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Driving Organizational Change with Data

September 24 at 8:00 am - October 15 at 11:00 am PDT

This masterclass addresses the current challenges facing HR Business Partners, Organization Development (OD), and People Analytics (PA). OD and PA are organized and implemented as separate spheres of expertise, with HRBPs drawing from both to help in their work. The problem for the business and HR is that this disjointed approach leaves tremendous value on the table, impacting strategy execution and organizational effectiveness. We need a more integrated approach to reveal actionable insights and produce meaningful change. All three groups have substantial room for improvement in their current practice:

  • HRBPs are stretched too thin to effectively use the best insights from both OD and PA.
  • OD needs to make better use of data and measurement in the process of diagnosing systems challenges and driving change.
  • • People Analytics needs to be more closely aligned and integrated with the interpersonal and change work of OD and the HRBPs.

This workshop provides tools, frameworks and insights for all three groups to improve practice and business impact, including the following:

  • Turn data into C Suite decision making: Data and analytics efforts too often focus on finding facts to demonstrate “objective” realities in the organization without ensuring they resonate with the right audience. The workshop shows how to influence leaders and drive the right interpretation and actions based on the data.
  • Integrate analytics and OD to activate successful org change and transformation: Successful change requires the right mix of process, measurement and action. Combine the best data and measurement tools from the analytics world, with the dynamic tools and frameworks used by OD to diagnose, guide and deliver organizational change and transformation programs that work.
  • Tactics to engage senior business leaders: Deploying the right mix of OD plus analytics to engage key stakeholders and decision makers is both art and science. The workshop shows how to strike the right balance to achieve maximum results.
  • Conduct org diagnostics using qualitative and quantitative analysis: Classic analytics approaches rely too heavily on analyzing and collecting data from individuals, rather than the teams and org units where the business and strategic outcomes are realized. Comprehensive org diagnostics of the drivers of business performance require a combination of case study and systems analytics.

Who should attend

  • HR business partners
  • OD professionals
  • People analytics professionals

Masterclass faculty

The masterclass is taught by three highly respected thought and practice leaders in the HR, analytics and OD communities. They bring over four decades of experience solving organizational performance and change challenges in leading companies:

  • Alec Levenson, Senior Research Scientist, Center for Effective Organizations
  • Maura Stevenson, Chief Human Resources Officer, MedVet and Affiliate Research Scientist
  • Paul Taffinder, Taffinder Consulting

Sep 24, 25, Oct 1, 7, 9 & 15, 2024 (Six Sessions) 8am – 11am PT / 11am – 2pm ET

Each day the sessions will run for 3 hours, with a 30 minute break after 90 minutes (so 90 minutes; break for 30; then back for another 60 minutes)


Alec Levenson

Maura Stevenson

Paul Taffinder

Registration Deadline

September 2, 2024


Non-Sponsor: $2,450
Sponsor: $2,150


Teams of 3 or more people from the same company who register at the same time receive a  discount. Please contact Vivian Jimenez for details. If you are with a sponsor company and do not have your discount code, log into your MyCEO account to get the code or contact us.

To pay by check or invoice

Click on the registration link above. Once on the registration page, click the “Show other payment options” link below the green “Register” button. Select “Pay Offline,” fill-in the form and choose “Send Invoice.”


On or before 9/2/24 the cancellation fee is $250.00. From 9/3/24 to 9/16/24, 50% of the fee will be refunded. Registration fees are non-refundable for cancellations received after 9/16/24 and for no-shows.


The following Continuing Education Units (CEU) are available for this workshop:

• 2 CEUs • Course #: CEO-012 • Faculty: Alec Levenson, Maura Stevenson, and Paul Taffinder




Senior Research Scientist, Center for Effective Organizations



Chief Human Resources Officer, MedVet & CEO Affiliated Research Scientist



Taffinder Consulting


September 24 at 8:00 am PDT
October 15 at 11:00 am PDT


CA United States


Vivian Jimenez