Defining OD in Japan: Changes in and around Japanese organizations from a global perspective

  • 30 Jan 2011
  • 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sun Members Tokyo Shinjuku (

OD Network Japan


Defining OD in Japan: Changes in and around Japanese organizations from a global perspective

with Keynote Speaker

Dr. Robert Marshak, Ph.D.

Senior Scholar in Residence, Department of Public Administration and Policy, AU/NTL MSOD Program, American University

About the Speaker

Dr. Robert Marshak, PhD

Dr. Marshak has taught organization dynamics and change leadership in SPA since 1977. His areas of expertise include: organizational change & development, organizational discourse, and organization theory and behavior. 

He has served on the Boards of NTL Institute and the Organization Development Network, and was Acting Editor of the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science. He received the OD Network’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and is the author of over 60 publications on consulting and change. 

Dr. Marshak also held senior executive level positions in policy and management analysis in the US Government.

Ph.D. Public Administration, American University
M.P.A Public Administration, American University
B.A., Political Science, Duke University

The speech will be followed by a group dialogue on adapting OD practices to Japanese culture and the prospects for OD in Japan.

The workshop will close with a wrap-up on the challenge of implementing an operational defnition of OD in Japan.

For more details and registration procedure, download the FLYER here .

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