Organization Design Primer: Theory and Practice (April 24th Pre-Conference Workshop)


Organization Design Primer:  Theory and Practice

What is organization design? How does one think about it? How does one do it? If you are new to the field, or find yourself simply wanting to learn more about its foundation, these may be your questions. This engaging, fast-paced program will build your awareness, understanding, knowledge, and ability to move forward as a learning and emerging practitioner of organization design.

This session, led by two richly experienced consultants, (both internally and externally), will provide an overview of fundamental organization design approaches, introduce you to some useful techniques, and give you hands-on experience with a case study where you can immediately practice what you learn.

By the end of the workshop, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of both traditional and leading edge approaches to design
  • Experience a realistic organization design project and how to navigate it
  • Ask questions, share ideas and make connections with like-minded people, in a safe environment that will build your confidence and curiosity

APRIL 24, 2017
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
$495 Registration Fee


Claudia MurphyClaudia Murphy-Bement is the principal of Claudia Murphy Consulting, Inc.  She is a senior practitioner in organization development and design, holds an MSOD from American University, a Certificate in Executive Coaching from Hudson Institute, and additional study on Scenario Planning, Search Conference, and Appreciative Inquiry. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies as well as government and non-profit agencies. Claudia and her associates are passionate about helping leaders navigate uncertain and tumultuous times through clarity of purpose and high engagement methodologies. She had the great pleasure of guest lecturing at the Saïd Business School at Oxford University, England where the first version of this workshop was created. She has been on the Board of ODF for 7 years and has been involved in ODF as a practitioner since 2004.


Jasinski_Tom_10_10Ofcr[1]Tom Jasinski is President and Founder of Third Gate Partners, Inc., and a Senior Consultant with Kates Kesler, LLC.  Prior to founding Third Gate, Tom served as Global Head of Organization Design and Change at MetLife, Inc. through a period of profound transformational change, following other key executive roles in Human Resources. He also held Human Resources and business leadership roles at other leading companies within Financial Services.

He is active in developing the field of organization design and development, having presented at major forums and conferences with The Conference Board, Organization Design Forum, and Linkage, Inc. He has also published articles in Global Business and Organizational Excellence, and People & Strategy.

Tom holds an AB from Hamilton College, MS from Syracuse University, and is a Board member of the Organization Design Forum. He pursues a wide variety of professional and personal interests, including advising not-for-profits, global travel and adventure, musical performance, and various outdoor activities.

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