Complimentary Webinars

All the webinars listed below are complimentary and are one hour in duration

We offer complimentary webinars to provide more information about each of our online certification programs to provide you with an introduction into each topic.

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Webinar: Introduction to Organization Development (ODCP) Please join us to learn more about the field of OD and how you can gain professional development to enhance your career.
You will learn how you can support organization change initiatives during crises to help your clients develop effective change strategies.
You will learn about the field of OD, its history and pioneers, and how OD helps organizations implement effective change using a behavioral science approach to solve critical business challenges.

You will gain insight into the role of the OD Professional and how you can help leaders and other stakeholders resolve critical business challenges during times of crisis through problem solving, decision making, collecting feedback, implementing effective solutions, and measuring results.

What you will learn

o Why Organizations Need OD
o Definition of OD
o Behavioral Science Approach
o Purpose of OD
o OD Systems Approach
o Action Research Model
o Emergent Need of OD Professionals
o Focus of OD Interventions
o Impact of OD on Organization Success and the Future

To learn more about the benefits of a building your brand as an OD internal/external Consultant applying a proven methodology to create a solid transformational plan, influencing leadership with expert advice, becoming a catalyst of change and leading change initiatives, and our upcoming Organization Development Certification Program and how you can become certified as an OD Professional, register now for this complimentary webinar.
4/20/202110:00am EDT1 hour
Webinar: Advance Your Career as an OD Consultant (ODCC) Learn more about the current trends in the field of OD and how you can support organization change initiatives during crises to help your clients develop effective change strategies.

Learn more about the field of Organization Development as a systems approach to change, the history of OD, Lewinian principles, strategic OD consulting skills, leading complex change, tools to practice dialogic OD, using innovative technology, OD analytics, feedback and evaluation.

Learn how you can attain advanced consulting skills in the field of OD and gain a Certification as an OD Consultant!

What you will learn

o Why Organizations Need OD
o Definition of OD
o Role of the OD Consultant and Emergent Need
o How We Support Senior Leaders
o OD Systems Approach
o OD Tools and Models
o How to Advance as an OD Consultant
o Focus of OD Interventions
o Impact of OD on Organization Success and the Future

To learn more about the benefits of advancing your skills in the field of OD, gaining recognition as an OD Consultant, and the upcoming Organization Certified Consultant Program, and how you can become certified as a OD Certified Consultant, register now for this complimentary webinar.
4/28/202110:00am EDT1 hour
Webinar: Advance Your Career in Talent Management: Introduction to Talent Management (TMCP) Making the business case, taking a strategic approach and aligning the components for Talent Management are critical skills for the Talent Management Strategist. Today, more than ever before, the employee experience is first and center! Given the changes that every organization has to address due to the economic effects of COVID-19, assessing your Talent Management Strategy is critical to ensure alignment with the Business Strategy.

Think about the 2021 trends in relationship to demographics! Millennials represent the predominant generation in today's workforce. Millennials will increasingly advance in senior positions and possess some of the most sought-after skills in the marketplace, impacting all aspects of Talent Management from branding, workforce planning, attraction, recruitment, hiring, onboarding, engagement, diversity and inclusion, and career development.

We use an OD/Change Management approach for Talent Management to ensure that programs and changes are sustainable and align with the organization’s vision, mission and strategic objectives.

What you will learn
o Definition of Talent Management and 2021 Trends for Talent Management
o Top Talent Management Workforce Challenges
o What Drives Talent Management Success
o Keys to Effective Talent Practices
o The Business Case for an Integrated Talent Management Strategy
o Developing Your Talent Management Strategy
o Aligning the Critical Components of Talent Management

To learn more about the benefits of a strategic approach to Talent Management and the upcoming Talent Management Certification Program and how you can become certified as a Talent Management Professional, register now for this complimentary webinar.
4/29/202110:00am EDT1 hour
Webinar: Building Your Brand as an HR Business Partner (HRBP) “Historically, many within the HR Profession have lamented the lack of respect and acknowledgement for the services they provide. Now opportunity is banging at the door of every HR Function to reverse that situation. The need to be more strategic and business-linked is evident” according to J. Robinson and D. Robinson, Strategic Business Partners

This is especially true today in the midst of a major business disruptor!
We will examine how HR departments have transformed and redesigned their resources by employing business and OD skills to become a strategic partner and leader.

