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Creating Flourishing Organizations Through Trust and Collaboration

  • 17 May 2017
  • 20 May 2017
  • Champlain College, Burlington, VT


  • Discounted price for Early Bird Registration until April 15th.


The International Society for Organization Development and The Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry are pleased to present an Information Exchange focused on Creating Flourishing Organizations Through Trust and Collaboration.

Why are Trust and Collaboration so important in our world today and how can they be used to create flourishing organizations? In this year’s ISODC Information Exchange, we want to explore how we might create or strengthen trust and collaboration together to better create flourishing organizations. We want to continue transforming our organizations for the better, to this end, we look forward to sharing best practices and creating new ones together!

Inspirational questions we hope to explore:

•    What are the latest research & the best global practices around organizational flourishing?

•    What are the exciting advancements happening in the fields of trust and collaboration?

•    What are the stories of inspiration we have and lessons learned about how to create flourishing organizations?

•    What’s next? How can we evolve our own work and practices to further support organizational flourishing?

Elements: Paper presentations, workshops, lots of conversation.  Keynoter (to be determined), electronic participation for those unable to attend in person.  If you would like to submit a paper or workshop, please let us know by emailing kimjbarker@gmail.com.

Hosts: ISODC & The Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry at Champlain College

What: May 2017 Information Exchange


Where: Champlain College, Burlington, VT


When: May 17 - 20, 2017 (gathering the evening of May 17 - wrapping up at noon on May 20)


Why: We need you! This is the annual ISODC conference and we know you will flourish in your own personal and professional development and help colleagues flourish by attending this event.


Lodging: $200/person (until April 15th) for the nights of May 17, 18, and 19 (total). We have an exciting opportunity to stay on the campus of beautiful Champlain College. Each suite has four sleeping quarters off of them. Because this is a graduation weekend for the University of Vermont, we encourage you to strongly consider this option. Please let us know if there is someone you want to “room” by and be sure to make your reservations early! Register now!

Click on Where to Stay for a list of nearby hotels and inns (be sure to see if there is a Champlain College Rate when you make your reservation). The Williard St. Inn is across the street from Champlain College. You might also consider AirBnb’s. Everyone makes their choice on where you will stay. Note that the University of Vermont’s graduation is that weekend, so make your reservations early!


Meals: Continental breakfast, lunch on campus, and coffee breaks are included as part of the Information Exchange registration. Dinner is on the town, on your own.


Entertainment: Dinner Cruise on the Spirit of Ethan Allen (included in your registration price). There are many exciting options in beautiful Burlington, including shopping, coffee houses, breweries, and lots of outdoor activities! 


Cost: The early bird pricing is $200 (if registration is before April 15th). After April 15th registration cost is $250.


We will leave Champlain with agreement on 2018 Information Exchange dates, and location (Bowling Green, OH or Colorado Springs, CO).

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