St. Louis Organization Development Network      



Upcoming events

    • 12 Mar 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • The Heights, 8001 Dale Ave, Richmond Heights, MO 63117
    • 28

    As OD practitioners, we coach managers and executives, as well as train leaders to coach their own teams. Faced with numerous models and theories claiming “best practice” status, how do we discern effective coaching interventions from ineffective fads? During this session, we will develop an evaluative rubric – leveraging research from psychology and neuroscience – for identifying high-impact, brain-based practices. Topics will include:

    • How likely is a coaching intervention to make lasting behavioral and cognitive changes (or, what does neuroplasticity teach us about good coaching practices)?
    • How do social and emotional factors impact a person’s ability to be coached (or, does an intervention effectively address key social and emotional factors)?
    • Does an intervention offer sound practices for coaching through conflict (or, what do psychology and neuroscience tell us about diffusing tense situations while also facilitating growth)?
    • And finally: Does mindfulness – a current hot topic in coaching, self-help, and mental health – have a research-supported place in our coaching repertoire?

    This will be a conversational, application-focused session, with opportunities to discuss coaching models and theories both in use and/or being considered. For participants who are not currently leveraging formal coaching models, come prepared to inquire, learn and leave with the tools for making informed evaluation of coaching models. All are encouraged to come ready to share examples of coaching through conflict from your own practice.

    Dr. Jason Murphy helps organizations select, develop, and promote exceptional talent through the use of psychological assessment and empirically-supported coaching practices. As the founder and CEO of Organizational Assessment Partners, as well as a speaker and professor, Jason is privileged to have a positive impact on the hiring and development of individual contributors, managers, and executives in companies of all sizes. His work has been featured on radio and in academic journals, as well as several reference volumes. Jason has worked with organizations throughout North America, including privately held firms, nonprofits, and Fortune 500 companies like Emerson and Peabody. He earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Neuropsychology from Saint Louis University, and he is a licensed psychologist in Illinois and Missouri.

    • 09 Apr 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • The Heights, 8001 Dale Ave, Richmond Heights, MO 63117
    • 65

    Join us for an engaging program with Andy Jansen, who will introduce the Job Demands-Resources (J D-R) model through bringing to life the parallels between his work with horses, and the psychology of leadership, change, engagement, and diversity. The Job Demands-Resources (J D-R) model is a tool to positively impact productivity and retention. The J D-R model helps identify job demands and resources at the individual and organizational levels that impact both burnout and engagement.  By helping leaders understand these factors, practitioners across the OD spectrum can help maximize the productivity, resilience, and innovation of teams and individuals.


    This interactive session will encourage participants to reflect on and share experiences relating to latent causes of resistance, burnout, and engagement. 


    We will discuss the application of the J D-R model in embracing diversity, change management, coaching, professional development, leadership development, and performance management.


    This session will enable you to think critically about the impact of constraints, flexibility, and accountability on engagement, and come away with tools you can immediately apply to improve critical outcomes.

    Andy Jansen helps individuals and organizations to maximize their talent by focusing on engagement.  Andy brings universal OD issues to life by weaving in stories from years of working with horses, and the humans that engage with them, to illustrate the power of attention and intention, and the transformative effect of embracing diversity.  Andy has been an industry leader serving the American Farriers Association through their education, certification, and cultural exchange programs, and has authored articles for trade publications.  Andy brings to life the parallels between his work with horses, and the psychology of leadership, change, engagement, and valuing diversity.  In 2015 he began working in the field of OD, and in 2018 he completed an M.A. in Leadership and Organizational Development from Saint Louis University. Andy holds a B.S. in Ag-education and a minor in Agribusiness Economics from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Past events

