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OD Toolkit Series - Making Change Possible: Imagination as Action

  • July 09, 2021
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


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Making Change Possible: Imagination as Action

Faith Addicott

This training will be conducted live via Zoom.

Too often in our work as OD professionals we are asked to do change work in situations where we are only allowed a finite number of solution options – our choices are restricted by organizational patterns long established, by norms, and by what can only be described as a failure of imagination. At this time in the world, where the last year has unearthed the extent to which our current systems are failing our organizations and our communities, finding NEW ways has become more important than ever. Can we imagine our way there? In this workshop, we will talk about how we can intentionally remove obstacles to possibility in our work by giving explicit permission to teams to dream and imagine outside their current processes and cultures.

Design Thinking, Appreciative Inquiry, 6 Hats, and other methods for naming and then exploding constrictive patterns are the topic of the day. What other methods have you discovered in your work that maximize creativity and make space for rapid prototyping and trying truly new things? Was it named as imagination expanding? This session will be a guided exploration of methods to unlock the world outside the box!

Learning Outcomes:
  1. How to focus conversations, meetings, and process design on expanded possibilities
  2. How to name and then remove stigma from our imaginative, creative selves in organizations
  3. Building brave spaces for co-creative change initiatives; the relationship between authenticity & creative problem solving.

About Your Facilitator

Faith Addicott is a graduate of the Master of Public Administration program at The Evergreen State College, where she focused her studies on organizational development, design thinking, systems thinking, and participatory leadership practices. She also holds a second Masters degree in Positive Organizational Development from Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management.

Faith has a robust understanding of the systems which define our world and the work we try to do. Inspired by the work of David Cooperrider, Peter Senge, Otto Scharmer, Peter Block, Margaret Wheatley and Randoph T. Hester, whose enlightened visions of systems change, design, and community engagement transformed her experience, Faith is looking to help heal broken communities.  Her passion for transformation and the importance of truth telling have run headlong into institutionalized processes and motivated her to begin consulting.

Faith is trained in Appreciative Inquiry, Restorative Justice, Holacracy, design thinking, systems thinking, the Art of Hosting, Intentional Change Theory, Resonant Leadership, and Organizational Diversity practices. She also holds a certificate in Emotionally Intelligent Leadership and Executive Coaching.


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$40 Non members


2:45 - 3:00 pm   Join Zoom Meeting

3:00 – 5:00 pm Training

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