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January Presentation - Unfrozen Organizations: An Opportunity for Transformation

  • January 24, 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Zoom


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January Presentation

Unfrozen Organizations: An Opportunity for Transformation

Special ODN Lifetime Achievement Award Presenters

Join us on zoom, link to be provided after registration.

Join us to continue our discussion from the Monday, 18 October 2021 PNODN session and to dialogue about what opportunities are ahead of us as OD practitioners and academics. We are living in unprecedented times, our organizations and society are unfrozen, and the opportunity for significant change on the individual, pair, group, and systems levels has never been more present.  This is moment for OD! So the BIG Questions are:  What is our role? Will we step up? What is our Practice Theory as OD practitioners in working with systems that are unfrozen?

Fred Miller and Judith Katz will facilitate a discussion of the above building on an OD Gathering Process where 300 people thought together: "What world do we want to create together? What is the future of OD in that world?" From the OD Gathering, there emerged statements about creating common ground related to: the Vision, Essence, Values of OD and other areas.

At this session we will discuss this unique moment in time and the action opportunity rooted in our shared and our unique purpose as OD practitioners.

In this session we will:

  • Consider or reconsider to what degree your organization(s) are using this moment for change and to have breakthroughs in their culture and how they work. 
  • Discuss the competencies of the OD field that lend to and support organizations in this moment of great change and transformation. 
  • How has the unfreezing impacted your approach to your clients or organization? 
  • Identify which of the proposed OD competencies you are proficient in. Which areas can be further developed? And what are you willing to do to enhance the field?

About Your Presenters

Fred Miller is CEO of The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc.— one of Consulting magazine’s “Seven Small Jewels”—Fred specializes in developing workforce strategies that accelerate results to deliver higher organizational performance.

Fred has been named one of the 40 Pioneers of Diversity by Profiles in Diversity Journal and is a recipient of the Forum on Workplace Inclusion's Winds of Change award. He was also awarded an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from The Sage Colleges. Fred is the co-author of four books including one of the first books on inclusion titled The Inclusion Breakthrough: Unleashing the Real Power of Diversity published in 2002 and most recently Safe Enough to Soar. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc. and is the only person who has served on the boards of the three primary OD and training professional organizations— the OD Network, National Training Lab (NTL), and Association of Talent Development (ATD). He currently serves on the board of Day & Zimmermann, a $3 billion company.

Judith Katz is fueled by her passion for addressing systemic barriers and known for her boundless energy and sharp analytical mind, Judith Katz brings over 40 years experience to her work in strategic culture change.

As Vice President, Emeritus of The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc., Judith is a dynamic speaker and internationally known author. The 25th anniversary of her landmark book, White Awareness: Handbook for Anti-Racism Training was celebrated with the publication of a revised edition. She has also co-authored The Inclusion Breakthrough: Unleashing the Real Power of Diversity; Be BIG: Step Up, Step Out, Be Bold; and Opening Doors to Teamwork & Collaboration: 4 Keys That Change EVERYTHING. Her newest book, Safe Enough to Soar: Accelerating Trust, Inclusion, and Collaboration in the Workplace, was published November 2018. She is a recipient of ODN’s Lifetime Achievement Award and one of Profiles in Diversity Journal’s Pioneers of Diversity. Judith is a member of the Board of Trustees of Fielding Graduate University.


$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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