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2017 Annual Conference

Conference Presentations & Handouts

The Call of Our Time: OD Innovating for Impact

Conference materials are available to conference attendees only. To access the conference materials, please use the password provided in your onsite brochure.

Saturday, October 14

Full Day Pre-Conference Sessions
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Installing a "Behavioral Operating System": An Innovative Platform for Effective and Healthy Organization Development

Matt Stone, JD, Chief Operating Officer, Temenos, Inc.; Irv Rubin PhD, CEO, Temenos Inc.
USA

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Half Day Pre-Conference Sessions
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Leading the Digital Enterprise

Claudy Jules, PhD, Managing Director, Accenture Strategy and Head of Leadership Consulting Practice, Accenture Strategy; Barrett Keene, PhD, Manager, Accenture Strategy
USA

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Taking Care of Business — with the Enneagram!

R. Karl Hebenstreit, PhD, ACC, PHR, Organization Development Consultant & Executive Coach, Perform & Function, LLC
USA

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Embodied Perspective: Gameful Approaches to Perspective-taking at the Intersection of Design, Improv and OD

Stephanie Brown MSO, Collaboration Designer & Graphic Facilitator, 10X Collective, LLC
USA

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Half Day Pre-Conference Sessions
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Integrating the Best of the Old and the New: The Application of T-groups, Mindfulness, and Other Theories and Methods to Business Culture Transformation

Gilmore Crosby, MSW, President, Crosby & Associates
USA

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Four Shots of Energy to Fuel Innovative Change: A Practical Workshop to Build Group Capabilities

Katherine Farquhar, PhD, ACC, Principal, Farquhar Change Associates, LLC; Kimberly Rattley, MSW, President, Creative Synergy Solutions, Inc.
USA

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Organizational Network Analysis as a Tool for Visualizing Organizational Relationships — Approach and Applications

Alanna Houck, MBA, Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting; Michelle Lane, Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting; Sarah Smith, MA, Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting
USA

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Sunday, October 15

Plenary Session
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

The High-Performance, Horizontal Model: What Is It — and What Can We Learn from Maersk's Transformation?

Howard Guttman, Founder of Guttman Development Strategies; Ulf Hahnemann, CHRO, Maersk

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Concurrent Sessions
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

How to Find and Engage Your Organization's "Hidden Assets"

Dan Roller, PsyD, MEd, Managing Director, Acris Project; Melanie Funchess, Partner, Acris Project
USA

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Transforming Power Imbalances in Groups, Communities & the World using Theatre for Change

Linda A. Provenza, Founder and Principal, Strategies for Change, Inc
USA

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The Four Pillars of Creative Leadership: How to Innovate in a Complex World

Michael Brenner, EdD, President, Right Chord Leadership
USA

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Using AI to Create Coordinated Action around More Valuable Goals

Michael C. Taylor, CEO, SchellingPoint
USA

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Are You a Change Saboteur? How to Create Change in a Change-Averse Organization

Scott Span, MSOD, CSM, CEO & Lead Consultant, Tolero Solutions; Monica Eliou, MGA, President and CEO, MSE Advisory Group; Lori Blander, MS, ACC, President and Principal Consultant, The Blander Group
USA

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Breaking News: The OD Network is Nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize — NY Times, October 2025

Irv Rubin, PhD, CEO, Temenos, Inc.
USA

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How My ADD Has Made Me a More Effective and Compassionate OD Consultant

Jim Maddox, PhD, Professor & Consultant, The Maddox Consulting Group
USA

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Seven Impossible Things: The Experience and Dynamics of Developing a Transcendent Team

Marc Hanlan, PhD, Partner, LLMC Partners
USA

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Making Sense of Use of Self: The Key to Your Ultimate Effectiveness

David Jamieson, PhD, Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas
USA

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Monday, October 16

Plenary Session
8:30 am – 10:00 am

What Time is It ... Are We Cracking Up or Cracking Open?

