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OD SIG: Interventions that Shift a Culture

  • 10/25/2018
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Alliant International University, 1000 South Fremont Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91803-1360 ~ Building B, Room 101/103 & 102 for pre-paid dinner


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The Association for Talent Development-Los Angeles Organization Development Special Interest Group, OD in LA, and Alliant International University invites you to a presentation:

Interventions that Shift a Culture

Thursday October 25, 2018 at Alliant International University

Cutoff for dinner registration is 9 a.m. on 10/24.

Walkins welcome for program at 6:50.

Panelists: Jim Glantz, PhD; Cris Hagen, MA; and Sohee Jun, PhD. Moderator: Jonathan Troper, PhD

6:00 pm Self-paid dinner

6:50 pm Meet the panel, participate in “World Cafe” style interactive breakout exercises

8:15 pm Learn how the experts did it

9:00 pm Adjourn

Does Culture Eat Strategy for Breakfast? What Can We Do about It?

In a world wracked by trade wars, hackers, and disruptive innovations, companies scramble to create and execute on their strategy before the vortex sucks them under.  However, as Peter Drucker famously stated, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Leaders must realistically address their culture to succeed. Employees often “get” culture far better than they “get” strategy.

So how do you shift an organizational culture? What works? What doesn’t work? How do I know what my organization, or my client’s organization, is ready for?  How can we address both strategy and culture together? What do leaders need to do in order to win employees’ trust that leaders care about them?

A panel of OD practitioners with experience as Directors, Vice Presidents and external consultants will share their triumphs and tragedies in nudging cultures in strategically important directions. They will share scenarios, challenge you to think through the intervention strategy you might use, and lead you through what they did and how it went.

Guest Speaker Panel

Sohee Jun, PhD, is the principal of SJ Consulting and Founder of we.volution. She brings 20 years’ experience in coaching, strategic leadership development, and team effectiveness with some of the most admired companies on the planet. Prior to consulting, Sohee most recently served as the Executive Director of Organization Development and Change Management at Warner Bros. Entertainment. She previously held other internal leadership positions at Countrywide Financial Corporation and Jacobs Engineering Group as well as various HR consulting positions at Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Washington Mutual. Sohee holds MS and PhD degrees in Organizational Psychology from Alliant International University as well as a BS degree in Psychology from the University of Arizona.  Sohee is Certified in MBTI, DiSC, Emotional Competence Inventory (ECI), Hay Inventory of Leadership Styles (ILS), Organizational Climate Survey (OCS), and Lominger.

Jim Glantz, PhD is the Managing Partner of The Academy For Leadership And Training (TAFLAT), a boutique Executive Coaching and Leadership Training firm. Prior to founding TAFLAT, Jim served as the Vice-President of Leadership Development & Executive Coaching at The Wonderful Company ($4b; 8,000 employees). Jim holds 20+ years of experience in Learning & Development and Executive Coaching, and has a doctoral degree in Organizational Development and Masters in Education from UCLA. Jim and his business partners at TAFLAT have amassed an impressive client list, representing all industries and sizes, including: Marvel Semiconductors, C.B.R.E., Apria Healthcare, La Peer Surgery Center, BMG Music, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Payson Growers, CherrCo, BodyBio, and more.  Jim is the author of TAFLAT’s blog, and has written a new book, Worst Practices…in Corporate Training, which can be found on Amazon

Cris Hagen, MA, has worked in Organization and Leadership Development for over 35 years.  He has led numerous successful large-scale change initiatives that involve implementing new systems, culture change, and improving employee engagement. Cris has led internal OD and Leadership Development activities at San Diego Gas & Electric, Rockwell International, Prudential Healthcare, Semtech Corporation, and Ixia Communications.  As a consultant, he has led change management and culture change initiatives for companies such as The Walt Disney Company, Beckman Coulter, STERIS Corporation, Applied Materials, Farmers Insurance, Amgen, and Southern California Edison. Cris’ passion is leadership coaching and designing and facilitating leadership team building workshops.

Jonathan Troper, PhD has co-led strategic planning that produced Alliant International University’s five-year plan and is on the faculty in organizational psychology. He directs the consulting unit, the Center for Innovation and Change, where clients have included Clients have included East Los Angeles Family Resource Center, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, The Walt Disney Studios, Disney-ABC Television, Troika, Goodwill of Southern California, City of Hope National Medical Center, and the City of Pasadena.


1000 South Fremont Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91803-1360

Building B, Room 101/103 & 102 for pre-paid dinner

Directions to Alliant Building B from the 710 Fwy:

  • 710 N to end of Fwy.
  • Right on Valley. Go about 3 more lights and get into double left-turn lane.
  • Left on Fremont.
  • Go through next 2 lights (Mission and 1000 Fremont)
  • Right on Orange Avenue,
  • Right at the first driveway after LA Fitness.


  • Drive past the back of the LA Fitness building and take a right into the LA Fitness (B2) Parking Structure.
  • Pull a ticket and park ($5 per car).
  • Walk out of parking structure and head south along the red brick path.
  • The B1 building is the first building you come to along the path.
  • Pass the green awning and turn right to walk up a few steps and walk along the south end of the building.  
  • Walk under the archway and along the walkway that hugs the south side of the building, with a courtyard down below you on the left.
  • Enter the doorway and go straight.
  • Room 102 is in front of you at the end of the hall, with tables for eating your pre-paid dinner , and
  • Room 101/103 where speaking will take place is the first and second door on your right when you're standing outside Room 102.


If you want to avoid the $5 parking cost, you can park in the visitor parking lot (like in days gone by). Drive north on Fremont from Valley Blvd, go 100 feet past Mission Ave. and turn right at the driveway to The Alhambra parking lot. Take a ticket at the guard hut and turn left at the first opportunity. Walk north under the green awning at the north end of the parking lot, up the red brick road past the Alliant entrance, up a slight hill and turn left up the short flight of steps. After 9:00pm or a bit earlier, the gate is open, and no one is there to take money.

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