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"Lewinian Social Science and Contemporary OD"
Friday, April 14, 2023
We are meeting in person, and we will also be sharing the program virtually via Zoom. Please register for the attendance option you will use. We will use the in person registration count to order food for the meeting, so please register accordingly.
Kurt Lewin did groundbreaking training-action-research (as he put it). His methods demonstrated the positive influence of democratic values and behaviors on productivity and morale. Lewin’s approach works with the existing authority structure (not against them or despite them) while leveraging the power of group dynamics and local action. His methods worked, and there is no good reason we can’t apply them in the present, as the author has done since 1984 and his father before him since the 1950s. That is the thesis of Mr. Crosby’s Lewinian books, "Planned Change" and "Diversity without Dogma," upon which this session will be based.
At the end of the session, participants will:
Speaker Bio: Gilmore Crosby
Gilmore Crosby has practiced Organization Development (OD) since 1984. He recently wrote his fourth, fifth and sixth books, “Diversity without Dogma,” “Planned Change,” and “Spirituality and Emotional Intelligence.” Mr. Crosby is a grandfather and a father. His marriage is cross-cultural. His clear thinking and strong track record of measurable results keep him in demand as a speaker, coach, and consultant.