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PLENARY SESSIONS

Braided Organizations:
Designing Augmented Human-Centric
Processes
to Enhance
Performance and Innovation

Bill Pasmore, PhD
Michel Zarka, PhD

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Digital
Socio-Technical
Design

Stu Winby

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Organizational Network Analytics –
Innovative Tools, Data, and Thinking
to Advance Organization Design

Ben Waber, PhD

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Testing Tactics for Extreme
Organization Design with Automation:
Which Bottom-Up Approach is Best for You?

Terri Griffith, PhD

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We’ll be hosting the conference at the brand new
Downtown Nashville
300 Korean Veterans Blvd
Rate of $219/nt
Group Code 2383099

Photo Credit: JakeMatthews_HonkeyTonkHwy

PEER WORKSHOPS

Our peer workshops offer a wide variety of learning opportunities for those looking to stretch their design thinking, as well as for those looking to take home new tools and techniques. We feature 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 with our community of experienced, committed, enthusiastic practitioners looking to learn and share client needs and solutions that advance organizational capacities to more nimbly adapt and innovate.

CREATING HUMAN CONNECTION ON VIRTUAL TEAMS

YAEL ZOFI, AIM Strategies®, Applied Innovative Management®

Explore four critical pillars of high performing Virtual Teams: (1) Creating Context Communication, (2) Establishing Trust and Accountability, (3) Conducting Virtual Mediation and (4) Getting Deliverables Out the Door.

EXPANDING YOUR POWER: A SHORT, LIVE EXPERIMENT

BRUCE MABEE,  Milestone Partners, LLC

Power in organizations remains feared, misunderstood and often ignored as a design element. Yet, today’s level of transformative change explodes the opportunities. When business leaders don’t use power effectively, good design has no chance for success. This session will explore – and experiment with – how we can use organizational power much more effectively as design professionals.

FLOW AT WORK: THE SCIENCE OF ENGAGEMENT AND OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE

JARED WEINTRAUB, The Flow Group, LLC
RAVIV TURNER, AgileSherpas

Learn how to harness the latest developments in Flow science, practiced by jazz ensembles, improv groups, special ops, and high performing teams at Google, Gore, & Patagonia to design high performance organizations, improve employee engagement, reduce stress, and boost productivity.

THE FUTURE IS ALREADY HERE, IT’S JUST NOT EVENLY DISTRIBUTED
– DYNAMIC ORGANIZATION DESIGN

SARAH SONNENFELD, Alsephina Consulting
& STEVE GARCIA, Institute for Contemporary Leadership

Science-fiction writer William Gibson said: “The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.” Where do we see glimpses of the future in organization design? We will see immediate results using Entromy, an adaptive organizational diagnostic platform powered by AI and natural language processing.

GAINING INSIGHTS AND LEVERAGING RESOURCES with NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING

ANDREW WILLIAMS, Slalom

How do you interpret multiple, extensive textual sources and align multiple viewpoints. How do you make your recollection of meetings more reliable and increase you and your teams efficiency? Natural Language Processing is a powerful tool and more accessible than you’d imagine . . .

MIND THE GAP: CREATING NEW WAYS OF WORKING by LINKING ORGANIZATION DESIGN
with WORKPLACE DESIGN STRATEGIES

ARNOLD LEVIN, Gensler

There exists a gap in thinking and practice in the areas of organizational design and workplace design that potentially inhibits the successful adoption of workplace change, while at the same time posing opportunities to help organizations create the substantial change required in today’s disruptive business environment.

NAVIGATING UNCERTAINTY: CREATING A SENSE-AND-RESPOND ORGANIZATION

JARDENA LONDON, Rosetta Technology Group

A VUCA world – Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous – limits the effectiveness of predictions and plans. However, organizations must have a way to make decisions about longer term investments. This session addresses how to incorporate sense-and-respond techniques suited for VUCA environments into organizational design and management.

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2020

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.

Intro to OD Pre-Con

LET’S PLAY! AN ORGANIZATION DESIGN EXPERIENCE.
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

with
KIERSTEN RIPPETEAU, CODP
DONALD L. ANDERSON, PhD
(Pre-Conference) Workshop Fee $250

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.

2020 Conference

THE THEORY and PRACTICE of DIGITAL SOCIO-TECHNICAL DESIGN
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM

with
STU WINBY
(Pre-Conference) Workshop Fee $150

Organization design theory, models, frameworks, and methods have shifted from traditional hierarchies to networks of technology-enabled platforms and work designs. This half-day workshop is a primer in DIGITAL organization design.

“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.

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