GIODN is pleased to welcome Chris Crosby as the facilitator for this interactive OD event. The field of Organization Development (OD), like other aspects of our culture, often loses its center by searching for the next best thing and fearing what the future will hold. Unfortunately, some OD professionals embrace that un-differentiated way of thinking which in many ways mirrors our throwaway society. The good news is that the foundations of OD are solid even if they are unknown to many or some OD practitioners. In this short lecture Chris Crosby will illuminate 5 core OD principles that are relevant today and always will be. Join us as we reflect on what makes our field so important and attempt to illuminate foundational OD principles.
In this presentation you will learn:
- 5 principles of OD that will always be relevant
- The foundational ground from which all OD was birthed
- Insights into why OD will always be critical
Chris Crosby the President of the Board at Pacific Northwest Organization Development Network. During his four years as board president he tripled membership and created financial stability by using OD principles. He is also a consultant and author of three recent books, Strategic Organizational Alignment, published in 2016, and Strategic Engagement (Vol I and II), published in 2018. He is first and foremost a practitioner with internal and external experience. He is also an adjunct faculty at Gonzaga University teaching ORGL 517 in the change leadership track, and has held an adjunct positions at Saybrook University – Leadership Institute of Seattle and was guest faculty at Martin University in Indianapolis. His current adventure is to restart the Leadership Institute of Seattle which he is actively pursuing.
Chris is an expert in systems thinking applied to the workplace. He uses his unique understanding of systems thinking and authority in the workplace to create organization alignment, implementation structures, and people processes for various forms of organization change. He also develops leadership programs for various clients. His programs utilize a unique industry adapted Skills Training Group (T-Group) as his primary experiential learning method to train leaders to engage their workforce in such a way that builds ownership, alignment and ultimately better business results.