Strategic Stakeholder Engagement Workshop - October 27-28, 2011

Finding effective responses to today’s complex challenges requires productive, lasting stakeholder relationships. Developing these relationships takes a deliberate and thoughtful approach that goes well beyond existing consultation methods. Strategic Stakeholder Engagement is a 2-day, hands-on workshop offered at the University of Ottawa, October 27-28, 2011. To register for the workshop, click here.

Polarity Management Assessment

Ray has just completed the Polarity Management Assessment for Organizations Certification. At the heart of the The Polarity Assessment™ is the understanding that your highest aspirations and most chronic difficulties related to success have at least one thing in common: a few key, underlying polarities. Each underlying polarity is an energy system. It's like gravity. It acts on you whether you believe in it or not. The assessment process help organization learn to see, map and leverage polarities to get the energy working for them. Read more about Polarity Management Assessment for Organizations.

Organization Development as a Source

In Organization Development as Source,  Ingrid traces the evolution of organization development to show the contributions it can make to the field of capacity development, especially concerning long-term systemic change.  This paper was originally published in Ubels, J.; Acquaye-Baddoo, N; and Fowler, A. (Ed.). (2010. Capacity Development in Practice. Earthscan. Washington, D.C.

International Organization Development Conference: OD World 2010

Ray and Ingrid recently presented papers at the International Organization Development Conference: OD World 2010. The conference was held in Budapest and attended by over 350 practitioners and academics from around the world. In the paper, 'From Pyramid to Cloud: The Shift from Hierarchical Tradition to Cross-Sectoral Innovation Clusters,' Ingrid explores new organizational forms, what she calls cloud-like forms. The powerpoint for this presentation has also been posted. Ray's paper, 'A Holistic Approach to Gender Equality and Social Justice,' co-written with Michel Friedman of Gender at Work, describes  an innovative approach to addressing the seemingly intractable problems of gender inequality.