Frances Baldwin, EdD, Founder of Designed Wisdom; Juanita Brown, PhD, Co-Founder of the World Café and founder of Whole Systems Associates; Stephanie Brown, MSOD, Collaboration Designer and Graphic Facilitator

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Concurrent Sessions
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Structured Dialogues with GoWall: A New Type of Meetings Where Everyone is Engaged

Isabelle Suares, Meeting Facilitator, Independent
USA

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Applying Native American Wisdom to Organization Development and Change: A World Café Experience

Jim Maddox, PhD, Professor & Consultant, The Maddox Consulting Group
USA

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Collaborations That Work — And Last: Learnings From Success in an Unlikely Place

Joseph P. Foran, MA, MP, PCC, Senior Consultant/Executive Coach, Coverdale/The Management Edge
USA

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Joining, Not Judging: Bridging Divides to Enhance Interactions and Create Inclusive Workplaces

Judith H. Katz, EdD, Executive Vice President, The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc.; Frederick A. Miller, CEO, The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc.
USA

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*ISPI – Developing an Organizational Strategy in 4 hours? Yes Really!

Timothy J. Gillum Ph.D., Director, Training, Baxter Healthcare Corporation; Kery Mortenson, MS CPT, Training Effectiveness Manager, Baxter Healthcare Corporation
USA

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Concurrent Sessions
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Transforming Development: Unleashing Individuals by Changing Organizational Leadership

Hannah Elise Jones, Consultant, Great Place to Work Institute
USA

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Pan-Disciplinary OD: Design Thinking for Organizations

Julie Benesh, PhD, Department Chair, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology; Linda Klonsky, Dept Chair, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology; George W. Hay, Associate Chair, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
USA

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Teaming with Aloha: How Storming the Status Quo in Hawaii Redefines the Roadmap for Change Everywhere

Leslie Mullens, President, PlayBook Consulting Group
USA (Hawaii)

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Workplace Performance Analytics — Next Generation Performance Improvement Technology

Timothy R. Brock, PhD, CPT, CRP, Chief Executive Officer, The Institute 4 Worthy Performance; Enderson P.C. Miranda, MBA, CPHQ, President & Chief Operating Officer, OnSomble, Inc
USA

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Student Sessions
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Developing Tomorrow's Leaders in Family Business

Donald B. Harris, Benedictine University; Ellen Winter, Benedictine University
USA

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The Civil Rights Origins of OD

Nadia Lauren Bello, American University
USA

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Virtually Seamless: Using Technology to Facilitate Virtual, Participatory OD Processes

Christopher Cotten, American University
USA

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Concurrent Sessions
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Doing Well by Doing Good: Can Conscious Capitalism Simultaneously Achieve Profits and Greater Social Good?

Corrie A. Voss, MOD, EdD, Consultant and Adjunct Professor, Bowling Green State University
USA

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Serious Games: Putting Your Knowledge into Play for Transforming Behaviors, Enhancing Cultures and Revolutionizing OD

Lisa Marie Main, MA, ABS, Principal Consultant, Continuum Consulting Services, LLC; Wendy B. White, CEO, Continuum Consulting Services, LLC; Jonathan Estes, Founder and CEO, Smart Game Systems
USA

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Navigating Power Structures and Commitment to Change: The Impact of Collective Change

Lori Nemeth PhD, Manager, Organization Development and Learning, Fanshawe College
Canada

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EBP in OD: Enhancing Evidence-Based Practice In Organization Development by Getting Action Out Of Research

Paul Thoreson, MA
USA

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Implementing New Technology by Memo, Social Media and a Whole Lot More!

