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Conference Session
Considering the System: Exploring Oshry’s Whole System Framework

Presented by Beth Thompson


Abstract: The experimentally-created environments of Barry Oshry’s Organization Workshop and week-long Power Lab have been conducted a multitude of times over a forty plus year horizon.  Based upon observation, Oshry has identified patterns of relationship and process in human systems and has summarized them as the Whole System Framework (WSF).  In this workshop, participants will be familiarized with this framework as a solid foundation upon which systems scientists can build. Time will be spent in small groups exploring how each of us can build more conscious and effective strategies for living out our personal and organizational lives in family, work group, community, organization and nation.

Presentation: Available for download at this link.

Beth Thompson

Biography: Since 2006, Beth Thompson has worked in Human Resources at the Boeing Company in Puget Sound, supporting Commercial Airplane employees in business units from Renton to Everett, Washington.  She presently works as a Learning, Training and Development Business Partner supporting Manufacturing and Quality learning solutions. During the more than twenty years Beth has worked at Boeing, she’s been strongly focused on supporting individuals and teams in improving their working together relationships. The majority of her career was spent at Boeing’s Rocketdyne facility in Canoga Park, California, where her assignments included designing organizational development interventions and workshops, mediating conflict, coaching leaders, and change management. Beth’s passion has long been about facilitating Barry Oshry’s Organizational and Merging Cultures Workshops in order to enable all people, whatever they bring, to contribute fully to the overall goals of the company. Beth and her husband Paul live on beautiful Whidbey Island in Puget Sound.

Contact: Beth can be reached by e-mail at beththompson@whidbey.com for additional information about this Conference session.

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/beth-thompson/15/167/894

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