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Covert Processes: Dealing with the Hidden Barriers to Organizational Change with Bob Marshak - Live Via Zoom

  • May 20, 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Smart Buildings Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144


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Covert Processes: Dealing with the Hidden Barriers to Organizational Change with Bob Marshak

Special ODN Lifetime Achievement Award Presenter -

Bob will do this session live via zoom meeting from his home in Florida.

In this session you will learn about The Covert Processes Model™ and the five hidden dimensions that impact organizational change including: organizational politics, inspirations, emotions, mindsets, and psychodynamics. All of these hidden processes limit choice, block creativity, and trap individuals, groups and organizations in repetitive and often self-defeating behavior patterns. The evening’s session will bring together the spoken and the unspoken, the literal and the symbolic, and the conscious and the unconscious in order to help you  learn how to hear what is not said, see what is not present, and feel what is not expressed. The evening will include discussion of the basic keys and approaches needed to “put things on-the-table” for open engagement. Additional tips and ethical considerations will also be discussed. Please come with a back-home case in mind for reflection and application of the ideas.

Dr. Robert J. Marshak is Distinguished Scholar in Residence Emeritus at American University in Washington, DC and has consulted to corporations and government agencies for more than 40 years. Bob is widely recognized for his pioneering work on covert processes and as a co-creator of Dialogic OD.  He is the author or co-editor of three books including Covert Processes at Work: Managing the Five Hidden Dimensions of Organizational Change (2006) and more than 100 book chapters and articles addressing organizational consulting and change. Among his many honors and awards, he received the Organization Development Network’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the Distinguished Educator Award from the Organization Development and Change Division of the Academy of Management.


$20 Members pre-paid & pre-registered

$25 Non members pre-paid & pre-registered

$25 Walk-in member rate

$30 Walk-in non-member rate

$15 student rate


6:00 – 6:30 pm   Gather – Registration & Opening Comments (refreshments served)

6:30 – 8:00 pm   Presentation

8:00 – 8:30 pm   Wrap up

Please be aware that our meetings may be recorded or photographed.

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