Barry Oshry, a pioneer in systems thinking, is the creator of Power Lab, the When Cultures Meet Workshop, and the Organization Workshop on Creating Partnership, which he and his associates have conducted in hundreds of organizations in the U.S. and around the world. He and his wife and partner, Karen Ellis Oshry, are cofounders of Power + Systems, Inc. an educational institute dedicated to providing programs and publications that deepen people's understanding of social system phenomena. A former Chairman of the Department of Human Relations at Boston University, Oshry has presented keynote addresses and workshops for the Association of Quality and Participation, the American Management Association, the Organizational Development Network, and GOAL/QPC. He is the author of Leading Systems: Lessons from the Power Lab and Seeing Systems: Unlocking the Mysteries of Organizaitonal Life.
Tom Devane helps organizations plan and implement transformations that utilize highly participative methods to achieve sustainable change. His 20-year career has spanned the fields of corporate finance, information technology, Total Quality Management, reengineering, organization development, and leadership effectiveness. His clients have included Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, AT&T, Johnson & Johnson, US West, and the Republic of South Africa.