2016 Conference

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Designing for People, Space, and Work

May 3 – 5, 2016
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PLENARY SPEAKERS

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Expect to be inspired by the beauty of the newly renovated space and the great architecture and design of the surrounding community!

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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

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PEER WORKSHOPS

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Every year we invite the ODF community to submit proposals on case studies, advanced theory and new methodologies that impact the practice of organization design. We had an extraordinary number of high quality proposals this year and have selected six “Peer Workshops” that we believe align with our desire to elevate our practices.  They are:

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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. . .

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A SR. BUSINESS LEADERS’ VIEW OF
ORGANIZATION DESIGNERS
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. . .

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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. . .

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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. . .

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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. . .

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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. . .

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PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016

 

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:

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ORGANIZATION DESIGN FOR ‘LEARNERS’

with Claudia Murphy Bement, Managing Principal of CMC, Inc.
Monday, May 2nd
8:30 AM – Noon
$249

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.

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ORGANIZATION DESIGN GOES AGILE:
WHAT CAN SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT TEACH US ABOUT SELF-ORGANIZING AND DESIGN?

with Diana Larsen, partner in FutureWorks Consulting LLC.,
and an international authority in Agile software development,
team leadership, and Agile transitions

Monday, May 2nd
1:30 – 5:00 PM
$249

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:

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THE (HIDDEN) SECRETS OF AXELROD’S CONFERENCE MODEL®

with Dick and Emily Axelrod, founders of the Axelrod Group

Monday, May 2nd
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
$495

Join us for this exciting Conference Model® simulation where you will experience firsthand how to involve an organization’s stakeholders in the design of their organization.  

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ORGANIZATION DESIGN BAZAAR

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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:

  • 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

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Thank you.  This was the most intellectually and emotionally valuable conference I have attended in a long time.  Perfect size, interesting content, great people!

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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.

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The most important factor in my high satisfaction is in the individual relationships that I formed . . .

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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

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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][/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][mk_padding_divider size=”130″][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][mk_page_section bg_color=”#ffffff” min_height=”0″ padding_top=”30″ padding_bottom=”30″ el_class=”mailing-list-signup” predefined_bg=”25″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][vc_column_text]

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