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Consulting Group, a leading consulting company in the field of organization development and leadership. The review team read the self-study prepared by the MSOD program Director, Dr. Sharon Wagner and her full-time faculty, Drs. Sylvia Flatt and Mark Lusnar. The faculty were assisted by Frank Gigliotti, program assistant, and the staff in CPS Operations.(More)
Lately, many social systems (i.e., countries, organizations and projects) are experiencing adverse situations that are characterized as " dynamic complexity. " These situations usually co-produce disruptions in the day-today operations as a result of which many social systems become partially extinct. We posit this is because these situations are not(More)
This capstone is a response to four questions asked by four different professors with whom I studied in the Organizational Dynamics program at the University of Pennsylvania. The first question asked was about multi-frame analysis, and how the ability to use multiple frames is a valuable skill for managers and leaders in organizations. The second question(More)
A symbolic compilation of stories centered in a variety of organizational settings is presented. Through fictional characters and organizations, the narrative illustrates a variety of models, theories, and techniques that coaches might utilize when working with clients. This series of professional parables brings to life an assortment of executive coaching(More)
  • Donna Aura Lumbo, Alan M. Barstow, Larry M. Starr, Jason X. Magidson
  • 2014
This thesis examines the evolution, rationale and application of the Interactive Planning Methodology described by Russell Ackoff (1981). It focuses on the facilitator, particularly on the competencies required, for one to successfully facilitate the methodology. Data were gathered from direct observation of an interactive planning exercise at(More)
Universities around the world, including the University of Pennsylvania, construct policies and procedures to help codify manners of behavior in the academic environment. This capstone examines the construction of an academic grievance policy for the graduate school of Arts and Sciences. I present the construction from the perspective of the school of Arts(More)
A theoretical analysis on the perception of change management initiatives, with a focus on how one can one optimize and derive increased value from change management efforts. The context of this capstone is to determine the degree to which change management initiatives are successful. I intend to explore and catalogue reasons that control and predict change(More)