Organizational Development Practioner Formation Programme
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The OD Practitioner Formation Programme seeks to enhance the competence and effectiveness of professionals to facilitate, lead an influence change in organisations and larger social systems.


The main thrust of the Programme is to develop practitioners who are competent at using themselves as instruments of change. The emphasis on personal growth builds the practitioner into a finely honed instrument who, has integrated the cognitive, emotional and relational aspects of influencing into a well-balanced frame. Participants will practise new skills in how to: obsewe phenomena, assess issues from a systems thinking perspective and within a multi-cultural context, selectively report and effectively intervene in different organisational contexts. The programme emphasises on field practice, offering real time exposure to change management processes in organisations.

Designed as an intensive, muIti-cultural and experiential learning process, the Programme is based heavily on the Gestalt approach to organisational consulting developed in the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, Ohio, and the Gestalt International Study Centre, Wellfleet, Massachusetts, USA to which it is affiliated. The Programme offers practical field exposures to various organisational cuttures in the African context and thereby promotes professional dialogues between indigenous and western concepts in organisation development and change management.