IOD's 8th Annual OD Conference
OD Impacting Our World “Triple Bottom Line: Purpose, People and Planet”
Our 8th Annual OD Conference will be held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica. June 20, 21 and 22, 2018!
During this 3-day event, world renowned OD experts will present on three main topics that are important to OD Professionals and organizations now and in the future. On Day 1, participants will gain insight into what OD’s purpose is and how it benefits organizations to great sustainable cultures through leadership and competencies. On Day 2, participants will gain additional tools and skills to learn how to make a greater impact as an OD professional helping people and the planet achieve success through OD, and on Day 3, there will be a full day workshop to learn how to apply Dialogic OD into the practice of OD as a Professional.
Our OD Conference is a collaboration with CARI-CODE, Institute of OD, and the Global IOD Network, which is a new OD membership organization. You will meet and network with OD professionals around the world, and learn from OD experts, and network with colleagues to share your expertise.
Overall, last years conference was an immense success, a wonderful networking and learning opportunity for everyone involved. “It is always a pleasure to experience something like this, with professionals from all levels in OD, coming together to share their knowledge and willingness to learn more. It really goes to show the importance of OD throughout every culture, worldwide.” Dr. Nancy Zentis, CEO of IOD, reflecting on the last day of the 2017 conference.
IOD was established by Dr. Nancy Zentis in 2002, and provides top educational services and consulting in the field of OD. IOD is dedicated to growing the field of Organization Development, by developing OD Professionals who will help organizations implement change using a systemic approach. IOD’s vision is to support the professional growth of those interested in becoming OD professionals. With over twenty years in the field, IOD is a leader in education regarding OD tools, processes, and applications for change. Through their globally-recognized, award-winning, online certification programs, IOD continues it’s mission to provide participants with opportunities to excel in their role as OD professionals from anywhere in the world.
“Leadership Sustainability: Developing a Sustainable Organizational Mindset Lab” How to disrupt the way we think today! Mercedes Martin, OD Consultant, Mercedes Martin and Company.
**Don’t forget to book your 3-day vacation to Negril following the conference. An All-Inclusive Resort, the Royalton Negril has offered special rates for OD Conference Participants at $145.00 USD per night per person, Double Occupancy.
Single Occupancy is at $217.50 USD per night. The conference team will arrange your transportation by bus to and from Kingston. The return trip will be at a rate of $90.00 USD per person. Arrangements may be made if persons wish to depart Jamaica via Montego Bay.
- Learn from thought leaders in the field
- Gain practical experience
- Learn new techniques that can be applied immediately back to your organization
- Network with a global community of OD Practitioners
- Receive HRCI and SHRM Credits
- Grow as an OD Professional
Who should attend
- OD Practitioners and Consultants
- Human Resources Professionals
- Learning & Development Leaders
- CEOs, Directors and executives that influence the culture in the organization
- Past and current ODCC and ODCP participants are highly encouraged to attend.
- Health Care
- Technology and Software
IOD Conference Attendees – 2016
IOD Conference Attendees — 2017
OD Impacting Our World: “Triple Bottom Line: Purpose, People and Planet”
Purpose and Benefits of OD – Organization Change, Leadership, Sustainability, Effectiveness and Growth
- Organizational Leadership Capability (Skills and Talent)
- Organization Agility (Sustainability and Change)
- Capacity Building (Transition and Growth)
- Organization Restructuring (STAR Model)
People and Planet: Sustainability, Engagement, Talent Management, Leadership, corporate Effectiveness
- Mindfulness / Building OD Competencies
- Leading Culture Change
- Innovate to impact the world
- Organization Justice (Equity and Fairness)
Workshops and Learning Practical Skills
We will begin the day with Patricia Dammann and Ragland Thomas from IOD. They will present: “Dialogic Organization Development: The Theory and Practice of Transformational Change”
Presenter: Dr. Gabriel Benarkuu, “Appreciative Inquiry Model for Leadership”
There will be a 1/2 day workshop with Chris Crosby & Associates. He will present: “Cross-Functional Alignment for Success”
DAY 1: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Purpose & Benefits of OD – Organization Change, Leadership Sustainability, Effectiveness and Growth
Ilsa duVerney, CEO CARI-CODE/ CODN and Dr. Nancy Zentis, CEO Institute of OD, Chair GIODN “Opening Ceremony – Welcome and Introduction”
Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, Opening Address
Dr. Gabriel Benarkuu “Introduction to OD”
Opening Address – “Inspiring Growth and Sustainability in a Global Economy”
Keynote Speaker: Ray Johnson “Building Future Organization Value Though Transformational Leadership”
Professor Musa O. Nyakora, Ph.D. and Dr. Miriam W. Gichung’wa, Ph.D. “Driving HR Transformation To Achieve Greater Results in an Organization”
Shane Ram, (Trinidad) “Change and Leadership”
Panel Discussion: Moderator: Dr. Anne Crick Panelists: Eleanor Jones, Dr. Keith Laquai and Mercedes Martin “Capacity Building for Transition and Growth”
Professor Rosalea Hamilton “Making Amazing Strides with Purpose and Intent”
DAY 2: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
People & Planet: Sustainability, Engagement, Talent Management, Leadership, Corporate Effectiveness
Ragland Thomas “Opening Activity”
Keynote Speaker: Chris Crosby “Change Management – Are You Managing Change or Avoiding Reality?”
