Educational Development Thinks Big: Cultivating An Organizational Development Mindset

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Date:
Tue, 5 Jun 2018
Time:
Time:
9:00am to 12:00pm
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Maplewood A
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Institutions of higher education are unique and complex organizational systems. If we imagine these systems as tapestries, then the day-to-day work of educational developers typically involves pulling on individual threads. Yet, when we think and act organizationally—e.g. guide institutional strategic planning—we have the potential to reshape, recolor, and retexture the entire fabric. In this highly interactive session, we will introduce an emerging taxonomy describing an organizational development (OD) mindset and then engage participants in a sequenced series of activities designed to help them define, recognize, and capitalize on OD work in their own institutional contexts.

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