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About Patrick A. Trottier

I am a 30 plus year applied Organizational Development practitioner having honed my craft in the U.S., Canada and internationally. Presently living in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., I am currently developing the next evolution of O.D. termed; 'Emergent Organizational Development and Emergent Change® (EODC)®, and focusing on Emergent OD®, Emergent Change® and the development of Emergent Organizations® within my professional practice.

Pattern Thinking and Emergent Change®

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Emergent Leadership™ For The Modern World

© By Patrick A. Trottier As organizations move into the 21st Century, Leadership must itself transform itself as organizations today are facing a significant increase in the rate of change, novel technologies as well as greater complexities related to the … Continue reading

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Basic Principles For An Emergent Organizational Development and Change (EODC)™ Platform

© By Patrick A. Trottier The following thoughts and principles, having been formed from the last 30+ years of my study, thought and practice, create a synergistic component of an overall foundation for an Emergent Organizational Development and Change (EODC)™ … Continue reading

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Self-Agency

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Up-dated PPT ‘Part 1, Emergent Change’

© Patrick Trottier This is an up-dated PPT version of: ‘Part 1 Emergent Change’. Click here to view: Part 1 PPT EODC ‘EMERGENT CHANGE’ 2.3.1.1.1.1 AB It may take a bit of time to come up in Microsoft PPT – … Continue reading

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My Approach To Traditional Organizational Development

© By Patrick A. Trottier Before we begin: This write-up relates to the traditional Organizational Development methodology rather than the Emergent Organizational Development (EOD)® Platform generally referred to on this site. To begin: What is Organizational Development? Organizational Development is a … Continue reading

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PPT Presentation on EMERGENT CHANGE®

© Patrick Trottier This an up-dated PPT presentation on ‘EODC® and Emergent Change®: Click on top menu ‘Slide Show‘, then to the left ‘From Beginning‘. It is important to view the PPT ‘in motion’ to experience the GIFs… the GIFs … Continue reading

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The Simple Law of Emergent Transforming™

© By Patrick A. Trottier The Law of Emergent Transforming™ “When one’s comfort zone (individual, group, organization) with ‘the unknown’ is greater than (>) one’s comfort zone of ‘the known’, transformation occurs naturally.” Curiosity, exploration, imagination, openness, inquiry, dialogue / … Continue reading

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Emergent Organizations™: An Introduction To Emergent Organizational Development And Change (EODC)®

© Patrick A. Trottier Everything on this site is constantly emerging… first run at it, May 19, 2012. Welcome. My objective on this site is to create an understanding regarding ’emergent change’, and a framework and platform for Emergent Organizational … Continue reading

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EODC® – Key Emergent Phrases / Terms

© Patrick A. Trottier (emerging and ongoing) Key phrases / concepts: Attractors – elements that form some degree of relationship with other elements. Such may or may not be apparent, or form into ‘trends’. Trends – a number of interdependent … Continue reading

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Basic Principles Of The Emergent Organizational Development and Change (EODC)® Platform

The following principles, having been formed from the last 30+ years, create a synergistic component of an overall foundation for an Emergent Organizational Development and Change (EODC)® framework and platform. Of fundamental and prime importance to the understanding of ’emergent … Continue reading

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Chaos Is Natural For Change and Emergence To Occur

© by Patrick A. Trottier Introduction My assertion: I contend that ‘chaos’ is natural for real change to take place within the individual, the group and the organization. When we talk about change here, we are talking about the following: … Continue reading

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Part 4. Emergent Organizational Development® – Novel Technologies and Collaborative Network Organizations For The 21st Century Video

Welcome to: Part 4. Emergent Organizational Development®              Novel Technologies and Collaborative Network Organizations              For The 21st Century Part 4. On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A57dV7tdUz8 Part 1: Emergent Change®  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDD5_S08sZo Part 2: Emergent Organizations™ Part 3: Emergent Organizational Development® Part 4. … Continue reading

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Planned Change, Event Change and Emergent Change®

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The Emergent Organizational Development and Change (EODC)® Platform

By Patrick A. Trottier (2016) Everything included in this blog site is under trademark, 2017. We appreciate your honoring and respecting such. Nothing can be printed or used in any way without written (not email) permission by Patrick A. Trottier, … Continue reading

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Emergent Action Research™ (EAR), and Emergent Learning™

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A Leadership Culture

“Would not an organizational culture naturally emerge from a Leadership Culture?“   I propose that by creating a ‘Leadership Culture’, such would manifest the desired culture better than the 20th Century traditional ‘culture change’ approaches. A Leadership Culture A short … Continue reading

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Part 1: Emergent Organizational Development® – Emergent Change® Video

On Emergent Change® A Simple Diagram Of How Emergent Change Occurs The following PPT Video on Emergent Change® is Part 1. of an ongoing video series: Part 1. On You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDD5_S08sZo Part 1: Emergent Change® Part 2: Emergent Organizations™ … Continue reading

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Re-Framing Perspectives

By Patrick A. Trottier On Perspective “How we ‘see’ things is what we create.” (Trottier – sometime in the 60s) Throughout the EODC® Platform, one very unique aspect within the overall process is in facilitating people to look at themselves … Continue reading

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Emergent Change vs. Planned Change

Lately, I have read a number of notations about ’emergent change vs. planned change’. I consider the following journal the quintessential and most proficient write-up on ’emergent and planned change’. It brings out the history of change efforts, key distinctions, … Continue reading

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