Read about us on page 11 in The Connection Summer 2009 issue
The primary objective of the OSD Center is to further the use and development of Gestalt theory and methodology in organizational contexts. Offerings of the OSD Center include training programs, organizational consulting, research, and workshops.
In the OSD Spotlight
The ODN Europe Conference is scheduled for 25-26 April 2013 in LONDON, UK
This year two of our OSD Faculty will be Keynote Speakers:
For more information visit ODN Europe
The OD Network Is Proud to Announce Recipients of the OD Network Awards
Each year, the OD Network recognizes a select number of people and organizations that have made significant contributions to the field of organization development. We are excited to share that a Gestalt Organization & Systems Development faculty member has received the ODN Lifetime Achievement Award for the third year in a row. Congratulations to Brenda Jones 2011 recipient.
The Organization Development Network, ODN Lifetime Achievement Awards went to OSD Faculty for 3 consecutive years:
Join Us for a Workshop
An Interpersonal Interaction Workshop is being held April 27 - 28, 2013 in London, UK. Introductory workshops are led by Gestalt OSD Center faculty for 10-12 individuals working as a group to support individual personal growth and development. The workshop satisfies the Introductory Gestalt Workshop prerequisite for all OSD training program applicants. Sign up now. Frances Baldwin & John D Carter will be the OSD faculty for this post-conference workshop. We encourage early enrollment.
An Introduction to Gestalt Workshop is being held May 31 - June 2, 2013 in Princeton, New Jersey. Introductory workshops are led by Gestalt OSD Center faculty for 10-12 individuals working as a group to support individual personal growth and development. The workshop satisfies the Introductory Gestalt Workshop prerequisite for all OSD training program applicants. Read more. Our last Introductory workshop sold out. We encourage early enrollment.
Becoming a Better Intervener: A Gestalt Organization & Systems Development Workshop. Next date TBD.
The Organization & Systems Development Training Program (OSD Program) is a world-class Gestalt OSD training program that reflects over 30 years of innovative development and application of Gestalt OSD theory, concepts, and methodology. Participants gain invaluable knowledge and skills in intervention design and implementation at all levels of system, and receive immediate feedback from experienced instructors during structured practicums. The program has both a Standard Format (9 modules over 3 years) starting October 23-28, 2013 in Seattle, Washington and a Weekend Format (9 weekend modules over 1 year) starting January 17-19, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Weekend Format provides an opportunity for individuals interested in the Gestalt Center's world-class OSD training to undertake the experience in a weekend format, requiring minimum time away from work. Both formats provides individuals with the theory, concept, methodology, skills, and techniques for effectively intervening at the individual, two-person, group, and organizational levels of system. Read more.
Organization & Systems Development Program (Weekend Format) - taking applications for program starting January 17-19, 2014
Organization & Systems Development Program (Standard Format) - taking applications for program starting October 23-28, 2013
Becoming a Better Intervener: Organization & Systems Development Intensive - next date TBD
OSD International Training Program offers professionals effective alternatives for influencing the systems in which they work, and a cross-cultural milieu that challenges and develops participants beyond their already proven scope of accomplishments. The faculty includes representatives from four continents, and the five week-long sessions over a span of 16 months occur in five different countries. Read more. The next program begins Sept. 22-28, 2013.
OSD International Coaching Program (OSDICP) - next program starts November 2013
OSD Group Intensive (Advanced Training) - next date TBD
Gestalt OSD at OD Network Conference
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Brenda B. Jones, MS is the 2011 ODN Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient. Brenda is an organizational consultant based in Columbia, MD, with over 20 years' experience. Her national and international consulting work focuses on organization strategic and culture change, leadership development, individual and group effectiveness, the development of consultants, and managing culturally diverse organizations. She directs her energy towards integrating both the human and business sides of an organization, with applications at all levels of system. She is a past Board of Trustees member of the OD Network, and a member of NTL Institute and IODA. Former faculty of the American University/NTL Graduate Program for Organization Development, and the Gestalt OSD Center.
Edwin C. Nevis, Ph.D. is the 2010 ODN Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient. Edwin is co-founder of the Gestalt International Study Center, an educational organization that he and his wife, Sonia M, Nevis, formed in 1979. He also helped found the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland in 1956, where he remained as President until 1973, and as an active faculty member until 2001. While connected to the Cleveland Institute, he co-created the well known Organization & System Development Program (1977), and the International OSD Program (1991).
John D. Carter, Ph.D. is the 2009 ODN Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient. The Gestalt Center for Organization & Systems Development, familiarly referred to as the OSD Center or simply Gestalt OSD, has been a supporter and sponsor of the OD Network Conference for many years. Our BBI workshop, back by popular demand yet again for 2009, is the longest running ODN pre-conference workshop. This year’s convention was especially sweet: John D. Carter was awarded ODN’s Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition to our Gestalt Center for Organization & Systems Development, the Gestalt/OSD presence was represented as well by the Gestalt International Study Center and the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. And we were pleased and proud that a number of current and former faculty as well as graduates of OSD Center training programs were presenters, including three of the founders of Gestalt OSD programs: John D. Carter, Edwin C. Nevis, and Carolyn Lukensmeyer. Carolyn presented a keynote address.
Jeff Evans interviews John D. Carter on personal leadership in a podcast from VoiceAmerica.com, “Leading Out Loud.” Listen to it here.
John D. Carter and Veronica Hopper Carter presented a Master Teleclass on key concepts of Gestalt coaching and intervention on November 26, 2008, sponsored by Mobius Executive Leadership and Integral Leadership and Coaching. “Conversations with Masters” is a seven-month series of teleclasses for coaches engaging with pioneers and thought leaders in the field of coaching and Organizational Development. Click here to listen to the podcast.
Printable Brochures & Special Mailings
Current PDF brochures available. For your convenience, information on OSD Training Programs is available for download under the Training Programs menu header in PDF. Please be aware that where discrepancies between the PDF brochures and the Web site occur, particularly regarding program schedule dates, the most current and reliable information will be found on the Web site. Note also that Continuing Education Credits are not offered at this time for OSD Training Program or workshop offerings. For other information, or to clarify any discrepancies, you may contact our registrar at 440.205.8606 or at email@example.com. OSD training programs offer a variety of structures and experiences that enhance participants' understanding of the Gestalt OSD approach to becoming a better intervener. Join us for a personal and professional experience unlike any other training program you have ever participated in before. Please forward information to interested friends and colleagues.
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