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ODC is actively working toward sharing contemporary and relevant knowledge in the field of Organization Design. The webinar series is one of the mediums for this.

We have designed a policy for webinars that aims to balance the twin goals of disseminating organization design knowledge at large as well as providing unique value for members.

Webinar topics relate to Organization Design, broadly defined. Presenters are a mix of ODC members and non-members who bring specialized expertise.

ODC members have first priority in registering for webinars that have size restrictions (e.g. because of hands on components).Approximately a week before the webinar, the remaining available seats will be opened to non-members.

All webinars are archived on the ODC website.

To get full access to the recordings, one must be an ODC member.

If you would like to propose a webinar, please email us at for the schedule and technical details.

Upcoming webinars

    • 30 May 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
    • Zoom Webinar
    • 357


    Unlocking the Power of Organization Development at Novartis 

    Winnie Doeswijk

    Global Head of Organisation Development at Novartis AG

    ---     30th May 2024, Thursday at 9 AM EST/3 PM CET/10pm SGT    ---

    Join us for a conversation delving deeper into the world of applied OD within Novartis. Together with Winnie who built and leads the OD function, we’ll demystify what OD means at Novartis: how they define it, how they organise themselves, and the sort of work they do to help bring innovative medicines to patients. Winnie will share a bit about her background and journey as well. We will walk through recent examples of impactful OD work at Novartis. Rather than a singular project, we’ll go through “a year in the life” on an important business agenda via a series of OD interventions that enhance Novartis’ effectiveness and underpin healthy change. Looking ahead, we’ll explore how the focus of Novartis’ work is evolving through concepts like the ‘networked organization’ and application of Gen AI in their business, driving innovation, collaboration, agility and engagement, and where they are increasingly using data to assess organisational health. With lots of opportunity to ask questions and share ideas, we are looking forward to an engaging, informative, and practical conversation.


    Winnie Doeswijk is the Global Head of Organisation Development at Novartis, based in Basel, Switzerland. With more than 20 years of experience in organisation development, Winnie leads a community of OD experts who support major business transformations through organisational health diagnosis, operating model design, implementation, team effectiveness, and change management. Besides directly working with executives and senior leaders on projects that achieve real and lasting business improvements, she’s building new capabilities in P&O through practical tools, great partnerships, and deep skill building. Prior to joining Novartis, Winnie spent over a decade at Shell where she led global transformation programs, working with senior leadership teams and managing teams of internal consultants. Having lived in 4 countries around the world and speaking multiple languages, Winnie brings a truly global perspective to her work. She has a consulting background and a Masters in International Business with specialization in Organisation and Strategy from Maastricht University.

    Live webinar is open to all.

    Registration closes 29th May, 2024 at 10 am (eastern time)

    Hope you will be able to join us!

Planned webinars for 2024-25

S.No  Type of Webinar  Date  Time  Title  Faculty
 1  Academic 25th January 2024 3pm CET/ 9am EST

Two Faces of Organizational Resilience: Robustness versus Adaptability

Thorbjørn Knudsen

Professor (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management)

 2  Industry 15th February  2024 3pm CET/ 9am EST Accelerating the path to becoming an organization design practitioner: Accenture's experience in building a global team

Amy Kates (Senior Managing Director)

Shikha Tyagi (Managing Director)

Bernud Mueller (Senior Consultant)

 3  Academia 14th March 2024


Two presentations of PhD students and a discussant

Wesley Wu-Yi Koo

Associate Professor (Johns Hopkins Carey)

 4  Academic 25th April 2024 -

Designing Adaptive Organizations

Charles Snow

Professor (Penn State University)

Prof. Oystein Fjeldstad

Professor (Norwegian Business School)

5  Industry  30th May 2024 -

Winnie Doeswijk (Novartis)

Global Head of Organisation Development

 6PhD 26th June 2024 - Two presentations of PhD students and a discussant

Julia Bodner

Assistant Professor (Copenhagen Business School)

 7  Academic  25th July 2024 - Design Rules Vol. 2

Carliss Baldwin 

Professor (Harvard Business School)

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