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Large Group InterventionsTools for Innovation Angelo John Lewis
LARGE GROUP METHODS FOR                         CREATING THE FUTURE                          Principles:• Participant – no...
Organization Development Strategies for System-WideChange                     Traditional Data Collection   Whole-System I...
Method #1: Open Space Technology                    Used to gather diverse opinions                    5 – 1,000 partici...
Method #2:     Participatory Strategic Planning Participatory – not top  down – strategic planning  process 1-3 day proc...
Method #3: Group Assessment          Method              o Can be used for virtually any                purpose, from team...
About Me• 20+ Years Experience• Wide range of clients• Clients:   –   Verizon   –   US Dept. of Commerce   –   NJ Dept of ...
Principle Focus• Meeting Management and  Facilitation• Team and Community  Building• Clients:   –   Verizon   –   US Dept....
www.angelojohnlewis.com        Lewis Associates       Executive Coaching           Team Building  Organizational Developme...
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Tools for Innovation

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These are some large group interventions I use to help organizations manage change.

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Tools for Innovation

  1. 1. Large Group InterventionsTools for Innovation Angelo John Lewis
  2. 2. LARGE GROUP METHODS FOR CREATING THE FUTURE Principles:• Participant – not consultant – driven• Involves the whole system: internal and external• Foster vision, energy and commitment from all
  3. 3. Organization Development Strategies for System-WideChange Traditional Data Collection Whole-System Interactive and Feedback Methods EventsTheory Base Action research Open systems theoryPurpose Improved organizational Alignment around a effectiveness strategic direction, work redesign, system-wide issuesData Base Source Internal to Organization and organization external stakeholders Widely Shared Availability Limited to unitsResponsibility and Driven by senior Broadly shared by seniorAccountability management management with whole systemTime Slow: Waterfall process by Fast: Rapid response to level dataLearning About: Individual or unit The organization as a functioning systemConsultant Role Central to: Structures and Facilitates Data collection Data Collection Data interpretation Data Analysis Data feedback Action Taking processChange Potential Sequential incremental Simultaneous fundamental change change Barbara Benedict Bunker and Billie T. Alban, Large Group Interventions
  4. 4. Method #1: Open Space Technology  Used to gather diverse opinions  5 – 1,000 participants, over 1 – 5 days  Participants create the agenda  Meetings proceedings can be captured instantly in a book Ideal Conditions: 1. A real issue or concern 2. High-level of complexity 3. High level of diversity 4. Real or potential conflict 5. High level urgency
  5. 5. Method #2: Participatory Strategic Planning Participatory – not top down – strategic planning process 1-3 day process Four Step Process:  Create practicable group vision  Explore underlying contradictions  Create strategic directions to address contradictions  Create implementation plan
  6. 6. Method #3: Group Assessment Method o Can be used for virtually any purpose, from team building to strategic planning o Group generates data together as a team o Best for groups under 100 o Cost effective and less labor intensive than traditional team building o Process is fast and energizing
  7. 7. About Me• 20+ Years Experience• Wide range of clients• Clients: – Verizon – US Dept. of Commerce – NJ Dept of Community Affairs – Rockefeller Foundation – Many Schools and Universities
  8. 8. Principle Focus• Meeting Management and Facilitation• Team and Community Building• Clients: – Verizon – US Dept. of Commerce – NJ Dept of Community Affairs – Rockefeller Foundation
  9. 9. www.angelojohnlewis.com Lewis Associates Executive Coaching Team Building Organizational Development Lewis Associates27 Buttonwood Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530 609-397-9777

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