Later this spring, Gervase Bushe and Bob Marshak will be publishing a new text on Dialogic Organizational Development. It is a book that is a mix of theory and mpractice, written by both academics and practitioners. I contributed a chapter on holding containers.
There are several events happening in the next few months in connection with the launch of what we hope will become the standard text in a new field. This includes a full day pre-session before the Academy of Management conference in Vancouver in August
Here is what Gervase sent along this morning:
Bob Marshak and I are hosting a conference on Dialogic OD in August in Vancouver. Bringing together an international cast of experts who have all contributed to the soon be released Dialogic Organization Development: The Theory and Practice of Transformational Change(Berrett-Koehler, May 2015), this should be an outstanding day of colleagueship and learning for anyone interested in transformational change in organizations. Conference brochure attached and at: http://www.dialogicod.net/DOD_Conference.pdf
Please pass it on to anyone in your network you think would like to know about it. Note that Ed Schein’s opening address will be by video.
If this is the first you are hearing about Dialogic OD, you can learn more about it and the book at www.dialogicod.net
For consultants, a good short overview is http://www.gervasebushe.ca/practicing.pdf
For managers, a good short overview is http://www.dialogicod.net/ATC.pdf
For academics, a good scholarly over is http://www.gervasebushe.ca/mindset.pdf
We certainly hope you will be able to join us at the Academy of Management in Vancouver this summer. Failing that, keep an eye out for the book this spring.