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What do CEOs want from OD?

Organisation Development Australia

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm (AEDT)

What do CEOs want from OD?

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After kicking off 2019 with a terrific panel discussion looking at a week in the life of an OD professional, all the expectations, challenges and excitements, we’re ready to shift gear. Join us in March to get an alternative perspective, to hear what CEOs want from OD.  What expectations and needs do CEOs turn to OD for, whether provided in-house or via external consultants? What’s the practical and lived experience of partnering with OD? What are the lessons learned - for CEOs and practitioners! 


Join our special guests, Bevan Warner, Chief Executive of Launch Housing, and past Managing Director, Victoria Legal Aid and Kath Sutherland, Head of Talent, Capability and Learning, BP, for a fascinating, engaging deep dive into the world of a CEO, and ODs place in it.


Bevan WarnerBevan Warner is the current Chief Executive Officer for Launch Housing one of Victoria's largest providers of housing and homeless support services, reaching over 18,000 Victorians each year. As a former Managing Director of Victoria Legal Aid, Bevan arranged legal advice and advocacy services to over 90,000 vulnerable Victorians each year.


Central to each role has been a concern for equitable treatment of people who have experienced trauma, and who are exposed to the exercise of power by individuals entrusted to confer entitlements or to issue sanctions for or to fellow citizens. Each role entails leading a workforce exposed to vicarious trauma, arising from the work itself and exacerbated by the many policy and system failures that set individuals and our community up to fail.


With a belief and passion for individual human dignity, and the need to create healthy organisations, Bevan is well placed to comment on the important role that organisational development professionals can play in positive culture change.


Kath SutherlandWith over 25 years’ experience working across a range of industries and sectors in Asia Pacific and Global regions, Kath enjoys working in fast paced and changing environments and can influence and build executive sponsorship for organisational capability and change initiatives.

Unlocking human energy drives Kath and she is passionate about exercising conscious leadership and has spent most of her 25 years leading teams. 

Kath’s career experience includes Telecommunication, Utilities, Financial Services, Insurance, has worked briefly in the Public Sector and established her own consulting business in 2013.

More recently in the Mining sector with BHP Billiton where she spent the last 5 years in a global role as Senior Manager, Organisational Capability for Corporate and Marketing Division and now in the Energy market having spent the last 2.5 years as Head of Talent and Capability, AsPac BP.

A creative thinker and resilient leader, Kath has the capacity to deliver transformational projects in areas of talent management, leadership, culture and capability development that positively impacts organisational performance. 

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Blue Room, Multicultural Hub
506 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm (AEDT)

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Organisation Development Australia

Organisation Development Australia (ODA), incorporated in 1999, is Australia’s longest standing not-for-profit, professional association in the field of organisation development.

We foster a welcoming environment to give you the opportunity to share experiences and grow through the richness of interactions with like-minded colleagues.  ODA enables you to network and learn with others interested in organisation development, and offers a distinct professional development experience.

We pride ourselves on being unique – we are not traditional or bureaucratic and there are no sales pitches going on when we get together! ODA is experiential, fun, welcoming and hospitable. We are keenly interested in our members and what they bring.

ODA aims to actively contribute to the development of humane and effective workplaces through our focus on organisational development. We provide a home for those interested in OD to share, connect and grow in a safe and supportive space for professional development.

At ODA, we’re all very different but share a passion for learning, improvement and results – at individual, team and organisational levels. ODA facilitates collaborative learning to enhance the practice of OD across the many workplaces we are involved in. We bring together the best of organisation development thinking, practices and practitioners in a variety of ways through regular events.

Come join us and discover a welcoming community where you can contribute to building a strong voice for OD in Australia. 

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