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February 2021

GIODN Book Club – Change and Thrive: A Modern Approach to Change Leadership

February 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

OD practitioners play an important role in readying leaders to execute ongoing and simultaneous change. Dr. Wendy Heckelman brings expertise and a simple framework designed to enhance leaders ability to support others deal with change and build change leadership capabilities. This presentation will provide a high level overview of the framework and best practices from her book: A Modern Approach to Change Leadership. Wendy L. Heckelman, Ph.D., president and founder of WLH Consulting, Inc., has advised and consulted on hundreds…

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GIODN Special Event – Consulting, Community, and Engagement – A conversation with Peter Block

February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST

GIODN is excited to host this special conversation with Peter Block, author of Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used, giant in the field of organization development, and founder of Designed Learning. We invite you to listen in as Peter shares his experience connecting with people and supporting communities. This interactive session is not one to be missed!

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March 2021

GIODN Special Event – High Performance = Achievement + Positive Human Experience’ with Mercedes Martin and Jeff Smith

March 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Join us for a GIODN Special Event with the dynamic team of Mercedes Martin and Jeff Smith. A ‘High-Performance Culture’ can be defined as when an organization consistently achieves its critical goals consistently. ‘Human Experience’ at the workplace is about creating a basic level of psychological safety, engagement, and belonging. The common misconception is that one has to choose between building a high-performance culture and delivering a great human experience for employees. But we say that they are essentially the…

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GIODN Virtual Meeting – Inclusion: The Big Change Challenge with Donna Ginn

March 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT

Join us for this interactive session with OD practitioners from around the world! OD practitioners have been assisting leaders for more than 40 years in their quest to build inclusive organization cultures with some but not enough success. Immediately following the death of George Floyd and with calls from the Black Lives Matter Movement, organizations felt a greater sense of urgency and quickly pivoted to speed up their initiatives by increasing human and monetary resources. The question for OD practitioners,…

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April 2021

GIODN Book Club – Driving Innovation From Within: A Guide for Employees and Organizational Leaders with Khan Krippendorf

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Please join us for this special GIODN Book Club with author Khan Krippendorf.“Innovation” brings to our mind the maverick entrepreneur who quits their job, at unimaginable odds, to build a business on their own. But this entrepreneurial story is a myth. As a successful entrepreneur, author, consultant and CEO, Kaihan Krippendorff argues that intrapreneurs – employees who incubate new businesses within corporations – have had a far greater impact on the world. Nearly all of the most transformative innovations over…

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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 Virtual Meeting – World Café: What is OD’s Role and Responsibility During a Crises

May 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT

GIODN members connect and learn together! Our regular virtual meeting this month will be facilitated by Dr. Nancy Zentis and Patti Dammann of IOD. During this meeting you will learn how to use a Dialogic OD Tool, World Cafe, to identify current challenges and trends impacting organizations as a result of the yearlong world pandemic. In small groups, participants will share the issues and challenges faced as a result of the pandemic. After discussing the challenges, there will be a…

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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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