OD SIG - Special Interest Group

  • Fri, April 20, 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • National University’s Spectrum Campus, 9388 Lightwave Avenue, San Diego, CA 92123 Room# TBD
  • 12


  • Current paid membership with the San Diego ATD Chapter
  • This registration requires a code

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This is the April meeting for those interested in learning more about organizational development.  For SIG information see our page here!

About the OD SIG:

OD SIG gatherings are informal group discussions led by a senior-level OD/talent management practitioner. The discussion leader share stories and insights about their experiences, their backgrounds, how they got started and advanced within the discipline. Discussions are highly interactive. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions. Time is allotted for small group discussions, as well.

April Topic:

"If everyone thinks what they do is organization development,

is OD relevant anymore?"

It’s not uncommon to hear someone say:

  • Leadership development a type of OD.
  • Strategic HR is simply OD by another name. They both have the same goals.
  • Strategic planning is about competitive advantage and creating effective cultures. That’s OD.
  • Coaching is a type of OD.
  • Corporate-wide training programs that influence an organization’s culture, like anti-bullying and employee engagement are a kind of OD.

We will share perspectives on the differences between H.R., L&D, and other functions.  How is is O.D. changing?  It is really a field, or just techniques that everyone uses.

Are you someone responsible for improving organizations? Do you consider yourself and OD practitioner? Today, it seems that everyone in HR, Training, Coaching, and Strategy thinks they are doing OD. If you are responsible for shaping or influencing organization change or culture, you should attend this session.

Discussion Leader: Alan Landers

About the presenter

Alan has been doing OD for forty years. He’s built HR departments, led corporate L&D departments, facilitated strategic planning, developed executive assessment centers, led an OD and Training consulting firm for over 25 years and is co-founder and CEO of highly successful multinational organization. He and Liron Marks are partnering with the Peter Drucker Graduate School of Management to design and deliver a global OD and Change Certification Program starting this fall.

Discussion: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Networking afterwards

Coffee provided

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