Organizational Development Workshops, Events, and Trainings

The ISODC hosts ongoing professional development workshops, online webinars, and conferences. Members receive discounted registration fees and access to webinar archives, and non-members are welcome to attend our events as entrée into the OD field and the organization.

Upcoming events

    • 21 Jan 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (MST)
    • Online

    OD&C skills and jobs are needed now more than ever! Learn how to create the career you want in this interactive session with Dr. Livingston!

    About this Event

    While there is no single definition of organizational development (OD), it is commonly known to be the practice of changing people and organizations for positive growth. Some may even define it as Change! 

    According to the World Economic Forum, 2018, in their "The Future of Jobs" report, they say, "Expected to grow are roles that leverage distinctively 'human' skills, such as... Training and Development, People and Culture, and Organization Development Specialists."

    As Organization Development and Change skills and jobs are needed now more than ever, Dr. Roland Livingston will discuss with us how to create the career you desire, in this interactive session! This free event is a must for all OD&C professionals! 

    Bio of Dr. Roland Livingston. Roland is an organization development consultant and educator. He has more than 25 years of experience as a business and human resource executive and as an educational leader who finds his greatest reward in witnessing the professional growth of the organizational leaders and adult learners with whom he consults and instructs. His experience focuses primarily in the areas of leadership, team effectiveness, executive coaching, culture, and management development processes and services. He has provided coaching for key leaders in for-profit and not-for-profit environments and has directed the human resources and labor relations activities in the businesses in which he has worked. 

    He is currently an adjunct associate professor at The American University (Washington, DC) and at Colorado Technical University where he teaches in masters and doctoral programs. He is also an on-call faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership. Dr. Livingston has been an active member of several professional societies, including The International Society for Organizational Development and Change (ISODC), where he is the immediate past President, The International Leadership Association, and The Academy of Management. His most recent publication is “The Future of Organizational Development in a VUCA World” in The NTL Handbook for Organizational Development and Change: Principles, Practices, and Perspectives (2014).

    Dr. Livingston can be reached at Please email Dr. Livingston or for questions you would like answered or specific topics addressed in this webinar. Thank you! 

    Register for free here.

    • 01 Feb 2021
    • 11:55 AM (MST)
    • 28 Feb 2021
    • 11:55 AM (MST)
    • Online - Course Attend from Anywhere

    Professional Certificate in Cultural Competence

    Participants will learn to recognize, respect, reconcile, and realize different cultural values

    About this Event

    “Culture is not a side dish, it is the main course,” – Fons Trompenaars

    The Professional Certificate in Cultural Competence enables educators and professionals to develop essential knowledge and skills for cultural competence, change and development, and leadership in our diverse world. From the classroom to global boardrooms to local communities, the demand for cultural competence is needed today more than ever in education, government, military, healthcare, human services, business, tourism, and hospitality. The class begins on February 1 and runs through February 28, 2021. 

    Educators and professionals in our global community need to interact with people from different cultures, regardless of local, regional, national, or international contexts. Participants will learn to recognize, respect, reconcile, and realize different cultural values. They will learn to use their new knowledge to work in diverse workplaces, create culturally-appropriate change and development initiatives, and work internationally. 

    Delivered completely online by the Institute for Culture, Change, and Leadership, the Professional Certificate in Cultural Competence includes two engaging four-week online courses. Each class has a one hour call scheduled weekly to review its content. The time of the session is determined by the class. 

    Why is Cultural Competence So Important?

    Culture influences everything we do, from the food we eat to how we interact with others. Whether in a classroom, board meeting, customer service interface, or working with persons from different countries for business development, when two or more people from different cultures interact, the chances for misunderstandings, increases significantly. Viewing situations through a cultural lens helps people to interpret and validate the beliefs and values of others. People who are equipped with cultural competency skills are more effective leaders, team members, service providers, and colleagues.

    New and reconciled solutions to common workplace issues are developed through recognition and respect for seemingly opposing cultural values. These approaches enable people with different cultural orientations to work together in cooperation rather than conflict.

    What are the advantages of the Certificate in Cultural Competency?

    The Certificate provides advantages to anyone who wishes to improve how they operate in culturally diverse settings. The courses may be delivered to cohorts of individual professionals, or as in-house continuing education in schools, corporations, communities, and governments.

    The Certificate Advantages...

    • Based on the work of Trompenaars, Hampden-Turner, Glover, and Barker - widely recognized authorities in the field of cultural differences and developing cultural competence.
    • Content designed to develop more than basic knowledge of one or more specific cultures, providing the learners with cultural competence to apply in a variety of cultural contexts.
    • Learners master concepts of culture, a framework, and method, then an operational and applied way to understand and work with culture and different cultural settings.
    • Course materials have user-friendly designs, with engaging content and interface. We use two books that will need to be purchased. Stories, cases, simulations, and examples based on actual situations used to illustrated learning.
    • Flexible schedules to fit work and family demands.
    • Engaging discussions, video calls, and interactive formats.
    • Four-week courses in which the learners progressively learn to be more culturally competent.
    • Culture, change, development, and leadership are linked.

