Conference Model

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(see also Large Group Interventions)

Dick Axelrod's Conference Model Redesign

This method uses a series of four fast, participatory 3-day conferences - vision, customer, technology, and design - held a month apart, resulting in an organizational design, followed by implementation steps. The planning approach uses a steering committee, a data assist team, and staging in advance of the meeting. For quick summary see

refs: Hammer, M. & Champy, J. (1993). Reengineering the Corporation: A Manifesto for Business Revolution. New York, NY: Harper Collins.


An overview chart is available at

See also the booklet Collaborating for Change: Conference Model by Emily M. Axelro and Richard H. Axelrod

[Conference Model][] - a chart from Peggy Holman and Tom Devane's //The Change Handbook: Group Methods for Shaping the Future//, Reprinted with permission of the publisher. Copyright *1999 by Peggy Holman and Tom Devane Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., San Francisco, CA, USA. Adapted to online form by Lisa Heft.

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