Dialogic OD is the next step in the evolution of organizational change theory, from thinking of organizations as organisms that adapt to their environments, to organizations as conversations where individual, group, and organizational actions result from self-organizing, socially constructed realities created and sustained by the prevailing narratives, stories, and conversations through which people make meaning about their experiences.
Beginning with their award winning paper in 2009, Gervase Bushe and Bob Marshak have been building a comprehensive theory that explains why 40 different change methods, like Appreciative Inquiry, Open Space Technology, Dynamic Facilitation, World Cafe, and Organizational Learning Conversations work or don't work. Their new book, coming out in 2015, explains the underlying practices that make each of those methods successful.
An international group of Dialogic OD practitioners, all contributors to the new book, will join Gervase and Bob in a dynamic, interactive day sure to leave you with new ideas you can immediately use in your change practice. Participation is limited to 125.
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