For more than 50 years, the scholars within Benedictine University's Master of Science in Management and Organization Behavior program have brought the world's best leaders to campus. Please join us in welcoming the esteemed Edgar H. Schein, Ph.D., one of the most prominent experts in the field of Organization Development.

Sponsored by the Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior program and the Ph.D. in Organization Development program at BenU.

Saturday | April 12

Krasa Student Center, Second Floor
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided

"Humble Inquiry:
The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling"
Edgar H. Schein, Ph.D.

"Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling"

Communication is essential in a healthy organization, but all too often when we interact with people—especially those who report to us—we simply tell them what we think they need to know. This can shut them down. To generate bold new ideas, avoid disastrous mistakes, and develop agility and flexibility, we need to practice "Humble Inquiry."

Ed Schein defines Humble Inquiry as "The fine art of drawing someone out, of asking questions to which you do not know the answer, of building a relationship based on curiosity and interest in the other person."

In his new book, "Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling," Schein contrasts Humble Inquiry with other kinds of inquiry, shows the benefits Humble Inquiry provides in many different settings, and offers advice on overcoming the cultural, organizational and psychological barriers that keep us from practicing it. 

Sunday | April 13
Krasa Student Center, Rooms ABC
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Continental breakfast 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Perspectives on Edgar Schein's Work
from Scholars/Practitioners

Gina Hinrichs, Ph.D.

David Jamieson, Ph.D.

Angie Keister, Ph.D.

Dawn Newman, Ph.D.

Henry Williams, Ph.D.

*Tickets: $100 for 2-day event

*($50 for alumni and members of the Organization Development Network, Organization Development Network of Chicago, Community of Organization Development in Chicagoland, International Society for Organization Development, Society of Human Resource Management, Human Resources Management Association of Chicago and the Chicagoland Chapter for the American Society for Training and Development)

For further information contact
(630) 829-6361 or
5700 College Rd. Lisle, IL