Now is an amazing time to be living, learning, working, and designing our future. Whether it be in organizations, communities, or any number of other types of human ecosystems – the ability to structure activity for a desired outcome has never been more powerful. The exponential rate of change, fueled by technological innovation has created opportunity to challenge, re-think, try and fail, risk and achieve extraordinary things.
ODF’s 2020 Conference “Experimenting with Organization Design: New Ways of Creating and Evolving Work” is about seizing the moment, accepting the challenge, and learning with some of the brightest and most accomplished minds in the field. We’ll explore organization design today – from start-ups to mature organizations, from traditional to more modern structures, and consider tools of the trade – how they’re changing, how they’re the same, and what data driven decision making looks like in 2020. We’ll explore how to assess things like belonging and connectedness, and the role of purpose in defining the work to be done.
We hope you’ll join us in experimenting, innovating, challenging your own mental models, and being a part of creating the future of work in Nashville April 21-23.
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.
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.
We are finalizing details, but intend to offer an additional session – something to expand the thinking for our more advanced practitioners.
Engage your playful side and start to hone your organizational design skills in this interactive game experience! For newer practitioners, dive into an engaging case study and work in teams to learn different ways of addressing real life design challenges as you move through the Star Model game board.
“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.”
“This was my first conference and it was a really great experience. Valuable learning and networking opportunities, and I felt very welcome. It truly had a feeling of a community of experts and practitioners. A 10+! Thank you.
Students register for $495*
Refer a first time conference attendee
(they can let us know when they register)
and if you attend,
to recognize your support
to grow the community,
we’ll enter you in a drawing for
a $200 Amazon Gift Card