Dignity: Addressing a Human Fundamental in Organizations – October 9, 2019

Dignity:  Addressing a Human Fundamental in Organizations – October 9, 2019

What if we looked at OD challenges through the lens of dignity? What is dignity anyway? And how can dignity be a foundational discipline in OD work? What difference can this lens make on our professional impact for our clients and for the organizations we work in?

After a brief introduction on current research about dignity – drawn from the fields of international conflict resolution, leadership development, and organizational change processes – we will interactively explore how a fuller understanding of dignity and dignity-based practices can contribute to your professional practice when approaching typical OD challenges, such as:

  • client contracting
  • talent management, engagement strategies, and organizational culture change
  • navigating tricky ‘politics’ & power dynamics, or facilitating seemingly intractable issues between different stakeholders of an organization

About the Speaker

Sabine Amend is an experienced OD professional and the CEO of ti Communication USA, Inc. She has worked with clients from more than 50 countries, including representatives from Fortune 100 companies in the automotive, IT, health, and banking industries. Consulting, researching, and serving as faculty at Northeastern University-College of Professional Studies drive her ongoing inquiry and learning. Dignity as a lens has been resonant with clients, adding depth and practical impact to OD work.


Date:  Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
Time:  5:30pm-6pm – networking; 6pm-8:30pm – program
Location:  Portland Roasting Coffee - Oak Street Café, 815 SE Oak Street, Portland, OR 97214
Parking:  Free, on-street.
Food:  Sandwiches and assorted appetizers provided
Cost:  Chapter Members and Partner Organizations (ATD, PHRMA): $10; Guests: $25
Register:  Through Eventbrite. Online registration available until 8 am the morning of the event. Registration will also be available at the door if space available. Space limited to 40 attendees.