NEXUS4change Amsterdam Post Conference: Building a Change Roadmap

NEXUS4change was pleased to present a post conference workshop for the participants of The Second International Conference of The International Society for Organization Development and Change in Amsterdam, Netherlands. We had two great sessions with several conference participants, including a Day 1 – Post Conference Wrap Up and Day 2 – Building a Change Roadmap. The sessions used participative dialogue to engage the attendees and materials were provided to help all attendees apply their learnings (i.e. papers, case studies, research articles). Here are some of the highlights:

Day 1 Post Conference Wrap Up

NEXUS4change Amsterdam - Day 1 Post Conference
NEXUS4change Amsterdam – Day 1 Post Conference

The group organized into two tables and answered questions about the conference and items that they wanted to focus on for the Day 2 session.  The following  list of the potential outcomes and agenda items that they wanted to discuss:


  • Recognize purpose
  • Conceptualizing skills used
  • I Can Take Over
  • Move Possibility
  • Confidence
  • Energized
  • Knowledged
  • Next Questions
  • Resourced to do whatever I have to do
  • Changed Mind

Agenda Items

  • Design a session: How would you chunk it? Flow of Methods (i.e. design team and other ways
  • Coaching Leaders
  • Configurations of design for 1-3 hour sessions to 3 day to 3 years all while managing expectations
  • Manage conflicting value systems organized for crosscultural training\ drowning voices – Different approaches
  • Tips of group management – on time on task.
  • Pacing stays engaged & on process – get high quality work
  • Role of technology to collaborative virtual teams
  • Generational Differences – Role of tech in Face to Face

Day 2:  P.L.A.N.’s and Building a Change Roadmap

NEXUS Amsterdam Post Conference Day 2 - The Model
NEXUS Amsterdam Post Conference Day 2 – The Model

Dr. Steve Cady, an instructor from Bowling Green State University, outlined a model for designing change initiatives that involve stakeholders at all levels of the organization.  In this picture, he is discussing the initial reason for change – An Idea.  Someone needs to have an idea, based on an event, a need, or another individual.  The idea is the catalyst a thought that this change could make the organization better.  Dr. Cady further outlines the process during the session but reminds us that an organizational change always starts with an idea.

NEXUS Amsterdam Post Conference Day 2 Review
NEXUS Amsterdam Post Conference Day 2 Review

Dr. Cady and the participants are reviewing one of the cases during the session.  Several examples of change roadmaps, proposals, and event designs were shared with participants during the session.  This discussion was reviewing Dr. Cady’s work with Lake Nona.

The participants also learned a project management tool called P.L.A.N. and dove deeper into the background and history of engaging stakeholders and helping organizational leaders create Collaborative Whole System Transformation.

For more information about working with NEXUS4change to design a conference experience please send us an e-mail.

Thanks again to The International Society for Organization Development and Change for collaborating with us on this event.

Nexus Gathering in Amsterdam

Check out the upcoming post-conference workshop-Nexus Amsterdam– on July 11 & 12 See below for info and Register today!

The ISODC Second International Conference

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Current Program

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

July  7th-12th 2014

Come together in The Netherlands to participate in discussions, presentations, and other
activities. We also welcome members of organizational development and change,
change management, and other related professional organizations. Our conference theme will be development and change in the global community.

Nexus4Change is pleased to be the host of the post conference sessions on July 11 & 12 2014.

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The cost for this engaging and interactive session will be $150 and is separate from the conference fees.  If you would like to receive more information about the session please email

If you would like to register for this session please click here.

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On the Shoulders of Giants: Trends for the Future of OD
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Wednesday May 7th 2014
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with Don Dunoon from New Futures Pty. Ltd.
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