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    • 16 May 2018
    • 19 May 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • BGSU @ Levis Commons
    Register

    The International Society for Organization Development and Change & NEXUS4change presents the 

    2018 Information Exchange! 

    Join Us To:

    • Collaborate - catalyze individual, organizational and societal growth
    • Innovate - advance research, education, and advocacy
    • Transform - guide change that matters in our world 

    Hosts: 

    • ISODC NEXUS4change at BGSU Graduate Programs in Organization Development & Change

    What: 

    • 2018 Information Exchange

    Where: 

    • BGSU @ Levis Commons, Perrysburg, Ohio

    When: 

    • May 16 - 19, 2018 (beginning with the pre-conference workshop in the afternoon and gathering the evening of May 16 - wrapping up at noon on May 19)

    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.
         

    Entertainment: 

    • There are many exciting options in beautiful Perrysburg, Ohio including shopping and lots of outdoor activities! 

    **Click here for Conference Details and Presentation Submission Information**


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    here for more information; Click here for hotel information.

    • 16 May 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Bowling Green, OH 43403, USA & Online
    Register

    ICCM 1007 Managing, Measuring and
    Changing Organizational Culture


    An innovative hybrid online course including a live (in-person or zoom webinar) conference workshop offered by ICCM, FIT, ISODC, and THT. This course combines the best of online, onsite, and video conference formats.

    This course begins with a three-hour session to be offered at the ICCM Summit on May 16, 2018.  This session will be available to conference attendees, and simultaneously to online participants who are not able to attend the conference in person.  In this three-hour hybrid session, the course will be introduced, course site content will be reviewed, and project teams will be developed.  Team projects will involve participants working together to develop and design an organizational culture for the planned Mars space colony.  Following the initial workshop presented at the conference the course will be three weeks in duration and will use engaging cases and active participation in experiential learning.  The course will be completed on June 6, 2018 with a virtual presentation of team projects. 

    Managing, Measuring and Changing Organizational Culture - ICCM 1007

    Questions
    considered….

    Participants in this course will learn an approach developed to make sense of culture and how it provides meaning for organizations.  Well-tested and applied models and methods for understanding, measuring, and managing organizational culture are provided as background for course participants.  Cultural dilemmas are used as a method to assess and plan an organizational culture for a Mars colony.  Course content will be presented in three learning modules:

    Module One

    • May 16 Workshop/Virtual Webinar (2-5 pm) at the ISODC Information Exchange

    Project teams will develop an organizational culture model needed for colonists to live successfully in space (including governance and control, acquiring and distribution of resources, relationships with others, adapting to the physical environment, socio-technical innovations, and resolving cultural dilemmas among multi-cultural inhabitants).

    • Course site content

    We will discuss culture and organizations, a framework for understanding cultural values, socio-cultural encounters in organizational settings, multi-cultural diversity, and cultural dilemmas. Video interviews from experts will be discussed.

    Module Two

    • May 23 and May 30 (1-hour virtual sessions to be arranged)

    Project teams will apply Trompenaars 7D Model to develop features for organizational culture for Mars colony.

    • Course site content

    Designing organizational cultures, change dynamics, and measuring organizational culture will be discussed.  Cases from former colonies will be analyzed to develop the Mars colony model.

    Module Three

    June 6 (2-hour course conclusion)

    • Course participants will present cultural models for living on Mars.  Implications for “space communities” will be discussed.  Team results will be published.
    Course site content
    • Team projects will be posted in advance of the June 6 meeting.  Threaded discussions will be used to further develop the team projects.  SHRM, HRCI and FIT CE credits will be awarded to participants.
      A panel of experts will be presented via video interviews to discuss the implications of organizational culture for space travel.


    • What are the fundamental elements needed to co-exist
      and sustain a human colony 
      on Mars?
    • What cultural values
      will provide the foundation for the colony?
    • How can Trompenaars’ seven cultural dimensions be used to design and build the organizational culture?
    • How will the multi-cultural colonists come together to form the new colony culture?
    • What may be some of the cultural dilemmas that will develop as the new colonists begin to co-exist?
    • How will resources be obtained and allocated, decisions made, problems solved, conflicts resolved, and newcomers socialized?






