Douglas OLoughlin (Dr)
Associate Consultant | Civil Service College
Dr Douglas OLoughlin believes that organisations and communities can be life-giving spaces, which can contribute to the growth and development of the individuals and the larger systems. Over the years, he has worked with the public service, non-profits, civil Society and corporates, and has seen the possibilities for each sector in creating a world that works for each and all.
Having been in the field of Organisation Development (OD) since 1988, Douglas deeply honours the values of the field, such as taking a total system view, respect for human dignity, collaboration, authenticity, and social justice.
For a number of years, Douglas was immersed in his role in the Singapore Public Service, as a Senior Principal Consultant in Civil Service College (CSC), part of the Institute of Leadership and Organisation Development, supporting Ministries and Agencies as well as Leadership and Organisation Development practitioners across the public service. He remains connected to CSC and the Public Service, as well as other organisations who are committed to contributing to people and the systems we live and work in.
Douglas’s PhD research was on how the frameworks and tools of Adult Developmental Psychology, specifically Action/Leadership Logics and Action Inquiry, can impact Personal and Organisation Development. He continues to do this work as an Associate with Harthill Consulting in the UK.
Douglas now serves a few organisations and is a co-founder of the SIM ODG, the Asia OD Network, and the OD Network of Singapore. He serves as a bridge builder between various dimensions of society and promotes the idea that, by working together, we can have a significant impact on our organisations, communities, and world.
Douglas wrote Facilitating Transformation: 12 Strategies for Creating Breakthroughs with Groups as a way to share best practices developed while working as a consultant/facilitator over the years working in more than 25 countries in the corporate, nonprofit, education, and government sectors.