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Dialogic Process Consulting: Generative Meaning-Making in Action
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When: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
12:00-1:30pm (ET)
Where: United States

Online registration is available until: 12/9/2020
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Dialogic Process Consulting: Generative Meaning – Making in Action

This session introduces a subtle but powerful dialogic OD method that coaches and consultants can use to help clients address limiting assumptions and create new possibilities. The phrase “generative meaning-making in action” captures the essence of the approach. You will learn how to identify and address out-of-awareness mindsets during everyday conversations, how to deeply listen for the implicit mindsets that influence meaning-making in individuals, groups and organizations, and how to intervene through transforming talk to challenge or change them.

The presentation draws on more than 40 years of experience consulting with organizations where, Dr. Robert Marshak developed the ideas and methods. Conceptual frameworks, how to’s, and extensive cases are presented throughout to illustrate the ideas and methods in practice.

Check out our Dialogic OD resources to learn more.

Note: A recording of this session will be available following the event.


OD Network Members: $25
Non-members: $45

Presenter: Robert J. Marshak

Robert MarshakRobert J. Marshak is recognized as one of the leading contemporary thinkers about organizational consulting and change. He began his career as a management analyst in a U.S. government scientific agency and later served in senior executive positions in science policy before leaving to start his own consulting practice. As a consultant, coach, and/or educator, he worked globally with senior leaders on strategic change initiatives. He most recently served as a Distinguished Scholar in Residence for OD Programs at American University, Washington, DC.

Over the years, Bob also worked with thousands of participants in OD and change leadership programs at universities and institutes in the United States, the United Kingdom, India, Singapore, South Korea, and Japan. For NTL Institute he designed and served as Dean for residential workshops in conflict management, organizational change, and dealing with covert processes. He also served as Dean for NTL Certificate programs in Organization Development and Change Management conducted in Korea, Singapore and India. At American University he was one of the founding faculty for their OD Masters Program and taught more than 70 cohorts of OD graduate students.

Bob is the author of Covert Processes at Work: Managing the Five Hidden Dimensions of Organizational Change (2006), Organizational Change: Views from the Edge (2009), co-editor with Gervase Bushe of Dialogic Organization Development; The Theory and Practice of Transformational Change (2015), as well as more than 100 articles and book chapters on organizational consulting and change. He received the 2009 Douglas McGregor Memorial Award for the Best Article in the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, the 2016 Best Article Award in the Organization Development Journal, and the 2016 Most Outstanding Article Award in the Organization Development Practitioner.

His contributions as a consultant, educator, and author about language and change, the hidden dynamics of organizations, and Dialogic Organization Development have been recognized by numerous awards including: The OD Network’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the inaugural Distinguished Educator Award from the Organization Development and Change Division of the Academy of Management. A chapter about him and his work is in the Palgrave Handbook of Organizational Change Thinkers (2017). His BA is from Duke University and MPA and Ph.D. degrees from American University.

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