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OD Toolkit Series - Projects, Initiatives and Organization Development (OD) – How to use systems thinking to succeed!

  • August 14, 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


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OD Toolkit Series -  Projects, Initiatives and Organization Development (OD) – How to use systems thinking to succeed!

Chris Crosby

Training will be conducted live via Zoom Meeting. Meeting details will be sent one day prior to the training.

This training is for all managers of projects, leaders, and those tasked with creating change or improving processes who want to align their organizations and effectively engage employees toward better outcomes.

Many people are trained and certified in various project or change management methods, but still, too large of a percentage of projects fail. As an internal Organization Development Manager, Chris Crosby worked on over 20 projects and initiatives over four years with one common denominator  they all succeeded!

The projects included –

  • A twenty location and seven country Oracle implementation
  • Six R&D projects
  • New Bottle Cap Machines
  • Plant Integrations and Mergers
  • Integrating Lean with change principles in a manufacturing plant  

In this experiential workshop, we will go into depth on the systemic and socio-technical components of project success. Chris will introduce OD theories and tools that you can use immediately to improve your current project or initiative.

In this training participants will learn:

  • identify and assess systemic roles for a project,
  • pinpoint where and how to address any issues or challenges,
  • examine the socio-technical requirements for a successful project,
  • leave with actions to better align your organization to your project or initiative.

Please come with a current or recent project or initiative to analyze during the workshop.

About Your Instructor

Chris Crosby is the President of the Board at PNODN. He is also a consultant and author of two recent books, Strategic Organizational Alignment, published in 2016, and Strategic Engagement, published in 2018. He is first and foremost a practitioner with internal and external experience. He is a current adjunct faculty at Gonzaga University, and has held an adjunct faculty position at Saybrook University/Leadership Institute of Seattle and guest faculty at Martin University in Indianapolis.

Chris is an expert in systems thinking applied to the workplace. He uses his unique understanding of systems thinking and authority in the workplace to create organization alignment, implementation structures, and people processes for various forms of organization change. He also develops leadership programs for various clients. His programs utilize a unique industry adapted Skills Training Group (T-Group) as his primary experiential learning method to train leaders to engage their workforce in such a way that builds ownership, alignment and ultimately better business results.


$50 Members & Students when pre-paid & pre-registered

$80 Non-Members & Walk-Ins

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


12:45 - 1:00 pm    Join on Zoom

1:00 pm - 5pm  Training

Please be aware that our training could be recorded or photographed.

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.

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