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DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "What It’s Like To Do International OD Work"

  • 05 Apr 2018
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Bethesda-Chevy Chase Service Center, Bethesda, MD



DC Area OD Practitioners CoP

Topic: What It’s Like To Do International OD Work

Description:  Organization development work in countries outside of the United States appears to be increasing.  It often requires openness to different cultures and regions and people’s perspectives on the world of work and life.  It also includes data gathering, designing an OD intervention(s), facilitating the sessions, and managing the client, organizational, and cultural challenges.  In this session the very experienced presenters will explore how to successfully combine organizational development and international work, which is often not an easy task. It will also be an opportunity for you to share any experiences you may have had in doing this work and to learn from others if you haven’t done so.

Presenters:  Stephan Dix and Pam Ex

Stephan brings more than 25 years of work in OD and management for private and public sector organizations including USAID Global Health, the United Nations, and the World Bank. He has managed many millions of dollars for foreign humanitarian assistance, economic development, and community capacity building programs in the Middle East, the Caribbean, Africa, the South Pacific, Asia, and Europe. 

He has facilitated office retreats, roundtables, workshops, focus groups, and team building events with Ambassadors, Presidents, Government Ministers, and Senior Executive Officers.

He has holds an MS degree in Development Management from American University, a Life and Career Coaching Certificate from the Coaches Training Institute, and a certificate in Organizational Development, Change Management, and Adult Training Skills from Georgetown University.  He speaks French, Arabic, and Haitian Creole.

Pam has extensive experience as a coach and trainer in the international workplace.  She has trained thousands of clients from 35 countries, including Ambassadors and CEOs in various industries and professions. Her work has included training leaders on global leadership competencies in their organizations.  In addition, her work has helped leaders increase their cross-cultural knowledge.  Pam has been a featured speaker at international conferences and she has been the author of international business articles.

She has an International MBA from the University of South Carolina and she is an ICF ACC certified coach.  She is also fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.

CoP Leader:  Mark Sachs, ma.sachs@verizon.net

Cancellation Policy: Registrants should contact Mark if they need to cancel.  Due to the room size, registrations will be limited so please contact Mark soonest if you register but are then unable to attend so others can register and attend instead.

Additional Notes:  A $5.00 per person contribution is requested to help pay for rental of the room.

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