To learn more about the building your brand as an HR Business Partner, the upcoming HR Business Partner Certification Program and how you can become certified as a HR Business Partner, register now for this complimentary webinar.

5/4/202110:00am EDT1 hour
GIODN Book Club - Future Minded: Preparing Today’s Youth for Tomorrow’s Workplace with Zaimah Khan Join us for this special GIODN event with author Zaimah Khan. We’re entering an era of great technological advancement, yet our youth is being schooled in a system designed for a very different world. Unless we all take a more forward thinking point of view regarding the schooling and education of our youth, we will find a workforce that will be underprepared for the future of work, leading to greater costs and inefficiencies while businesses scramble to develop their human capital. Have a loos at the key human skills that parents and educators can immediately begin developing in the youth and why we need to shift to a more lifelong learning mindset.

Author Bio
Zaimah Khan is a former community college teacher and mother who is passionate about educational reform and preparing the youth of the world for the future. Her position as a Human Capital and Organization Development Consultant has put her front and center with companies looking to develop their workforce, which in turn has helped her understand that heading into the Fourth Industrial Revolution we all need to shore up our soft skills and ensure that we develop such skills in our youth. She believes it is imperative for educators and business leaders to look towards the future and move schools out of a system that was created over 100 years ago.
5/6/202111:00am EDT1 hour
Webinar: Developing a Strategically Aligned Executive Coaching Program (ECCP) This webinar, Implementing a Strategically Aligned Executive Coaching Program will provide participants with the steps to create and implement successful executive coaching programs aligned with business goals and the needs of the organization.

Most coaching programs fail to connect organization needs to results. Most coaches are not familiar with helping the client to develop an executive coaching strategy prior to implementing the coaching program. In this webinar, you will learn how to partner with senior leaders to develop the coaching strategy, implement the strategy, successfully coach senior leaders and measure results.

What you will learn
o Why Leadership Coaching is Important to Organizations
o Key to Success in Developing a “Culture of Coaching” Strategy
o Value and Purpose of Leadership Coaching
o Developing a Coaching Strategy
o Identifying the Coaching Approach
o Developing a Coaching Culture
o Role of the Leadership Coach
o Coaching Guidelines
o How Coaching Supports Organizational Success

To learn more about the benefits of a building your brand as an executive coach using a proven executive coaching methodology, sharpening your coaching skills, and our upcoming Executive Coaching Certification Program and how you can become certified as an Executive Coach, register now for this complimentary webinar.
5/11/202110:00am EDT1 hour
GIODN Special Event - What is OD’s North Star? - It’s the Discovery and Design of Positive Institutions with David Cooperrider In this special GIODN keynote, David Cooperrider, explores the proposition that the quest for a flourishing earth is the most significant organization development opportunity of the 21st century—and that when people in organizations work toward building a more flourishing world they too are poised to thrive in ways that ignite innovation, leadership development, and inspired workplace performance.  Put another way, being a great corporate citizen “out there” is not only about serving external stakeholders; it is fundamental to bringing out the best in people inside the firm. Sustainable innovation and human wellbeing elevate each other and thereby raises a far-reaching exploration: what is the link between advancing sustainability for a flourishing Earth, with the simultaneous flourishing of the human side and economic success of enterprise?  And how might the discovery and design of positive institutions shed light on this natural dynamic? How, precisely, might an organization’s quest to “do good and do well” bring out the best not just on the “outside”—helping to advance a better society or world—but also bring out the best on the “inside”— creating intrinsically inspired engagement; propelling supercooperation; and calling forth extraordinary levels of achievement?5/18/202112:00pm EDT1 hour
Webinar: Follow Your Dream! Earn a Certification in Organization Development Organization Development is a challenging but rewarding profession. It gives you a chance to make a difference in your organization and in other people’s lives.

