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AOM PDW: Meaningful Facilitation of Leadership Development for Systems Change

  • 1.  AOM PDW: Meaningful Facilitation of Leadership Development for Systems Change

    Posted 06-12-2018 21:15

    *** Apologies for cross postings ***

    Dear Colleagues,

    Please join us for a PDW exploring dialogic and other meaning-focused leadership development and their links with systems change.

    Meaningful Facilitation of Leadership Development for Systems Change: What Do We Mean and How Do We Know?


    Friday, Aug 10 2018 12:15PM-2:15PM in Hyatt Regency Chicago in Water Tower

    How can leadership development (LD) facilitate organization development and change (ODC) in an era of complexity, turbulence, and ambiguity?  Dialogic and other forms of LD focus on mindsets, framings, and ways of knowing in preference to (or alongside) more traditional notions of leader skillset development. We are convening a diverse array of scholars and practitioners to explore the challenges and opportunities inherent in contemporary approaches to LD and ODC. 

    The PDW will provide a forum for dialogue around three main questions.  First, how do LD facilitators go about their work when operating in a dialogic mindset?  What kinds of meanings and framings are involved? Second, how should we think about the links between LD and the creation of more change-adept organizations?  And third, how do facilitators evaluate the impact of their efforts?  What does meaningful evaluation look like, when the target of change is meaning-making, emergence, generativity?

    Our goal is that participants will leave the PDW with expanded knowledge of contemporary meaning-focused LD, concrete ideas to address challenges in their own practice, new research directions, and connections to other scholar-practitioners working in this important arena.

    No pre-registration is required.  We hope to see you in Chicago! 

    Organizer: Kate Elgayeva, U. of Minnesota Duluth
    Organizer: Patrice Rosenthal, Fielding Graduate U.
    Panelist: Robert Marshak, American University
    Panelist: Richard Hall, Monash Business School
    Panelist: Mary Nash, Vidant Health
    Panelist: Keith Ray, Act Too Consulting
    Panelist: Joan Goppelt, Act Too Consulting

    Kate Elgayeva
    University of Minnesota Duluth
    Duluth MN