Kathy Cowan Sahadath, MBA, MA, PhD (HOD 2010) has had a professional development workshop submission accepted by the Academy of Management for their 2012 Annual Meeting August 3 -7 in Boston, Mass. To be presented jointly by Drs. Kathy Cowan Sahadath, Dr. Dawn-Marie Turner, and Dr. Lysbeth van Silfhout. Dawn Marie is the founder and current chair of the International Council on Organizational Change with Kathy and Lysbeth as current members.
The session is entitled "Less Communication and More Conversation: Using Conversation to Facilitate Organizational Change" and focuses on:
1. The role communication plays in affecting the outcome of an organizational change initiative.
2. The natural rhythm of conversation that occurs during change.
3. The use of the guided conversation technique as a practical and effective tool for facilitating change in an organization change.
The Academy of Management (the Academy; AOM) is a "leading professional association for scholars dedicated to creating and disseminating knowledge about management and organizations". We are excited to be given the opportunity to demonstrate the use of conversation as the primary means of communication for enabling intentional change with academy members from colleges, universities, and research institutions, as well as practitioners from business, government, and not-for-profit organizations.