The ODC Outstanding Speaker Award

The ODC Outstanding Speaker Award

The ODC Division is delighted to announce calls for the ‘Distinguished Educator Award’.

Award Description

The Organization Development and Change Division Distinguished Educator Award will be used to honor an individual who has made exceptional contributions to organization development and change education scholarship and/or education practice. Examples of exceptional contributions should demonstrate significant and positive impact, such as the design of innovative ODC-related courses and methods of delivery and assessment, authorship of widely used texts or cases, or the creation of new diagnostic or intervention based approaches to change that have influenced practice and/or led to the development of new conceptual frameworks.

Nomination Process

Nominations for this award should be emailed to the ODC Division Chair-Elect, Linda Rouleau. Nominations should include a brief letter explaining the nature and extent of the nominee’s contributions as they relate to the award criteria as well as examples of their work (maximum 10 pages or equivalent). Statements of significant and positive impact should be supported with evidence.


  • Only sole nominations can be considered.
  • Self nominations will NOT be accepted.

Each nominee will be asked to provide a brief portfolio including a short biography consent to be nominated, and a statement that s/he is a current member of the ODC Division of the Academy of Management.

Nominations for the Distinguished Educator Award will be assessed by the Awards Committee of the ODC Division Board. If there is no suitable nominee an Award need not be made.

Further Details

Recipients of this award will receive a certificate and a prize of US$1000.

The award will be presented at the Annual ODC Division Business Meeting and the award winner will be expected to attend the Meeting. Award recipients will be required to participate in any media exposure reasonably requested by the Organization Development & Change Division or Academy of Management and will, if requested, provide a photograph of themselves for publicity purposes.