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April 2021

GIODN Special Event – Revisioning OD for a Post-pandemic World with Jonathan Pugh

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

Join us for this special GIODN workshop event facilitated by Jonathan Pugh. Have you ever compared dialogic and diagnostic OD? Participants will engage on this and think together on how they can be applied today. This facilitated session guides participants through a creative process to cast a new vision for their own work in OD in the post-COVID19 pandemic world.   Bio for Jonathan Pugh Jonathan Pugh is an independent consultant and founding Partner of SBO Consulting, a firm that…

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May 2021

GIODN Book Club – Future Minded: Preparing Today’s Youth for Tomorrow’s Workplace with Zaimah Khan

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Join us for this special GIODN event with author Zaimah Khan. We’re entering an era of great technological advancement, yet our youth is being schooled in a system designed for a very different world. Unless we all take a more forward thinking point of view regarding the schooling and education of our youth, we will find a workforce that will be underprepared for the future of work, leading to greater costs and inefficiencies while businesses scramble to develop their human…

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GIODN Special Event – What is OD’s North Star? – It’s the Discovery and Design of Positive Institutions with David Cooperrider

May 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

In this special GIODN keynote, David Cooperrider, explores the proposition that the quest for a flourishing earth is the most significant organization development opportunity of the 21st century—and that when people in organizations work toward building a more flourishing world they too are poised to thrive in ways that ignite innovation, leadership development, and inspired workplace performance.  Put another way, being a great corporate citizen “out there” is not only about serving external stakeholders; it is fundamental to bringing out…

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June 2021

GIODN Book Club – WE the Change: Launching Big Ideas and Creating New Realities with Shannon Wallis

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Join us for our GIODN June Book Club! We will be joined by author Shannon Wallis as she discusses her book "WE the Change: Launching Big Ideas and Creating New Realities." ARE YOU READY TO MAKE CHANGE HAPPEN? Originally inspired by a desire to leave her daughters a lasting legacy, WE the Change emerged as an extraordinary roadmap for anyone yearning to transform their life, organization, or community. Merging her life-changing experience walking El Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile medieval…

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GIODN Book Club – The Future Ready Organization with Gyan Nagpal

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am EDT

What do companies like Walt Disney, Apple and Google have in common? How did Apple go from near bankruptcy to becoming the richest company in the world in just fourteen years? How is the nascent success of Airbnb rewiring Marriott’s business model? Is Uber showing us the blueprint of future business? How do the distributed and dynamic capability models powering these businesses distinguish them from traditional competitors? Dynamic Capability Management provides the roadmap for proactive disruption. It helps modern businesses…

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July 2021

GIODN Book Club – Equity and Opportunity in the Third Sector, Doing Well by Doing Good with Annette Merit Cummings

July 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

GIODN is pleased to welcome author Annette Merritt Cummings for our July 2021 Book Club! “We want to be inclusive, but we can’t find diverse candidates,” is often the excuse for the lack of diversity in many organizations in America. The goal: provide a resource for employers (how to find and hire diverse candidates) and a guide for potential job seekers to “hidden careers” in the Third Sector. Annette Merritt Cummings, founder and managing partner of Cummings and Company LLC,…

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GIODN Virtual Meting – Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the T-group with live demo

July 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the invention of the T-group with OD practitioner Gilmore Crosby. Like his father before him, whose first T-group was in 1953, Mr. Crosby traces his OD and his T-group leadership directly to Kurt Lewin. His book, Planned Change: Why Kurt Lewin's Social Science is Still Best Practice for Business Performance, Change Management, and Human Progress, takes a fresh look at Lewin, organizing Lewin’s writing and methods in a new way. Mr. Crosby will explore the…

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August 2021

GIODN Book Club – Nice Girls Don’t Speak Up or Stand Out with Dr. Lois Frankel

August 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

GIODN is pleased to announce author Dr. Lois Frankel will join us to discuss her book "Nice Girls Don’t Speak Up or Stand Out." This presentation, based on the book of the same name, will focus on how women can communicate crisply, clearly, and confidently. Topics will include: • The 7 techniques every woman needs in her communication toolkit • How to handle bropriating, manterrupting and mansplaining • Setting boundaries without saying “no” • How to start a difficult conversation…

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GIODN Special Speaker – Drive business with an inclusive and collaborative culture with Ellen Bailey

August 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

GIODN is pleased to welcome Ellen Bailey, Senior Advisor for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging  for Harvard Business Publishing, as she presents "Drive business with an inclusive and collaborative culture." With unprecedented challenges in 2020, organizations need to work better together to drive business results.  During this session we will discuss how to help organizations shift to a more inclusive and collaborative culture, that drives business results.   Elle Bailey bio: Ms. Bailey has 20 years of combined Consulting, Instructional Design,…

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October 2021

GIODN Book Club – Social Ecology in Holistic Leadership – A Guide for Collaborative Organizational Development and Transformation with Erik Lemke

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

Please join us for this GIODN Book Club, "Social Ecology in Holistic Leadership - A Guide for Collaborative Organizational Development and Transformation" with author Erik Lemke. Many managers, consultants, and facilitators have backgrounds in business administration trained in contemporary management methods focusing on decision-making and economic efficiency. The question is: Are these academic methods the best to further the development of society as well as organizations? An increasing numbers of people are looking for alternatives to traditional decision-making and management…

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