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    • Creating Belonging: A Practical Approach to Accelerate Belonging in Organizations & Communities
      April 13, 2023
      6:00 pm - 8:15 pm

    Image of the side profile of faces of many different skin colors

    Program Description:

    In Justin Reinert’s decades as a practitioner in talent development, he has encountered many interventions related to Diversity & Inclusion but has seen us collectively fail to move the needle. Based on his experience and research, Justin kept coming back to concepts of deep self-awareness and radical acceptance of others. The result of this work is his new book, Creating Belonging: A Practical Guide to Accelerate Belonging in Organizations and Communities.

    Join Justin to learn more about his findings and the Creating Belonging model to see how belonging is created at the intersection of authenticity and acceptance. In this session, individual reflection and small group discussions will help you explore how to balance authenticity and acceptance, see where you may sit in the model, and create a plan to move further into belonging.

    About Our Facilitator: Justin Reinert

    Justin Reinert is an experienced Talent Leader with nearly 20 years of talent development experience. He holds an MA in Educating Adults from DePaul University, along with the CPTD, SPHR, and SHRM-SCP. He has led learning at organizations as large as HSBC and Oracle and built award winning learning functions at smaller high-growth firms. He is currently the Senior Director of Learning & Development at Provi, and recently published his first book, Creating Belonging, in the spring of 2022.

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    • May 12, 2023
      6:00 pm - 8:15 pm

    Fireside Chat on OD in OD:
    Use of Self in an Emerging Design of an Impactful Summit

    Join three leaders from the committee producing the Organization
    Development Network’s international Summit on

    “Social Impact: Addressing the Challenges of Now.”

    In this chat the three panelists will begin by sharing the methodological frameworks for the tracks they are supporting. We will challenge each other to apply those frameworks to the work process the team went through to create the Summit. Participants are invited to join the meta-analysis, add to the conversation, and learn from their experiences.

    You will leave with solid examples of Appreciative Inquiry, the Conference Model and Adaptive Action and application examples on Earthshot OD, Sustainability and Human Flourishing.   The Use of Self in OD is a lens through which we will work on sharing experiences. 


    Joretha Grant Johnson

    CEO/President: Advanced Transformational Technologies, Business Management Consultants Retired Associate Director/Plant Manager, Procter & Gamble

    Joretha Johnson is CEO & President of Advanced Transformational Technologies Management Consultants. ATT Management Consultants focuses on strengths-based solutions that yield positive, sustainable results and healthy organizations. We specialize in Leadership Development & Training,
    Strategy Development & Implementation, Operational Excellence & Continuous Improvement Methodologies, and Positive Organizational Development Technologies.

    Joretha gained global executive leadership experience through 25+ years with Procter & Gamble (P&G). As a Plant Manager, Joretha’s reputation for leading through complexity and developing high performing teams, led to a variety of Manufacturing Brand Management and Supply Chain Leadership roles across diverse brands, business units, supply chains, product platforms, manufacturing technologies, and global regions.

    She earned her B.S. degree in Polymer Engineering and Science, and M.S. in Positive Organizational Development & Sustainable Change (MPOD) at CWRU’S Weatherhead School of Management.


    Shane Harrison

    Shane Harrison is social entrepreneur who delights helping organizations improve their effectiveness to have a greater impact.  Shane worked in Southeast Asia (Cambodia and Vietnam) for over 13 years in both internal and external HR/OD consulting roles, and in general management, and is fluent in both languages.  After a recent 8-year stint in higher education working on organizational effectiveness initiatives at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, Shane is now splitting his time between a number of entrepreneurial ventures, organizing ultramarathons, and volunteering as the Executive Director of The Cambodia Job Foundation.

    Shane holds master degrees in Organizational Behavior (MOB) and International Development (MA), and a bachelor in Asia Studies (BA) all from BYU.

    Deborah Dalzell-Murphy

    Deborah is a Chicagoland native and member of the ODNC Board.  She is serving as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership and Learning at the University of Louisville and providing Executive Coaching and Process improvement consulting.

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    • Why Do Team Players Cheat? An Examination of Unethical Pro-Organizational Behavior
      June 8, 2023
      6:00 pm - 8:15 pm

    ETHICS being written with a blue pen held in a person's hand


    Unethical behavior in organizations can be extremely costly. It exposes firms to direct costs, such as fines, settlements, and legal expenses, as well as indirect costs like damage to the firm’s reputation. This presentation will examine when employees perform unethical acts to benefit the organization (i.e., unethical pro-organizational behavior), what factors contribute to it, and what organizational development professionals can do to reduce unethical behavior at work. Participants will identify specific actions that they can take to mitigate the risk of unethical behavior at work.


    About Our Facilitator: Kyle Payne

    Dr. Payne serves as the talent development manager for Collins Engineers and as a leadership consultant with Development Dimensions International. He has served as a volunteer exam developer for several professional associations and currently serves on a committee overseeing ethics and professional practice in the coating industry. Dr. Payne recently completed his PhD in human capital management at Bellevue University where his dissertation examined unethical behavior among professional engineers. He and his partner Sid reside in Chicago along with their cats, Queso and Fundido.