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  March Program

Change the Story --> Change the Culture --> Change the Organization



Presented by Jim MacQueen



Jim MacQueen has practiced OD on five continents in more than a dozen countries. Over the past 25 years, he has worked with Fortune 500 corporations (HP, Visa, Caterpillar, Adobe), government agencies, universities, nonprofits and small businesses as both an external and internal consultant. Internally, he’s worked for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and currently serves as AP faculty at Virginia Tech.


Jim did undergraduate study at the Drama Division of the Juilliard School and at the University of Washington where he also did graduate work. In 2005, he was honored by the San Francisco Organization Development Network as a Master Practitioner.


Many people think of Organizational Culture as a kind of thing, a fixed piece of an organization. If we think about organizational culture differently, as a dynamic process driven by the stories we tell each other about our work, a process that is at the core of what an organization is and how it operates, we can begin to see how improvements and changes to any aspect of an organization are dependent for their success on how they integrate with the culture. Much study has been done on the nature of culture and ideas about how to change it abound. But there is little or no material on the specific processes at work in groups that result in culture formation. Understanding the processes of how culture forms increases the chances of successful organizational change. This highly interactive workshop on the nature of organizational culture has been presented at major professional and academic conferences, most recently, at Oxford University. It will help you to understand how applying a new way of thinking about organizational culture can lead to more effective and sustainable changes in your organization by focusing on the narratives people use to make meaning of what happens in their work lives.


Participants will emerge from the workshop with new ideas and tools that they can use to apply principles of organizational culture to planning and designing change efforts in their own organizations.



Please click on the registration link to the right to learn more about the learning objectives and program outline.


Upcoming Programs/Events

19 Jun 2015 11:30 AM • Miller-Motte Technical College
18 Sep 2015 11:30 AM • Miller-Motte Technical College
20 Nov 2015 11:30 AM • Miller-Motte Technical College

The March program is sponsored by:


Chapter Code: If you attend an ATD seminar or conference or purchase a book from ATD, please remember to use our Chapter Code: CH4108. By using this code, our chapter will earn money from National ATD.


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