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Changing the conversation changes everything!

Group Jazz works with organizations and communities to build their capacity to engage everyone in meetings, events, and initiatives that change the conversation about what matters.

We play a variety of roles on the team including DESIGNER, FACILITATOR, and COACH using Liberating Structures, a portfolio of methods and tools based on a pattern language for engagement.

Outcomes include:

  • Participants get on the same page around the nature and scope of a critical, shared challenge and their potential to make a difference.
  • Multiple, self-organized action plans for NEXT STEPS toward a shared vision of options are identified.
  • New possibilities for collaboration are discovered.
  • Participants leave with the capacity to pick up and use a portfolio of simple, powerful tools to make their own meetings and interactions more effective.

Group Jazz has deep experience applying ideas emerging from complexity science to challenges for leaders and organizations. We also have special expertise in working with boundary crossing teams to leverage virtual tools and media in ways that promote real engagement.

Read about some recent examples.

Check out the Playlist to find out about our training, consulting, design, and production services.

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Group Jazz
3735 Kanawha St, NW
Washington, DC 20015
+1 202-344-5930

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News

May 6 2013
Changing the conversation about evaluation

Apr 8 2013
What if we flipped our meetings?

Upcoming events

March 28, 2014 Complexity Science DC Workshop with Lisa Kimball

Recent events

June 18, 2013 - 3pm ET Changing the Conversation about Evaluation Teleconference

May 21, 2013 - 12pm ET Changing the Conversation about Evaluation Teleconference

May 16, 2013 - 1pm ET Flipped Meetings Webinar

April 30-May 2, 2013 Organization Design Forum Annual Conference, Denver, CO

April 24-26, 2013 Connecting4Commuinity Conference, Cincinnati, OH

April 18-20, 2013 Plexus Action 2013, Silver Spring, MD

March 26, 2013 Webinar: Tactical Transformation: Liberating Organizational Design 11am - 12:30pm ET

March 12, 2013 DC Fractal Meeting - It Takes a School to Raise a Village

March 5-8, 2013 Facilitating and Managing Complex Systems Change, Oxford, UK. Lisa Kimball serves as faculty for the module as part of NTL's Organization Development Certificate program.

Learning Network
Evaluation Learning Network

Articles (pdf)
Changing the Organization One Conversation at a Time
Liberating Structures: A New Pattern Language for Engagement
An Inside Job: Best Practices From Within
How We Learn and How We Change

eCourses
Understanding Organization Development
The Complexity Lens

The Art and Science of Liberating Structures

Liberating Structures Handbook (pdf)
Engaging Everyone with Liberating Structures

Beyond Best Practices
Read the take-aways from Lisa Kimball's Beyond Best Practices: How Adoption of New Strategies Really Happens from Global Health Collaborative attendee Elsie Minja-Mwaniki

15 Minutes with Lisa Kimball
Audio interview on changing the conversation on complex problems

On Demand Webcasts
Engaging participants in virtual communities
Positive Deviance, Liberating Structures, Design Thinking, and more hosted by Adapt Learning

PlexusDC
PlexusDC Fractal

Book
book coverInviting Everyone: Healing Healthcare through Positive Deviance tells the remarkable story of a people-centered approach to organizational and social change. Order your copy today

20 Years
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