Cooperrider, Sorenson Receiving OD Network Lifetime Achievement Awards

Noted professors David L. Cooperrider, PhD, and Peter F. Sorenson, Jr., PhD headline an impressive group that will be honored by the Organization Development Network in Chicago next month. Dr. Cooperrider and Dr. Sorenson will be given the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by OD Network on October 16 in recognition of their significant and lasting impact on the field and practice of organization development.

The OD Network Lifetime Achievement Award is given to those who have served the profession over an extended period of time, have earned the respect and admiration of professional colleagues and have freely engaged not only contemporaries, but also have been committed to maintaining a dynamic connection to all generations of OD practitioners.

Dr. Cooperrider is the Fairmount Minerals Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. He is past President of the National Academy of Management’s OD Division and has lectured and taught at Harvard, Stanford, University of Chicago, Katholieke University in Belgium, MIT, University of Michigan, Cambridge and others. Currently David serves as Faculty Director of the Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit. He has published 15 books and authored close to 50 articles.

Dr. Sorensen is professor and Director of the Master of Science in Management and Organization Behavior (MSMOB) program as well as the Doctor of Philosophy in Organization Development program at Benedictine University. A pioneer in the OD field, he helped establish Benedictine’s MSMOB program, one of the first master’s level organization development programs in the world. Sorensen was an invited, distinguished scholar to the first Academy of Management Conference…

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