International Conference on Organisation Development

May 3rd to 5th saw the first International Organisation Development Conference in Bahrain.

George Bush Senior (ex President of the USA) made the keynote address along with the Prime Minister of Bahrain. Other speakers included John Adair on leadership and Edward de Bono on thinking skills. Ian Cunningham ran a session on empowerment, showing the need to link Self Managed Learning to empowerment strategy.

Ian demonstrated how empowerment can fail when people are not given the chance to learn to be self managing. He warned against attempts to introduce full empowerment without providing proper learning support for everyone.

Members of the CSML network can get Ian’s Power Point presentation by emailing him (Please say whether you have a PC or a Mac).