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
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
- Next Questions
- Resourced to do whatever I have to do
- Changed Mind
- 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
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.
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.
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Thanks again to The International Society for Organization Development and Change for collaborating with us on this event.