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Two Workshops with Lisa Kimball - MNODN
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4/12/2012 to 4/13/2012
When: April 12 and April 13

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Lisa Kimball will be hosted by the Minnesota Organization Development Network on April 12 and April 13 for two workshops.


April 12, 2012 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
University of St. Thomas
1000 LaSalle Ave., UST TMH
252 Terrance Murphy Hall

Complexity science is the science of change – a rich source to tap for insights about the dynamics and patterns associated with the changes we face in our organizations and communities. But how can we take these powerful theoretical ideas and use them in our day-to-day practice? A portfolio of interaction designs for engagement based on key principles from the complexity framework have been discovered, defined and developed. These "Liberating structures” enable us to design and facilitate engagements that literally CHANGE THE CONVERSATION about the nature of a problem and the possibilities for solutions.

April 13, 2012 - 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
University of St. Thomas
1000 LaSalle Ave., MOH 201
Opus Hall

Designing & facilitating sustainable change initiatives: Why Best Practices don’t work Organizations spend millions to identify "best practices” and disseminate them through training and change management initiatives. However, it’s widely known that most of these initiatives fail to create significant change that is sustained. In contrast to most of these approaches are change methodologies based on the insight that knowledge alone doesn’t change behavior. Neither does finding out how "somebody else” solved your problem. If it did, nobody would smoke and everyone would floss. The primary hypothesis of these new approaches is that within any organization, there are people whose unique behaviors allow them to find solutions to problems that most in the organization find impossible to solve without additional resources. Come hear about some case examples from health care, education, government, and the US Army where throwing out "best practices’ in favor of a bottoms up approach to behavioral and cultural change has produced significant results. Participants will have the opportunity to explore where and how these innovative approaches might apply in their own work and walk away with several tools they can use to try them out.


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