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July 2021

GIODN Virtual Meeting – 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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September 2021

GIODN Special Event – Innovation Overview for the OD Professional with Frank Voehl

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Join us for this GIODN Special Event with consulting and quality professional Frank Voehl. The increasing need for growth and change provides a great deal of opportunity for businesses. Nearly half of Americans agree that growth in technology has been the biggest improvement to life in the past 50 years. As a result, companies that embrace innovation have a had sizable advantage in ultimately meeting the demands of their customers. Simply put, companies cannot afford to stay afloat if they…

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GIODN Virtual Meeting – Executive Coaching is a Journey, Not a Race with Gene Wheeler

September 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT

Connect with OD professionals for our regular GIODN Virtual Meeting. Explore the journey of executive coaching with Executive Coach Gene Wheeler. This session will explore the history of Executive Coaching, the benefits of Executive Coaching, tools to guide you through each step of the coaching process, and an expanded model of Sir John Whitmore’s GROW model for Executive Coaching. Plus much more! Register now for this interactive learning opportunity!   Gene Wheeler’s Profile Gene began his journey as an executive…

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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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GIODN Special Speaker – Leadership’s Top Priority for the 2020s: Mastering Productivity Management with Dr. Bob Preziosi

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Join GIODN for this special event featuring Dr. Bob Preziosi! OD practitioners have an opportunity to help their organizations diagnose improvement opportunities that can have an impact on organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Learn how using the Organization Elements Productivity Model can assist OD practitioners in developing objectives for a program that can move the bottom line in the right direction. Two tools for productivity data collection will be considered.

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November 2021

GIODN Speaker – Insights and Reflections from an OD Reflective Practitioner with Kevin Cress

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

Join us for this GIODN special speaking event featuring seasoned OD professional Kevin Cress. He will highlight lessons learned during his unique 25-year career journey as an OD Practitioner. Drawing from his experiences as both an external trainer and consultant and internal employee, Kevin will provide practical examples and real stories of applying OD principles, tools, and practices to a variety of organizational situations. He will also share from his personal “Top 10 OD List”, which includes his favorite OD…

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

November 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST

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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December 2021

GIODN Special Speaker – Solving Adaptive Challenges: An Action Learning and Design Thinking Based Approach with Chuck Appleby

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Join us for the last GIODN event of 2021! This highly special speaking event will explore the nature of adaptive challenges. Guest speaker Dr. Chuck Appleby will discuss a novel approach to problem solving integrating mindsets and practices from action learning and design thinking.  Participants will learn the key success factors in designing and facilitating an adaptive challenge.  The focus of this session will be on framing (i.e. clarifying) the challenge.

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