MA in Nonprofit Management and MA in Urban Sustainability faculty Jeanne Hartley, MSOD, was honored with the 2017 “Sharing the Wealth” Award by the Organization Development Network (OD Network). The award was presented to Hartley at OD Network’s annual conference, which was held October 14-17 in Chicago, Ill. The four-day conference featured a wide range of speakers addressing a wide range of issues affecting organizations, communities, and society at-large.
“Being selected for this honor is quite humbling,” said Hartley. “I never imagined I would get formal recognition for doing what I love doing; that is, sharing my passion, and seeing others catch that passion. I’ve always seen my work as a calling, and just this week I found out why I thought that. I was told of a quote by Frederick Buechner that sums up how I feel about my profession; when ‘your deep gladness meets the worlds deep hunger’ and you are able to do it, there is nothing better.”
The Sharing the Wealth Award was established in honor of Kathie Dannemiller, co-inventor of the real time strategic change approach and a passionate advocate for whole system change for more than 30 years. This award recognizes individuals who consistently and willingly share their wealth of knowledge and expertise over an extended period of time, embodying the values of generosity, giving voice, calling into greatness, and connecting the head and the heart – actions that represent Dannemiller’s core values and are identified with her approach to change work.
Hartley has been an organization development/training and development practitioner for more than 25 years. She has worked in manufacturing, service, and non-profit environments helping line managers improve individual, team, and organizational performance. Her organizational experience includes conducting climate assessments and recommending and implementing solutions to discovered problems. Hartley also serves as a development coach for individual leaders. Her work includes assessing organizational and individual training needs designing, developing and delivering performance based training programs. She teaches and coaches other trainers through her train-the-trainer course.
The Organization Development Network was established in 1968 by founders in the field of organization development. OD Network leads the profession and its practitioners in creating effective, healthy organizations. Guided by clearly-articulated values, principles, and ethical standards, the OD Network serves change agents by creating a global community for exchanging best practices, opportunities to interact with thought leaders and access to leading edge practices, tools and technologies. As a result, members create change and sustainable impact in today’s organizations, communities and beyond.