Evaluating OD Interventions

  • 08 Mar 2018
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • BJC Institute for Learning and Development 8300 Eager Road, St. Louis, MO 63144
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Evaluating OD Interventions

Presenter: Patricia Bagsby, PhD & Cheryl Throgmorton, EdD

With emerging people data analytics tools available, the ability to evaluate the outcomes of OD interventions and to show their impact on organizational health is encouraging. The Global OD Practice Framework provides a competency construct for OD practitioners. Throughout the framework the ability to understand data to make solid organizational recommendations is prevalent.  OD practitioners are specifically challenged to be data synthesizers and results-oriented leaders. Given often limited resources to do a robust evaluation, it is important that OD practitioners partner with organizational stakeholders to develop an agreed up evaluation strategy.

This session will enable you to:

  • Discuss the advancements with data analytics and what that can mean for OD.
  • Use an evaluation strategy decision tree to clarify evaluation priorities.
  • Apply and extend Kirkpatrick learning evaluation and Phillips ROI constructs to evaluating OD interventions.
  • Use a basic evaluation planning tool to determine the approach, time and effort needed to evaluate the results desired.

Patricia Bagsby and Cheryl Throgmorton will present example evaluations of interventions based on their experience as scholar-practitioners. Patricia’s presentation lens comes from Phillips ROI construct. Cheryl’s presentation lens for this session comes from the following OD Practitioner article: “What We Can Learn from Evaluating OD Interventions – The Paradox of Competing Demands” (Cady & Kim, Vol, 49 No. 1, 2017).

About the Facilitators

Dr. Patricia Bagsby, Vice President of Organizational Consulting, has 10 years of experience in both internal and external consulting roles. Her strong scientist-practitioner approach expands her perspective when helping clients to optimize their strengths. Patricia focuses on helping leaders optimize the strengths of their teams; develop and integrate new systems and processes; and grow as individuals. Her integrated approach combines behavioral sciences, change management, and process improvement principles. She has extensive applied experience in leadership development; facilitation; and training and program development. Patricia specializes in career transitions, with an emphasis on the transition from full-time work to retirement. She has developed training programs and coaching methodology, as well as authored and co-authored articles about the non-financial components of pre-retirement planning. In addition, she has also co-authored articles about aspects of work-life interface/integration.

Dr. Cheryl Throgmorton has worked as an OD practitioner for 25 years, almost all as an internal consultant, but she does have a year and half of external experience. She has worked in various industries, but has worked within healthcare for the past 17 years. Cheryl completed her Doctor of Education degree in Organization Development and Learning from the University of St. Thomas in 2011. She currently serves as the Executive Director of OD and inclusion at Mercy. Cheryl joined Mercy after serving as the Director of Organizational Learning at Bronson Healthcare in Kalamazoo, Michigan and as the Manager of Organizational Effectiveness at St. Louis Children’s Hospital/BJC Healthcare. She has always worked with stakeholders to define what success looks in order to create evaluation strategies to verify in the outcomes were achieved.  She and her colleagues at Bronson Healthcare published an article of their evaluation of a new program targeting physician development: “Evaluating a physician leadership development program - a mixed method approach” in the Journal of Health Organization and Management, May 2016.

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