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OAS Presenting Coaching Symposium at the Academy of Management

June 17, 2021

OAS is excited to have been selected to present at the Academy of Management on Saturday morning, 31 July 2021.  This is a great honor for our members of our OAS team, along with colleagues from George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy & Government.  

OAS will be presenting a symposium titled “Coaching across Organizational Levels in a Pandemic: A Conversation to Help Advance Positive Change in the Public Sector” at the prestigious Academy of Management (AoM) Annual Conference.

“We are honored to have been selected by the Academy of Management to share the work of our OAS Team in this area.  At OAS, one of the ways we help our clients improve organizational performance is by developing leader coaching skills so they can lead teams in uncertain environments.  This year has been unexceptionally challenging environment for organizations and has proven how important leaders are in being the catalyst for engagement and team performance.” says BJ Johnston, Vice-President of OAS Corporate Services.

This year’s AoM conference theme, “Bringing the Manager Back in Management,” could not have been more relevant given the additional task- and interpersonal-challenges the workplace has endured over the last, mostly mandatory telework year.  During this period of pandemic uncertainty, the coaching relationship has assumed a larger role facilitating this growth, especially in areas of leader competence, resilience, and compassion.

On July 31st, Tojo Thatchenkery of the Schar School will moderate a distinguished panel of organizational development practitioners consisting of BJ Johnston (OAS), Russ Miller (OAS),Jessica Srikantia (GMU Schar School), and Eric Weis (OAS), as they discuss: 1)developing human potential in the context of a technical organization shifting to online work post-COVID; 2) approaches to career and personal development; 3)using team coaching to create organizational alignment; and 4) using peer coaching to support collaboration, problem solving and systems thinking.

The AoM conference is one of the world’s premiere international events for scholarly engagement dedicated to management and organizational research. Attracting over eleven thousand attendees from nearly90 countries, AoM has long served as a focal point for students, academics, and practitioners to share the latest trends, themes, and research designed to improve the quality and effectiveness of management practices. Due to continued COVID precautions, this year’s conference will be delivered virtually, but registration will provide participants access to more than 1500 synchronous(live) and asynchronous (on-demand recordings) sessions scheduled across global time zones.  

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