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Rethinking 'Organization Development'

Rethinking ‘Organization Development’

Exploring a ‘conscious living systems approach’ to individual and organizational transformation

The ‘field of OD,’ which enjoyed considerable legitimacy in the ‘70s through the ‘90s, seems to have lost its mojo. Yet, at the same time, organizations today face a plethora of complex developmental challenges requiring whole-system, generative change approaches that OD practitioners could become masterful at. Consider these key challenges facing today’s organizational leaders:

  1. How do we engage the deepest passions and gifts of our people – their highest potential? *
  2. How do we grow our organization’s capacity for rapid learning and change in the world that is increasingly non-linear and volatile?
  3. How do we develop distributed leadership capable of successfully addressing increasingly complex, whole-system challenges?

Helping organizations address such challenges requires that we break outside the box of our traditional approaches to development. Today’s challenges call on OD practitioners to begin developing themselves as social architects capable of supporting organizations in the domains of systemic capacity building and lasting generative change.

Join Bill Veltrop and Max Shkud of GlobalGEA in exploring if this challenge is for you. Learn about a ‘conscious living systems approach’ to the work of individual and organizational transformation. Experience ‘10X Commitments’ as a first step on a journey that could alter your life trajectory and support you in multiplying your lasting contribution to the organizations you serve.

According to
Gallup, 71% of the American workforce is disengaged – a whopping 89% worldwide!


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  • Steve M.

    Thanks to all who came out - it was great meeting a few of you I'd known about finally in person. This was a great start to our 'member-driven content' approach - very high standard. Thanks, Max!

    May 21, 2013

  • Steve M.

    "How do we bootstrap their desire, and our ability to support, individual development?"

    May 21, 2013

  • Tom S.

    Going to online community manager's Un-conference tomorrow. Maybe next one.

    May 20, 2013

    • Steve M.

      I am very interested in that one, too. Hope to hear what you experienced there.

      May 21, 2013

  • Raines C.

    I'm looking forward to connecting, sharing fresh inspiration from the life of Edie Seashore and new tools to build community in grassroots organizations as well as business settings.

    May 21, 2013

  • Steve M.

    Great to get some pre-reading, Max. Thanks for extending your contribution to pre-event, too!

    May 19, 2013

  • Diane

    Hey everyone! Steve, I was wondering how long these meetings generally last? Really looking forward to it! Thanks! Diane

    May 16, 2013

    • Max S.

      Hi Diane, we will be wrapping up the presentation part by 8-ish, some stay for networking after.

      May 16, 2013

    • Diane

      Hey Max! Great. Thanks so much for the info.

      May 16, 2013

  • Brad J. Neiman (.

    Steve, will there be food available, or shall I plan on eating dinner beforehand? Thank you.

    May 12, 2013

    • Steve M.

      Often we have light snacks. If you're hungry, you'll want to get dinner.

      May 13, 2013

  • Brad J. Neiman (.

    Sounds like an exciting talk!...much in line with my exploration into Agile & Lean (esp. Scaled Agile Framework), Spiral Dynamics and inspiration from the book: "The Three Laws of Performance," by Steve Zaffron, et. al.

    1 · May 3, 2013

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