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Writing to Influence – Tool Time!

Organisation Development Australia

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm (AEDT)

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ODA Members 28/11/2018 Free $0.00
ICF Members 28/11/2018 $20.00 $2.19
Non-members 28/11/2018 $35.00 $3.01

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As OD professionals we are influencing in a multitude of ways, but how much attention do we pay to our writing? We can often underestimate the impact and power of our written word.

Come wrap up 2018 with a timely refresher and strengthen your skills in this foundational area of influence. Join our guests Chas Savage and Lynn Sweeney, from EthosCRS, to learn the tips, pitfalls, and a practical frame for clear written communication. And you’ll enjoy terrific stories from Chas and Lynn, whose wealth of experience will lead us through this hands-on Tool Time.


Guest: Chas Savage, CEO, EthosCRS

Chas Savage has worked as a speechwriter and as an opinion and features writer. He also worked as an economics adviser to several Commonwealth ministers and a Commonwealth treasurer.


Chas has developed and delivered training programs for public service organisations and professionals, and coached senior executives, ministers and an Australian of the Year. Chas’s experience as a writer of government documents allows him to bring first-hand knowledge into training.


His focus is on improved performance. As the Chief Executive Officer of Ethos CRS, he understands organisational systems and processes and how training interventions actually enhance performance in the workplace


Guest: Lynn Sweeney, Senior facilitator & adviser, EthosCRS

Lynn is an experienced facilitator, researcher, writer and policy developer.  She has over 25 years’ experience as a policy professional in the several Government and non-government organisations.


She also worked as a freelance writer and editor for local Victorian government, applying her extensive knowledge of plain English and clear writing principles. She has also worked as a lecturer in Urban Economics.


Throughout her public service career, Lynn has acquired detailed understanding of techniques and procedures of writing and managing writing teams for government organisations. Her experience and skills also make her an expert in strategic and analytical thinking.

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Graduate House
220 Leicester Street
Carlton, VIC 3053

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm (AEDT)

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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.

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