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ODNE Conference

September 21, 2022 - September 23, 2022

10 Years of ODN Europe

Register now for the 2022 Conference and the 10-year anniversary of the formation of our OD Network in Europe.

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Pre Conference Day Agenda (Wednesday 21 September) 

10.30 – Meet & greet with coffee
11.00 – Welcome (Peter and Dagmar) – Get to know each other / ice breaker
11.30 – Explore the client context and questions
11.50 – Build teams of 3-4 mixed people for their challenge
12.00 – Groups going to Lunch together, working on their challenge
12.45 – Go & ask, Clients (including Peter “Leaving a Legacy”) in the room
13.00 – Each team outlining their understanding / hypothesis and ideas to approach it for the challenge they selected:

  • Each Client to decide, if / how / with whom they want to continue
  • People not working with clients pitching their ideas/topics
  • Reshaping the teams for the Open Space. Clients working on their questions / rest of people working on pitched topics
  • Open Space: Everyone working on what they shaped and selected

14.30 – Sharing is caring. Every client / group to share their findings

  • Feedback

15.00 – Official closure: “Spill over time” to continue work in the room
16.00 – Our idea of the latest end
19:00 – Dinner for Pre-Conference Day Delegates

Main Conference Agenda

Thursday 22 September

0830 – Registration + First Time at Conference Session
0930 – Opening and Welcome
10:30 – Break
11:00 – Keynote: Linda Holbeche: “OD past, present and potential contribution to the big upcoming challenges”
12:30 – Remembering Mee Yan
13.00 – Lunch
14:00 – Keynote: Siets Bakker: “Moving Questions, getting access to the hidden information in organisation systems”
15:00 – Parallel Seminar Sessions: Click here to View
16:00 – Break
16:30 – A Business View – Carmen Elena Petcu (CEO of De’Longhi Romania), Ian Donald (Head of R&D Siemens Congleton, UK)
17:30 – Meet the Board: Learn how you can Support ODN Europe
19:00 – Celebration Dinner

Friday 23 September

08:30 – Opening and Keynote: Sharon Varney: “Dynamic OD, Bringing activism into everyday action”
09:30 – Parallel Seminar Sessions Click here to view
10:30 – Break
11:00 – Keynote: Jesse Segers (Sioo) will be co-presenting with Camilla Child (Tavistock Institute): “OD institutes: the love/hate lifeline of our field”
12:30 – Lunch
13:30 – Parallel Seminar Sessions Click here to view
14:30 – Closing Keynote: Sharon Varney: “Dynamic OD”

ODN Europe Conference – September 21-23 at Hilton Doubletree Hotel, Chester, UK.

We welcome you to three days of exploring the impact of our OD practice and imagining what the next ten years of OD could achieve.

What the conference is about

Thursday 22– Friday 23 September – Main Conference

The main two days of the conference are split, with the first day looking from the present backwards, recognising the way in which OD and ODNE has been shaped, and the second day looking from now into the future and exploring what’s currently on the edges of our practice which may become mainstream. Buffet Celebration Dinner on the evening.

Day One – Past to Present

This first day involves us exploring the “state of the art” of OD. The original meaning of “state of the art” refers not to the latest tools and techniques but the current state of a field of practice. In this spirit we will examine the current state of the art of OD: what are OD practitioners actually doing, why and for whom, and what results are they getting?

Day Two – Present to Future

The second day recognises that a great deal has changed in the first decade of ODN Europe and will continue to change, and so we look at current and anticipated organisational, social, political, environmental, and technological changes and ask how these might affect OD and OD practitioners. Our intent here is to speculate provocatively on our direction of travel: How intrinsically linked are OD and activism, OD and the climate emergency, OD and capitalism? What role will artificial intelligence play in OD work in the future? What’s the nature of work in a post-pandemic world?

Wednesday 21 September – Pre-Conference Day

Explore our practice through our real work with clients. This is an opportunity for learning about your own practice and seeing how others work in real time through an open stage for sharing client work and your own perspectives and expertise. We welcome all regardless of whether you are new to OD or an experienced practitioner.

Why Attend?

We are a community of Organisation Development practitioners and in attending you’ll get to be part of this community. There will be content courtesy of some great keynote speakers (more info coming soon), seminar sessions to dive deeper into subjects and plenary sessions. And there will also be community – a chance to make new connections and develop existing ones. We have not all been in the same place for so long that it will be amazing to meet and just be together.

In addition, we want to offer a chance for members and non-members to contribute their thinking and practice to the conference. We will very shortly be asking for submissions to contribute your ideas, experiences, case studies, learning sessions and share these with colleagues. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase yourself and contribute to the wider community.

On confirmation of booking the ODN Europe 2022 annual Conference will be subject to the following T&C’s:

  1. Cancellation up to 6 weeks before event – 50% refund. Thereafter, no refund will be made (Hotel Policy). 
  2. In the event of cancellation by ODN Europe a full refund will be made.



DoubleTree by Hilton Chester, Warrington Road, Hoole, Chester, CH2 3PD. Tel: +44-124 4408 800

Please book directly with the hotel here: BOOK NOW

A credit card will be required to reserve the bedroom & payment can be made on arrival to the Hotel. (Please Note: ODN Europe is not liable for any expenses incurred directly with the hotel for overnight accommodation) and the hotel may have a different cancellation policy than ticket purchases for the conference. Please check the cancellation policy for accommodation directly with the hotel.

  Standard Price

(from 1 July)

Main Conference
Member £500 + VAT
Non-Member £650 + VAT
All Three Days
Member £550 + VAT
Non-Member £725 + VAT

Soft Currency Member                                               £300 + VAT

Soft Currency Member + Pre-Conference Day           £350 + VAT

Soft Currency Non-Member                                       £450 + VAT

Soft Currency Non-Member + Pre-Conference Day   £525 + VAT

Student                                                                        £200 + VAT

Student + Pre-Conference Day                                   £250 + VAT


We have a discounted price for seminar hosts. The application process starts in May and you need to be accepted by the conference team to get the discount.

Registration is now closed.


September 21, 2022
September 23, 2022
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