November Presentation - Naming and Managing Power Dynamics in Organization Development and Change
Dr. Kim Walker
This training will be conducted live via Zoom.
As OD practitioners are increasingly called upon to build more equitable, inclusive, and sustainable organizations, they must be prepared to name and discuss power dynamics. Power shapes relationships and potential for positive impact in every space. This workshop will introduce new ways of thinking about power not just as part of the work with clients, but within the practitioner's own interactions and work processes.
By exploring power in resources, structures and processes, identity and relationships, framing, resistance, and formal leadership, practitioners will find new ways of rising to what our profession asks of us.
- Stronger ability to identify where and how power shows up in their work
- Clear tools for managing power
- Greater understanding of the connection between power and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)
About Your Presenter
Dr. Kimberly (Kim) Walker is the inaugural Senior Advisor, Global Inclusion and Belonging at Problem Solving International (PSI). In this role, she will work to develop PSI’s inclusion and belonging strategy and support its implementation with a focus on creating a more inclusive and equitable culture and enhancing staff’s ability to deliver on PSI’s mission.
Outside of PSI, she serves as adjunct faculty at several different universities teaching classes on organizational culture and inclusion. Previously, she served as Chief of People, Culture, and Strategy at Tahirih Justice Center, a nonprofit serving immigrants fleeing gender-based violence, and Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Arabella Advisors, a philanthropy-serving organization based in the US. Her career prior to these posts focused on learning and development and externally-facing consulting work for several different nonprofit organizations.
She has a Master’s in Urban Planning from UCLA, a Master’s in Organization Development from Bowling Green State University, and a Master’s and Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University. In her free time, Kim is an avid marathon runner, traveler, and reader. A native of Cleveland, OH, she now resides in Washington, DC.
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
3:50 – 4:00 pm Join Zoom, Networking
4:00 – 6:00 pm Presentation
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