On an individual level the programmes are great for reflecting on my personal practice and have improved my conversations better with the clients. On an organisational level I’ve used them both within the police sector and a private sector organisation. It’s all been about building the performance of team members and making sure that services are improved and we get better outputs from them.

Dawn Cooper, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS FT

To summarise the Resilient Leader programme ran by the Institute for OD, I would say the programme gave me the key to a door and the option to open that door and walk through. It provided me with a personal reflectiveness, which has benefitted my personal and professional life.

The programme has shown me the benefit of resilience and mental toughness when achieving my professional objectives as well as looking at my personal well-being.

It is a fantastic programme, I would highly recommend it. If you have the opportunity to take some time out, go to the Institute and take a look for yourself.

Rachel Jackson, Sergeant, Northamptonshire Police

I’ve worked with the Institute for Organisational Development since 2008. I have participated in the Performance Coaching programme. On an individual level the programmes are great for reflecting on my personal practice and have improved my conversations better with the clients. On an organisational level I’ve used them both within the police sector and a private sector organisation. It’s all been about building the performance of team members and making sure that services are improved and we get better outputs from them.

Dawn Cooper, Head of Learning & Development, G4S

This is the second Institute conference that I have attended. It absolutely proves the value of being able to get out of the office and think about how organisations can develop. The conference also demonstrates how these organisations can be coached by others with specialisms which the Institute for OD bring and how valuable that is in progressing ones operating and strategy in a very demanding world.

Angus Somerville, Chief Executive, Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

I’ve had interesting conversations about resilience here at the Institute for OD conference today. Resilience isn’t something that we always think about in the NHS and today has given us the opportunity to think about resilience in more detail and how it might help the NHS.

Kate Grimes, Chief Executive, Kingston Hospital

The conference has been a fantastic day and really inspirational. There has been such a diverse group of people here who have been sharing experiences. I facilitated a workshop on my experiences of the Resilient Leader programme at the Institute for Organisational Development. We welcomed some really interesting dialogue about people’s perceptions. The conference is an excellent networking opportunity. Irrespective of organisations we work for, we’d all experienced similar issues and problems. I think the emotional and intelligent discussions we’ve had today have been really inspirational. It’s a fantastic conference.

Rachel Jackson, Sergeant, Northamptonshire Police

The Institute for OD conference has been really impressive. I’ve found out so much about other companies and organisations that are struggling with the same sort of issues that Northamptonshire Police are such as cultural change and ethical decision making. It gives us a sense of how to manage our staff through really complex matters. Talking about resilience and how we can train our staff to be more resilient in a way that the organisation finds acceptable is really beneficial. It’s been great to come here today and share experiences.

Fiona Davis, Head of Corporate Services, Northamptonshire Police

Attending a conference is fantastic. It’s a great opportunity to network with people who are interested in the same topics. It’s also a great way to learn about how people are implementing the principles that the Institute for OD present. The networking aspect is an excellent opportunity.

Dawn Cooper, Head of Learning & Development, G4S

I decided to attend the conference because it’s all about ethics. For me ethics in leadership is absolutely crucial, not just for our service but across all public services and the private sector. So far it’s been fantastic. I’ve really enjoyed the coaching and the main speaker.

I would recommend anyone to spend some time here and interchange ideas with colleagues and talk to the Institute consultants who are fabulous at what they do. The conference gives you time to reflect on what you are trying to achieve at work.

Steve Morrison, Regional Director of HR/OD, NHS England

This is the third conference that I’ve been to.  The Institute for OD conferences are always great to attend. Not only are the team very ethical, welcoming and knowledgeable, they also have very interesting clients. It’s really great to be able to network with them and find out what sort of organisational issues they are facing. The Institute for Organisational Development provides fantastic speakers so I always learn a lot.

Gill Smith, Chair, Association for Coaching in the UK