Organisation Development: Emerging Ideas and Practices for Complex Systems

What can recent developments in Organisation Development theory and practice offer leaders and OD practitioners as they grapple with shaping, and working with, complex systems?

This seminar and networking event hosted by Sheffield University Management School will explore this question offering insights from both the field, in this case the NHS, and recent research focussed on co-designing services in complex systems. Towards the end, some researchers from the Schools Institute of Work Psychology will present summaries of their current projects.

This free event promises to be a great opportunity to explore ideas and network with colleagues who share common concerns.


Karen Dumain, national programme lead for Organisation Development, NHS Leadership Academy

Karen joined the NHS Leadership Academy in 2013 and works nationally and regionally to develop leadership and organisational development capability across the NHS. She has worked in OD and leadership roles in primary care, acute and social care at a local, regional and national level.

Karen comes from a background in the private and third sector joining the NHS in the late 1990’s. Karen has a first degree in behavioural sciences, a Masters in leading and organising public services, and is a CIPD fellow

Dr Stefan Cantore, senior university teacher in Organisation Development and Change Management at Sheffield University Management School

Stefan’s career history is a rich combination of extensive practice in senior corporate leadership, an NHS Trust CEO, organisational consulting, academic research and teaching at Russell Group Universities. The focus of his current research is the theory and practice of co-designing services in complex systems. This work draws upon experiences in healthcare and higher education.



17.00 - 17.45 Registration, Refreshments and Light Snacks in the Courtyard Cafe (Level C)

17.45 - 19.00 Seminar in The Middleton Lecture Theatre (Level D)

19.00 - 19.30 Networking

Event Details

When: April 3, 2019 at 5:00pm—7:30pm

Where: Conduit Road, Sheffield, S10 1FL

Type: Business

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