We are a leading Organisation Development (OD) Academy and our purpose is to help organisations be effective in a healthy way.
Our work is to help change, improve, develop and grow all types and sizes of organisations and assist the people inside those ‘systems’ to be better at how the work gets done, and how people interact in order to achieve their purpose.
We do this through training first class OD practitioners, developing and enabling leaders, managers, and teams at all levels of the organisation to execute on their work in an effective and healthy way!
Worldsview Academy was born from an HR consultancy in the 90’s when an international need for a rapidly scalable (good) Leadership Development offering was identified. WVA’s flagship offering, Nine Conversations in Leadership™ was developed in the late 1990’s in South Africa by a team of internationally renowned Leadership Development specialists, many who became permanent WVA employees and associates. This programme has been developed and updated over the years and is trademarked in South Africa and a few other countries such as the United Kingdom. Nine Conversations in Leadership™ has been accredited by the SABPP locally as well as by other institutions such as Middlesex University. From there, other interventions such as Purposeful Teams™ and Heart of Leadership© has been developed, as well as the birth of an OD school in 2012.
Worldsview Academy continued on its ‘trend’ of forming and transforming itself. The past 5 years saw growth and retraction in a difficult financial landscape. The Higher Certificate in OD and Change reached great heights, many students registered and qualified, the faculty and partner network grew and Worldsview paved the road to be a respected as an OD thought leader.
OD Café’s became a much loved monthly event, hosted in the beautiful venue, a welcoming space for anyone interested in OD to come and have breakfast, mingle and learn together. New products such as “New Manager Bootcamp’ and ‘Ready to Lead©’ was developed and landed well in many organisations. The permanent team became small but strong whilst growing the partner network locally and internationally.
We do not yet know what the world will look like after the COVID pandemic, but Worldsview Academy is resilient, confident and stronger than ever. We are ready to take on the emerging (new) normal!
In order to maintain the requirements and quality standards of the above mentioned institutions, WVA operates strictly according to these standards. Our developers, faculty, facilitators and consultants are people with a deep understanding of the foundations of OD coupled with many years of relevant experience in the field. All our faculty members are also active consultants in the OD field and all our consultants also acts as either faculty and/ or content developers for our academic offerings. The above does not only ensure that we offer extremely relevant content to our delegates and students but also that all our classes and workshops are made practical by design and by the faculty members who operate in the field on an ongoing basis. We believe that there a few OD consultants in Southern Africa that comes close to the calibre and standard of WVA employees and associates.
Worldsview Academy has been selling ‘Licenced Interventions’ to our Global community for many years. We have partners across the globe and over 2500 accredited facilitators of which 60% is outside of South Africa.
We currently have active projects in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Greece, Mexico and Congo Brazzaville.
“I had a great time, course content was practical and relevant. Recommended for all types of leaders out there in RSA. The facilitators are the best, excellent job and passion demonstrated. Their people skills are remarkable.”
“My experience with WorldsView has been amazing, the level of expertise the facilitator has is amazing. This has been a fantastic learning experience. Very valuable, thought-provoking and applicable.”
“What I love about WorldsView is the people that I feel connected to. You all work so hard. I love your big hearts, your willingness to try to always say yes and to do whatever it takes to make things happen. I love that you’ve survived so much and reinvented yourselves along the way. I love how responsive you are and that your intentions are always good.”
“The people who have completed your programmes are visibly different. They think, approach and work in a different way. With more confidence and competence. They have “lifted” and the business sees, thanks and comments on it.”