Earlier this month we received the very sad news that Tim Pickles died very unexpectedly on 1 February 2018. Tim was a member of Framework from 1989-2000 and played a very influential role in the collective’s development. As an early … Continue reading
Happy New Year wishes from all of us at Framework. We hope 2018 brings you health, fulfilment and happiness in a more peaceful and socially just world.
We are looking for new members to join us in Framework. If you share our values and can demonstrate this through your current work; if you have approximately 10 years of experience in your field, ideally with consultancy experience; and if your field … Continue reading
Since March 2016 Brenda and I have been working as mentors in the INTRAC / NAMA Foundation initiative called Consultants for Change (C4C). C4C aims to develop the ability of a cohort of committed individuals to provide sustainable consultancy and support services … Continue reading
If you are interested to see the great organisations we have been working with over the past year, please check out our animated client timeline here.
Organisational development practice is always evolving and in my view one of the most interesting recent developments in the field has been the evolution of dialogic OD (in contrast to the more conventional diagnostic approach). The main champions of the dialogic approach … Continue reading
We held one of our twice-a-year Development Days in York yesterday. We extended the format a little – arriving the previous evening and having an excellent meal at the El Piano vegan restaurant accompanied by a passionate discussion about recent … Continue reading
I find it useful to think of learning in civil society organisations in terms of concentric circles. At the centre is individual learning; outside which are team-level learning, programme-level learning, then organisational learning and finally inter-organisational learning, all happening within civil … Continue reading
I am really delighted to announce that both Rick James and Keith Hempshall have agreed to be guest speakers at the Intrac course on Organisational Development that I will be facilitating in Oxford from 16-20 May 2016. Both speakers are at … Continue reading
Metaphors are powerful ways of exploring ideas from interesting and apparently unconnected directions. During the course on organisational development that I teach each year, I introduce the idea that organisations can learn from how jazz musicians work together to perform … Continue reading