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OD Workshop - Negotiating Truth-Based Change

  • December 11, 2023
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


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OD Workshop - Negotiating Truth-Based Change


As external consultants, we have a degree of freedom to address complex power and positional dynamics within organizations. That freedom is constrained by our need to stay hired by the organizations we contract with - constrained enough that we don't always push back or tell the whole truth to clients or project sponsors.

What is our role as consultants in calling out the Emperor's New Clothes when we see them? How do we navigate the balance between truth telling and politics? Ultimately, as OD professionals, what truths do we owe our clients because we want to treat them as whole people and whole systems, and what truths cause more harm than good? 

Can we, really, help organizations change if their organizational truths aren't addressed? Join me in this deep and relevant conversation about power, love, truth, and our role in making substantive changes towards equity.

In this program, you will:

- Learn about the dynamics of external consulting

- Discuss & practice realistic strategies to holding client relationships

- Discuss & practice client contracting for truth

      About Your Facilitators

      Faith is a graduate of the Master of Public Administration program at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. 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. There she learned from David Cooperider, Richard Boyatizis, and other leaders in the Organizational Development field, widening her knowledge, deepening her practice, and preparing her to make substantive change.

      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.

      She was a selected presenter at the 2019 National Organizational Development Network (ODN) conference, and has presented workshops for the Toronto ODN, and the Pacific Northwest ODN on co-creative facilitation and using these methods for DEI. She is the Lead for Conference Experience for the 2021 & 2022 ODN International Conferences, and the Project Manager for Evolve 2021, a global conference on Collaborative Change. She is published in multiple issues of the Appreciative Inquiry Journal, and is developing course work on using Appreciative Inquiry for Justice & Belonging in organizations.


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      $10 for students/seniors pre-registered 


      3:45 - 4:00 pm Join Zoom Meeting

      4:00- 5:30 pm Training

      Please be aware that our trainings could be recorded or photographed.

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