Organizational Development Workshops, Events, and Trainings

The ISODC hosts ongoing professional development workshops, online webinars, and conferences. Members receive discounted registration fees and access to webinar archives, and non-members are welcome to attend our events as entrée into the OD field and the organization.


Upcoming events

    • 12 Dec 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Onlien Webinar

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    Thriving Women Thriving World: An Invitation to Dialogue, Healing, and Inspired Action. As Harlene Anderson, PhD, Co-founder, Houston Galveston Institute and Taos Institute says, "As Mary Gergen notes in the foreword, Diana Whitney and her colleagues put forth a refreshing and challenging approach to gender issues: appreciation rather than aggression. They speak to the remarkable potential for new understandings and ways of living 'gender issues' that an appreciative perspective action offer - with enormous benefit for all." 

    Diana Whitney is a global social entrepreneur. She is founder and president of Corporation for Positive Change, a global consulting cooperative; a founder of the Taos Institute, an international think tank dedicated to relational processes in business, education, families and communities; and a founding advisor to the United Religions Initiative, a global network of 530 interfaith cooperation circles working for peace and social justice.

    Dr. Whitney is a positively powerful keynote speaker, whose messages of hope, positive change, and the call for appreciative leadership offer practical guidance for new ways of working, living and being. Diana’s unique style of ‘interactive storytelling’ inspires audiences from 50 to 1500 at national and international conferences and leadership symposiums in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. Diana’s presentations are rich tapestries of experience, research and innovative practices that transform leadership and enliven relationships.

    Diana is a prolific, provocative and practical author. Her award winning books on Appreciative Leadership and Appreciative Inquiry, the revolutionary process she helped to develop, have been translated into over a dozen languages and are used as text books in business schools, universities and corporate learning centers around the world. The International Organization Development Network (ODN) honored Diana’s written contributions to the field with the Larry Porter Award.

    Diana Whitney

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    Along with Kimberley Barker, Ph.D. Kim received her doctorate in Organization Development from Benedictine University. She also has her MBA and BSBA from Hawai’i Pacific University. She has taught at Eastern Michigan University, Management Department, since 2015. Kimberley is a Scholar-Practitioner who wants to assist you in ‘living your best life at work’! She has spent five years in Human Resources... and over 15 years in Hospital Administration. Kimberley serves as Vice President for the International Society for Organization Development and Change (ISODC). Her research interests include Global Organization Development, the Upside of Change, Cultural Competence and Dilemma Reconciliation, Conflict Resolution, Gender Equality and Inclusion, Business Communication, and Compassionate-Lean-Servant Leadership. Dr. Barker can be reached at kimjbarker@gmail.com and you can follow her at Kimberley Barker's YouTube page


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    • 16 Jan 2020
    • 11:55 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Online Webinar

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    Whether one wants to change personal habits, implement a new information system, improve a business process, get team members to work together, increase a community's appreciation for diversity, or even to topple a monarchy, taking actions driven by seven disarmingly simple truths will individually and collectively help achieve the goal.

    Manage to Lead  presents a framework to describe and assess anyorganization. It also provides a structures approach to plan and implement next steps for an organization as it strives for long-term growth and performance. Readers are invited to select a familiar organization on which to apply the tools and template introduced throughout.

    In the role of chief executive, director, and manager, Peter DiGiammarino has led dozens of successful organizations, which ranged in maturity from initial concept stage to employing thousands of people and, collectively, generated billions of dollars in economic value and social impact. 

    Educators at the Commonwealth College at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and at the American University MSOD program in Washington, D.C. asked him to organize what he has learned into a form that can be shared. 

    The result is Manage to Lead, a workbook that brings to life his approach to guiding organizations to develop their operations to develop their operations to sychronize with their strategy. Operationsrefer to how to PLAY the game. Strategy refers to how to WIN the game. In Manage to Lead, Peter shows how to turn strategy into operations and to simultaneously evolve strategy from operationsusing seven truths gleaned from more than 30 years creating and growing organizations. His insights have been honed while teaching at a number of universities, most recently at American University in Washington, D.C., where he serves as an adjunct professor teaching Masters Students about leadership and organization analysis and strategy. 

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    Along with Kimberley Barker, Ph.D. Kim received her doctorate in Organization Development from Benedictine University. She also has her MBA and BSBA from Hawai’i Pacific University. She has taught at Eastern Michigan University, Management Department, since 2015. Kimberley is a Scholar-Practitioner who wants to assist you in ‘living your best life at work’! She has spent five years in Human Resources... and over 15 years in Hospital Administration. Kimberley serves as Vice President for the International Society for Organization Development and Change (ISODC). Her research interests include Global Organization Development, the Upside of Change, Cultural Competence and Dilemma Reconciliation, Conflict Resolution, Gender Equality and Inclusion, Business Communication, and Compassionate-Lean-Servant Leadership. Dr. Barker can be reached at kimjbarker@gmail.com.  Follow Kimberley Barker on YouTube by clicking here!


    • 12 May 2020
    • 15 May 2020
    • University of South Alabama

    Where: University of South Alabama, USA

    When: 12–15 May 2020 (Tues–Fri). Pre 12th / Post 15th

    Theme: “OD and the Future World of Work”

    Accommodations: At University (dorms & new hotel).

    Airports: Mobile AL, Gulfport MS, Pensacola. New Orleans airport is +2 hour drive.

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