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Workshop 3 (Full Day)

Process Consultation, Dialogue, and Organizational
Culture: A Day with Ed Schein

Ed Schein
Sloan School of Management, MIT

This interactive Workshop is a chance to spend a day with one of the most distinguished leaders in the field of organization development. Ed Schein has shaped our thinking about process consultation in organizations and about culture and leadership. This Workshop is designed for experienced practitioners in organization development and consultation to explore and reflect in greater depth what it means to be a consultant—to be in a "helping relationship." It will delve into the concept of culture and the implications of culture for the roles of leaders and of consultants. Drawing on his extensive thinking, writing, and practice, Ed will offer a mix of concepts and practical experience. He will introduce many case examples and stories into this conversation and will foster reflection and dialogue on participants’ own experiences.

Edgar H. Schein is widely acclaimed as one of the founders of the field of organizational psychology. Ed has published extensively, including such books as Career Dynamics (1978), Organizational Psychology (1980), Organizational Culture and Leadership (2nd ed., 1992), Career Anchors: Discovering Your Real Values (1985), and best sellers such as Process Consultation (2nd ed., 1988) and Organizational Psychology (3rd ed., 1980), as well as numerous journal articles. He is co-editor with Richard Beckhard of the Addison-Wesley Series on Organization Development that has published over 30 titles since its inception in 1969.

Ed received his Ph.B. from the University of Chicago, his B.A. and M.A. from Stanford University, and his Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard University. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Sociological Association, and the National Training Laboratories. He has been a management and organization development consultant to many corporations and foreign governments.

He served as the MIT Sloan Fellows Professor of Management from 1981 to 1991. Ed consults with organizations worldwide on culture, organizational development, and careers.

Coordinator: Ed Kahn, Shell Oil Company


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