Dialogue Tour 2016


Welcome to the INOC Dialogue Tour 2016


During the preparation for the 2nd INOC Conference, Dr. Bernd Schmid took a one week trip to Vancouver and the Bay Area, to meet OD pioneers and practitioners to enter into a dialogue and record the discussions. Here are our interview partners:

Prof. Gervase Bushe, Vancouver, Canada

bushe_ interviewbildGervase R. Bushe, PhD, is Professor of leadership and Organization Development at the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, in Vancouver, Canada. Recent books: Clear leadership (revised edition) and with Robert J. Marshak Dialogic Organization development. Gervase is well known for his “Dynamic New Approach to Organizational Change (excerpt from his book cover): Dialogic Organization Development is a compelling alternative to the classical action research approach to planned change. Organizations are seen as fluid, socially constructed realities that are continuously created through conversations and images. Leaders and consultants can help foster change by encouraging disruptions to taken-for-granted ways of thinking and acting and the use of generative images to stimulate new organizational conversations and narratives … to the interview >>

Prof. Edgar Henry Schein

schein_interviewbildEdgar H. Schein PhD is the Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Emeritus, MIT Sloan School of Management retired 2008, living in Palo Alto. Latest book: Humble Consultation. New enterprise together with his son Peter Schein. Edgar (from wikipedia), “born March 5, 1928), a former professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, has made a notable mark on the field of organizational development in many areas, including career development, group process consultation, and organizational culture. Schein’s model of organizational culture originated in the 1980s. Schein (2004) identifies three distinct levels in organizational cultures: artifacts and behaviours, espoused values and assumptions. The three levels refer to the degree to which the different cultural phenomena are visible to the observer … (from )”  … to the interview >>

Dr. Yabome Gilpin-Jackson

_1800665Yabome Gilpin-Jackson, PhD, is maintaining an independent practice near Vancouver, Canada and teaches Leadership and Organization development. She also is a Managing and Senior OD Consultant in the British Columbia health care system … to the interview >>

Fanita English

_1800784Fanita English, an internationally well known Gestalt- and TA-therapist and teacher, psychoanalyst, almost at age 100, living in San Mateo California. Many publications and  awards.  Video presentations of her work: www.fanita-english.com Interesting, that only the german wikipedia appreciates “Fanita English (* 22. Oktober 1916 in Galați, Rumänien) ist eine US-amerikanische Psychoanalytikerin, Gruppenanalytikerin, Psychotherapeutin und Autorin von Schriften zur Transaktionsanalyse. Sie hat die vier Grundeinstellungen von Eric Berne in einen entwicklungspsychologischen Kontext gestellt und um die fünfte Variante „Ich bin ok – Du bist ok – realistisch“ erweitert. Sie lehrt heute noch – als Gruppentherapeutin – in ganz Europa und in Nordamerika (wikipedia)”  … to the interview >>