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OD Skills for HR Professionals: Riding the Waves of Change

  • Midland Hills Country Club 2001 Fulham Street Roseville, MN, 55113 United States (map)

There is little doubt that HR has become a more complex and strategic role in organizations. This increased complexity requires HR professionals to be effective change agents…people who recognize restraints to organization progress and make things happen! In the past, Organization Development (OD) was a skill set reserved for a roving external consultant or internal training and development professional; today OD is an integral part of an HR professionals skill-set. Don’t take my word, scan the position descriptions of many of the high level HR jobs on the market…they want change agents....leaders with real OD skills!

In this workshop, participants will be have an opportunity to learn about OD as field and further be able to recognize how OD can add value to the role of an HR professional. In addition, this workshop will provide many workplace examples of how OD can be applied to workplace challenges and opportunities that often go ignored or are addressed with quick fix solutions. Steve will facilitate an interactive workshop that will provide the following…


  • A historical perspective and discussion on OD as a core HR competency.

  • An overview and practical examples of how action research (an OD framework) can be used to facilitate interventions.

  • A primer on contemporary change approaches like polarity management & appreciative inquiry and their application to HR and OD

  • Skills in assessment, action planning, intervention design, and evaluation.

  • An introduction to several change theories and models for facilitating (HR) organization change initiatives.

  • A ‘live case’ for OD practice and personal reflection.

Program Presenter:      Dr. Steve Manderscheid

Date:                            Thursday, September 29, 2016

Time:                           8:00am to 5:00pm

Location:                      Midland Hills Country Club, 2001 Fulham Street, St. Paul, MN 55113

Fee:                              $400 for hrc members ($550 for guests of member)

                                      $600 for non hrc members (2 or more $550 each)

Attend both August & September sessions:

Fee:                              $750 for hrc members ($1,030 for guests of members)

                                      $1,125 for non-members (2 or more, $1,030 each)

Dr. Steve Manderscheid

Dr. Steve Manderscheid

“Steve is a true practitioner at heart.”  Steve has twenty years of experience and a diverse background working with business leaders on organization and leadership development initiatives in several large and small national and international organizations. Steve works with clients to find the right solutions that have real positive financial impact. Steve challenges his clients to look past quick fix solutions and identify changes that will be effective in the short and long term. Steve loves to travel and has made his way to 28 countries to teach, consult, and explore culture. He has also facilitated strategic planning and leadership development workshop in several industries, including nonprofit. Steve’s research agenda and practice is focused on leadership development. In particular, he has published and co-published 14 peer-reviewed journal articles, one book, and two book chapters.

To register:  Contact Sandra Howard at or call 612.925.8340.