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Organization Design for Societal Impact

  • 01/21/2021
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Virtual Zoom event (link will be sent via email morning of event)


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Organization Design for Societal Impact

How thick is the dust on your organization's strategic plan?

Does it drive your day-to-day actions?

Is your strategic plan aligned with your organization's WHY?

Have you designed your organization to deliver on its promise?

We’ll explore each of these questions in an interactive conversation and introduce a novel strategic planning and organization design model that you can implement in your organization or your clients’ organizations.

The concept of business value has evolved, and new business models have emerged to build upon the legacy of non-profits in the form of social enterprises, impact organizations, B Corporations, and purpose driven businesses. We’ll discuss how you can apply systems thinking to your organization and align it for societal impact without fundamentally changing its business model.

This paradigm shift in organizational thinking is based on over 50 years of work by Roger Kaufman. And this session is a tribute to his life's work and legacy. It will inspire you to think about how your organization fits into the larger societal fabric and provide a framework for your people to understand their contribution to your organization’s value chain and impact.

Come prepared with an open mind to explore a new paradigm for strategic planning and organization design that will bring your organization's societal impact to life.


Kaufman, R.A., Oakley-Browne, H., Watkins, R., & Leigh, D. (2003). Strategic Planning for Success: Aligning People, Performance, and Payoffs.

Kaufman, R.A. (2000). Mega planning: Practical tools for organizational success.

Presented by:

Ben Wiant, Career Consultant @ The 3 Doors Job Search and also TODN President.

Ben studied under Roger Kaufman in graduate school in the early 2000s in the Instructional Systems Design Program at Florida State University. He took Dr. Kaufman’s Needs Assessment, Strategic Thinking, and Performance System Planning course, redesigned the course, taught it twice as a Teaching Assistant, and provided editorial support for Dr. Kaufman’s 2003 tome entitled: Strategic Planning for Success: Aligning People, Performance, and Payoffs. Like Dr. Kaufman, Ben believes that when organizations get serious about who they are and the value they deliver to society, a better world will emerge.

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