Conference Recap: The Art of Leadership for Women

Written by Joanna Li Held in Vancouver, BC on October 23, 2018, The Art of Leadership for Women conference was yet another fantastic reminder that leadership is an affair of the heart (Kouzes & Posner, 2012).  Messages of life-long learning, value creation and self-awareness echoed throughout the event with this incredible line-up of speakers: Whitney […]

Lead an OD Roundtable

Overview Roundtables provide an opportunity for groups of OD practitioners to come together around a topic of interest to discuss and learn from each other. Roundtables are not intended to replace other professional development workshops hosted by BCODN or other member offerings. The focus is on peer-to-peer learning and as such, any presentation made must […]

The Social Impact of OD

Written By: Kim Braidwood The OD network annual conference had its first ever Social Impact day (SID), a pre-conference event that brought together and created value for OD consultants and Not for Profits (NFPs). I had the privilege of being an advisor on the pro bono team to develop and organize SID.  It was a […]

Liberating Structures

Liberating Structures In honour of our most recent BCODN event, we explore liberating structures and how they can improve your organization. What are liberating structures? Developed by Henri Lipmanowicz and Keith McCandless, Liberating Structures are facilitation, meeting, and conversation techniques that open a dialogue and distributes the sharing of information from a more traditional, top down […]

Conference Recap | The Art of Leadership 2017

Written By: Brian Lam The Art of Leadership descended on Vancouver on October 26, 2017. Five thought and leadership practitioners shared their views and perspectives on leadership. I came away with three key concepts. One – leaders need to be fully committed to the rigors and responsibilities of leadership. Through his research and study on […]

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