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July 2020

GIODN Book Club – Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement

July 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-4

GIODN is excited to have Jackie Stavros and Cherie Torres to present their work Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement. Check out a little bit more about what's in store below! Do you wish to have the best possible conversation so you, your employees, colleagues, and external stakeholders are productive and have meaningful engagement? Conversations is the primary way we connect with others especially in workplace and social settings, imagine trying to lead a…

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GIODN Virtual Meeting – Virtual Leadership and the Challenges of Change with David Sibbet and Gisela Wendling

July 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm UTC-4

Join us for our regular interactive virtual meeting! Our special guests will be David Sibbet Gisela Wendling from The Grove Consultants International. David and Gisela are experienced change and OD consultants who are historically experienced in and are now fully adapted to virtual work. They will share archetypal frameworks for thinking about leadership and change, as well as learning from a range of engagements supporting leaders in adapting to the new online and blended environment. They will provide examples from…

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August 2020

GIODN Special Speaker – Seven Tenets of Positive Change 2020 with Diana Whitney

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

Join us for our August GIODN Event with Diana Whitney, a leading figure in the fields of Appreciative Inquiry and Large-Scale Organization Transformation. Much has changed since the beginning of 2020. Global relations, human well-being, health care, communities, economies, social justice, and social relations, as we have known them, have all been radically disrupted. Around the world, people are asking: How do we go forward? What will be the new normal? Have we reached a global inflection point toward a…

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September 2020

GIODN Book Club – Supporting a Leader Through Change by Rick Rocchetti

September 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-4

Please join us for this special book club focusing on the article "Supporting a Leader Through Change" by Rick Rochetti. Rick will lead us through this special event to give us the inside look on this important topic. Read more about Rick below. Rick is an independent consultant whose work focuses on leadership development, executive coaching, strategy, culture and teams. He also works with the NC League of Municipalities and is adjunct faculty for the UNC School of Government’s Center…

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GIODN Speaker – Leading in Uncertain Times: A Fighter Pilot’s Guide to Leading in Complexity” with Brandon Williams

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-5

Our world is not getting any less complex. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Throw in the current uncertain, pandemic environment many business leaders are facing, and our teams are ripe for human error. Join Brandon for a discussion on human factors in leadership. He will discuss the most common human errors our people face, and more importantly some techniques used by fighter pilots to mitigate human error in some of the most complex and dynamic environments imaginable. Bio: Brandon…

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GIODN Virtual Meeting – Organizational Diagnosis Questionnaire (ODQ) with Bob Preziosi

September 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm UTC-4

Join us for this informative and interactive session on a really useful tool! Dr. Bob Preziosi will discuss a classic tool, Organizational Diagnosis Questionnaire (ODQ).  He personally designed and developed it, and it continues to be used around the world, 40 years after it was originally published!  Both internal and external consultants use the ODQ to help design interventions for business and government, as well as for education and health care.  Marvin Weisbord’s six-box model was the reference for the…

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October 2020

GIODN Book Club – And, Making a Difference by Leveraging, Polarity, Paradox or Dilemma with Barry Johnson

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am UTC-5

GIODN is excited to welcome our special guest Barry Johnson to share us some lessons from his book And, Making a Difference by Leveraging, Polarity, Paradox or Dilemma. Join us for the conversation! Using Or-thinking where And-thinking is required has been the demise of organizational change efforts. It has resulted in chronic polarization in organizations, nations, and international relations; has been a root cause of poverty, racism and sexism; has resulted in thousands of unnecessary deaths from COVID-19; and, has…

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GIODN Speaker – Developing a Personal Theory-of-Practice: Why Have It. When to Use It with Peter Norlin

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-5

GIODN is pleased to welcome Dr. Peter Norlin for this special speaking engagement on Developing a Personal Theory-of Practice. Join us to learn together! Wherever we work and whatever we do as OD consultants, our professional perspective, our design choices, and our contracting decisions will all inevitably reflect our own, personal theory-of-practice.  It’s a fancy name for the framework all of us build internally to understand, integrate, and organize our professional experience.  What we think we know about people, what…

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November 2020

GIODN Special Speaker – Family Business Transformation: An OD Approach with Marc A. Silverman

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-5

Join us for this informative and interactive session on Family Business Transformation with Marc Silverman! Although the great majority of businesses in the world are family owned or controlled, little attention has been paid to the impact of this reality on Family and Business Leadership, Organizational Culture, Succession, and Change Management. Certainly one of the tasks of family business leadership is to develop an environment in the family and the business that promotes business success as well as family success.…

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GIODN Virtual Meeting – Unleashing the Human Potential in VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) Times through Experiential Learning by Jeff Boyd

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

Join us for our regular, interactive virtual meeting featuring Jeff Boyd! Do you or your people need a boost in these challenging times? Would more engagement and a shift into a growth mindset be beneficial to you and your organization? A big premise of our work surrounds the fact that humans are social creatures, therefore we believe in ‘connection before content’. We will utilize our unique blend of experiential learning, models, and content to help introduce and reinforce the impact…

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