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A Collection of Stories from Penn's Organizational Dynamics Program

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Blame it on Bill (Wilkinsky)

I never saw my career going in this direction.  I wanted to work at Penn in order to gain experience planning events before starting my own business.  While acquiring that experience I decided to develop my leadership capabilities by enrolling… Continue Reading →

Calling Things by Their Proper Names

Many years ago, I went to Rome for a short personal trip. Being a student of history, I was fascinated by seeing so much history around me. During my entire stay in Rome, I tried to walk around as much… Continue Reading →

How Organizational Dynamics Changed My Life

I met a former colleague for lunch in 1990 and during the discussion she suggested that I look into the Organizational Dynamics Program at Penn. Many of the courses offered fit my exact interests so I applied. Five years later… Continue Reading →

Life Happens

I began the OD program in 2001, after completing three classes, my oldest son, Josh was diagnosed with a rare disease. At that time, understandably, our focus was on caring for Josh and subsequently raising our son, Noah and daughter Katie. I… Continue Reading →

Dynamics of Dynamics

Marking the 40th anniversary of Dynamics by exchanging stories in which each of our adult lives intersects with the ever-changing bigger economic and cultural systems. My story is emblematic of what it means to teach in Dynamics –  the mission… Continue Reading →

My Experience at OD

Coming from the last corner in the world, over the huge mountains of the Andes and the cold water of the Pacific, the experience at Organizational Dynamics was a vital challenge for me, my family, my life and my career…. Continue Reading →

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