Collaborative Leadership

Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 8.23.22 PMAs an Organization Development consultant, I focus my practice on serving the leadership of organizations to effectively collaborate to affect change they would otherwise not be able to accomplish on their own. Having led my own consulting business for over nine years, I’m constantly working to develop my own leadership capacity so I’m better positioned to serve. As part of my graduate degree in organization development, I’ve worked hard over the last two years to build my own capacity as a collaborative leader. Continue reading

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My Organization Development Practitioner E-Portfolio

Screen Shot 2014-05-25 at 1.21.03 PMPart of my Master’s Program in Organization Development’s design includes me creating and sharing a portfolio of my work documenting my “development and accomplishments as an OD practitioner”. I’m pleased to share highlights of my learning with you and have organized it according to the program’s engaging curriculum. Continue reading

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Organization Development Reading List

Screen Shot 2014-05-22 at 10.27.57 AMIt’s hard for me to believe I’m just about to wrap up my graduate school program in Organization Development! I have learned so much through my participation in this program: how to most effectively serve organizations as a consultant, how to build stronger teams, how to understand and change an organization’s culture and how to facilitate more effective collaboration between organizations to name a few things. As I prepare for our final session in June, I want to share the 11 books that most influenced my work as an Organization Development (OD) practitioner. Continue reading

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Elevating my Practice with New Methods

Screen Shot 2014-04-12 at 8.56.21 PMAs I wrap up my graduate program in Organizaion Development, I continue to elevate the quality and impact of my consulting practice by incorporating what I’m learning with my clients. I’m also sharing more photos of my work these days via twitter highlighting some of these success stories.

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Facilitation and Values in Complex Environments

Screen Shot 2014-04-02 at 6.42.13 PM“Leadership in an environment of complexity will be that person who facilitates and creates an environment which makes it possible for the elements within the system to interact and create new forms of reality, guided by the overarching vision and rules.” Keene (2000)… “the ability to listen, communicate and participate in dialog which allows groups to surface and understand their assumptions about each other and their notion of reality as opposed to that of others.” Facilitative leadership provides an opening for a complex set of viewpoints to flourish. Continue reading

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Appreciative Team Building

Screen Shot 2014-03-06 at 2.44.20 PMTo follow up on my blog post I wrote for the Graziadio Voice about learning and applying Appreciative Inquiry (AI) as a large group intervention while in Costa Rica with my graduate program in Organization Development, I’m happy to share more details about my experience designing team-building retreats with two local organizations. I also want to use this post to share more details about the Appreciative Inquiry process. Continue reading

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Guest Blog from Ron’s Associate Kelly Martin

Screen Shot 2014-02-13 at 9.24.32 AMRon invited me to Facilitate a Board Retreat for the YWCA Family Cooperative Preschool.  It was my first time soloing for Ron Milam Consulting as well as my first time facilitating for a group with which I had no personal affiliation. I’m excited to report it went really well! Continue reading

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