UK Organisational Development in HE Group founded in 1993 is a long standing community of practice and continuing professional development network.
Over 40 institutions are represented on the group which is comprised of higher education professionals engaged in organisational, cultural change and strategic development work supporting a range of HE sector priorities.
The network is independent and a self funded community. It costs £700.00 per year to join the group which offers three residential events and at each event 3 core themes are addressed Strategy and the wider environment in HE, Tools and techniques, and CPD activity, linked to our own personal objectives
A typical agenda includes self-managed optional Special Interest Groups, which are held at 11:00 on Day 1 for 90 mins. Outcomes from SIG discussions are often shared with the whole group in the main meeting. Main programme sessions are usually led by a group member, making use of the considerable expertise across the group and invited guest speakers.
Networking time is built into each of the 24 hour’s meeting to allow for 1:1s and group discussion. Guest Speakers often join the group for dinner in the evening.
The group also engages in research projects, shares resources and materials for collaborative work and acts as a reference group for a range of Small Development Projects. The group is currently undertaking a JISC Developing Digital Literacies Project.
Diagram shows 3 key aspects of the ODHE Professional Network Meetings
Joint Chairs details
Meriel Box, Head of Staff Development, Liverpool John Moores University
Jean Harrison, Director Human Resources, University of Westminster
To join the group please contact Steph Cowell
ODHE Group membership
The group's membership is drawn from over 30 higher education institutions and other key players such as the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE) and Investors in People UK.
ODHE Group meetings
Group members pay an annual fee of £700 which provides access to three residential CPD events per year.
Calendar of meetings and related resources
ODHE Group projects
The group has acted as a reference group for the HEFCE LGM project Enhancing organisational development capability in English universities which is producing a range of online and other materials.
For further information about the ODHE group, please contact Group Chair, Meriel Box, or Group Administrator, Steph Cowell