OD Academic Panel
Presenters: Dr. Jeff Haldeman, Dr. Janet Kirby & Amy Quarton Dambacher
Globalization. Virtual work. Contingent workforces. Talent shortages. The workforce is changing at a seemingly rapid pace, but keeping up with emerging research trends and hot topics in the field can be difficult for even the most intellectually curious OD professional. Brush up on your current research knowledge with our academic panel of experts from Webster, Benedictine, and Maryville universities.
The panelists will discuss what is happening at the local level as well. Specifically, what are students in OD and related programs concerned about? What are best practices for developing meaningful relationships with university programs? What organizations do students most want to work for and why? Come discuss the macro and micro levels of our field.
Dr. Jeff Haldeman is a Professor of Management at Webster University and an OD consultant with over 25 years of experience. He has consulted internationally to over 50 public and private sector organizations. Before moving to St. Louis in 2002, Jeff had consulting businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area and Austin, TX.
As an experienced management educator, Dr. Haldeman has delivered leadership workshops and graduate training programs for managers, OD consultants and teams of international executives. At Webster, Jeff has been Chair of the Management Department and is currently Program Director of the MA & Graduate Certificate in OD. His latest book, Ready for anything: The making of a change leader is a practical guide for managers.
Dr. Janet Kirby is engaged in consulting with an emphasis on appreciative approaches to organization change, leadership development and team building. Currently the President of the Central Illinois OD Network, she was previously Campus Director for the Springfield Branch Campus of Benedictine University with responsibilities including hiring adjunct faculty, writing curriculum, teaching, and enrollment development for the Ph.D. in Organization Development, the Master of Science in Management and Organization Behavior and MBA. Consulting engagements have included development of a process to bring community feedback to the Springfield mayor’s office, strategic planning for a university HR department and creation of leadership curricula. Dr. Kirby held various leadership positions in Illinois State Government. She earned her Ph.D. in Organization Development and her Master of Science in Management and Organization Behavior from Benedictine University and a Bachelor of Arts from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa majoring in Public Administration and Political Science.
Amy Quarton Dambacher is an instructor at Maryville University St. Louis and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where she designs and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in social psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, organizational behavior, and leadership. After earning her master's degree in industrial/organizational psychology from SIUE, she began her consulting career with Dambacher Farms Partnership by developing a new employee recruitment and selection system. She has also worked with leaders in government, non-profit organizations, academia, and start-up companies to design training programs and assessment tools. For more than five years, she volunteered with STL-ODN, serving as the Finance Chair, Website Administrator, and Internship Coordinator. In her spare time, Amy enjoys spending time with her daughter, Olivia, gardening, and working on do-it-yourself projects around the house.