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Monday, 10 May 2010 12:45

The GO society's stage two?

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A small group of passionate practitioners who want to change the world!

Stage One

For seven years we’ve worked hard and had some fun while building strong foundations for the society’s future work.  

We’ve established our legal structure, governance, banking, payment systems, insurance, auditors, by-laws, and policies in Toronto.  We also established a legal office, bank account, a payment processor and an Amazon.com store, all in the USA to better serve that market and the world in US currency with world-class fulfillment services.  And we have Ken Craddock’s extraordinary comprehensive bibliography of our field and an enviable collection of donated books, articles, dissertations, videos of practitioner interviews and presentation -- all available 24-7 to the world through our web site.  

Our accomplishments have earned broad credibility and built trust among our affiliates and corporate and university co-sponsors.  These good works include three world conferences, two in Toronto in English, and one in Buenos Aires innovating with simultaneous translation and using SKYPE video to offer virtual speakers.  Other accomplishments include a variety of special events, executive briefings, public professional development workshops, teaching clinics and video interviews with senior practitioners on four continents.  We've published a major book and built a second-generation web site that can now support our substantial library resources, events, journals, on-line professional development programs, database management, emailing, surveying and on-line store sales.


Stage Two?

What will stage two look like?  

What's desirable and possible given the environment and our vision, energy, capability and resources?

At this point, we need to refine and align our vision and goals, build a more robust and sustainable business model, and develop activities that engage, develop and support our affiliates at a higher level.

The board is scheduling a number of strategic discussions with consultation and input from our ABC (academic, business user, and consultant) affiliates leading up to our Organization Design Summit, October 22-25th .

Through our ABC synergies, we have amassed a mountain of resource materials.   However, some say that our resource library is overwhelming and that they don’t know where to start.

So for the time being we are beginning to organize our web site in three different ways:

  • By occupational role and the questions and opportunities inherent in each role
    • Academic
    • Manager,
    • Consultant
  • By activities and their related opportunities and questions.
    • Learning
    • Managing requisitely
    • Consulting  (GO Consulting Network)
    • Teaching and Mentoring
    • Writing and Publishing
    • Researching
    • Publicizing – messaging and postiioning
  • By practice issues
    • Implementing RO in small & medium size organizations
    • Implementing RO in global organizations
    • Assessment, coaching and talent pool management
    • Implications for Society
    • Practice in the Latin American Region in Spanish
    • Practice in the Australian, New Zealand, & South Africa Region

Over the next five or so months we will be organizing new special interest web pages, and inviting you to participate in on-line discussions, surveys, and teleconferences as the board continues its strategic discussions.

Soon, we will invite you to log into the society web site and to edit your registration / profile to indicate your interest in the above special interest groups.

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Professional associations & universities that support and / or co-market society conferences


Remove this one and put conference board logo here

 

IBM International

 

The Argentine Human Resources Association


The European Organization Design Forum

 

Canadian Association of Management Consultants

Human Resource Professionals of Ontario

Human Resource Planning Society

An institute for advanced human resources professional development

 

 

 

 

An association of academics, business users and consultants headquartered at Aarhus University in Denmark

A USA based association (I put a higher quality logo in the folder)

A Toronto-based association of advanced HR practitioners 

 

An Argentine Society for Quality Improvement

 

The Argentine Society for Training and Development

The Argentine Human Resources Association

Federation of Human Resource Associations in Latin America 

The Buenos Aires Technological Institute

An professional association for public service employees in Canada

Consulting firms that provide financial support

 

A management consulting firm in Toronto, Canada

 

 

Forrest and Company, Toronto, Canada

 

A global network of associate consultants headquartered in Toronto Canada

 

 

Toronto, Canada

 

 

USA

 

 

Australia

 

 

 

USA

 

 

 

USA

 

 

Toronto, Canada

Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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