Organizational Development (OD) is an increasingly high priority for English universities as they face the challenges of a changing higher education economy. Our understanding of the nature of universities as organizations and of the OD process itself is also shifting. In these contexts we will share the outcomes of a national project designed to explore current OD approaches and to provide resources to support institutional self-sufficiency in identifying and responding to OD needs. We will propose for debate a “capability agenda,” areas where universities might develop a broader understanding of OD and areas of OD expertise they might usefully foster.
|Translated title of the contribution||Can Things Only Get Better? Enhancing Organizational Development Capability in Higher Education|
|Title of host publication||Purpose, Periphery and Priorities: Professional and Organisational Development Conference, Pittsburgh|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Oct 2007|
Bibliographical noteMedium/genre: Conference paper presentation / workshop
Conference Organiser: Professional and Organisational Development Network in Higher Education