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The MSOD Alumni Conference

Make the MSOD Connection

The annual Pepperdine Graziadio MSOD Alumni Conference dives deep into the fast growing world of organizational development. Dedicated to providing a comprehensive, engaging experience, attendees are connected with industry experts, innovative thinkers, and, most importantly, themselves as they learn about current industry trends, challenges, and career opportunities.

The keynote speakers at the most recent 2017 conference introduced out-of-the-box perspectives on strategic business fundamentals. Download the presentations, highlights, and information shared below. For additional information about the MSOD Alumni Conference, or the Pepperdine MS in Organizational Development, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Conference Highlights

Director's Message

Gary Mangiofico

Gary Mangiofico, PhD


We have been so awed and proud of our alumni community; coming away from the conference this year inspired and renewed our work in the MSOD program.

The sharing of your talents and gifts has truly been a treasure.

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Alumni Testimonials

2017 Speakers

Why Attend?

Why Attend the MSOD Alumni Conference

5 Reasons You Should Attend

#1 – Making the connection

We invite you to step away from the stress of daily life and make connections in new ways.

Self: Connect with your mind, body, spirit, and use of self as instrument.

MSOD Community: Connect with the MSOD community, alumni, practitioners, and current students.

OD Field: Connect with speakers and experts in our field to learn about current trends, career opportunities, and challenges within the world of OD.

Nature: Connect with the wildlife and scenic views at the Semiahmoo resort, take in the fresh air as you go for a long walk along the shore, ground yourself, and consider solutions to global warming.

#2 – Hear from the experts

Our General Session and alumni speakers are experienced organization development leaders, strategists, practitioners and pioneers. During the conference you will get a solid grounding in tried-and-true OD fundamentals and unique insight into new practices that may change the way you do business.

#3 – Learn new skills

No matter how long you've been in OD or what position you hold at your company, chances are there is still something you need to learn. Trends, new strategies, and innovations in our field happen all the time; to stay up-to-date you need an educational opportunity that provides you with the full range of OD knowledge.

#4 – Location, location, location…

Tired of the hustle and bustle of work and home? Come join us for an educational opportunity in a relaxing atmosphere to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul.

#5 – Have fun as you connect with both old and new alumni

While learning at the MSOD Annual Conference, you’ll also have opportunities to relax and get to know your alumni peers. When you meet with your peers, you have an opportunity to collaborate, hear new ideas, and validate or change your perspectives. You may hear what others are doing and be inspired to implement something similar - or you might find a mentor or even become one.