• Rich Sheridan CEO, Menlo Innovations

    Build a Workplace People Love
    – Just add Joy

    Create an intentional team culture focused on the business value of joy and unleash the human energy and the results you always knew were possible.

  • Amy Kates & Greg Kesler Managing Partners, Kates Kesler Organization Design Consulting

    Designing for Digital Solutions

    We’ll share what we are learning from both traditional industrials, as well as omni-channel retailers, that are looking to integrate direct, wholesale, and retail and meet the customer where they want to shop with a seamless experience.


    Organization Agility: Where Design = Change

    Let’s explore what Agility is (and what it isn’t) and describe how next practice organizations are combining organization design and organization development principles to create sustainably effective systems.


We are looking for dynamic, outside the box thinkers who will engage our conference participants in diverse conversation and experiential learning. ODF is committed to providing a conference experience that inspires, connects, enables, and supports the exciting work of organization design. Join a group of experienced, committed, enthusiastic practitioners to learn and share client needs and solutions that advance organizational capacities to more nimbly adapt and innovate.

Call for Knowledge Sharing Submissions has been issued
Deadline to respond is October 25, 2017

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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:

  • To invite participants to contribute to a community-wide dialogue
  • To support each other’s learning and development
  • To engage and constructively challenge each other
  • To stimulate ideas and innovation in our practices

Click here for an overview of the Organization Design Bazaar

What we heard after our 2017 conference . . .

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!