Building an Internal Organization Development Practice: A Practical Look
Jamie Lewis Smith, PhD
Allison Beaver-Craft, MS
Trent DeVore, PsyD
Post-Doc / Early Career, Transitioning Psychologists, Mid-Level, Senior-Level
This session will take a practical look at how an internal organization development (OD) practice was developed within a mid-size, multi-site, geographically-dispersed pediatric healthcare organization. The presenters will discuss their approach to and the challenges of building an internal practice, share why they focused resources mainly on leadership development, and the programs, tools, and methods they use to accomplish their goals. They will engage the audience in discussion about advantages and disadvantages to their approach.