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"Jan's teaching style is very engaging and her mastery of the Organization Development is quite evident with the examples she used and the manner in which she responded to questions. She made the content very accessible to workshop participants. I really appreciated her dedication to the field and her generous spirit."
Between a rock and a hard place or growing and challenged? Sometimes organizations need an objective third party to gain a new perspective, to help define the future more clearly, to assist in taking the next steps, or to clear the path for what the next steps might be. Perhaps you have been hugely successful and you want to expand. Perhaps difficult economic times have impacted not only the bottom line, but also lines of authority or the morale of the organization.
You might be challenged because people don’t work together as well as they might; the vision has changed; the mission is no longer clear; cross-functional work is difficult to manage; deadlines are elusive; individual contributors have trouble working as a team; or leaders need coaching or mentoring, or skill building. These are common organizational problems.
Through our work together you will learn to replicate your successes, analyze and learn from your missteps, and build your internal capacity.
Our consultation is in service of creating organizations that:
If you want to build your capacity for internal Organization Development, we have extensive experience developing human resources business partners and internal organization development consultants. Our series of multi-day workshops is designed to ground participants in the action research process as a foundational element in helping organizations reflect on the current practices and develop the needed skills to facilitate appropriate change. Workshop time includes organization development theory and techniques as well as experiential opportunities to apply the action research approach to real client consultations. Participants receive individual coaching throughout the program.
Topics covered include: entry, contracting, data collection, diagnosis and feedback, intervention planning, intervention delivery, and evaluation. We will also engage in modules on the practitioner as an instrument of change, boundaries, and values. For more information about internal practitioner development, see Developing Organization Development Practitioners.
For more information on specific interventions that are part of Change Management, Organization Development and systemic change, please visit specific focuses under consulting services or our pages on results to see examples of our work and sample client systems in your sector and our page on associates to see more about our background and focuses.