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The Nitty-Gritty of Interventions - Intra-personal, Interpersonal, Organizational, and Citizen participation with Robert Crosby

  • August 19, 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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The Nitty-Gritty of Interventions - Intra-personal, Interpersonal, Organizational, and Citizen Participation

Special ODN Lifetime Achievement Award Presenter Robert Crosby

Spend an interactive evening with Robert Crosby discussing some of his most memorable work. We’ll begin by gathering audience interest and then dialogue on each intervention chosen.

 *An asterisk references a write up that you may request.


  • Eastern Washington State Hospital 30-day program with schizophrenic patients.
  • Husband-wife T-groups with a psychiatrist’s patients, etc.
  • Red Cross work with Vietnam vets.
Community development:
  • Facilitating the building of a new Juvenile Court.
  • Citizens setting direction for the next development of the Spokane Worlds Fair Park*
  • HUD program where funds were allocated to various communities in the city.*
OD interventions:
  • Philadelphia electric turn -around after the Peachbottom Nuclear shutdown.*
  • Alcoa’s plant which in 1975 opened with self-managed teams faced closure in 1989. They achieved a 72% productivity gain by 1991 according to Business Week.*
  • Aldus software- nine months late to on time for their next version of PageMaker. 
  • 600 students/faculty at Gonzaga..  “Student Influence Without Anarchy”*
  • The Fusina, Italy lean manufacturing process that won the European Alcoa award.
  • T-group in Ukraine.*
  • Faculty designing more participative classrooms.*
  • Washington State sponsored Gay Rights public meetings.
  • How a department went from 200 to 17 grievances in one year.
  • 15 million $ gain through plant-wide problem-solving involving 50+% Steelworkers.*
  • “Cascading survey feedback, a light manufacturing firm saw:
…absenteeism drop 40%,
…industrial accidents drop 21%, 
…worker’s compensation claims drop 29%,
…sales increased 23%.”
  • Alcoa graduate program

About Your Presenter

Robert P. Crosby, L.H.D. will be 91 years old on July 1 and is still active. He won a lifetime achievement award from the OD Network in 2016. He has 60 plus years of experience helping organizations get clear about effective leadership, alignment, teamwork, change management, task accomplishment and accountability. He is a master in his field, having founded the Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS) in 1969, and held faculty roles through LIOS contracts at universities such as Antioch in Seattle and Martin University (named after Martin Luther King Jr.) in Indianapolis, Indiana. LIOS became the first Masters program in Organization Development in 1973. In 1991 he created a corporate (Masters) leadership program to train leaders internal to Alcoa. Three of the plants participating were located in Addy (WA), Knoxville (Tn) and Evansville (In). All three of them were failing prior to the program and by 1994 Knoxville and Evansville created one third of the world wide profits for Alcoa. He has led T-Groups in six countries. He has published several business books including The Cross-Functional Workplace, Walking the Empowerment Tightrope, and most recently Cultural Change in Organizations. In the current annual Jossey-Bass book on Organization Development, Robert has co-authored an Article with Matthew Minahan of American University called, “The Classic T-Group.” His forth coming book is on T-Groups.


$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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