|2014 Annual Conference Keynotes|
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Meet Your 2014 Keynotes:
Looking Back to Move Forward: OD as a Catalyst to Recognize, Transform and Energize-
Dr. Blake-Beard will engage conference attendees in an interactive session which challenges participants to think about the various visible and invisible identities they hold and the ways in which those held identities impact their sense of place and agency in the workplace and in the field of OD.
Edward Lee Thorndike Professor of Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
Changing Loosely Coupled Systems - The purpose of this presentation is to explore the complexities of attempting to change a loosely coupled system. The process in many ways is the opposite of what we do to loosen a tightly coupled system, that is, how we "have grown up in OD". So, this is relatively new territory. Yet, the world is ever so gradually and clearly shifting from tight to loose. And what is a classic example of a loosely coupled system that has been around for 50 years? The ODN!
W. Warner Burke (Ph.D, University of Texas at Austin) is the Edward Lee Thorndike Professor of Psychology and Education and founder for the graduate programs in social organizational psychology, Department of Organization and Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. He is also co-director of the master of arts program in organizational psychology jointly conducted with the U.S. Military Academy, West Point.
Dr. Burke earned his BA from Furman University and his MA and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to Teachers College, he served as chair of the Department of Management at Clark University, head of management programs and organization development at the NTL Institute, and executive director of the OD Network. Dr. Burke's consulting experience has been with a variety of organizations in business and industry, education, government, religion, and medical systems.
A diplomat in industrial/organizational psychology and in organizational and business consulting from the American Board of Professional Psychology, he is also a fellow of the Academy of Management, the Association of Psychological Science, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and he was editor of both Organizational Dynamics and the Academy of Management Executive. He has written more than 200 articles and book chapters in organizational psychology, organization change, and leadership and has written, collaborated on, or edited 19 books. He has received numerous awards, including, in 1989, the Public Service Medal from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; in 1990, the Distinguished Contribution to Human Resource Development Award; in 1993, the Organization Development Professional Practice Area Award for Excellence—the Lippitt Memorial Award—from the American Society for Training and Development; the distinguished scholar-practitioner award from the Academy of Management; the distinguished contribution to practice award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology; and lifetime achievement awards from the OD Network and Linkage, Inc. His most recent book is the 4th edition of Organization Change: Theory and Practice, 2014, Sage Publications.