Expanding Our Understanding of Change

The OD Network of Chicago is offering its first special event as an opportunity to expand our understanding of change with two internationally known thought leaders: Barbara Bunker and Bill Pasmore. You won’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to engage in meaningful conversations with both Drs. Bunker and Pasmore. Along with OD colleagues, HR professionals, I/O psychologists, business leaders, and students, you’ll have ample space to discuss what works and doesn’t work in today’s complex, continuous change. This special event is not targeted to OD practitioners alone…it is appropriate for anyone working through or leading others in change efforts.

We will meet at the beautifully outfitted Summit West on the 6th floor of the Ogilvie Transportation Center. The weekend package includes a Friday night reception with beer and wine, full breakfast and lunch, plus all materials.

Here is the current schedule:

  • Beer & wine reception from 5:30 till 6:30 pm, Friday, May 20th
  • Program with Barbara Bunker, 6:30 till 9:00 pm, Friday, May 20th
  • Breakfast from 8 till 9 am, Saturday, May 21st
  • Program with Bill Pasmore, 9:00 till noon, Saturday, May 21st
  • Lunch, 12:00 noon till 1:30 pm, May 21st
  • Dialogue on how to affect change with Barbara and Bill, 1:30 till 4:30, Saturday, May 21st

Biographies of Barbara and Bill:

BARBARA BENEDICT BUNKER is emeritus professor of psychology at the State University of New York at Buffalo and a consultant to business. She has taught in executive development programs at Columbia, Pepperdine, and the Harvard University School of Education and has held Fulbright Lectureships in the business schools of Keio University and Kobe University in Japan. Bunker is coauthor of “Large Group Interventions” from Jossey-Bass. In her own words:

My scholarly contributions are in three major areas. First, as an organizational/social psychologist, I have focused on planned change processes in groups and organizations. Closely aligned with investigations of organizational change is my interest in the changing role of women in work organizations. Most recently, I have been conceptualizing and doing research on trust in organizations, a requirement for collaborative change efforts. In several book chapters (with Roy Lewicki), we have developed a staged model of trust development and types of trust. We are now collecting data about the dissolution of trust in work settings and refining an instrument to measure these forms of trust.

WILLIAM PASMORE is an international authority in organizational leadership, joining the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) in January 2008 in the newly created role of Organizational Practice Leader. He leads CCL’s efforts to help clients develop the larger organizational leadership systems that increase their overall performance and enable their individual leaders to thrive. As a partner in the Corporate Learning & Organizational Development Practice of the consulting firm Oliver Wyman Delta, he headed the global research practice and worked personally with top executives of Fortune 500 companies on organizational architecture and development as well as succession planning, talent management and strategic planning. He co-founded the SIGMA program (Social Innovations in Global Management), which provides leadership and managerial training to socially responsible not-for-profit organizations around the world. As a thought leader in the field of organization development, he has published 21 books and numerous articles, including The Board’s New Roles in Succession Planning, How to Make Sure Your Next CEO is a Winner, Choosing the Best Next CEO, Designing Effective Organizations, Creating Strategic Change, Research in Organization Change and Development, Relationships that Enable Enterprise Change, and his most recent, Leading Continuous Change:  Navigating Churn in the Real World.

Registration:
Early bird registration, paid online, will guarantee you a spot at a lesser price. After May 11th, all registration fees increase.

Questions:
If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Maggie Shreve, Chair of the Special Event Committee and Treasurer, OD Network of Chicago at 312.646.9033 or magshreve@gmail.com.

We hope to see you there!!!


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