Upcoming events

    • 10 Jun 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom - Registration link will follow
    • 94

    I would love to ask Kurt Lewin, “When do we get to refreeze?”  If he were alive today, I think he would say, “Never!”

    Our clients, and the worlds they live and work in, get more complex and uncertain every day. Regardless of sector, industry, location, or size, organization change is a never-ending story. If we are to succeed as OD practitioners in this complex and turbulent environment, we will do more than empathize or respond to immediate needs. We have to help our clients build the adaptive muscle they will need to navigate the future as it unfolds.

    In this session, Glenda Eoyang, founding executive director of Human Systems Dynamics Institute, will help us reflect on our role as coaches in an infinite game. We will learn and practice three skills that build the adaptive capacity we and our clients need to thrive in the future we can’t predict or control. She will share her experiences in changing change for healthcare, government, education, philanthropy, and business. Her stories cover a range of organization challenges from leadership and strategy through culture and process improvement. She has supported change around the world.

    Her global perspectives are informed by work in South Africa, United Kingdom, Romania, Netherlands, Finland, Brazil, Canada, and Israel.

    By the end of the session, you will:

    • Recognize the challenge and opportunity in Wicked Issues
    • See the power of inquiry in times of uncertainty
    • Learn in action with a simple, practical tool
    • Spot patterns to make sense of chaos
    • Bring your wicked issues and emerging ideas to share, as we step into the slushy future!

    About the Facilitator

    Glenda Eoyang thrives at the edges: Between theory and practice, between order and chaos, between past and future. Since 1986 she has drawn lessons from complexity science to help people thrive in turbulent and uncertain environments. Today, more than ever, her work offers insight, options for action, and well-being for people around the world.

    As the founding executive director of the Human Systems Dynamics Institute, Glenda leads a global community of over 800 scholar practitioners. They work across sectors to build adaptive capacity for individuals, teams, institutions, and communities. For more information about Glenda and her work with HSD, visit:

    Area of focus from the OD Global Competency Framework addressed in this program:  Systems Change Expert

Past events

13 May 2021 Up Your OD A-Game: Neuro-Axiology and the Rise of “Use-of-Self 2.0” (Valuegenic Self-Leadership)
08 Apr 2021 Magical Thinking in Organizations: How to Break An Illusion That Drains People's Energy
11 Mar 2021 Why Agile and Other Forms of Collaborative Organizing Fail, and What to Do About It
11 Feb 2021 Group Coaching Strategies to Build and Statistically Measure Soft Skill Development
14 Jan 2021 Can You Keep Up? Merging Change and Agility During a Pandemic
22 Dec 2020 Free Holiday Networking Virtual Event
12 Nov 2020 Achieving a Staff Engagement Turnaround and What We Learned about Sustaining Gains in the Process
26 Oct 2020 Transformation after Trauma: The Power of Resonance
08 Oct 2020 ALIGNing an organization: How we dumped year end performance reviews and replaced it with a conversation
10 Sep 2020 Culture and Climate: What Emerson Electric has learned and what they are doing about it
26 Aug 2020 Finding Comfort in Discomfort – A Dialogue for OD Professionals about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
09 Jul 2020 Developing Resilient Organizations
11 Jun 2020 Ten Drivers of High Performing Organization June 11th 2020
14 May 2020 Creating the Workplace of the Future with EQi
09 Apr 2020 Human Connection In A Virtual Environment – How are OD professionals meeting the need?
12 Mar 2020 Brain-Based Coaching: Evaluating Interventions Using Psychology and Neuroscience
13 Feb 2020 Unlock the Creative Potential of Your Teams: An Introduction to the Simplexity Method of Applied Innovation
09 Jan 2020 The Courageous Leader: An Introduction to Dare to Lead

About Events

We host a variety of events throughout the year, including monthly programs, happy hours, a holiday party, and a volunteer recognition party.  Our monthly programs are generally held on the second Thursday of every month. Networking begins at 7:30 a.m., and the presentation runs from 8:00-9:30 a.m.  Hot and cold breakfast (including water and coffee) is served throughout.  Presentations and materials from previous events may be available to our members (view members-only content or become a member to gain access to these materials).  


We highly recommend that you register and pay for an event in advance.  We use registration numbers to make our catering order and monitor our space-related needs.  Registration opens a few weeks prior to an event and closes 2 days prior to the event.  Walk-in registrations are welcome as long as we have room for our registered attendees.


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