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
14 Nov 2019 Cultural Intelligence Makes Diverse Companies Profitable
10 Oct 2019 Achieving Alignment Through Use of Root WHY Analysis
12 Sep 2019 Dialogue on the Future of OD and the Smart Machine Age
11 Jul 2019 Building teams and relationships: it's Your Superpower!
13 Jun 2019 Managing Energy in Virtual Teams
09 May 2019 Reshaping Employee Experience Through Culture, Communication & Connectivity
11 Apr 2019 Taking Leadership Development to Scale with the CFO as your Champion
12 Mar 2019 STL-ODN Annual Member Party
14 Feb 2019 Leveraging Internal and External OD Expertise - Partnering to Achieve Success and Results
10 Jan 2019 People Can’t Align to a Strategy They Don’t Understand
08 Nov 2018 Strategy Challenges of Culture and Change
11 Oct 2018 High Potential Development: Best - and Next – Practices
13 Sep 2018 Using Surveys Successfully: Best Practices in Survey Design
12 Jul 2018 OD Academic Panel
14 Jun 2018 360 Feedback - The Truth and the Fictions
10 May 2018 OD and LEAN – Partners in Organizational Effectiveness
12 Apr 2018 Passion & Payoff; Energizing the Work Experience
08 Mar 2018 Evaluating OD Interventions
08 Feb 2018 Successful Leadership Transitions: How a Learning & Development Function in a Global Company Created Relevance through a Structured, Disciplined Approach to Leadership Transitions
23 Jan 2018 Volunteer Appreciation & Holiday Party
11 Jan 2018 The Secret Language of Cross-functional Teaming: Getting on the Same Page to Deliver Results
09 Nov 2017 Leading for a Creative Employee Culture
12 Oct 2017 Psychological Dilemmas of Leadership
14 Sep 2017 Ennobling Spirited Leadership: Core Communicative Competencies
10 Aug 2017 Mindset, Mission, & Metacognition: A Lifelong Learning Framework
15 Jun 2017 We Took the Survey, Now What? Using Data to Engage Your Workforce
11 May 2017 Catching Up with the Gig Workforce
13 Apr 2017 “How You Think Is How You Lead”, A Special Extended Program at the Barry-Wehmiller Leadership Institute
09 Mar 2017 Legal and Ethical Issues in Performance Management
09 Feb 2017 Unconscious Bias in our OD Work
26 Jan 2017 Volunteer Appreciation & Holiday Party
12 Jan 2017 Sound Messages, Using Linguistics for Better Communication
10 Nov 2016 Socratic Questioning and Leadership in the 21st Century
13 Oct 2016 Peer Coaching - The Power of Peers
15 Sep 2016 2016 Annual Conference: Sponsorship
15 Sep 2016 2016 Annual Conference - OD's Role in Launching (i)nnovation
11 Aug 2016 This Is Water – A Discussion on Communication and OD
27 Jul 2016 STL-ODN Evening of Networking
09 Jun 2016 Favorite OD Tools
12 May 2016 Large-scale Change Initiatives
14 Apr 2016 Passages
10 Mar 2016 Inside Out Coaching
11 Feb 2016 See Spot Lead
27 Jan 2016 Volunteer Appreciation & New Year Celebration
14 Jan 2016 Applying Energy Leadership to Your Life and Organization
12 Nov 2015 HR Analytics: Building a Winning Team Based on the Data
08 Oct 2015 Experience-based Leadership Development
05 Oct 2015 STL ODN Capital Innovators Program
10 Sep 2015 Mentoring for Employee and Leader Development
13 Aug 2015 Lessons For All Sizes: Developing an OD Culture in Companies Both Big and Small
29 Jul 2015 STL-ODN Evening of Networking
11 Jun 2015 Case Study of Complex Change at Maritz Motivation Solutions
14 May 2015 Continuing the Conversation: Thriving With Organization Development
21 Apr 2015 2015 Annual Conference: Sponsorship
21 Apr 2015 2015 Annual Conference: Thriving with Organization Development
12 Mar 2015 Stakeholders, Strategy, Culture and Success
12 Feb 2015 OD’s Future and Your OD Potential: An Eye Toward Tomorrow
08 Jan 2015 Mastering the Cube: Organization Design for Complex Times
04 Dec 2014 STL - ODN Holiday Party
13 Nov 2014 Strategic Planning for Business Effectiveness and Growth: The Hoshin Kanri Method
10 Oct 2014 The Choice in Establishing Trust and Influence with our Clients
11 Sep 2014 2014 Annual Conference: Transforming… Our Practice, Our Impact, Our Community
14 Aug 2014 Paradox Thinking
