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ODNE Conference 2021: Community 21 – 23 April 2021

To overcome the wicked challenges of our time requires us to connect more than ever as communities. What is “community” and how is this different from teams or tribes? What’s the impact of power and influence? And how can we as OD connect, grow and support communities?

For 2021 there is a new approach to the ODN Europe conference – one which aims to combine the wide accessibility of online sessions with the warmth and sociability of being with fellow OD practitioners. We are also taking account of continued restrictions to travel and large gatherings, uncertainty about how long this could last, and the risk that changes could happen at any time.

On Day 1 Wednesday 21st April the conference will follow a traditional online conference day of speakers and breakout sessions covering a variety of topics. Day 2 Thursday 22nd April will be about bringing together smaller more intimate groups for local, language and interest-based sessions. On Day 3 Friday 23rd April we will return to the more traditional online conference format with more speakers and opportunities to share experiences and learning from the previous days.

Confirmed speakers include Peter Block and Erik de Haan, with a full programme of panel conversations, innovative and engaging workshop sessions, and time for reflection and deeper understanding.
Save the date: early bird tickets will be on sale from February.

We are looking for members and non-members to host sessions for Day 2. We are looking for local hosts to run morning sessions in their own language for their local OD community and interest-based sessions for the wider community in the afternoon.

We are also looking for designers and facilitators of sessions for Day 1 and Day 3. We are a community of OD practitioners and each year the conference sessions form an important part of us learning from each other.

Because these sessions will run online, we are not limited by space, and it is our intention to offer as many sessions as we can. We particularly welcome session offers from under-represented voices within OD, including people of colour. We also welcome sessions from individuals outside the traditional OD community.

Contact one of the organisers to discuss your idea and find out more about what is involved and follow the link to put your idea forward. We recognise that your thinking may evolve as we get closer to the Conference, so you do not need to have all the details worked out yet.

studies, and concepts relating to developing the OD community, or exploring how OD can support communities more widely.

• Session design that appropriately provides opportunities for interaction for all participants.
• A design that fits a session duration of 50 minutes max
• A session that differs significantly from others on to promote diversity in topics.

To register your interest please complete the following form https://form.jotform.com/210182198674359
If you have any questions, please email info@odneurope.org. We’re also open to having a conversation with you if you’d like to discuss hosting a local session or facilitating an online session.

Book Your ODNE 2021 Conference Ticket Here: ODNE Conference 2021 – ODN Europe

Jean Neumann
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