Organization Development Special Interest Group

  • Thu, June 06, 2013
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Gillespie and Associates, 16 Atlantic Ave, Rochester, NY


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Organization Development Special Interest Group

The topic will be "Two OD Founders – Honoring the Times and Lives of Charlie and Edie Seashore." Charlie and Edie were two of the most eminent, celebrated pioneers in our field starting back in the 1940-1950s. They were friends of and taught by the likes of Douglas MacGregor, Abraham Maslow, Kurt Lewin, and other great leaders in organizational theory. Sadly Charlie passed away on January 20th of this year and while at a memorial ceremony for Charlie, Edie also passed away. Our field lost two great leaders who truly, truly lived the OD  values. In addition to teaching in the OD PhD program at Fielding Institute in California, and at American University/NTL OD Masters Program, they instrumental in shaping what we know as the field of OD today.  They were also slotted to teach this summer at the Cape Cod Institute.  Additionally, they taught many of us who are practicing  today – Marilyn Sadler-Bay and me and perhaps others in our SIG.

The format will be to listen to a webinar that Charlie and Edie conducted for the OD Network and discuss the webinar's concepts, particularly, "The Use of Self and Choice of Awareness– from a System’s Perspective in Working OD" (with psychological underpinnings from Virginia Satir, Carl Jung, and other well known psychologists.)

About the OD SIG: The OD SIG is a group of practitioners and non-practitioners alike, coming together with a shared interest in creating, guiding, and witnessing change in individuals, groups, and organizations for the purpose of building more dignified and humane workplaces throughout the Greater Rochester Community.
For more information about the OD SIG, please contact Karen Barrow at 585-218-4024 or

Cost: Complimentary for GV ASTD members and guests.

Please note that to be a member of the OD SIG, you must be a member of GV ASTD. Guests may attend up to two OD SIG meetings at no charge before joining the chapter.

Directions to Gillespie:
From the East:
  if you take University Ave, headed toward the Art Gallery, you can take any of those side streets on your right to cross over onto Atlantic Ave. However, if you go past the Art Gallery, coming from the east, you’ve gone too far.  Head down Atlantic and make a right turn onto Carlton Street (Gillespie Associates is located in the building on that corner) and an immediate left into the parking lot.

From the West:  Take the inner-loop to University Ave exit, head East on University, make a slight left turn onto Atlantic Ave. and then take a left onto Carlton St.

Parking:  The parking lot is in back of the building and free.  You can also park on Carlton if the lot is full. If that lot is full you may park on the side street (Carlton St - beware of which side as directed by parking signs) or across the street on the street or in a parking lot just a few yards down the street (all free) on the right hand side of the road.   You will need to go around to the front door and ring the bell and Paula, the office manager, will let you in.
Call me on my cell if you have problems:  739-0770
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