OLDN holds the 3rd Organization Development & Change Conference

Organization Leadership and Development Network (OLDN) is an independent professional community of organization development and change professionals. Registered in Zimbabwe, the community has members from over 20 countries with a strong international Advisory Council, and Board led by Mrs. Oluwafunmibi Yetunde Matthew as Board Chair. OLDN is an arm of Centre for Organization Leadership & Development (COLD), an International OD & Change Advisory & Consulting Services Boutique. As a mission-critical professional body, “OLDN exist to facilitate leading edge insight and practice in OD through OD informed-publications, the provision of a platform for information exchange, a forum for debate on organization leadership & development issues and a network of emerging and existing OD professionals. The network promotes competency-based networking, education and collaboration in organization leadership and development.”

Without falling into the trap of facilitating annual conferences as a routine corporate activity, OLDN will be hosting the 3rd International OD & Change Conference on the 29th & 30th of July 2022. The conference will be held under the theme ‘Cultivating & Amplifying Human Capabilities – towards sustainable positive change & development’. As published on the conference materials, the theme invites mission-critical professionals to reflect on individual and organizational practices in order to nurture economic and social imaginaries, encourage and amplify human capabilities, and ride the tides of change. The conference will be attended by global OD & Change professionals.

As a driver of professional networking and a platform for information exchange, OLDN conferences are a space to showcase, discuss, and grow the potential that exists among OD & Change scholar-practitioners and those with similar roles as institutional leaders and change agents.

Just as the previous OLDN conferences, this year’s conference has a line-up of international Keynote Speakers and Facilitators. The Keynote Speakers are Dr. Avilla Goba, Allan Landers, Mercedes E. Martin, and Prof. Ndubuisi Ekwekwe. In addition, Dr. Dotun M. Jegede, OLDN Vice President, will deliver closing Keynote of the 30th of July 2022. Other OD & Change facilitators who will lead the conference sessions are Paul Nyausaru, Martin Wanjohi, Shakiba Nazari, Priority Mubhawu, Cecellia Shammim Saidi, Dr. Mavis Mazhura, Rose Nhamo, and Dr. Vindel Kerr.

The 3rd OLDN International Conference will also have four interactive OD & Change workshops to be facilitated by Unicaf University in Zambia, International Society for Organization Development & Change (ISODC), Organization Development Network (ODN), and Dr. Jeanne D. Maes & Dr. Alvin J. Williams (from University of South Alabama).

Organizations should foster an environment that awaken and amplify human capabilities. OD & Change practitioners play a critical role in supporting senior leaders reframe their mindsets and emotional sets towards valuing people’s enduring capabilities.

Following the Conference, Centre for Organization Leadership & Development (COLD) will be facilitating the 2022 Global OD Masterclass, as a physical Organization Development & Change Summit at Caribbea Bay Hotel in Kariba, Zimbabwe. In 2021, the Masterclass was facilitated virtually with participants from Zimbabwe and Malawi. The OD & Change Summit will target corporate directors, CEOs, Heads of Department, and C-suite leaders. More details on the summit can be obtained from grace@centreold.com.

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