Fielding OD Network Series Presents Tova Averbuch
OD Network Series
A Conversation with Tova Averbuch
Tues., Oct. 31
4–5:30 pm PT / 7-8:30 pm ET
Tova is an experienced Dialogic OD practitioner and a truly delightful person (see more about Tova below). Those of you who have read her work, such as her book Initiating and Inviting Generative Change, may have many questions for Tova. Rather than decide what we think you might want to hear in advance, we’ve decided to facilitate this session differently.
In the spirit of a dialogic mindset, you are invited to help design the learning process together. We won’t have a specific agenda planned ahead of time but will rather gather your questions, curiosities, and conundrums. If you wish, please share your questions in this shared document. We will consider this the beginning of our conversation. Please feel free to contribute even if you may only be able to watch the recording.
Tova Averbuch (she/her) has over 40 years of experience as an Organization Development consultant. Tova designs and facilitates accelerated change by working with the whole system present in the same room. She specializes in using generative change methods that liberate life energy and collective intelligence, inviting self-organizing and personal leadership.
Since 1999, Tova has pioneered the application of a dialogic mindset and participatory methods in and across businesses, public, and government agencies and communities in Israel and internationally. She brings to each encounter her own unique vitality, creative energy, spirit of generosity, and genuine human contact – creating resilient partnerships and emergent solutions to complex adaptive challenges.
Tova earned a BSW at Hebrew University and an MSc in Organization Behavior at Tel Aviv University. She has taught in various university training programs, including the Masters in OD program at Tel Aviv University School of Business (2010-2015), and has contributed chapters to The Handbook of Large Group Methods (Jossey Bass, 2006) and Dialogic Organization Development (B&K, 2015).
A mother of two, Tova lives in Holon, Israel.
Her new book – Initiating Generative Change: Entry and Contracting for Emergent Outcomes in Result Driven Organizations (BMI Dialogic OD series, 2021) – was written to help consultants, leaders, and anyone interested in initiating the generative change needed to meet complex challenges, in getting started. This book clearly and succinctly reflects the theoretical underpinnings and the actual practice of her work, step by step.
A recording will be sent to all who register.