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BenU: Fall 2019 Lecture Series (Free with Registration)

  • Saturday, October 26, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Goodwin Hall, Sorensen Hall of Leaders (4th floor): Benedictine University, Lisle, IL 60532


  • This event is free, lunch will be available for purchase.
    You are encouraged to bring your boss, coworker or client.
    Please be sure to register:

"Dialogic Organization Development: The Theory and Practice of Transformational Change: A Dynamic New Approach to Organizational Change"

Dialogic Organization Development is a compelling alternative to the classical action research approach to planned change. Organizations are seen as fluid, socially constructed realities that are continuously created through conversations and images. Leaders and consultants can help foster change by encouraging disruptions to taken-for-granted ways of thinking and acting and the use of generative images to stimulate new organizational conversations and narratives. This book offers the first comprehensive introduction to Dialogic Organization Development with chapters by a global team of leading scholar-practitioners addressing both theoretical foundations and specific practices.

Dr. Gervase Bushe is a Professor of Leadership and Organization Development. In 2006, Dr. Bushe was added to HR Magazine's list of the 30 most influential HR thinkers in the world and in 2017 was voted into the top 10. He studies organizational change, organizational learning, leadership and leadership development, teams and team building, change agents and change agentry. He has twice won the Douglas McGregor Award for his research. His 2009 book, Clear Leadership, has been translated into 6 languages. With an extensive background in helping leaders create great organizations, Gervase consults to major corporations such as Business Objects, Telus, General Motors, the Vancouver Island and Fraser Health Authorities, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, and ACL Analytics.

Though free to CODIC members and guests, attendees must register for this event online at:

Please note: This is not a CODIC event.

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