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Free Webinar
June 19, 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm

This session will present an overview of how Grey Zone Change helps us make sense of leading in the current times of crisis. Grey Zone Change is  defined as A space between the current state and the emerging future that is undefined and unknowable. Dr. Yabome Gilpin-Jackson will provide an overview of the Grey Zone of Change, it's dynamics and what is needed to live, lead and facilitate through it.

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Living, Leading and Facilitating in Grey Zone Change

About the Grey Zone of Change

We are in a world facing numerous systems transitions. From hierarchies to networks and sociocracies. From office-based to a global and mobile workforce. From a human resource era to a co-dependent AI/VR/robotics era. From patriarchy to equality-based systems. We are in the midst of major shifts and transitions...and then along came #COVID-19.

So, what is the grey zone of change?

The grey zone of change canbe defined as the space in-between systems – between the from and to of change. Systems may be worldviews, philosophies, organization transformations, methodologies or social systems. How do we lead and facilitate transformations in this context?

In this session, participants will engage in an inquiry around questions such as:

  • What is the experience of the grey zone?
  • What is required of leaders, facilitators and everyday people experiencing the grey zone?
  • How do we lead/facilitate transformational change while in the grey zone?
  • Now what?

 Participants will come together in small zoom groups to uncover and share their learning in these times. Participants may use their grey zone experiences related to COVID-19 or otherwise to illustrate the issues and possible responses inherent in the grey zone.  

Who is this session for?

This workshop is targeted at all who experience themselves as navigating the grey zone of change and those who lead and facilitate within it.


Friday, June 19, 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm EST


Registration is required

Attendees will be offered a free Grey Zone Change workbook and a guidebook to Living, Leading and Facilitating Grey Zone Change will be available on Amazon.

About the Presenter

Dr. Yabome Gilpin-Jackson is an award-winning scholar, Organization Development Consultant, and writer. She has 15 years’ experience across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors; Dr. Yabome Gilpin-Jackson teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in her areas of expertise. Yabome was named an Institute for Social Innovation Scholar at Fielding Graduate University, CA for her published research into the growth and development needs of war-affected people in Africa and is a contributor to the ground-breaking book:  Dialogic Organization Development: The Theory and Practice of Transformational Change (Berrett-Koehler, 2015). She has also been awarded International African Woman of the Year by UK-based Women4Africa and was the first ever recipient of the US-based Organization Development Network’s Emerging Organization Development Practitioner award. She received the prestigious 2018 Harry Jerome Professional Excellence Award in Canada. In addition to peer-reviewed publications, she is author of Identities, a short story collection about global African experiences and Lead Editor of the We Will Lead Africa book series.

Twitter: @supportdevelop

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