    Individual Benefits...

    • Individuals may use the learning from the certificate to enhance their professional development and daily leadership skills and practices.
    • Easy to use online format for course sites.
    • No previous experience or credentials needed.

    “This program is great for anyone looking to add to their skill set. The instructors bring with them a wealth of knowledge and practical experiences that really create a dynamic learning environment with exceptional content that takes theory and applies it effectively to real-life cultural dilemmas.” - Leah

    In-House Organizational Training Benefits...

    Custom designed cases, dilemmas to make the learning relevant to the organization.

    Applications to cultural dilemmas in the organization.

    Projects to resolve workplace issues.

    Professional associations may use the Certificate to provide professional development opportunities for their members. One or all courses can be custom designed for association members’ learning needs.

    “Although I have been doing cultural competence work for several years, the certificate is teaching me a framework I did not know. I am being taught by seasoned professionals with solid academic experience and credentials, AND by highly experienced professionals active in the field.” - Regina

    For more information and questions, contact Kimberley Barker at

    The registration fee for course one is $350. The registration fee for course two is $525. Certificate price if classes are taken back to back is $800 USD - that is a $75 savings!!   

    • 18 Feb 2021
    • 5:00 PM (UTC-00:00)

    In our modern unforgiving & complex global market environment, this groundbreaking org. change framework will allow you & your org to thrive.


    About this Event

    In this inspirational guide, ex-CEO and road-tested executive leadership coach John Quinlan takes you as a leader on a journey of self-discovery.  Kimberley's Foreward for Alignment Strong

    Years ago, deep in the Utah desert near the end of a long motorcycle trek, while viewing an ancient rock formation, Quinlan had a vision of perfect organizational alignment - with da Vinci's Vitruvian Man at the core. This concept became Alignment Strong.

    Concise yet impassioned, this essential handbook clarifies the ten components of Quinlan's proven competitive leadership model by overlaying them on the depiction of da Vinci's ideal human form. As a result, the perfect organizational alignment converges with the ultimate individual alignment. 

    By following the Alignment Strong framework, you will learn the importance of

    • articulating your own change theory and applying a shared formula with deftness;
    • finding vulnerability and courage by understanding your own personal power, blind spots (CEO disease), career derailers, and resistance to change;
    • integrating strategic and human-centric systems with your enterprise to the increase in organizational health, financial results, and competitive posture;
    • aligning espoused core values with strategic vision, mission, leadership/team, strategy, goals, and a performance management system, while culturally embedding an appetite for change. 
    • Utilizing research and advice from top business and thought leaders, as well as self, organizations, and team assessments, Quinlan enables you to transform not only yourself, but your company! 

      Register for free here.

      John Quinlan's TEDx talk

    • 25 May 2021
    • (MDT)
    • 27 May 2021
    • (MDT)
    • Pennsylvania

     ISODC Conference at Cabrini University in Radnor Pennsylvania USA 

    Special events to follow. See the ISODC webpage for our 2021 Conference.

Past events

10 Dec 2020 Ancient Wisdom for Modern Workplaces
13 Nov 2020 How to Facilitate Interactive Large Group Virtual Sessions
04 Jun 2020 Geopolitics of Strategic Change Workshop
13 May 2020 ISODC 2020 International Conference
02 Apr 2020 How to Have "Conversations Worth Having" Webinar
19 Mar 2020 Leading Global Innovation: Facilitating Multicultural Collaboration
16 Jan 2020 Manage to Lead: 7 Truths to Help You Change the World Webinar w/ Peter DiGiammarino
12 Dec 2019 Webinar with Diana Whitney author of Thriving Women Thriving World
14 Nov 2019 Webinar with Francois Heon author of The Yin and Yang of Leadership
10 Oct 2019 Webinar with Raj Sisodia author of The Healing Organization
15 Aug 2019 Webinar with Richard Sheridan author of Chief Joy Officer
01 Aug 2019 The YIN and YANG of Leadership
29 May 2019 Survey – OD Values for the Future
15 May 2019 2019 ISODC Conference
16 Apr 2019 Practicing Organizational Change and Development in the Global Community
21 Feb 2019 Leading Strategic Innovation and Change Webinar with Al Blixt
24 Jan 2019 TBD - To Be Determined - webinar with Brenda Kline Reynolds
14 Dec 2018 2018 ISODC China's 2nd Global Executive OD Summit
15 Nov 2018 Webinar with Matt Minahan on OD: From the Founders to the Future
30 Oct 2018 Unstoppable Leadership and Exponential Results - Webinar with Bjorn and Victoria Martinoff
18 Sep 2018 Culture, Change, and Leadership Workshop
17 Sep 2018 ISODC International Conference 2018 - Dublin
13 Sep 2018 Webinar with Ed and Peter Schein
03 Aug 2018 Global diversity requires a worldview appropriate for Culture, Change, and Leadership
29 Jun 2018 ISODC CHINA, 1st OD Global Summit Conference
16 May 2018 Workshop on Managing, Measuring & Changing Org. Culture
16 May 2018 May 17-19, 2018: Ohio Information Exchange

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