Traditional organisation development (OD) skills are becoming increasingly embedded within the DNA across all aspects of the people profession today – this is highlighted in the new Profession Map from the CIPD. In what way, then, can OD practice be integrated throughout the people practice ecosystem? How can people practitioners adopt traditional OD roles and responsibilities in their workplace?

Join Dr Linda Holbeche, co-director of The Holbeche Partnership, and Caroline Nugent, HR Director at the Financial Ombudsman, as they delve into the role of organisation architects – the OD professionals – whose job is to explore the ways organisations can benefit from OD practice, and the key challenges they may face in doing so.

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