March: OD Sound Bites – TED Talk Style! (03/09/17)

Please join us on Thursday March 9 at University of Dallas (Irving)*
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(TED Talk Style Presentations)

We at the DFW OD Network are committed to finding innovative ways of sharing our experiences, research, frameworks, and cases.  The March monthly session will feature seven speakers who will each deliver a 10-minute TED Talk style presentation that is both experiential and engaging on one of the following three topic areas:

  • Current Business of OD — Highlight OD practices that are having a profound impact by leading efforts in organizational redesign, transformational change, leadership development and effective team collaboration. 
  • Future Direction of OD — There is abundant research in the field of OD.  In this topic area, professionals can share ground breaking and emerging OD concepts, models, frameworks and research.
  • Technology of OD — With the booming change of technology and social media, it’s important to stay current. Speakers who pick this topic area can provide insights on how to embrace technology, strengthen skills and learn new tools. 

OD Network is a great place for internal and external consultants in the field to share their ideas and get feedback from experienced professionals. We look forward to your participation — as an audience member or speaker!  
Moderator:    Terri Adkisson 

Agenda/Speakers:    (see all BIOs below)

  • “Forging Grit” by Mike Thompson
  • “Identifying the Blockers of Success” by Scott Kincaid
  • “The Sextuple Bottom Line & Sustainability” by Peter Sorenson
  • “Big Data, AI, and OD” by Ed Rankin
  • “Presence and its Contribution to Performance” by Dale Hintz
  • “OD: Universal Language or Culture-Specific?” by Sandhya Johnson
  • “Not Your Father’s Career” by Jim Jameson

We look forward to seeing you March 9 at the University of Dallas!  (See directions below.)

(Please join our LinkedIn Group if you haven’t yet done so, and comment on the discussions.)  

Schedule for Thursday Evening:
–  6:30  Networking / Food / Intros 
–  7:00  Announcements / Program
–  8:45  Closing and evaluation 

Meeting Location:  

University of DallasSB Hall, Serafy Special Events Room *
   Campus: 1845 East Northgate Drive,    Irving, TX 75062     (972-721-5000)

  SB Hall is #19 on the new UD Campus Map      [Google Map for Nav
  >> Click for Satellite Map of the building and parking (with lat/long)*

Note:  SB Hall is on the north side the campus, near Gorman Dr. and Haggar Circle (across the street from the Art History building where we met in 2014).
The SBH Serafy Special Events room is on the first floor (use any door).

Parking:  Lot Q, along Dominican Lane (just northeast of the building), or Lot L (to the southwest).

Cost:   No charge for members ($60/year).  $10 for guests.

Speaker BIOs:

Mike Thompson is the CEO of SVI, a talent development company. As one of the most forward thinkers in leadership, Mike has toured the world and studied leadership in some of the most primitive environments to gain deeper- level leadership insights in all types of communities and cultures around the globe. Mike is the author of three top-selling business and leadership books, The Organizational Champion: How to Develop Passionate Change Agents at Every Level; The Anywhere Leader: How to Lead and Succeed in Any Business Environment; and, most recently, Forging Grit: A Story of Leadership Perseverance.

Scott Kincaid started in the usability industry more than 20 years ago. During his career, Scott has spent more than 15 years working for Usability Sciences, a small research consulting company in Dallas. As to be expected in small companies, he has worn many hats including researcher, operations manager, sales engineer, and executive. In his time of user research consulting, Scott has worked for a wide range of companies including Salesforce, Procter & Gamble, Microsoft, and Dell. In addition to his consulting experience, Scott also spent four years managing a team of 15+ researchers at

Peter Sorenson designs and changes organizations focusing on the impact of technology change on strategic choices and the design of the innovation process in organizations. In addition to working with tech companies he also works with healthcare organizations and the offshore oil and gas industry. In 2016 Pete worked on the conference design team for a conference focusing on “Integrating Technology & Organization In a Digital World”. This innovatively designed international conference focused on creating and designing knowledge work organizations rather than simply sharing knowledge. He sees these kinds of cutting edge approaches as essential to dealing with the challenges of designing the organizations of the future.

Ed Rankin, an expert executive coach, has worked with scores of senior and mid-level executives and successful entrepreneurs.  Additionally, he designs, implements and manages corporate coaching and leadership development programs.  Ed is a widely-recognized expert in organizational systems and effectiveness.  He has designed and implemented scores of organizational research programs including employee opinion and engagement surveys.  A skilled facilitator, Ed has conducted scores of focus groups and other research and learning sessions.

Dale Hintz is a Certified Management Consultant, creating high performance:  Cultures, Leaders, Individuals and Teams.  Scientific Assessments frame the investigation and then proactive “guided self-discovery” connects the dots into a new powerful vision of how we “want to” act and interact.  Clients represent all disciplines and footprints – the common thread is people.  Partial list of clients:  Toyota, ThyssenKrupp, Griffith Foods, Lynden Transport, Marq Enterprises, Schneider National, Nexteer, GM Nameplate, Global QSR Franchisor and others with a senior Leader who “wants to” engage their team in the multi-faceted change to go from ‘good to great’.

Sandhya Johnson is a leader in HR optimization, leadership development, team performance, and organization effectiveness. Her broad-based work experience of over 20 years includes all areas of human resources with an emphasis in hospitality, manufacturing and client services work environments including Le Meridien, Ingersoll Rand, Citibank, Hewitt Associates, GAF Materials Corporation and Flowserve. Today, she is the founder and Managing Director of Ingenium Global, a Dallas based consulting firm that is committed to creating talent-driven organizations. She graduated in 2016 with a PhD in Organizational Development from Fielding Graduate University.

Jim Jameson is a Change Management Consultant at Noah Consulting.  His work is mainly in the areas of Business Analysis, Change Management, Collaboration, and Knowledge Management – primarily in the Oil & Gas and Aerospace industries. He believes that focusing on the people side of technology change is the key to improving ROI on transformational ‘IT solutions’.  Jim earned an MS degree in Information Systems and post-grad certificate in Knowledge Management, both from George Washington University in DC.

Moderator:      Terri A.G. Adkisson sees things that aren’t there yet, but should be. She combines a deep knowledge of business strategy, operations, organizational development, and market development to help clients become more profitable in less time. She is a Partner in the nFLXn Point Group, a consulting firm that helps companies get to the next level, and have fun doing it.  Terri holds an MBA from UT Austin and a BBA in MIS from the University of Oklahoma.  She is a graduate of Leadership Dallas and served on the Board of Directors for Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) for 8 years.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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