OD Large Scale Interventions – the what, when and how

12 - 13 April 2011

Wokefield Park, Reading RG7 3JH

Two-day residential masterclass - Tuesday 12th April and Wednesday 13th April Large Group Intervention is a cluster of methodologies that accelerate the development and ownership of an organisational change agenda. The phrase was coined by Barbara Bunker and Billie Alban in 1997, since when a variety of methodologies have evolved. This two-day residential workshop will cover what it is, how it works and the conditions that make such interventions successful.

Who is it for?

HR and OD practitioners who regularly design and run interventions, and wish to strengthen their portfolio of intervention skills.


The workshop will be highly participative with a balance of teaching and learning through doing. The content is suited to those who already have relevant OD experience or have attended previous CRF OD workshops.

These are some areas we will address.

• Describing large group methodologies and their characteristics - and looking at four in depth.The contexts for which these methodologies are suitable.
• Learning how to mix and match the different techniques.
• Essentials that must be in place to support such methodologies.
• How ‘temporary change structures' support the design and execution of a large-scale event.
• Differentiating between the role of designer and up-front facilitator.
• Implications for your development if you want to ‘major' in large group intervention.Case planning and design work for your own event.

Pre-event work for participants involves preparing a commissioning brief as a case study for design work. Not having a case should not deter you from attending.