1320 Broadway Plaza
Tacoma, Washington 98402

2009 Annual Conference

Organization Design: Seizing Opportunity from Crisis: A Forum for Leaders, Practitioners and Educators. The conference will be held at the new and modern Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington on April 21–23, 2009 with a pre-conference workshop on April 20th.

Based on recent events and the journey ahead the refocused theme is inspired by the critical role organization design plays in turbulent environments. Current challenges in the economy and in organizations are the result of many factors. One of these factors is ineffective organization design, contributing to unintended consequences and business outcomes that have ended organizations and threatened entire industries.

But crisis also creates opportunity—and a call to action. The 2009 ODF conference is an opportunity to learn how organization designs have enabled failure, and how we as organization designers can bring intentional, urgent capabilities and actions to solve the problems of the day. Through the insights of experts, teachings of thought leaders, and the synergies that arise from colleagues coming together, you will experience how the methods, tools, and the practice of organization design matters now more than ever.

At the conference, we will explore how to survive the economic downturn, take advantage of the opportunities being presented, prepare for and accelerate the recovery.

This dynamic and interactive program includes:

* Organization design as a risk management capability
* Understanding the implications of organization design on whole systems
* Real-time design triage
* Building capabilities with shrinking resources
* Managing the long-term consequences of short-term organization design decisions
* Taking advantage of the design opportunities presented by consolidation, acquisitions and strategic partnerships

Official Website: http://www.organizationdesignforum.org/conf09.asp

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