IODA is an international network of organization development professionals, consultants, practitioners, academics, students and social scientists. This non-profit association has members from 50 countries who are initiating and supporting organizational and societal change processes all over the world. IODA is a community as well as a platform for OD professionals to connect, share and exchange ideas.
IODA is about people passionate about positive change. It is a rich, diverse network of OD practitioners, students, and change agents who live the values of the organization development profession. IODA is the vehicle for connecting people around the world in support, education, and celebration. One member of IODA noted that OD “has to do with wholeness, oneness and interrelatedness”. The beauty about IODA is that it creates the space for true wholeness - connecting across differences – through differentiation – celebrating unique traditions and divergent worldviews. It is simultaneously global and local - drawing people out of their own worlds to connect, and inviting the world to settle in for a deep appreciation of what OD looks like on the ground in each culturally rich location.
Since 1986, IODA has led the profession in providing a platform for OD practitioners to support one another across cultures and national boundaries. It encourages cross-fertilization of methods, theories and schools of thought. It models OD values by inviting itself to be informed by global events and history. Its members are constantly looking to make a difference and contribute to a better society. Light on footprint, and heavy on connections, it is the embodiment of the evolving organization. As such, it is uniquely positioned to be the change it wants to see in the world.
The global landscape is witnessing radical changes in every sphere of life. Emerging economies are creating new thought waves and innovation is disruptive like never before! Businesses are no longer confined by boundaries as the digital sphere is engulfing markets throughout the world. Traditional practices may no longer be effective in enabling us to understand this dynamic eco-sphere.
Which is why we need to take a peep into the future that is emerging and a leap of faith in newer OD trends. In this context, the IODA conference organizing team is bringing all the stakeholders of OD to a common platform to dialogue and explore the future forward for OD.
Welcome to "Future Forward. OD In The Changing Global Landscape: A Dialogue Among OD Stakeholders". This is the theme for this year's conference.
This global OD conference of IODA promises to share some breakthrough thoughts and perhaps, will equip us to adapt to a new world. OD will play a critical role like never before and OD practitioners will lead the change, a change that has unprecedented ramifications for the future generations. That’s why we bring all the stakeholders like Consultants, Academicians and Working Executives to find the future forward through a dialogue process in this conference.
As Organizers, we expect the conference to create epic changes and will rewrite the purpose of how OD practice will positively impact the future and find path breaking ways to go forward. This conference will explore topics that are time relevant, development oriented and technology adept. Over the 3 day conference, we will be able to arrive at a direction that the future will embrace and a strategy that we will pursue.
Who Should Attend?
Head of Training and Development.
HR Director/HR Manager.
Head of Strategy.
Head of Human Capital.
Learning and Development Executive.
Organizational Development Manager / OD specialist / OD practitioners.