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

    • 19 Mar 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online Webinar

    Responding to the need for organizations to improve global innovation performance, how can leaders and teams ensure success for strategic initiatives around the world? Filling an important gap in knowledge and research on global innovation, Dr. Jensen introduces a new framework for leading and facilitating multicultural collaboration in service of organizational performance.

    Cases and findings are shared from international studies of over 200 leaders and 45 multinational firms with headquarters based in Asia, Europe, and North America. Leading Global Innovation provides a practice perspective with specific models and solutions for facilitating multicultural team collaboration, from concept to market. This book offers crucial guidance for executives, managers, consultants, and educators who would like to understand how to lead and orchestrate innovation in a culturally diverse and networked business environment.

    Karina R. Jensen is a Practice Director at the Centre for Leadership and Effective Organizations and a Professor of Global Innovation and Leadership at NEOMA Business School in France. She is also the Founder and Managing Director of Global Minds Network, a consulting and training firm. An international management consultant, change facilitator, and educator with 20+years of experience, she has launched and managed global products, services, and programs for leading multinational firms. Originally from San Francisco, Karina earned her PhD in international management at ESCP Europe in Paris.



    Along with Kimberley Barker, Ph.D. Kim received her doctorate in Organization Development from Benedictine University. She also has her MBA and BSBA from Hawaii 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  Follow Kimberley Barker on YouTube by clicking here!

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

    Where: University of South Alabama, USA

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

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    Early registration through March 20, 2020 is $250.00. Conference cost after March 20 is $350.00.

    Theme: OD and the Future World of Work

    • Location is on campus at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL.
    • Intervention associated with South Alabama Community Engagement
    • Key note speakers addressing OD's role in future work
    • Call for Presentations and Papers due April 2020.
    • Local hotel discounts available.

    Organization Development and the Future World of Work

    Mobile, Alabama USA
    May 12 – 15, 2020
    Pre-conference Intervention: May 11

    Don’t miss out on the opportunity to submit your paper presentation and workshop proposals for the 2020 ISODC conference at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama! Join colleagues from around the world as we address “Organization Development and the Future World of Work”. Link

    Students, scholars, and practitioners are welcome to participate in an OD Intervention with the Office of Community Engagement at the University of South Alabama and submit your ideas for this interactive and informative conference on the World of Future Work. Featured keynote speakers: Tojo Thatchenkery, Roland Livingston and other prominent OD experts.

    Paper Submissions

    Whether you’re interested in receiving our Innovative Idea Award or earning a place in one of our Best Student Presentation Awards honor roll, we encourage seasoned OD professionals and OD students to submit their papers for consideration! Paper presentations are limited to 25 minutes in length and are a great way to share ideas, gain feedback, and strengthen expertise. Find out details on the easy submission process on our website. Award submission deadline: March 29, 2020. Non-award submission: April 29, 2020.

    Workshop Submissions

    Would you love to give a 90-minute workshop that teaches a unique skill? As we manage the Future World of Work, think about what you can give to your colleagues to explore predictions and possibilities about the future and how to start managing them from the present. This is a great opportunity to dialogue with global colleagues while showcasing your skills and expertise. All you need to do is write a one-page summary of what you plan to teach to our esteemed audience. Visit our website for more information on submitting your workshop idea! Deadline is April 3, 2020.

    Conference Registration

    This year’s conference is being held at the University of South Alabama in Mobile Alabama (port city to the Gulf Coast).  Registration is open now, so make sure to secure your seat! Early registration is only $250 until March 20 and $350 after March 20. Don’t forget, active student members receive free registration prior to April 20.

    We've locked in a special room rate at the Holiday Inn (across from the university) at $94.00 plus tax so make sure to book your hotel when you register for the event and tell them you are registered. The Conference will be listed as USA ISODC and the 3-digit registration code will be MCB.

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    We look forward to seeing you in Alabama.

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