Eric Sanders, PhD, Assistant Professor – Chair Undergraduate Business Programs, Cardinal Stritch University
USA

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Self-Management 2.0: The Marriage of the Humans and the Robots

Usha Gubbala, MAOD, Organization Design, Strategy, Transformation Consultant, August Public Inc.
USA

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The Future of Your Organization is ... Online

Melissa Barry, MA Senior Consultant, Strategy & Organizational Effectiveness, Ketchum
USA

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Poster Sessions
4:45 pm – 7:00 pm

Communitas: Creating a Sense of Belonging and Sustaining the Well-being of a Mobile Workforce

Gayla S. Napier, PhD, Principal, Ciber, Inc.
USA

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The Group Level Assessment: Building Capacity for Collective Action and Shared Decision Making in Organizations

MaryAnn Lohmueller, MA, Culture Change Leader, Kaiser Permanente; Lisa M. Vaughn, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
USA

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The HRBP as OD Consultant: Empowering HR to Solve Business Challenges Through the OD Framework

Paula Rettenmaier, MS, Organization Development Manager, American Water Works Company, Inc.
USA

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Tuesday, October 17

Concurrent Sessions
8:00 am – 9:30 am

The Step Change for OD: Creating Possibility

Emma Kirkman, Global OD Strategist, Talent Teq
New Zealand

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Leadership as a Lever for Large-scale Culture Change while the Whole World is Watching

Jon Kesler, Principal Consultant, Center for Veterans Enterprise Transformation, The MITRE Corporation; Maureen L. Marks, PhD, NCOD Deputy Director, Consulting Services, Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration (VHA), National Center for Organization Development (NCOD); Kevin (Kipp) Corbus, Senior Organization Development Consultant, Department of Veteran Affairs National Center for Organization Development
USA

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Meaning-Making in Work and Life: OD's Contribution to Growth and Change

Leni Wildflower, PhD, PCC; Cindy Miller, PhD, ACC
UK, USA

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Leveraging Workplace Design for High Impact and Meaningful Whole System Change

Luc Kamperman, Managing Partner, Veldhoen + Company; Allison Tsao, MS, SPHR, Australia, Senior Change Consultant, Veldhoen + Company
Netherlands, Australia

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OD 2020: The New Age of Innovation and Its Impact on Organization Development

Trevor Maber, PhD, MA CPHR, Business School Professor, University of Saskatchewan
Canada

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Student Sessions
8:00 am – 9:30 am

Large Scale Sustainable Change Efforts in Education

James Zacchini, University of St. Thomas
USA

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Millennium Leadership: A Leadership Theory for a New Age

Christian Grancourt, Case Western Reserve University
USA

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Concurrent Sessions
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Learning to Treat Others the Way THEY Want to be Treated: Cultural Intelligence (CQ) begins with Cultural Self-Awareness

Barry Cross, President, Elsie Y Cross Associates
USA

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Connect, Then Lead

Carolyn Godfrey, MA, PCC, President, Evolve Consulting
USA

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Let's Break the Rules — Let's Talk Politics: Using OD to Ignite Community Conversations for Change

Christina L. Scott, MA, MSOD, Change Agent, District Government; Yodit Tewelde, PMP, MSOD, Director of Operations, House of Representatives; Shari Laldee, MSOD, Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations, UNCF; Ingrid Mendez, MSOD, Human Resource and OD Partner, Eileen Fisher, Inc.
USA

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Cross-Sector Leadership: Creating Social Change Across Differences

Kimberly Walker, MA, MOD, Training, and Technical Assistance Manager, PhD Student, Urban Institute, Antioch University; Jeanine Becker, J.D., Founder/CEO Collaborative Leadership Consulting, Lecturer in Negotiation at Stanford Law School
USA

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Unleashing Collaborative Intelligence (A Whole New Superpower): Why, What, and How?

Karen Dawson, MA, PhD, Elephant Whisperer, Deeper Funner Change; Julie Huffaker, MBA, MA, PhD; Tom Walter, Chief Culture Officer, Tasty Catering
Canada, USA

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*ISPI – Measuring the Impact and ROI of Organization Development

Dr. Tim Brock, Director of Consulting Services, ROI Institute
USA

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Plenary Session
12:15 pm – 1:45 pm

The 21st Century Growth Culture: If Not This, What?

Andy Fleming, CEO and Founder of Way to Grow, Inc.

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