Dialogic OD: Accelerating Transformational Change


Dorsey & Whitney

Columbia Center

701 5th Avenue, Suite 6100

Seattle, WA 98104

Date & Time

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

7:30am - 8:00am PST: Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking

8am - 10am PST: Introduction, Presentation/Discussion


In 2009 Gervase Bushe and Robert Marshak published "Revisioning Organization Development: Diagnostic and Dialogic Premises and Patterns of Practice". In a few short years it has become the 17th most cited article in the 50-year history of the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science (the most cited one was published in 1976). This reflects the intellectual excitement, and controversy, that has been provoked by Bushe & Marshak's challenge to the foundations of modern organizational change practice. Their work provides a line of sight into why diverse dialogic methods work or don't work, and the basic practices required for leaders to take on complex, adaptive challenges successfully, and to accelerate transformational change in their organizations. 

We are pleased to invite you to this special CHO Group presentation, where Gervase will introduce us to the last two years of his work, collaborating with an international group of 25 scholar-practitioners, to develop the theory and practice of Dialogic OD (soon to be published by Berrett-Koehler). Gervase is known for his engaging, provocative and practical story-telling style of presenting. He will describe the three core change processes that he deems the "secret sauce" to transformational change and engage you in an exploration of those in your own work and organizations.


Please RSVP no later than October 28, 2014 to Michelle Schaeffer at mschaeffer@waldronhr.com. OD colleagues on your team are welcome to attend with you.

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