Organisation Development, A programme on Managing Change

Venue: New Delhi

Location: New Delhi, India

Event Date/Time: Feb 12, 2008 End Date/Time: Feb 14, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 10, 2008
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A non-profit organisation established in 1983 creating large scale sustainable livelihoods
Capacity Building Series (2007- 08)
Organisation Development
A programme on Managing Change

(12th, 13th & 14th February, 2008)


We are passing through an era which is unparallel in the history of mankind. Never before have a billion dreams been charged with excitement for change. People whether in rural or urban area are witnessing changes in their lives. For the poor and those who do not have voice, the civil society has taken the mandate upon itself to ensure that they are not left out in this process of change. But is the sector prepared to address the issues that this change is likely to bring about? Newer challenges require newer approaches and perhaps innovative approach to problem solving. Some of the challenges that we in the sector face relate to fundamental questions such as vision and mission, our identity and human resources.

Organizational Development (OD) is all about managing change. We have designed this programme with a view to address crucial issues that confront most of the social entrepreneurs and change leaders. How do we know if our organization is equipped to take on the outside world; for if we are not, then the poor have missed yet another bus in their long struggle for better lives?


The training programme will be conducted to meet the following objectives:

- To identify the need for instituting Organization Development processes within their organizations,

- To conduct a self reflection on organization preparedness to initiate change management processes

Programme Outcome

At the end of the three day programme, the participants are expected to have

- Developed clarity of the term OD

- Understood OD processes and required skills set to carry out these processes

- Self analysis of current level of skills gaps

- Identified critical issues that the organization faces

- Gained conceptual level understanding of issues involved in moving beyond OD to ID - from a learning and skills development perspective


This module has been designed as a participatory programme that would build-upon the experiential learning of participants. The pedagogy focuses on interactive group learning and aims both at knowledge development and skill upgradation through peer learning. Case Studies, readings and reflection are an important component of the programe.


Broadly speaking the training programme on OD is a three stage process, it includes, Diagnosis, Identifying Priority areas for intervention and Developing Action Plans. The three day programme is designed accordingly and includes the following:

- Understanding Self and Organization for facilitating diagnosis

- Understanding the OD Process: Managing Change

- Leadership Challenges - Understanding leadership Styles

- Designing an OD Intervention Process

- Doing Self Analysis - Understanding the Organization Development Self Assessment Tool

- Understanding the ODSA as a diagnostic tool

- Design of the ODSA

- ODSA - Its application, construct, validity and relevance

- Using the ODSA tool - practical experiences, clarification on difficulties, data collection, synthesis and interpretation


This programme is designed for social entrepreneurs including senior programme managers from the civil society organizations (NGOs) and corporate organizations looking for long term engagement with the civil society. It is also beneficial for officers from Central and State governments, and international development organizations who are interested in getting an understanding of the organizational development process within NGOs.


3 Days

The training will be for a period of 3 days which will essentially consist of:

Class room sessions
A guided tour to the development models within TARAgram campus
An evening out to visit the Orchha temples and fort.


INR 10,000 per participant for Indian Participants

INR 18,000 (450 USD) for Overseas Participants

To be sure of participation, we request you to send the nomination form (enclosed below) and the course fee (non-refundable) by 4th February'08.

The confirmation is made after the payment and the seats are reserved on First Come First Serve basis.

Indian participants to make payment through Demand Draft drawn in favour of Development Alternatives payable at Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh The address for sending the Demand Draft is-

Training Coordinator

Development Alternatives

1087, Civil Lines


Ph.-+91 510 2911368

Overseas participants may please send the fees through wire transfer. The details of the wire transfer will be sent to each selected trainee once we get their nomination form.


The training will be held in TARAgram, Appropriate Technology Centre, Orchha, Madhya Pradesh. TARAgram is a campus set in the rural environment of Orchha. It is a centre which showcases the Livelihood models developed by DA in the field of appropriate technology, and environment.

Participants to the training will be provided a guided tour of the campus which will enrich the learnings from the class room sessions.

Tips of getting to TARAgram

Participants coming by train should take a ticket till Jhansi (UP) Railway station. From there, TARAgram is 9 kms away. There will be a pick up facility based on the information provided on the arrival time.

Other Useful Tips

1. The Training fee covers the following:

- Accommodation

- Food

- Course material

- Leisure trip to the famous Orchha Temples and Fort

2. The participants can arrive one day before the training date and leave on last day of the training by a train which leaves around 5.45 pm

3. The participants will be expected to book and reserve their tickets. The training fee does not include the travel expenses.

4. DA reserves the right to withhold the fee for administrative and other costs for cancellations prior to the start of a course. A suitably qualified replacement may attend the course in place of the registered person. DA also reserves the right to cancel a course if too few participants have registered.

5. Interested participants who are unable attend this Training on the given dates due to prior engagements can let us know of their interest. We will keep you informed when the same training is conducted again.


1. Route map - how to get to TARAgram from Jhansi Railway Station

2. TARAgram Campus - an overview

3. Orchha Temples and fort - a glimpse

Resource Person

Mr. Sachin Mardikar

Sachin specializes in Development Management - Management of livelihood interventions, Organization and Institution Development. He has over 12 years of experience in various capacities as a Trainer, Consultant and Researcher. He has worked in over 10 states in India and conducted over a hundred development programmes for different groups. He has been associated with Development Alternatives for over three years.

He works with several Indian and overseas agencies including, Basix, Indian Grameen Services, SDTT, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, ActionAid, IRFT, FaKT-Germany etc. The research has been mostly at the grass roots level and contributed to policy dialogue at national level (

Sectoral research (supported by ICICI) on the best performing sectors and industries were done along with Dr. Sanjiv Phansalkar. The findings of the research are now part of a Book by the same title (Sage Publications). (

By training he is a finance and management professional and has attended several faculty development programmes in India at leading business schools.

Enquiries and Suggestions

If you have any queries or suggestions for the training or nominations, please contact the following:


Juhi Nigam - + 91 510 2911 368, +91 983 9820 689