Occupation(ally) directed education and training will be familiar to many training practitioners. Organisational development will be familiar to many human resource practitioners. Recently I attended a meeting of the SAODN (South African Organisation Development Network). The SAODN network sessions provide a usefull way of keeping up to date with developments in the organisational development field. They are also a forum for human resource practitioners and management generally to meet consultants working in the field, who provide the technology to improve the performance of their businesses through facilitating constructive change management.
I'm interested in how many human resource and training people have a knowledge of organisational development and also whether you have had any experiences - good or bad - of the SAODN. Please respond even if your response is that you have never heard of organisational development.
They don't have a website but you could contact Fortune Sibanda on email@example.com for information. They work in collaboration with and are part sponsored by Symphonia who do the admin - there are a number of training programmes that both organisations run. Symphonia website is www.symphonia.net
Hi Sylvia, I have been in the field of training and development but have never heard of SAODN before.How have this been existing?
Hi Joe - yes, I think that there are many HR people and others in business and organisation who have gained OD experience but haven't really formally studied the field. The SAODN was started by Louse van Rhyn who has a doctorate in the area. The network is supported by Symphonia who provide the admin support. There isn't a site for the SAODN but you can contact Fortune Sibanda on firstname.lastname@example.org