Join Dr. Nancy Zentis, IOD founder and CEO, as she discusses the value of attaining an Organization Development certification and how getting a certificate can help you earn more income and open-up new career pathways. Whether you are interested in making a career change – or whether you want to add to your credentials, check out this interactive webinar.

5/19/202110:00am EDT1 hour
Webinar: Developing a Strategic Approach to Leadership Development (LDCP) According to the best thought leaders in the industry, many organizations are unclear about how they can create a sustainable, leadership talent pipeline for the long term. Organizations need to manage their leadership supply chain with the same rigor that they would apply to other parts of the organization.

The reality is that many organizations do not even understand who their key leadership is; therefore, refocusing efforts and investment on pivotal leadership roles could provide a major competitive advantage over the next 12-18 months.
Companies are realizing more and more that their leadership development programs are instrumental to their business's future. As top executives retire or leave, it is the future leaders who must carry on the deep legacy of business success. Also, the BEST COMPANIES for leadership are on top of the situation when it comes to creating a culture of innovation with practices that allow them to prosper.

What you will learn

o Why Leadership Development is Important to Organizations
o Definition of Leadership Development
o Key to success in Developing a LD Strategy
o Purpose of LD
o Implementing a LD Strategy
o LD Strategy Tools

To learn more about the benefits of a strategic approach to Leadership Development and the upcoming Leadership Development Certification Program and how you can become certified as a Leadership Development Professional, register now for this complimentary webinar.
5/27/202110:00am EDT1 hour
Webinar: Consultative Role of OD Process Professional: Jump Start Your Career in OD (ODPC) The role of the OD Process Professional as HR/OD/L&D business partner is critical in today’s organizations. The OD Process Consultant often acts as a partner to senior leaders to help them solve critical business challenges and implement change. Through the role of the helper, OD Process professionals, recognize the importance of developing relationships to gain trust and commitment, overcome cultural differences and begin to build stronger social connections. They guide the leaders to look deeper into their unique challenges through inquiry and data collection and work collaboratively with stakeholders to solve conflicts and inter group challenges.

What you will learn:

o OD Process Consulting Role
o OD Process Consulting Competencies and Skills
o The Helping Model
o Facilitation Tools for OD Process Professionals
o Creating an OD Strategy

To learn more about how to advance as an OD Process Professional, support leaders faced with complex problems and challenges and our upcoming OD Process Professional Online Certification Program, register now for this complimentary webinar.
6/1/202110:00am EDT1 hour
GIODN Book Club - WE the Change: Launching Big Ideas and Creating New Realities with Shannon Wallis Join us for our GIODN June Book Club! We will be joined by author Shannon Wallis as she discusses her book "WE the Change: Launching Big Ideas and Creating New Realities."

Originally inspired by a desire to leave her daughters a lasting legacy, WE the Change emerged as an extraordinary roadmap for anyone yearning to transform their life, organization, or community. Merging her life-changing experience walking El Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile medieval footpath across Spain, with 30 years as an organizational change and leadership consultant, Shannon Wallis offers readers an intimate, powerful yet practical way to authentically create what they want.
WE the Change encourages and guides you step by step through the challenging terrain that every woman faces when she’s trying to launch something brand new. Chapter by chapter you’ll be given all the tools and encouragement needed to manifest your new reality. You’ll:
• Uncover and deepen your authentic vision
• Discover specifically what’s standing in your way
• Learn practical tools to break through mental and emotional obstacles
• Create a potent support system that keeps you moving forward

