OD Network 2006 Archived Webinars
Coping with Chaos: Seven Simple Tools, Presenter: Glenda Eoyang, Ph.D., Human Systems Dynamics Institute
Chaos and Complexity pioneer Glenda Eoyang says that we want to understand chaos and complexity in order to respond effectively to surprising events. She will help recognize the self organizing nature of human systems, define 7 common patterns in chaos, identify ways to cope with chaos in your organization, and help you apply these insights to your own wicked issues.
Collaboration As a Performing Art, Presenter: Lisa Kimball, Execuite Producer, Group Jazz
Lisa Kimball brings lessons from creativity in Dale Chihuly's glass blowing, the music of Benny Goodman's jazz bands, the duet of Branford and Wynton Marsalis to the field of OD by asking the question: if there are underlying rules of engagement for glass blowing and music, what might they be for collaboration? She discusses what can be learned from groups that are creative, collaborative, and playful.
OD and Covert Processes: Making the Invisible Visible, Presenter: Robert J. Marshak, Ph.D.
In this classic presentation, Dr. Bob Marshak discusses the elements of his Covert Processes model, including the Prism through which we experience the world, what we believe about what is discussable, and 5 types of covert processes. Then he outlines some of the ways that we can "see" the hidden, or covert processes in organizations.