You are cordially invited to attend

The 25th anniversary celebration of
the Organization Development Program

happening in conjunction with the Annual Lecture Series

April 22-23, 2022

at the Daniel L. Goodwin Hall of Business and virtually via Zoom

Renowned Benedictine scholars, authors and practitioners in the field of
Organization Development will offer professional insight on subjects under the topic:
"Organization Development in a Post COVID-19 World”

Please note: Space is limited. We expect spots to fill quickly so please RSVP as
soon as possible. Direct all questions to Jennifer Jaschke at 630-829-6309.

Please RSVP for either/both events at:

Schedule of Events:

Friday, April 22, 2022
7:00 p.m.: Opening

Remarks given by

  • Dr. Kenneth Newbold, Provost and Chief Academic Officer
  • Dr. Darrell Radson, Dean of Benedictine's Daniel L. Goodwin College of Business
  • Dr. Peter Sorensen, Founder and Director of Benedictine's Doctor of Philosophy in Organization Development program
  • Dr. Therese F. Yaeger, Benedictine Professor of Organization Development
  • Dr. Ramkrishnan Tenkasi, Benedictine Professor of Organization Development
7:30 p.m.: Panel discussion:

“Organization Development in a Post-COVID World”


Dr. Rachael Narel
Professor, Master of Science in Organizational Behavior Program
Topic: AGILE an dhow it assists change efforts during this time

Dr. Bryan McCusker
Owner/President of HFI Manufacturing, Inc.
Topic:  How O.D. has helped me handle elements of employee stress during the COVID pandemic.

Dr. Nazneen Razi
Owner/President of NRHR Talend Consulting
Topic: How O.D. is being used within the field of HR during this time, via my experience owning a consulting firm.

Dr. Dalitso Sulamoyo
Chief Executive Officer at Champaign County Regional Planning Commission
Topic: African indigenous wisdom as a catalyst for large system change amidst the COVID pandemic.


8:15 p.m.: Reception

Cocktails and light appetizers will be served

Saturday, April 23, 2022
9:00 a.m.: Lecture Series Introductions and remarks on 25th year celebration  

#Coffee open for coffee and food purchases at 8:30 a.m.

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 

"The Business of Building a Better World"

Dr. David Cooperrider
Distinguished University Professor, Department of Organizational Behavior,
Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: In-person breakout discussion groups

Benedictine University Ph.D. alumni will lead in-person breakout sessions to discuss Dr. Cooperrider's presentation.


Lunch available

Please RSVP for either/both events at:

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For further information contact
Therese Yaeger, Ph.D.
(630) 829-6207