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OD Toolkit Series - Down to Earth OD

  • July 10, 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


  • PNODN Member who has pre-registered
  • Anyone who is not a current PNODN member
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OD Toolkit Series - Down to Earth OD

"Learn foundational tenets of OD

OD is simple. It began as group development and in a decade or so evolved into organization development. Obviously for group development you need a group! Organizations are made up of groups! Some are intact (boss and direct reports). Some are cross functional including many projects. To change culture you do it group-by-group!

The fundamental form of organization development is working with the groups in the organization. Most effective is cascading that work from the top management to the hourly worker while discovering and working on employee/employee and group-to-group conflicts. Working these─trust me─is easy.

I will go into detail using references in my “Memoirs” which registrants will receive free electronically.

There’s no magic here. No new programs or material that has to be purchased. Done group-by-group OD is powerful in productivity, quality, safety, etc. I’ll highlight that in this session. Also I’ll highlight the context in which OD is doing its work today.

In this training participants will learn:

  • Core principles that are part of all OD work
  • The basics of working conflicts between groups and people
  • Stories and case studies from a 60 plus year OD veteran

Zoom meeting info will be sent out 24hrs prior to the training!

About Your Instructor

Robert P. Crosby, M.DIV, STM (Boston University) at 92 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 both managers and steelworkers in Alcoa. Three of the participating plants were in Addy (WA), Knoxville (Tn) and Evansville (In). All three were failing prior to the program and Robert’s intensive two year intervention. 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 recently co-authored an article with Matthew Minahan of American University called, “The Classic T-Group.” His forth coming book is on T-Groups.


$25 Members/Students when pre-paid & pre-registered

$40 Non members/Walk in

We are not able to offer refunds after the Wednesday prior to the training. Substitutions are welcome.

Zoom meeting info will be sent out 24hrs prior to the training!


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1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Training

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Online registration closes two days prior to the training. PNODN encourages pre-registration to allow the instructor to prepare for the training. Space is limited, walk ins at the door will only be accepted if there is availability.

$25 Members/Students when pre-paid & pre-registered

$40 Non members/Walk in

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