    Faculty for ICCM 1007

    Roland Livingston, EdD (faculty) is an Organization Development Consultant and Educator whose work
    has focused on Diversity Management, Team Building, Leadership Effectiveness and Executive Coaching.

    Kimberley Barker, PhD (faculty) is an educator, author, and speaker whose work has focused on Cultural Competence & Dilemma reconciliation and Global Organization Development and Change.

    Jerry Glover, PhD (faculty) is an author, consultant, and educator whose work has focused on reconciling cultural differences in economic, community, and organizational development. His work has involved
    extensive research in organizational culture.  He has conducted applied organizational culture studies for
    the leaders of 34 organizations in 10 countries.  Those studies include businesses, military, health care, educational, and tourism organizations.  His most recent book, Transcultural Competence: Navigating
    Cultural Differences in the Global Community (APA Books, 2015) describes an approach to understanding how to create solutions for problems of diverse organizational cultures.

    Project Team Coaches:  Graham Isaacs, Suzanne Sterling, Harris Friedman, Roland Livingston

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    Continuing Education Credits are awarded by FIT, HRCI, and SHRM
    for completing
    ICCM 1007

    Tuition $175

    Learning Outcomes include…….

    • A framework for understanding culture and organizations.
    • An approach to designing an organizational culture.
    • Identification of cultural dilemmas in multi-cultural settings.
    • A method for creating change and designing organizations by reconciling cultural dilemmas.




    • 17 Sep 2018
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 21 Sep 2018
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • Royal St George Yacht Club, Dublin, Ireland
    Register

    You're invited!
    ISODC
    INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
    2018
    LEADERSHIP IN TURBULENT CHANGE
    DATE: SEPTEMBER 17-21
    Royal St George Yacht Club, Dublin Ireland


    Join OD leaders such Wayne Boss, David Coghlan, Amandine Savall, and Henri Savall for a dynamic exchange of ideas, informative workshops, and hands-on international consulting experience.  

    All are welcome at the 4th Annual ISODC International Conference: Leadership in Turbulent Change in Dublin, Ireland from September 17 – 21. 

    Held at the stunning Royal St. George Yacht Club, attendees will learn how the OD community can be—and already is—a powerful tool to help organizations across the world create greater agility and change readiness. 

     

    The program includes many opportunities for organizational consultants and scholars from Europe, Africa, North America, South America and Asia to network and discuss future partnerships. Register today to be a part of the dialogue. 

      Experience International Consulting with leading international OD Consultant with volunteer organizations!                 

      Do you want to get more involved in the conference? Here’s how:

       

      Call for Presentations Still Open

      Do you have a paper or new idea that you want to share with global OD practitioners and scholars? Submit your proposal before July 18, 2018 and compete for the new conference award—The Innovative Idea Award See Conference Information above.

       

      Call for Workshops Now Open

      Do you want to share your unique skill through a 1.5-hour workshop? This is an opportunity to showcase your knowledge while helping attendees expand their skillset. Details on how to submit a workshop proposal are available  See Conference Information above. Deadline: August 1, 2018.

       

      Doctoral Student Presentations 

      If you’re interested in receiving valuable feedback on your dissertation or thesis, the ISODC Conference is the perfect venue! Students can submit proposals by July 18, 2018 to be included in the program. Details on how to submit are available See Conference Information above.

       

      International Consulting Team Experience

      Partner with experienced global consultants, including Joanne Preston and Louw DuToit , for a day of consulting with local volunteer organizations. This is a wonderful opportunity for new and seasoned practitioners to gain hands-on international OD experience.  More information to follow about signing up for this experience.

       

      Don’t miss out on being a part of the annual conference. Registration is now open and space is already starting to fill up Register Now!

       

      We look forward to seeing you in Dublin! For questions, please send emails to Info@isodc.org

      Download the full Conference Information here.


      • 18 Sep 2018
      • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
      • Royal St George Yacht Club, Dublin, Ireland
      • 30
      Register
      ICCM 1006 Culture, Change, and Leadership

      An innovative hybrid online course including a live (in-person or zoom webinar) conference workshop offered by ISODC, FIT, and THT.  This course combines the best of online, onsite, and video conference formats.