31 Jul 2014 STL-ODN Evening of Networking
12 Jun 2014 Monthly Program Canceled
08 May 2014 Strategic Talent Management in a Dynamic Business Environment: A Graybar Case Study
10 Apr 2014 BrandU: Re-energizing Your Leadership Identity
14 Mar 2014 Volunteerism in the OD Community: Leveraging our Expertise for Added Value - Case Study on the United Way Funds Allocation Process
13 Feb 2014 Enhancing OD's Value: 7 Tips on Thinking Like a CEO
29 Jan 2014 Communities of Practice - Change Management Meeting
09 Jan 2014 Learn Like a Child, Lead Like an Adult, Succeed Like a Champion
12 Dec 2013 2013 STL-ODN Holiday Party
14 Nov 2013 Using Coaching to Further the Emerging Leadership Development Agenda
29 Oct 2013 Third Annual STL-ODN Volunteer Recognition and Networking Event
10 Oct 2013 LAB Profile: Language Tools for Successful Interventions
25 Sep 2013 The 2013 STL-ODN Conference: OD's Role in Corporate Strategy
09 Aug 2013 Retaining Talent in Organizations: StrengthsFinder
31 Jul 2013 STL-ODN Summer Happy Hour
13 Jun 2013 Lessons Learned from Practice: A Case Study in OD
10 May 2013 Emotional Intelligence: Implications for Application (FRIDAY program)
11 Apr 2013 Assessing Organizational Health
14 Mar 2013 Executive Assimilation: Accelerating Executive and Organizational Effectiveness
14 Feb 2013 Personal Agility & Organizational Change
11 Jan 2013 Bring It On! Add Magic to Successful Culture Shift (FRIDAY program)
05 Dec 2012 2012 STL-ODN Holiday Party
08 Nov 2012 Strategy Execution As An Organization Development Intervention
12 Oct 2012 Blending Leadership Development and Talent Management: A Case Study at BJC----NOTE: This program is on a Friday
27 Sep 2012 Second Annual STL-ODN Volunteer Recognition and Networking Event
13 Sep 2012 Shaping Change with Social Media: What, when, where, why, how
22 Aug 2012 STL-ODN Mission/Vision Discussion (Open to STL-ODN Members)
09 Aug 2012 Are You Solving the Right Strategic Problem?
26 Jul 2012 An Evening with Warner Burke
20 Jun 2012 An Evening of Conversation
14 Jun 2012 Evaluating OD- Myths and Misconceptions?
10 May 2012 Leadership Development Coaching with The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
12 Apr 2012 Gamifying OD
14 Mar 2012 An Evening of Conversation
08 Mar 2012 Succession Planning, Managing the Future of Talent
29 Feb 2012 The 2012 STL-ODN Conference: The Shifting Role of Organization Development in Business
12 Jan 2012 Identifying Potential and Developing Talent
08 Dec 2011 A New Paradigm for Change Leadership
30 Nov 2011 2011 STL-ODN Holiday Party
13 Oct 2011 You Define 2012: "You Are the Program" Program
28 Sep 2011 Members-Only Networking and Volunteer Recognition Event
08 Sep 2011 Experience the Collective Knowledge of a World Café!
18 Aug 2011 Volunteer Recruitment Event
18 Aug 2011 Strategic Change Management
14 Jul 2011 Summer Break - No July Program
09 Jun 2011 MAPping Performance – A New Path to OD Interventions
12 May 2011 The Shifting Paradigm of Executive Leadership Development: From the Individual to the Collective
19 Apr 2011 An Evening of Conversation
14 Apr 2011 Dilemmas, Challenges, and Opportunities Facing Us as OD Professionals
10 Mar 2011 Organizational Change toward Work-Family Balance
23 Feb 2011 St. Louis OD Network 2011 Conference
13 Jan 2011 Developing Managers Who Can Lead: An Integrated Leadership Development Model at Olin Business School
09 Dec 2010 Holiday Party
18 Nov 2010 Building Virtual Work Organizations
14 Oct 2010 Making Mentoring Matter
09 Sep 2010 Understanding the Power of Competency Modeling
12 Aug 2010 HR and OD: Two Sides of the Same Coin - How can OD effectively partner with HR?
10 Jun 2010 Innovations in Assessing and Designing Organizations
13 May 2010 Driving Business Results through People
11 Mar 2010 Anatomy of Feedback

About Events

We host a variety of events throughout the year, including monthly programs, a conference, 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.


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