Healthy Organization Change

April 1 – June 30, 2019

Over three months, through a combination of readings, videos and conversations, we’ll explore the research on:

  • How to design an effective and health-promoting organization change initiative
  • Professional collaborations necessary to initiate and sustain a successful change initiative

Some of our topics

  • Healthy design principles of inclusivity, responsiveness and congruency
  • Differences between change initiatives and personal transition processes
  • Supporting people (including yourself!) through transition
  • How language shapes our visions and commitments
  • What resistance to change is and how to address it


Five Live Calls (which will be recorded):

  • First Live Call will be Wednesday, April 17 at noon (Central Time)
  • Following 4 calls will be scheduled after input from participants
  • All call recordings will be available in the membership area
  • Whether or not you can join the live call, you can submit questions via email & message board
  • More info about our online platform’s features & benefits
be change online resources

This program can transform how you approach organization (and personal) change if you:

  • believe research can inform practice
  • are open to having your thinking challenged
  • are ready to invest time & energy in reading & discussion
  • want insight into your own behavior
  • share responsibility for the health of your group (e.g., leadership, HR, OD, climate committee, wellness program, quality)
  • share responsibility for initiating/leading/facilitating organization change initiatives

This program will feel frustrating if you:

  • don’t believe in science
  • are seeking a checklist that’s easy to implement
  • dislike reading articles & books written by researchers (I get it – they can be dense!)
  • are focused on fighting fires and don’t have time for the planning involved in fire prevention
  • believe it’s someone else’s job to learn this material and put it to use