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The Agile Organisation - Building capabilities for success

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Best Western Cresta Court Hotel

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WA14 4DP

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Deepen your understanding of the capabilities needed to build a genuinely agile organisation and apply the insights gained to your current organisational challenges.

Our mini-conference, devoted to Organisation Development, has a premise that this subject is more vital than ever in an age where agility in organisations is a critical quality for organisational sustainability.

Our speakers will address the key themes including leadership development, engagement and culture development, the optimisation of performance and the smooth management of change in organisations.

This highly interactive conference will enable delegates to advance current organisational challenges through insights gained and will provide delegates with a chance to deepen their understanding of the capabilities needed to build a genuinely agile organisation.


Welcome, Introduction and Objectives for the day
Neal Chamberlain

The Role of Values in Supporting Agility in Organisations
Jackie Le Fevre, Magma Effect Ltd.


The Role of Leaders in Enabling Change in Organisations
Dr David Beech, University of Salford


Embedding Agile in the Organisation’s Culture
Roger Chapman, The Growth Company


Final session: How to Support Agility Through Assessing Performance in Organisations
Neal Chamberlain, University of Manchester

Panel Q&A session: Host Neal Chamberlain

Wrap up and close.

Session Outlines

Each one-hour session will include:

  • an initial input (focus, context, key points, background, recent research, etc.)

  • Interactive activities

  • Facilitated discussion

  • Signposting further reading/websites/ discussion groups, etc.

  • Wrap up and conclusion

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Roger Chapman

Having a passion for organisational development and coaching Roger’s career over the last 20 years has involved supporting businesses and individuals to improve, develop and grow. His experience relates to the practical implementation of organisational change and coaching using a variety of models to deliver business improvement and personal growth.

Roger is a Senior Consultant in Organisational at the Growth Company

Jackie Le Fevre

Originally trained as a zoologist fascinated by evolutionary biology and animal behaviour, Jackie has focused on the theory and practice of values for the last 13 years. Through her company, Magma Effect, and as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management and member of the CMI Subject Matter Experts Group Jackie enables individuals and organisations to make sense of how values shape and drive not just what we do but also how we do it. Jackie is the Living Values Advisor to Wellbeing Teams, a groundbreaking initiative in social care, which last year won three national awards for pioneering work in Values-based Recruitment.

Jackie is Director of the Magma Effect Limited

David Beech

David Beech is an Organisational Psychologist, whose area of expertise is leadership and organisation development, in which he has over 25 years of international experience. David is co-founder and Director of Cambridge Leadership Development, where he focuses on leadership and executive development. Dr Beech has formerly served as Client and Programme Director for Leadership and Organization Behaviour with Ashridge Business School; Principal Consultant in Organizational Effectiveness for Hewitt Associates, designed and delivered Assessment and Development Centres at SHL for the boardroom to frontline management.

Dr David Beech is a Lecturer in People Management at Salford Business School
University of Salford

Neal Chamberlain

Neal is a Learning and OD professional focusing on capability and performance development at individual, team and organisation-level. In a career spanning HR, L&D and OD, Neal has worked at senior level in many multi-national organisations including AstraZeneca, Unilever and Tata.

Neal is Lead L&D Partner
University of Manchester

This event is sponsored by The Growth Company.

The Growth Company is a not-for-profit driving forward business, economic, personal and professional development within communities by boosting employment, skills, investment and enterprise for the benefit of all. The Growth Company reinvests any money made and is dedicated to making a positive difference and leaving a legacy of growth.

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OD, Organisation Development, Agile Organisation

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Student Tickets

We offer reduced rates for students with CIPD Student Membership. Your CIPD Student Membership card will be verified at the door.

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