium is a forum where final year students in the Master of Leadership and Management (Organisation Dynamics) present the outcomes of their action research with participating organisations. The research projects are the culmination of three years of postgraduate study for the students. The projects are carried out under NIODA staff supervision, with ethics approval, and using state-of-the-art methodological approaches.

By joining us at the colloquium, you will have access to some of the latest research in systems psychodynamics as well as supporting the development of candidates in the field. Attesting to the calibre of work in the program is the knowledge that many past graduates have presented their work at international conferences and had their work published in refereed journals.

NIODA Colloquium 2021

There are nine live, interactive online half-hour presentation and discussion sessions.

FREE!  Please register to receive details

Friday 29 October from 9.30 am – 3.30 pm (Melbourne time).

We invite you to attend the sessions across the day that work with your timetable.

9.30 am – 3.30 pm 🇨🇰  Melbourne
11.30 pm – 5.30 am (eek!) 🇬🇧  London
6.30 pm – 12.30 am 🇺🇸  New York
6.30 am – 12.30 pm 🇸🇬  Singapore

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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NIODA Colloquium 2021








Colloquium schedule

9.30 – 9.40 AM

Welcome & introduction
Professor Susan Long

9.40 – 10.15 AM

Lee Esposito
“Exploring a Change Approach:
Sitting in the cracks to figure what is happening in the whole”

10.15 – 10.45 AM

Kelly Hallinan
“Mothers, Metaphors and Meaning Making:
The power of the use of metaphors during Organisational change”

10.45 – 11.15 AM

Andie Meredith
“Through Transitional Space Comes the
Re-discovery of Power and Authority”

11.15 – 11.30 AM


11.30 – 12.05 PM

Mahesh Kandasamy
“What if COVID disruption is an invitation to engage in
symbiotic collaboration and create sustainable futures?”

12.05 – 12.35 PM

Janet Searle
“Anxiety in the time of COVID:
How might action research assist leaders to navigate their organisation through a pandemic?”

12.35 – 1.00 PM

lunch break

1.00 – 1.30 PM

Sally King
“Finder, Grinder, Minder, Binder and Miner –
what makes business development work in law firms?”

1.30 – 2.05 PM

Diana Amato
“We’re not robots’! Survival in the bad, sad, glad, and
mad world of people in groups in organisations”

2.05 – 2.35 PM

Belinda Bywaters
“Holding a Transitional Space”

2.35 – 3.05 PM

Rhianna Perkin
“Leading to the Edge:
Supporting teams and organisations through change related grief”

3.05 – 3.30 PM

Professor Susan Long
Open plenary

When & Where

NIODA Colloquium 2021

📆  Date

Friday 29 October 2021

⏰. Time

9.30 am – 3.30 pm 🇨🇰  Melbourne
11.30 mid – 5.30 am (eek!) 🇬🇧  London
6.30 pm – 12.30 am 🇺🇸  New York
6.30 am – 12.30 pm 🇸🇬  Singapore

💷  For only

FREE!  Please register to receive details

👩🏻‍💻. Location

Live interactive online sessions via Zoom


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.

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Melbourne  8007  Australia
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