The Transition Town network have put out a notice calling for freelance OD practioners to put in proposals for working with the TT. Here is the letter (email), further below copied from the TT website:
At Transition Network we are embarking on a three year process of organisational development - to look at our organisational structures and processes, and experiment with more helpful ways of working. We think we may well be seeking a range of contributions and suggestions from different contractors, rather than just working with one person. However, this is a chance for us to find the extra capacity that we need to take us through the processes ahead.
Our call for expressions of interest from contractors in organisational development is here: https://www.transitionnetwork.org/opportunity-freelance-organisatio... . It would be great if you could let your members and associates know about this opportunity please.
Transition Network: Funding Manager
Address: 43 Fore St, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5HN, UK
Direct Line: 01453 821904/ 07976 771309
Main Transition Network Office Totnes: 01803 865669
company no. 6135675 charity no. 1128675
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Support a ‘new paradigm’ organisation to develop creative, collaborative and agile ways of working!
Do you have expertise in helping organisations develop and embed change to become more creative, collaborative, self-managed and sustainable? Are you passionate about supporting an international movement for a healthier, low-carbon future? Can you work together with Transition Network staff and trustees to run an experimental, flexible and responsive organisational development process?
We are looking for expressions of interest from freelance contractors with experience in “new paradigm” organisational development, who can work with the Transition Network team on one or more aspects of developing more agile organisational structures and processes, to help us collaborate well, support cycles of action and reflection, and be able to be more responsive to changing needs and opportunities. We have secured modest but ongoing funding for this work to December 2018.
The need for this work comes from an exciting, challenging and complex set of challenges and opportunities which place pressure on Transition Network’s current structure, staff team and organisational culture, and require an open, imaginative and emergent response. This work will be taking place in a changing international context, where we hope to be working with national Transition Hubs to gather visions for the evolution of a more truly international structure for the support of the Transition movement.
We’re keen to explore models such as sociocracy and holacracy and to identify and experiment with processes and structures which will help us be more effective. However, we want the experts who work with us to analyse and consider what is best for Transition Network as a particular organisation serving a particular grassroots social change movement and to be flexible in helping us develop our own culture and approach.
We are interested in hearing ideas and contributions from contractors on how this work can be taken forward. It is possible that it might be most helpful for us to work with more than one contractor on different aspects of this organisational development work.
Please read this document to find out more and send us expressions of interest by 16th March.