Speaker to be Announced “Innovate and Impact the World, Smart City Development”
Jennifer Hooks “The Road to Change Starts with a Discussion”
Catarina Moreno and Abrahim Simmonds “Millennials – Exploring Ways to Engage Teams Across the Generational Divide”
Mercedes Martin “Developing a Sustainable Organization Mindset”
Yaneek Page “Realise your Entrepreneurial Potential: Innovate–Live a better life”
Perceval Bahado-Singh, Ph.D. “Story of Our Journey- Productivity through Lean and Agile Processes”
Dr. Nsombi Jaja “Motivational Talk”
Ilsa duVerney and Dr. Nancy Zentis “Honor the Past, Treasure the Present, Shape the Future”
DAY 3: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Latest Trends in Organization Development, Learn from the experts and pioneers in the field!
Opening Activity – CARI-CODE
Patricia Dammann, IOD and Ragland Thomas, IOD “Dialogic Organization Development: The Theory and Practice of Transformational Change”
Dr. Gabriel Benarkuu “Appreciative Inquiry Model for Leadership”
Chris Crosby will present a 1/2 Day Work Shop – “Cross-Functional Alignment for Success!”
Group Reflections, Next Year and Closing Ceremonies
OD Impacting Our World: “Triple Bottom Line–Purpose, People and Planet”
Speakers and Presenters
Call for Sponsors:
We would like to invite you to participate as a sponsor to share your products, services, and offerings with our participants to broaden their knowledge. If you provide educational services, software applications, publications, resources, consulting in areas that would benefit our participant working in the field of HR, OD, T&D, in Professional, Leadership or Consulting Roles, please consider the following sponsorship options.
By sponsoring our event, your organization will:
• Gain access to key potential buyers.
• Gain greater visibility and exposure among OD professionals.
• Secure an opportunity to showcase products and services.
• Distribute handouts and promotional gifts to participants.
• Sell your products and publications.
Platinum Sponsorship: $3000.00
This package includes a display table, fifteen (15) minutes of podium time, 100% paid admissions for one (1) Presenter and two (2) attendees, including lunch daily. Your organization name and logo on our conference website, and a full page ad in the conference program. You will be mentioned as a sponsor in the e-mail notifications/ reminders sent out to the participants before and after the conference.
Gold Sponsorship: $1,000.00
This package includes a display table, five (5) minutes of podium time, 50% discount for 1 conference attendee including lunch daily. Your organization name and logo on our conference website, conference program – full page ad. You will be mentioned as a sponsor in the e-mail notifications/ reminders sent out to the participants before and after the conference.
Silver Sponsorship Package: $500.00
This package includes a display table, lunch for one person, your organization name and logo on our conference website and conference program – ½ page ad. You will be mentioned as a sponsor in the e-mail notifications/ reminders sent out to the participants before and after the conference.
Bronze Sponsorship Package: $250.00
This package includes your organization name and logo on our conference website, name and logo on our conference program – ¼ page ad. You will be mentioned as a sponsor in the e-mail notifications/ reminders sent out to the participants before and after the conference.
If you are interested in being a sponsor, please download and complete the form IOD 2018 speaker form and return to Nancy Zentis, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 954-341-2522 for more information. An invoice will be sent for the payment transaction. Thank you!
Early registration is now open!
**Don’t forget to book your 3-day vacation to Negril following the conference. An All-Inclusive Resort, the Royalton Negril has offered special rates for OD Conference Participants at US $145,00 per night per person, Double Occupancy.
Single Occupancy is at US$217.50 per night. The conference team will arrange your transportation by bus to and from Kingston . The return trip will be at a rate of US$90 per person. Arrangements may be made if persons wish to depart Jamaica via Montego Bay.
Date: June 20-22, 2018
Early registration rate:
International Rate – $695.00 USD
GIODN Member Rate – $ 595.00 USD
Regular registration rate:
International Rate – $895.00 USD
GIODN Membership Rate – $795.00 USD
HRCI Credits: 18 credits
Institute of OD
8595 College Parkway, Suite 350
Fort Myers, FL 33919
The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel
81 Knutsford Boulevard, Kingston 5 New Kingston, Jamaica
Telephone: (876) 926 3691
Facsimile: (876) 929 0593
The hotel is in central Kingston, a 5-minute drive from National Heroes Park and The Bob Marley Museum, which is based in the former home of the legendary reggae musician. Guests can learn about the history of Caribbean commerce and high-seas piracy at Port Royal, a scenic 30-minute drive away.
Combine the Conference with a Mini-Vacation!!
Please note: rates below may be shared/used
OD Conference 2-18 Group –June 22 – 23, 2018
Rates are quoted per person per night (NET – All inclusive)
Luxury Junior Suite
The day pass is $110 US per person (from 10AM to 6PM) and the night pass is $120 US per person (from 6PM to 2 AM)
Address: Norman Manley Blvd, Negril, Jamaica