Expect to be inspired by the beauty of the newly renovated space and the great architecture and design of the surrounding community!
We’ve selected a beautiful location
on the 33rd floor of the
W Chicago – Lakeshore
overlooking Lake Michigan
Sleeping room rate of $229/nt for our attendees
THE HEROIC LEARNER: DESIGNING LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS FOR
LEADERS, TEAMS, AND ORGANIZATIONS
In the coming years, learning will emerge as a key competency for every organization. . .
A SR. BUSINESS LEADERS’ VIEW OF
AS PARTNERS IN CREATING SUSTAINED
ORGANIZATIONAL & CULTURAL CHANGE
By sharing a series of short scenario challenges from Ed’s experience as a leader of major design/change work in the Marines, Harley-Davidson, and Thomas Betts. . .
FROM “FACTORY” TO “STUDIO”:
INTEGRATED SOCIO-PHYSICAL DESIGN
FOR THE HIGH-PERFORMANCE WORKPLACE
Physical and social designs are inherently connected in determining whether an organization can meet the challenges of its environment, especially with respect to quick adaptations. . .
MOBILE WORKFORCE? HOW TO DESIGN FOR ENACTING WORK SPACE IN THE FLOW
Explore and share insights into what kinds of work space, time and psychosocial structures are emerging through mobile practice and how these insights bear on designing the workplace going forward. . .
ORGANIZATION DESIGN GOVERNANCE (ODG):
EMBEDDING A DESIGN AND OPERATING MODEL
INTO BUSINESS-AS-USUAL AND
ENSURING “FIT FOR PURPOSE” OVER TIME
It’s time to not only embed organization design as a regular, on-going practice, but learning to do so in a way that has rigor and discipline. This is where “governance” comes in. . .
TRANSFORMATION WITH SPEED:
HOW TO ACCELERATE TO THE FUTURE STATE
In this session you will learn about eight accelerators of organizational transformation and how you, as an organization design thought leader, can recognize potential speed de-railers (“red flags”) and effectively support senior business executives in leading successful organization transformation effort. . .
The Organization Design Forum devotes the day before the conference to workshops that build knowledge, skills and competence for our different types of practitioners. It is our goal to help elevate and deepen the practice of organization design by offering learning opportunities that enable or support the field.
This year we are offering two half-day and one full-day sessions:
If you are beginning the practice of organization design and want to better understand what organization design is, its underlying theory and methodology; if you are wondering how to connect what you already know to the deep and powerful change that organization design creates, this half-day session is for you.
It seems everyone’s talking about “agile” as a path to business agility. New market leaders cite “agile” as the rationale behind innovative, yet unfamiliar, organization designs. In this workshop, we’ll:
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: REFLECTING ON THE EDGE: DESIGNING FOR PEOPLE, SPACE, AND WORK.
Our intention is:
Thank you. This was the most intellectually and emotionally valuable conference I have attended in a long time. Perfect size, interesting content, great people!
Small size of conference as a whole and especially small-and-meaty pre-sessions allowed me to really make significant connections. Friendliness and visibility of the board and the conference committee created a great inclusive vibe.
The most important factor in my high satisfaction is in the individual relationships that I formed . . .
Monday, May 2nd | 5:00 – 6:00 PM – “Quick Start”
A casual (no-host) networking event at the W Hotel, a chance to make new connections and greet old friends
Tuesday, May 3rd | 5:15 – 6:15 PM – Hosted Reception
We’ll wrap up the first day of the conference with a reception offering light appetizers and beverages
Wednesday, May 4th | 5:30 – 7:30 PM – “Chicago In Plan-View”
Chicago is known as a center of architectural innovation. One of the reasons for that reputation – the 1909 Plan of Chicago. Over drinks and light snacks, we’ll explore the 1909 Plan of Chicago with Barbara Geiger, a design consultant and landscape historian, who will bring the beauty, rhythm and cohesiveness of the Plan to life. [Learn more]