Designing for Agility and Innovation . . . the single most pressing issue facing organizations as the workplace and our lives digitize. The demands, opportunities and choices confronting organizations are increasingly complex and tangled. Leaders are faced with difficult, seemingly paradoxical challenges and often reliant on an outdated toolkit.
In complex environments, how do you scale and remain agile? How do we automate and keep people engaged in meaningful work? How do you organize for speed and keep pace with customer needs? At ODF 2018, we’ll explore these big questions facing organizations.
As open-minded, inquiry-driven org designers, we recognize the need to seek ideas from “outside the box,” and build a rich toolbox of design approaches and methods. Organization Design continues to evolve along with the organizations we serve in creating resilient, versatile, adaptive and innovative organizations.
Join a group of experienced, committed, passionate practitioners to learn and share the needs and solutions that advance organizational capacities to more nimbly adapt and innovate.
615 East Huron Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Conference Rate $189+tax
(based on availability thru 3/22/18)
or via telephone: ODF Conference
Home to the University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor is a warm and welcoming North American town with a vibrant energy, sophisticated charm, and beautiful natural surroundings. The town is well known for its cultural offerings, with abundant opportunities to enjoy the arts and culture scene, ranging from thought-provoking art exhibits to inspiring performances by jazz legends. Exclusive galleries with hands-on exhibits and exceptional museums. Noted as one of “America’s Best Main Streets”, you’ll be able to walk nearby to one of over 300 restaurants. Ann Arbor’s other accolades include:
Every year we invite the ODF community members to submit proposals on case studies, advanced theory and new methodologies that impact the practice of organization design.
We are looking for dynamic thinkers who will engage our conference participants in thought-provoking, diverse conversation and experiential concurrent workshop sessions that challenge our assumptions, stretch our thinking, and expand our skills. ODF is committed to providing a conference experience that inspires, connects, enables, and supports the exciting work of organization design.
We are confirming our final selections – details to be posted soon!
What is organization design? How does one think about it? How does one do it? If you are new to the field, or find yourself simply wanting to learn more about its foundation, these may be your questions. This engaging, fast-paced program will build your awareness, understanding, knowledge, and ability to move forward as a learning and emerging practitioner of organization design.
This collaborative workshop is intended to share the principles of Customer Experience (CX) strategy and to practice the methods and tools of the discipline in the context of organization design. Together, we will apply methods and tools from Design Thinking such as Empathy Mapping, Experience Mapping, Appreciative Inquiry, and Prototyping to the organization design process. We will also share insights from research conducted by IBMiX.
The conference format allows for maximum learning and connection. We include a mix of cutting edge plenary speakers and sessions led by peers that will explore such topics as: the changing nature of work, the impact on work space, the ways that design intersects with Big Data, and the evolution of our capabilities as organization design practitioners. We also include time to connect with other participants in ways that boost your knowledge and networks.
And, back by popular demand on the second day of the conference, the “Organization Design Bazaar”.
The Bazaar is an energetic open forum where conference attendees exchange organization design ideas, practices, challenges and information related to our conference theme: DESIGNING FOR AGILITY & INNOVATION
Our intention is:
“ODF conferences present information relative to the practice of organization design and organization development from the basics, including theory, to cutting edge ideas and practices. It’s an excellent return on investment for practitioners and academics.”
“This was, unquestionably, the finest professional conference of its kind I have ever attended.”
“From the “I appreciate” board:
– All the great (& real stories) from people wrestling with fascinating org challenges!
– Meeting so many people in the community, hearing about real/interesting examples, & challenging my assumptions
– The opennes and warmth of my fellow attendees. I felt so welcomed!!
– The ability to network with people a lot smarter than me!””This was, unquestionably, the finest professional conference of its kind I have ever attended.”
Students register for $495*
Share the code CKOUTODF* with a first time conference attendee
and they save $149 . . .
and if you attend, to recognize your support
to grow the community,
we’ll put you in a drawing for
a $200 Amazon Gift Card
*Student Registration Fee is not eligible for the first time attendee discount