Organizational Development (OD) & Project Success (1 day)


December 14, 2019 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Mercer Island Community Center | 8236 SE 24th St.
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Organization Development (OD) is geared toward improving performance through the strategic engagement of the people in your workplace. This course is an introduction to OD that helps managers of projects, leaders, and those tasked with creating change or improving processes align their organizations and effectively engage employees toward better outcomes. Participants will look at their situations through an OD lens and have an opportunity to begin strategically planning for success.

Twenty years ago, Chris Crosby was a young internal Organization Development Manager armed with new skills from a recent Master’s Degree and blessed with a savvy mentor. He worked on over 20 projects and Initiatives over 4 years with one common denominator ─ they all succeeded!

The projects included –

  • A 20-location and 7-country Oracle implementation
  • Six R&D projects
  • New Bottle Cap Machines
  • Plant Integrations and Mergers
  • Integrating Lean with change principles in a manufacturing plant  


What did he do? Chris applied a set of systemic and socio-technical components to align and govern each project.

In this 1-day workshop, you’ll learn to:

  • Apply socio-technical components to accomplish success.
  • Learn Macro strategies for system alignment.
  • Use SATA (Sponsor/Agent/Target/Advocate) to analyze a workplace and develop engagement strategies for increasing alignment, raising morale, and improving results.
  • Set measurable goals.
  • Align any organization to a project or initiative


Participants must bring a project or initiative to focus on during the workshop, preferably one that is struggling or has some challenges. Come join Chris as he guides us through an experiential workshop to help illuminate issues and provide practical ways to improve your projects

Speaker Bio:

Chris is a consultant who helps organizations succeed by aligning people to numerically measurable goals. His unique strategic engagement methods help leaders overcome obstacles previously thought unattainable.

While internal at Alcoa, Chris helped multiple projects succeed including R&D, new capping machines, and a global ERP implementation. His work crosses industries and uses a unique systemic focus, plus a variety of models, methods, and strategies to clarify challenges and create implementation success.

He is a published author of three books. His first book, Strategic Organizational Alignment, outlines core components to align any organization. The book weaves a story based on real characters of one organization's quest to find answers, with chapters that outline practical solutions to core business challenges. He has held adjunct faculty positions and has extensive international experience.

Beyond his consulting work, Chris is the President of the Board of the Pacific Northwest Organization Development Network (PNODN) where they have almost tripled membership in a little less than two years.

PNODN is a proud partner of PS-PMI.


Continental Breakfast, Lunch and refreshments are provided.
If you have any dietary concerns, please contact [email protected]

Course Credit:

Students who satisfy course completion requirements receive a "Certificate of Completion," attesting to the fact that they have completed 8 hours of project management training. To obtain a certificate of completion for this course, students must attend the full day of training and participate in-class activities.

Cancellation and No-Show Policy:

If you have made a reservation and find that you will be unable to attend, please send an email to [email protected] and cancel your ticket as early as possible. All cancellations are subject to a minimum of $50.00 fee if done at least 10 days before the event. Cancellations after the event starts are subject to full charge to ensure the Chapter does not incur excessive expenses. All refunds will be issued after two credit card billing cycles.


$190.00 PMI Member General Admission
$150.00 Earlybird rate before December 4

$290.00 Non-Member General Admission
$250.00 Earlybird rate before December 4

$190.00 Partner Organization Member
$150.00 Earlybird rate before December 4