Shifting the power is not easy. It requires changed mindsets, behaviours and partnership practices from both individuals and organisations. Over the last 30 years, INTRAC has witnessed many positive examples of transferring power and agency to partners in the global South. But as we look ahead we know there is a great deal more work to be done. We are a still a very long way from equitable partnerships. We know that OD needs to play a key role in making this shift a reality.
On March 23, 2022, INTRAC hosted an online event under the title “shifting the power through organisational development”. This event formed a part of the celebrations of INTRAC’s 30th anniversary. Over 140 participants from around the world joined the 90-minute discussion. This document presents extracts from each part of the event, and provides links to other resources on the intersection between OD and the #shifthepower movement.
For all the other outputs from the event, including the full audio recording, see the event’s project page.
Shifting the power through OD event summary