BMI Dialogic OD Resources

BMI Dialogic OD – Taster Package

Dialogic OD is a compelling alternative to the classical action research approach to planned change.

Organisations are seen as fluid, socially constructed realities that are continuously created through conversations and images.  Leaders, consultants and change agents can help foster change by encouraging disruptions to taken-for-granted ways of thinking and acting and the use of generative images to stimulate new organisational conversations and narratives.

These packages support the development of DOD's theoretical foundations and deeply pragmatic practices.

This taster course is designed to give you a flavour of the e-learning resources available to support a number of developmental programmes, workshops and groups led by BMI and Lacerta around the world.

BMI offers its certification and accreditation of practitioners through a number of partners, academic institutions and in customised programmes for clients.

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Programme resources

  • Contents – Overview and frame of Dialogic OD
    5 minutes
  • DOD – Self inquiry, reflection and feedback exercise
    30 minutes
  • DOD – Review your Dialogic OD competencies
    10 minutes
  • Hosting, convening and facilitating
    180 minutes
  • Holding empty lesson to create sections
    0 minutes
  • Holding empty lesson to create sections
    0 minutes

This free taster course offers

Test out style, accessibility and content

An opportunity to sample the style and accessibility of the 3 BMI packages.

Different types of media to suit all needs

Each lesson will mix videos to watch, with material to read – and you will take some learning away even from this taster.

Plus there are downloadable handouts, worksheets, templates and checklists to print and take away, and keep for future reference.

Frequently asked questions

How long can I access a programme or course?

Your programme, course or module will be accessible to you for 1 year from the time you start it.

However in each lesson there are also PDFs, tools, products and exercises, that we think you will want to keep – you can download them, or print them.

What if I fall behind and out of step with the programme timing?

All significant learning commitments require some dedication.  This means making conscious choices, and carving out the time to acquire, experiment with, and reflect on what you are exploring.  Sometimes, this is going to clash with other priorities and occasionally it might feel a little overwhelming – even for the most dedicated learner.  If you know that a busy period is coming up, plan for catch-up time in the weeks that follow.

Some of our longer programmes involve following a specific timetable with a group – with new modules ‘starting’ at a given time.  This may tie in with Peer Support Group meetings, and/or with workshops or webinars.  If this is the case for your programme, an important aspect is that you are not alone – but in a community of learners.  The timings of ‘live’ experiences or group meetings are rarely changed once the programme starts, as this would impact negatively on your colleagues and co-learners.  Keeping up with others, so that you share your learning and benefit from their experience, is important.

Get into the learning habit, and if you have concerns about whether you will be able to do this, and if you fall behind at any time, just reach out to us and we will try to help.

Can I bundle one course or programme with another and save money?

Some of our courses are already bundled, in particular the shorter courses shown in our ‘bitesize’ section.  If the course you are interested in IS available in a value-for-money bundle, proceed with your purchase, and before closing the ‘sale’, you will be notified of this choices at your ‘Cart’.

If the other courses you are interested in are not bundled right now, just contact us, as we can put a custom bundle together for you.

Can I commission custom courses for my organisation?

Many of our programmes and short (bite-size) courses have been originally developed especially for a client – and, where appropriate, then adapted for a broader audience and turned into an ‘open’ programme.  It is our clients around the world that ‘pull’ new content and commission what we go on to build, to meet their needs at any given time.

If you would like to either curate a custom programme from our existing stock, or you have an area of new content that you would like us to look at, just contact us and we can help.

What if I'm not satisfied with my purchase?

Our courses and materials are getting great feedback from users – but of course it might not suit exactly what you are looking for.

We are always happy to refund you if you start a course and find it isn’t what you wanted.  Please contact us straight after completing the first lesson in the course if you would like us to refund your payment or switch you to a more suitable product. 

Please note that we are unable to refund a course that has been more than 50% completed.