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Special Division: Organizational Development

  • 10/24/2013
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Alliant International University in Alhambra, Room B101/103

The California School of Professional Psychology
the American Society for Training and Development – Los Angeles Chapter

 invite you to a presentation and discussion:

Organization Design: The Evolving Roles of HR & OD in Getting Talented, Motivated People in the Right Places

with Sohee Jun, Maria Loera, Jeremy Lurey, and Jonathan Troper

Where: Room B101/103 at Alliant International University in Alhambra (just east of downtown L.A.)

When: Thursday October 24, 2013, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

How Much: ASTD Members: Free, Non Members: $10 at the door

“Org Design” as we call it has become a hot topic in OD and HR circles. So many companies are downsizing one division as they grow another and re-structuring their teams, their business units, and divisions.  If you’re in HR or OD and you haven’t yet been involved in an org design project, you’re probably going to sometime soon. Tonight, we’ll introduce you to what it’s all about and how you can contribute to org design success. If you have been involved, bring your burning questions to discuss with the panelists.

Some leaders act as though organization design is just a matter of reorganizing business structures, processes, and technology. But it’s not. People are involved, and their jobs and identities are being toyed with. So how can OD and HR professionals factor in motivation? How do talent assessment and development issues get resolved in org design?  For instance, how can HR & OD professionals ensure that people feel motivated to operate in the new organization structure so that they are committed to the new organization and stay productive? 

For people new to org design, we will start by reviewing the methodology itself.  Then, we’ll look at the evolving role of OD professionals and HR professionals in org design projects.

About the Presenters:

Maria Loera is Senior Consultant in Organizational Development & Change Management at Southern California Edison. A self-motivated, dynamic, results-oriented leader with over 20 years of extensive experience as a Human Resources Generalist, Maria’s in-depth expertise in organizational development, change management, and project management abilities adeptly accompany her strong team-building style, and knowledge of human performance improvement. In her experience, Maria has served as an internal consultant and project manager for large-scale organizational change efforts and technological implementations. Experience includes working with people at all levels in different functions ranging from Human Resources, Transmission & Distribution, Nuclear Plant (SONGS), Customer Service, Operations Support, IT, Corporate Center, Power Procurement, Supply Chain and Finance.

Dr. Jeremy Lurey is the CEO and Chief Architect of Plus Delta Consulting, LLC. Dr. Lurey is a talented leadership coach and organizational change specialist who partners with his clients to improve performance and produce better business results. With nearly 20 years of progressive experience as a management consultant, he is a trusted business advisor for and has supported clients ranging from small start-up organizations to Fortune 100 multi-national corporations, including numerous not-for-profit and government agencies. Honored as a Top “40 Under 40” executive of the year by The M&A Advisor, Dr. Lurey has particular expertise in leadership development, succession management, change management, process improvement, and strategic planning. In addition to his role as a consultant, Dr. Lurey is a dedicated mentor and educator for emerging professionals in the field, frequently speaking to professional groups at local and international conferences and symposiums.

Dr. Sohee Jun brings nearly 15 years’ of progressive experience in broad based Organization Development and Learning and Development.  Dr. Jun brings expertise in change management, leadership development, team effectiveness, innovation, and business process improvement. Sohee has worked with a variety of industries including, Entertainment, Financial Services, and Engineering companies. She has supported clients ranging from small start-up operations to multi-national Fortune 500 corporations.

Dr. Jonathan Troper, panel chair, is co-chair of the Organization Development Special Division for ASTD-Los Angeles, and Director for the Center for Innovation and Change at the California School of Professional Psychology.


1000 South Fremont Avenue #5, Alhambra, CA 91803-1360, Building B, Room 101/103


  1. 10 Fwy E. to San Bernardino-Exit Fremont going North towards the mountains.
  2. Pass major intersection at Valley just after double intersection at Mission:
  3. Right at first driveway north of Mission, 1000 Fremont - The Alhambra.


  1. Tell guard at booth you're visiting Alliant.
  2. Park in Visitor Parking. (free if you leave after 9:00pm; $3.00 if you leave before 9pm)
  3. Walk under green awning at north end of visitor parking and continue up the path.
  4. After several building entrances, pass the ALLIANT building (near USC sign, too) Building “A7 Capra” and the brick path rises a bit.
  5. The B1 building is the next building you come to along the path.
  6. Turn left up a short flight of just a few stairs at the south end of the building  
  7. 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.
  8. Enter the double doorway and see directions on walls to find your room.  
  9. Walk straight ahead and turn right at the end of the hallway. Room 101/103 is immediately on your right.   

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ATD-Los Angeles Chapter
9852 W. Katella Ave. #187
Anaheim, CA 92804
Chapter Code: CH8028

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