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Fielding alumna Dr. Kathy Cowan Sahadath presented at the Academy of Management

Posted by Hilary Edwards on Tue, Aug 14, 2012

Image KCS resized 600On Saturday August 4, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts at the Academy of Management Conference, Fielding Graduate University alumna Dr. Kathy Cowan Sahadath, school of HOD, presented a professional development workshop along with Dr. Dawn-Marie Turner and Dr. Lysbeth van Silfhout. The workshop was titled "Less Communication and More Conversation: Using Conversation to Facilitate Organizational Change." The workshop focused on conversation as the most natural and powerful ways of communicating during change with the goal of teaching how to use conversation as the primary means of communication for enabling intentional change.

The workshop focused on three areas:
1.         The role communication plays in affecting the outcome of an organizational change initiative. 
2.         The natural rhythm of conversation that occurs during change.
3.         The use of the guided conversation technique as a practical and effective tool for facilitating change in an organization change.

Click here for copy of a new e-zine Dr. Kathy Cowan Sahadath, Dr. Dawn-Marie Turner and Dr. Lysbeth van Silfhout produced through the International Council on Organizational Change-The Change Leader

Dr. Kathy Cowan Sahadath can be contacted at

Tags: organizational change, Organizational development, intentional change, conversation