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  • Foundation of IODA Pakistan in Lahore

    Dear IODA friends and OD professionals, At the beginning of March, I had the opportunity for a very special trip. I went to Pakistan, to the cultural capital Lahore, one of the big cities in the province Punjab. I was invited by our IODA colleague Irshad Ahmad Mughal. Our acquaintance dates back to 2001, when […]

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  • Structure, dialogue and change

      My experiences of the last two years working with organisations have highlighted the importance of consciously managing the tension between structure and form. Every structure is temporary. In any organisational system, the tension between structure and form needs to be managed creatively and in a developmental fashion. Whilst structure informs the prescription of functional […]

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  • What is IODA? – About the annual conference in South Africa

    I had no idea that these four letters would come to mean so much to me. During the annual conference in September, 2017 in Capetown, South Africa, “IODA” was transformed from an unknown acronym into a cherished symbol of community, equity, innovation, compassion, brilliance, rigor, transformation, diversity, knowledge, creativity, and connection. It all started with […]

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  • Book review – Leopold Stieger

    The Free Activity Phase Between career and retirement Meaningful designing of this phase of life   Years ago, Leopold Stieger repeatedly tried to make people aware of the topic of “Utilizing the potential of older people” at IODA conferences. With very little success, because it is still not a business for consultants. But the train […]

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  • Letter from IODA President

    “Only from the heart can you touch the sky“ Jalaluddin Mevlana Rumi   Dear wonderful IODA members,   Let’s talk about all the wonderful ways IODA is connecting and engaging the global OD community! First of all, we are all very excited about our upcoming conference September 13-15, 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey, “Re-birth of Balance: […]

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