Organisation Development

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All of our 10 Local Leadership Academies offer great development opportunities, events and networks to support those who are leading change and developing organisations.

Click on to the region to find out more about the regional OD network and other opportunities:

Organisation Development (OD) means many things to different people

Our aim at the NHS Leadership Academy is to support leaders, OD & HRD leads and all staff to develop their organisations to be as fit for purpose so they could meet the opportunities, challenges of the Five Year Forward view and the demands of our NHS system.

It is about leading change, service improvement initiatives, engaging and motivating staff, developing their talents and improving potential of staff. Great OD is about understanding context and culture, taking a systems approach and enabling NHS staff to design and deliver great patient care.

All leaders have a responsibility to develop their organisations as well as their team. We want to facilitate leaders in organisations to do this, and support and develop the capability and capacity of those who have particular responsibility for organisational development.

How do we do this?

We want to mirror the principles of great OD, working across systems, working with people to provide resources and development and opportunities that develop OD capacity and capability.

We will do this by connecting together OD leads in organisations and those working at a regional and system level, to co-create resources and build capability.

Working in partnership with our ten local leadership academies we aim to support and develop OD capability and resource across the healthcare in the UK. Supporting the development of OD programmes, networks, resources and opportunities to share learning.

The Academy also works in partnership with NHS Employers to support the Do OD network.  This is a national NHS network for all those involved in OD with its aims to share, connect and learn.

‘Do OD’ is the expert resource on organisation development for the NHS, delivered in partnership with NHS Employers:

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