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August Presentation - OD is Easy... Really? A Conversation with Robert Crosby

  • August 16, 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


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OD is Easy... Really? A Conversation with Robert Crosby

Robert Crosby

Special ODN Lifetime Achievement Award Presenter

Live via zoom meeting.

Robert Crosby is the father of current PNODN President Chris Crosby, the founder of The Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS) which is now being resurrected, a poet, singer, and author of 7 books (2 spiritual) and a connector. He will be 93 on July 1. In August he will join us to share his life, legacy and journey and to answer questions about how to be an effective Organization Development practitioner. Bob Crosby was called by many a practical theorist because he helped solve seemingly complicated situations through simple designs and the strength of his presence.

This session will be a dialogue with Robert based on his life's work and what ever you want him to help you learn. Prior to the session participants will receive an article called "OD is Easy" and his recent book, Memoirs of a Change Agent. PNODN President Chris Crosby will then collect questions from participants and lead a dialogue with Robert.

Don't miss this chance to learn from Robert Crosby

At the end of this session, participants will gain more clarity about:

  • Basic principles surrounding any OD activity; and
  • Guiding principles from core interventions during Robert Crosby's 60 plus year OD career; and
  • Simple ways to think about the topics that you are most puzzled about regarding OD interventions.

About Your Presenter

Robert P. Crosby, M.DIV, STM (Boston University) is almost 93! 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.


$20 Members rate

$20 Partners organization rate

$30 Non members rate

$15 Student/Senior rate


6:00 – 6:30 pm   Join on Zoom, gather and network

6:30 – 8:00 pm   Presentation

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