      This course begins with a three-hour session to be offered at the Dublin ISODC Conference on September 18, 2018.  This session will be available to Conference attendees, and simultaneously to online participants who are not able to attend the Conference in person.  In this three-hour interactive hybrid session, the course will be introduced, course site content will be reviewed, and project teams will be developed.  

      Team projects will involve participants working together to develop a motivational system for the employees of an international corporation.  Following the initial workshop presented at the Dublin Conference, the course will continue for three weeks in zoom video conference sessions.
      Engaging cases and active participation in experiential learning will focus on developing the motivation system for six different nations where the company operates.  The course will be completed the first week in October with a virtual presentations and discussion of employee motivation projects. 

      Culture, Change, and Leadership 
      ICCM 1006

      Questions considered 

      Motivation, regardless of the cultural and national context, is influenced by the cultural values of leaders and employees. 
      Well-tested and applied models and methods for understanding, measuring, and managing human motivation are provided as background for course participants. 
      Cultural differences in motivation are used as a method to assess and plan the system for the company. 
      Course content will be presented in three learning modules:

      Module 1:
      September 18 Workshop/Virtual Webinar (3- 6 pm) 

      Project teams will discuss the needs and issues related to motivation in multi-cultural contexts. Video interviews from culture, change, and leadership experts will be discussed.

      Course site content

      We will discuss culture, change, and leadership, a framework for understanding cultural values and their influence on employee motivation, multi-cultural diversity, and possible leadership dilemmas.

      Module Two
      September 28 and October 5 (times and dates may change depending on participants’ needs)

      Project teams will apply Trompenaars 7D Model to develop an understanding of cultural influences on motivation approaches. 
      For example, are employees motivated by individual achievement or by group and collective recognition and reward?
      Should a company seek to motivate employees the same way in all six nations where it operates?  To what extent should a nation’s cultural values influence efforts to motivate employees?  

      Course site content

      Designing cultural differences, change dynamics, and measuring employee motivation will be discussed.  Cases illustrating motivation in France, Germany, Japan, China, Brazil, and the USA will be discussed.

      Module Three
      October 10 (course conclusion)

      • Course participants will present models for motivating multi-cultural employees in the selected nations.  Team results will be published.

         Course site content
      • Threaded discussions will be used to further present the team projects.  SHRM, HRCI and FIT CE credits will be awarded to participants. A panel of experts will be presented via video interviews to discuss the implications of culture, change, and leadership for understanding motivation.




      • What are the fundamental elements needed in human motivation?
      • What cultural values provide the foundation for employee motivation??
      • How can Trompenaars’ seven cultural dimensions be used to make sense of motivation in multi-national companies?
      • How can organizations develop relevant systems of recognition and reward, incentives, and employee development?
      • What are cultural dilemmas that may develop as leaders attempt to motivate employees from multi-cultural contexts?
      • How will motivation differ and be the same in the six countries?


      Faculty for ICCM 1006

      Roland Livingston, EdD is an Organizational Development consultant and educator whose work has focused on diversity management, team building, leadership effectiveness and executive coaching.

      Kim Barker, PhD is an educator, author and speaker whose work has focused on cultural competence and dilemma reconciliation and Global Organizational Development and Change.

      Jerry Glover, PhD is an author, consultant and educator whose work has focused on reconciling cultural differences in economic, community and organizational development. 
      His most recent book, Transcultural Competence: Navigating Cultural Differences in the Global Community 

      (APA Books, 2015) describes an approach to understanding how to create solutions for problems of diverse organizational cultures.

      Learning Outcomes include:

      • A framework for understanding culture, motivation, and organizations.
      • An approach to designing an motivation system.
      • Identification of cultural dilemmas in multi-cultural motivation settings.
      • A method for making sense of culture, change, and leadership.

      Continuing Education Credits are awarded by FIT, HRCI, and SHRM for completing ICCM 1007

      Tuition $175

      For questions and more information .....   

      Contact Dr. Kim Barker  - kimjbarker@gmail.com

         

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