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September Presentation - The Discovery and Design of Positive Institutions

  • September 19, 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


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The Discovery and Design of Positive Institutions

This training will be conducted live via Zoom.

The undeniable call of our times is to build a better world together. In the spirit of stepping into this call to action, we will explore the bold question, “What if organizations are not our clients, but are instead the change agents working toward creating a flourishing world?” As we begin to re-imagine the role of organizations in our global change agenda, our work as OD practitioners also begins to shift in exciting ways. I have never been more excited to be in the field of OD than today. Why? Because the next few decades will be decisive for our global community: we must create transformative shifts toward climate action, social equity, ecosystem restoration, and health and well-being for all. From the questions we ask to the interventions we design, OD has an opportunity to play a role in our global change agenda in ways never before imagined to create a world that works for all.

Learning Objectives:

1. Define what is meant by a positive institution

2. Describe a case illustration of a positive institution

3. Develop specific action steps to evolve their own OD practice toward the creation of positive institutions

About Your Presenter

Lindsey Godwin, Ph.D. is a professor, practitioner, and possibilitizer who has a passion for creating transformational learning spaces for individuals and organizations. She holds a Master of Science in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution George Mason University, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, where she studied with the founding thought leaders in Appreciative Inquiry.

She currently holds the Robert P. Stiller Endowed Chair of Management in the Stiller School of Business at Champlain College (Vermont, USA), where she also serves as the Academic Director of the David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry (AI) and the lead faculty for the MS in Leadership and MS in Organization Development & Human Relations programs. An acclaimed instructor, she earned the Edward Lyman Phelps Professorship, Champlain College’s highest recognition for a faculty member.

A sought-after international speaker, consultant, and facilitator, Lindsey has worked with individuals and organizations across the globe, having taught & facilitated over 10,000 people. You can find out more about Lindsey’s work at

Zoom meeting will get sent directly upon registration.


$15 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered

$25 Non members when pre-paid & pre-registered

$10 for students/seniors pre-registered 


6:00 – 6:15 pm   Join Zoom, Networking

6:15 – 7:45 pm   Presentation

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