Author bio
Shannon Wallis’ ability to launch big ideas and create new realities comes from more than 30 years of professional study as well as a lifetime of personal vision, tenacity, and practice. Her clients include leaders, teams, and organization on 6 continents from Fortune 50 companies and non-profits. As an executive coach and leadership and organizational effectiveness consultant, Shannon’s personal journey of transformation is living proof of the power of working collectively to WE the Change. Shannon continues the journey with her family, Joe, Savannah, Fiona and darling dog Zoey in Bellevue, WA.
6/2/202112:00pm EDT1 hour
GIODN Book Club - The Future Ready Organization with Gyan Nagpal What do companies like Walt Disney, Apple and Google have in common? How did Apple go from near bankruptcy to becoming the richest company in the world in just fourteen years? How is the nascent success of Airbnb rewiring Marriott’s business model? Is Uber showing us the blueprint of future business? How do the distributed and dynamic capability models powering these businesses distinguish them from traditional competitors? Dynamic Capability Management provides the roadmap for proactive disruption. It helps modern businesses deal with volatility, rapid growth and new skills in a much smarter manner. This ground-breaking book explains why Dynamic Capability Management is the way to go for the future-ready organization. It demonstrates how traditional management practices are evolving to meet the needs of a blended workforce. It shatters conventional organizational structures, provides a robust new talent framework and presents a practical blueprint to make any business truly future-ready.

The Future Ready Organization (Harper Collins 2019) Gyan Nagpal 

Author Bio: 

Gyan Nagpal is an award-winning talent strategist and commentator, who has deep expertise in researching on-going changes to the global talent pool. Over the last fifteen years, he has helped some of the largest and most ambitious international organizations build significant business franchises across the Asia Pacific region. Gyan's recently released book:  The Future Ready Organization (Harper Collins 2019) was awarded the Business Book of the Year in Management at the FICCI publishing awards in January 2020.  He is also the author of the bestselling book Talent Economics - The Fine Line between Winning and Losing the Global War for Talent (Kogan Page, 2013) which was selected by executive summary major Soundview as one of the "30 best business books of the year".  

6/16/20219:00am EDT1 hour
GIODN Book Club - Equity and Opportunity in the Third Sector, Doing Well by Doing Good with Annette Merit Cummings GIODN is pleased to welcome author Annette Merritt Cummings for our July 2021 Book Club!

“We want to be inclusive, but we can’t find diverse candidates,” is often the excuse for the lack of diversity in many organizations in America. The goal: provide a resource for employers (how to find and hire diverse candidates) and a guide for potential job seekers to “hidden careers” in the Third Sector.

Annette Merritt Cummings, founder and managing partner of Cummings and Company LLC, has over 30 years of experience in marketing and communications with leading U.S. companies and non-profits, including DuPont, Gannett, and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and the Department of Defense. During her advertising and public relations career, clients have included the U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Ford Motor Company, Heineken, Royal Caribbean, General Motors, and Ohio State University Athletics.
7/8/202111:00am EDT1 hour
GIODN Book Club - Nice Girls Don’t Speak Up or Stand Out with Dr. Lois Frankel GIODN is pleased to announce author Dr. Lois Frankel will join us to discuss her book "Nice Girls Don’t Speak Up or Stand Out."

This presentation, based on the book of the same name, will focus on how women can communicate crisply, clearly, and confidently. Topics will include:
• The 7 techniques every woman needs in her communication toolkit
• How to handle bropriating, manterrupting and mansplaining
• Setting boundaries without saying “no”
• How to start a difficult conversation
• …and so much more!

And guys, you might just pick up a few tips too! Dr. Frankel loves interacting with the audience so come prepared to ask your toughest communication questions!
8/4/202112:00pm EDT1 hour
GIODN Special Speaker - Leadership’s Top Priority for the 2020s: Mastering Productivity Management with Dr. Bob Preziosi Join GIODN for this special event featuring Dr. Bob Preziosi! OD practitioners have an opportunity to help their organizations diagnose improvement opportunities that can have an impact on organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Learn how using the Organization Elements Productivity Model can assist OD practitioners in developing objectives for a program that can move the bottom line in the right direction. Two tools for productivity data collection will be considered.10/21/202111:00am EDT1 hour