On 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.
Dr. Kathy Cowan Sahadath can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org