As a primer for the discussion, we will circulate a paper prepared by Grace Whelan and Professor Bill Pasmore from Columbia University.
At the meeting, Bill will speak briefly on his assessment of the OD profession which will be intended to help us engage in small group discussion on how we shape our agenda for the community.
This community is intended for experienced HR or OD professionals who are keen to share, discuss and compare their own challenges and successes with their peers. We’re not searching for best practice or universal answers but are keen to establish sound principles which have practical application. The community will meet throughout the year to address topical issues and will stay connected through regular updates and networking.
The success of the community will be measured by whether participants gain knowledge and techniques which can lead to more effective workplace outcomes.
We look forward to working with you as part of this Community.
Dr. Bill Pasmore
Professor of Practice, Teachers College, Columbia University SVP, Center for Creative Leadership
Bill is a leading authority on change. As a thought leader in the field of organisation development, he has published thirty books and numerous articles, including Advanced Consulting, Leading Continuous Change, Braided Organizations, Designing Effective Organizations, Creating Strategic Change, and Relationships that Enable Enterprise Change. He was the inaugural co-editor of the annual book series Research on Organizational Change and Development. His clients have included Google, Unilever, Pepsi, Wal-Mart, BMS, United Airlines, The New York Times, Levi Strauss, Getinge, Montefiore Health Systems and many more. As a coach and consultant to senior leaders, he assists in both personal and organisational transformation. As a teacher and mentor, he helps develop consultants into trusted advisors. His current efforts focus on using technology to enable large-scale engagement events, exploring the implications of digital technologies for organisation design, equipping leaders with the skills they need to lead change and understanding what gets in the way of massive change. Before joining Columbia and CCL, he was a senior partner with the New York-based consulting firm, Oliver Wyman Delta Consulting, and prior to that, a professor in the School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and visiting professor at INSEAD and Stanford. Bill holds a BS in Aeronautical Engineering/Industrial Management and a Ph.D. in Administrative Sciences, both from Purdue University