Coaches Community of Practice
Will Meet June 24, 2005
Edith Whitfield Seashore and Dr. Michael Broom will present “The Meta Model of Change” at the Coaches Community of Practice meeting from 9 – noon on June 24, 2005 . The meeting, sponsored by Treasury’s Federal Consulting Group, will be held in the amphitheater at 1700 G St , NW. You will find information about the model and the speakers below.
If you are a federal employee and wish to attend—and are not a member of the Coaches Community of Practice—please contact Lee Salmon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Meta Model of Change
The Meta Model of Change provides the foundation for understanding the multiple facets of effective organizational intervention. The model was developed by renowned organization development practitioners, Edith Whitfield Seashore and Dr. Michael Broom for use by Johns Hopkins Fellows in the Management of Change Program. It is currently used in the Organization Development (OD) Practitioners Programs held in New York City; Columbia, Maryland; and Philadelphia.
Through a combination of presentations, discussion, and interactive exercises, Edie and Michael will help us to look at the depth of our ability to use ourselves as effective agents of change. The stages of consulting—contracting, data gathering, intervention, evaluation, and disengagement—will be considered, as well as the seven fundamental principles of managing change. These topics include:
- » Conscious Use of Self
- » Use of System Orientation
- » Ensuring Sound and Current Data
- » Learning from Difference
- » Power and Influence
- » Creating Empowerment
- » Building and Using Support System
These seven disciplines are highlighted in Michael Broom’s recently released book The Infinite Organization: Celebrating the Positive Use of Power in Managing Organizations.
The program is appropriate for both new and seasoned OD Practitioners, and Executive Coaches, interested in pushing their consulting/coaching skills to the next level.
Edith Whitfield Seashore and Dr. Michael Broom have worked together for many years as a multicultural team. Both are psychologists and seasoned change management professionals well known in the field.
Edie has been consulting for more than 40 years and has been an important shaper of organization development, as we know it today. She served as President of NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science, and has been on the faculties of Johns Hopkins, Georgetown and American Universities. She is the co-author of What Did You Say? The Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback; as well as Breaking Sex Role Stereotypes: Power Collusion, Intimacy/Sexuality, Support. She is also co-editor of The Promise of Diversity among other publications.
Michael has been consulting internally and externally for more than 25 years with all types of organizations—for profit, not for profit, and government. He has served on the Board of the NTL Institute and chaired its Transformative Social Change Committee. He has been on the faculties of Johns Hopkins, Georgetown and American Universities. With Don Klein, he is the co-author of Power: The Infinite Game and author of The Infinite Organization, published Sept. 2002.