Upcoming events

    • 08 Jul 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom - registration link will follow
    • 86

    If there’s anything 2020 taught us, it’s that resilience is key to not just surviving but ending up on the other side of a challenge better because of it. Resilience is the ability to cope with a crisis and return to a state of calm effectively and efficiently. Resilient people have the strength and personal resources to handle difficulty and navigate stress with ease.

    In this program, we will discover science-based strategies to build this vital skill in individuals and teams and see how it takes you from merely coping, to positively thriving in the face of professional and personal challenge.

    By the end of the session, OD practitioners can expect to:

    • Gain an appreciation for the latest science on resiliency
    • Increase your resilience as an individual and for your team, during times of change and uncertainty
    • Receive tactical tools to recover faster from difficulty and lead others to do the same

    About the Facilitator – Matt Whiat

    As a co-founding partner of Chapman & Co. Leadership Institute, Matt consults with organizations of all types and sizes around the world. Drawing on his previous 20 years of leadership experience as a former US Air Force Officer, he helps organizations create cultures where people feel valued and drive performance. Matt believes an organization’s customer/client experience will not exceed their employee experience and this direct linkage between culture and performance is at the core of his work.

    Previously, Matt held roles in the United Nations to bring peace to Liberia, West Africa, working with NATO partners for operations in Afghanistan, running Air Force Basic Training (boot camp), US Military business representative in Saudi Arabia, and service on the Joint Staff at the Pentagon advising the Secretary of Defense on national security issues.

    Originally from Southern California, Matt’s undergraduate work is in industrial engineering and he has graduate degrees in international relations, finance and management.  


    Areas of focus from the OD Global Competency Framework addressed in this program:  Credible Strategist, Informed Consultant

    The Global OD Competency Framework™ defines five different areas of OD Competency. Each competency area includes three specialties. For more information about each competency, read more on the National OD Network web site here. 

Past events

10 Jun 2021 OD Is an Infinite Game
13 May 2021 Up Your OD A-Game: Neuro-Axiology and the Rise of “Use-of-Self 2.0” (Valuegenic Self-Leadership)
08 Apr 2021 Magical Thinking in Organizations: How to Break An Illusion That Drains People's Energy
11 Mar 2021 Why Agile and Other Forms of Collaborative Organizing Fail, and What to Do About It
11 Feb 2021 Group Coaching Strategies to Build and Statistically Measure Soft Skill Development
14 Jan 2021 Can You Keep Up? Merging Change and Agility During a Pandemic
22 Dec 2020 Free Holiday Networking Virtual Event
12 Nov 2020 Achieving a Staff Engagement Turnaround and What We Learned about Sustaining Gains in the Process
26 Oct 2020 Transformation after Trauma: The Power of Resonance
08 Oct 2020 ALIGNing an organization: How we dumped year end performance reviews and replaced it with a conversation
10 Sep 2020 Culture and Climate: What Emerson Electric has learned and what they are doing about it
26 Aug 2020 Finding Comfort in Discomfort – A Dialogue for OD Professionals about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
09 Jul 2020 Developing Resilient Organizations
11 Jun 2020 Ten Drivers of High Performing Organization June 11th 2020
14 May 2020 Creating the Workplace of the Future with EQi
09 Apr 2020 Human Connection In A Virtual Environment – How are OD professionals meeting the need?
12 Mar 2020 Brain-Based Coaching: Evaluating Interventions Using Psychology and Neuroscience
13 Feb 2020 Unlock the Creative Potential of Your Teams: An Introduction to the Simplexity Method of Applied Innovation
09 Jan 2020 The Courageous Leader: An Introduction to Dare to Lead

About Events

We host a variety of events throughout the year, including monthly programs, happy hours, a holiday party, and a volunteer recognition party.  Our monthly programs are generally held on the second Thursday of every month. Networking begins at 7:30 a.m., and the presentation runs from 8:00-9:30 a.m.  Hot and cold breakfast (including water and coffee) is served throughout.  Presentations and materials from previous events may be available to our members (view members-only content or become a member to gain access to these materials).  


We highly recommend that you register and pay for an event in advance.  We use registration numbers to make our catering order and monitor our space-related needs.  Registration opens a few weeks prior to an event and closes 2 days prior to the event.  Walk-in registrations are welcome as long as we have room for our registered attendees.


To cancel your registration, e-mail our Finance Chair at with the subject line "PLEASE CANCEL".

  • If you paid in advance & cancel at least 2 days in advance of the program, you will be refunded for the registration fee (minus a $2 processing fee if you paid by credit card) within 2 weeks. 
  • If you paid in advance BUT DO NOT cancel at least 2 days in advance, you will not receive a refund.
  • If you did not pay in advance & do not cancel, you will be liable for your registration fee.  Login to your account to settle the invoice.

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