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

    • 14 Nov 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Online Webinar

    At the crossroads of management, psychology, and philosophy, The Yin and Yang of Leadership offers a synthesis of leadership that can help any person and any group develop their own leadership.

    Whether you are a CEO of World, Inc. or CEO of your own existence, The Yin and Yang of Leadership offers a new dynamic framework for leadership development that has demonstrated success with thousands of leaders and teams around the world. 

    The Yin and Yang of Leadership presents the theory, research, and practice behind this new multi-level leadership model, as well as practical ways to develop intentional and appreciative leadership as an individual and collective, whether you are a couple, a team, or a global organization.

    Enjoy reading The Yin and Yang of Leadership: A Theoretical and Practical Guide to Democratic Leading on Amazon! (Et bientôt en français!) https://www.amazon.com/dp/0993955371/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1518638435&sr=8-1&keywords=the+yin+and+yang+of+leadership

    And, join us on November 14th at noon E.T. to have a conversation with François, ask questions, and discuss the book further! You can register right here...

    After 25 years of work as an organizational psychologist and leadership consultant in Canada and internationally, François has consistently noticed how leadership, both at an indifidual and group level, can be described as the interplay of two complementary principles: 

    • An intentional priniciple, which initiates and acts with intent, courage and determination to achieve something a person or a collect wants; and

    • An appreciative principle, which listens, values, nurtures relationships necessary to the task. 


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    Kimberley Barker, Ph.D. 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 on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/KimJBarker/videos?view_as=subscriber

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    • 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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    • 06 Jan 2020
    • 11:55 PM
    • 31 Jan 2020
    • 11:55 AM
    • Online - Course Attend from Anywhere

         "Culture is not a side dish, it is the main course."  - Fons Trompenaars

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    The Professional Certificate in Cultural Competence enables educators and professionals to develop essential knowledge and skills for cultural competence, change and development, and leadership in our diverse knowledge and skills for cultural competence, change and development, and leadership in our diverse world. From the classroom to global boardrooms to local communities, the demand for cultural competence is needed today more than ever in education, government, military, healthcare, human services, business, tourism, and hospitality.

    Professionals in our global community need to interact with people from different cultures, regardless of local or international contexts. Participants will learn to recognize, respect, reconcile, and realize different cultural values. They will learn to use their new knowledge to work in diverse workplaces, create culturally-appropriate change and development initiatives, and work internationally. 

    Delivered completely online by the Institute for Culture and Adaptive Leadership, the Professional Certificate in Cultural Competence includes two engaging four-week online courses. 

    What is Cultural Competence?

    Cultural competence is a learned skill set enabling professionals to lead and adapt in any setting, and in some cases, without prior knowledge of the specific cultures involved. The skilled culturally competent leader operates effectively in diverse workplaces, on global teams or international assignments.

    Our approach to cultural competence includes a fundamental knowledge of cultural dynamics, using a framework to understand and analyze cultural differences, and an approach to reconcile cultural dilemmas. 

    Why is Cultural Competence So Important?

    Culture influences everything we do, from the food we eat to how we interact with others. Whether in a classroom, board meeting, customer service interface, or working with persons from different countries for business development, when two or more people from different cultures interact, the chances for misunderstandings, increases significantly. Viewing situations through a cultural lens helps people to interpret and validate the beliefs and values of others. People who are equipped with cultural competency skills are more effective leaders, team members, service providers, and colleagues.

    New and reconciled solutions to common workplace issues are developed through recognition and respect for seemingly opposing cultural values. These approaches enable people with different cultural orientations to work together in cooperation rather than conflict.

    What are the advantages of the Certificate in Cultural Competency?

    The Certificate provides advantages to anyone who wishes to improve how they operate in culturally diverse settings. The courses may be delivered to cohorts of individual professionals, or as in-house continuing education in corporations, communities, and governments.

    The Certificate Advantages...

    • Based on the work of Trompenaars, Hampden-Turner, and Glover - widely recognized authorities in the 
      field of cultural differences and developing cultural competence.

    • Content designed to develop more than basic knowledge of one or more specific cultures, providing 
      the learners with cultural competence to apply in a variety of cultural contexts.

    • Learners master concepts of culture, a framework, and method, then an operational and applied way 
      to understand and work with culture and different cultural settings.

    • Course sites have user-friendly designs, with engaging content and interface.

    • Stories, cases, simulations, and examples based on actual situations used to illustrated learning.

    • Flexible schedules to fit work and family demands.

    • Engaging threaded discussions, video calls, and interactive formats.

    • Four-week courses in which the learners progressively learn to be more culturally competent.

    • Culture, change, development, and leadership are linked.

     

         "This program is great for anyone looking to add to their skill set. 
    The instructors bring with them a wealth of knowledge and practical experiences that really create a dynamic learning environment with exceptional content that takes theory 
    and applies it effectively to real-life cultural dilemmas." 

    - Leah Taylor-Best, MA, Chief Executive Officer, The Bridging Principles

     

    Individual Benefits...

    • Individuals may use the learning from the certificate to enhance their professional development and daily leadership skills and practices.

    • Easy to use online format for course sites.

    • No previous experience or credentials needed.

    • Low tuition cost.

    In-House Organizational Training Benefits...

    • Group rates.

    • Custom designed cases, dilemmas to make the learning relevant to the organization.

    • Applications to cultural dilemmas in the organization.

    • Projects to resolve workplace issues.

    Professional associations may use the Certificate to provide professional development opportunities for their members. One or all courses can be custom designed for association members’ learning needs.

    For more information and questions, contact Kimberley Barker at kimjbarker@gmail.com. The registration fee for course one is $350. The registration fee for course two is $525. 
    Certificate price if paid in advance - $800 USD - that is a $75 savings!! 

     

         "Although I have been doing cultural competence work for several years, the certificate is teaching me a framework I did not know. I am being taught by seasoned professionals with solid academic experience and credentials, AND by highly experienced professionals active in the field.”

    - Regina McClinton, Ph.D. Chief Officer for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Michigan

     

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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.

    Save the date, we will update with details soon.

     


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