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2019 Events

OD & Love - 4th November 2019

A radical approach for tough times…

I have been working in organisations for 25 years, in organisational development and leadership development, and I’m concerned about some of what I see  there. Have organisations become loveless places? It sometimes feels so. In which case, something bold and radical is needed now. What can help us face into the tough times and remain connected with each other? As OD and HR practitioners, we have a responsibility to bring the system what it doesn’t have enough of.  Could that be love?  And if so,  what might than mean in practice?

This event is for HR and OD professionals as well as leaders – for anyone who understands the importance of shaping our organisational cultures to be regenerative and not damaging, who cares about the ways that leadership shapes the experience of work, and understands that the way we treat each other at work matters deeply.

We will look at new research into love and explore what a new understanding of love brings us in these demanding times.  There’ll be rich and provocative discussion and plenty of creative conversations.  And you’ll leave with new questions to explore as well as practical things to apply and experiment with.

We’ll explore things like: what OD models and frameworks are underpinned by love?  What are the OD values and how do they align with love?  And how can our practice be both professional and loving?

This event is run as part of the OD Network Europe (ODNE) calendar of events and is in central London on November 4

Come, it would be great to see you there 🙂

OD & Love with Helena Clayton

Monday 4th November 2019 from 1000 until 1600
John Lewis Head Office, Victoria St, London SW1

You can book your place here.

You can find out more about me and the work I’m doing in relation to love, leadership and organisations here and also on my blog page or via my LinkedIn articles.

Leadership & Love - 15th November 2019

Leadership & Love: a bold approach for challenging times

I’m running an event in Brighton as part of the Meaning Conference Fringe. The conference starts on the 14th of November but my event is on 15th, 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Leadership & Love with Helena Clayton
Fringe – Friday 15th November 2019 in Brighton
Between 9.30 – 12.30

How do we define love? And what would be a new and useful way to understand love that would serve us well in these divisive and challenging times?

What might possible in our organisations if we could (re)claim love as a core organisational competence?

What enables us to feel loving and to act with love? And what blocks us? What enables and blocks you?

What does love feel like? And how can we cultivate it more in practice?

To read more about the event or to book your ticket(s) please click here.



Podcasts & Interviews

Leading with Love with Chris Janzen - Ignition Show, Episode 19

I was recently interviewed by Chris Janzen, of The Ignition Show podcast about the research I’ve been doing into Love.  In it, we talk about messiness of emotions in working life, how I got interested in love in the first place and what we can do to help people connect with more love at work.


Take a listen, and I’d love to know what you think on these and other subjects.


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Leading with Love with Alice Reeves of BelongCon, Episode 12

Why does talking about “love” in the workplace make people so squirmy, and why does it feel so alien? What does love mean to us, and why do we need more of it at work?

So many of us feel like we need to separate our “real” and “work” selves, that there are parts of who we are that we can’t bring to the workplace, and that we can’t be honest about how we really feel.

But what would happen if we COULD be radically honest at work, and not feel the pressure to always show the best version of ourselves?

In this episode, Alice talks to leadership coach and author of an original piece of research on leadership and love, Helena Clayton. Helena has been working in leadership and organisational development for over 20 years. Mostly, she designs and runs global leadership programmes to deliver powerful learning and meaningful change in organisations and her past clients have included Lexmark, Virgin Atlantic, Jaguar Landrover and the UK Civil Service.




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