The ISODC Information Exchange, George Williams Conference Center on Lake Geneva

  • 19 May 2014
  • 23 May 2014
  • Williams Bay, Wisconsin


  • Conference registration is free if you are an active member of the ISODC.
  • The registration fee includes your conference registration and a 1-year membership in the ISODC. Payment is due by May 1, 2014. Your registration will not be complete until the conference registration fee has been received.

Conference registration is free to all active members of the ISODC. Non-member conference fee is $110. To register for the conference you must complete a registration form by clicking the button below.
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George Williams Conference Center

The ISODC’s May 19-22, 2014 Information Exchange will once again be held at the beautiful George Williams Conference Center in Williams Bay, Wisconsin on Lake Geneva. 

This Conference will celebrate two key events:

  1. The continued celebration of 50 years of OD education at Benedictine University (Lisle, Illinois) which began at George Williams College (Chicago and Downers Grove, Illinois). This celebration actually kicked-off in November, 2013. We continue the celebration by further acknowledging the growth and development of the field of OD&C.
  2. The second celebration is the life of Don Cole, founder of the Organization Development Institute (ODI) and the Organization Development Journal (ODJ). Don passed away in December, 2013 and we will remember his contributions to the field of OD&C.
Who Should Attend
All Organization Development and Change practitioners, academics, students, all those interested in organization change or organization development.

How To Participate
This year The ISODC provides two different information exchange formats for presentations:

  1. Make a 20 minute presentation about a topic of your choice. Get feedback on your research or work, share ideas, and engage in stimulating conversations with others from around the world in a supportive environment. Submit a one page (not to exceed 250 words) description of your presentation for consideration no later than May 1, 2014. Include your working title, summary of the key ideas, and other pertinent information to help the Program Committee understand your intent. Submit your one page description to Kimberley Barker ( and Henry Williams (
  2. Poster presentations are something new we are adding this year! A poster presentation is an ideal way to get feedback, especially if you are looking for one-on-one interaction or help fine tuning your research. Please submit a one page (not to exceed 250 word) description of your poster idea no later than May 1, 2014 to Kimberley Barker ( and Henry Williams ( Posters should be 36” x 48” or 48” x 56” and the posters should have the capability of being affixed to a wall. 

    The content should be Organization Development and Change related!

    Poster Presentation Guidelines

    Please contact Kimberley Barker at 
    with any questions or comments about the poster presentations this year.
The Sponsors and Organizing Committee
The sponsors for the event are Peter Sorensen and Therese Yaeger from Benedictine University. The ISODC’s Information Exchange organizing committee members are: Kimberley Barker, Henry Williams, Tom Gourley, Linda Lennox, and Lena Neal.

Conference Fee
  • ISODC members attend at no charge.
  • Non-member fee is $110.00 which may be applied to cover one year’s membership in the ISODC.
How to Register for the Conference
  1. Sign-up on line at to register for the conference with the ISODC.
  2. Call, fax, or email The George Williams Conference Center directly to book your room and meals. All but one meal will be served at the conference center. Be sure to indicate that you are with the ISODC and are booking for May 19-22, 2014. We have reserved a block of rooms at a special rate. Reservations should be made directly by contacting the George Williams Conference Center in Williams Bay,Wisconsin at 262.245.8520, Fax #: 262-245-8590, or at
Accommodations and Meals
One room with 2 queen beds (suitable for two people) is $119.00 per night beginning Monday May 19, 2014
with a check-out Thursday, May 22, 2014. 3 meals a day per person is $40.00.

  • On Monday we will have dinner off campus.
  • On Tuesday we will have all of our meals on campus: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • On Wednesday we will have breakfast and lunch on campus. Wednesday night is a special off campus event and dinner. Each will pay their own.
  • On Thursday we will have breakfast and lunch on campus. No dinner is planned as conference will end at 5 p.m.

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