Organisational Development...the Translink story so far!

September 24 2014

Translink is the brand name of the integrated public transport operation of Metro, Ulsterbus and NI Railways. It is the main provider of public transport operating a comprehensive network of bus and rail services throughout Northern Ireland and on cross border routes. In 2010 the Translink Board identified a need to modernise the organisation's People and Organisational Development strategy. Since then Translink has been on a structured development path that is having a positive impact on both the performance and perception of the company.

During the breakfast briefing, colleagues will receive tips on techniques and approaches that they may find useful to deploy in their own organisations. A Q&A session will address queries and concerns regarding the management of organisational change and how to make it stick.

The focus of the briefing will be on how to turn the theory of organisational development into practice. This will touch on:

  • How the journey started; what were the drivers for change and what theories and practices were deployed?
  • The development of the People and Organisational Development Strategy; how did Translink turn their strategic intent into action?
  • How the governance arrangements and the cross functional teams were established; things that were considered, implemented and learnt.
  • The transition from cross functional project teams to implementation and embedding.
  • The importance of top management involvement and the key role of HR and leadership.
  • The story so far; what have been the benefits and where the journey will lead?

Our speakers

Gordon Milligan
is Interim Group Chief Executive at Translink. Prior to taking up this role Gordon was HR & Organisational Development Director and was at the forefront of creating Translinks Organisational Development Strategy.

Colin Catney is a Partner in OPES LLP and was until recently the Director of Performance & Organisation Development at Penna plc. His previous employers include BBC, Nortel Networks & Diageo. Colin has considerable international consulting experience and knows the public sector well.

There is no fee payable for this event. Breakfast wil be available at the start of the session.

To reserve a place on this breakfast briefing please click on the 'Register' button above and complete the online booking form or alternatively contact Roisin Liddy or Kim McKnight, Chief Executives' Forum, (E), (T) 028 9034 7400 or 7406.