What They're Saying
"As a small business owner with no academic training in "business," the Triple Impact program has unquestionably elevated my management style improving productivity (mine and the company's), retention, and morale."
— Jim Conlon, CEO, Elysian Energy
"The promise of Triple Impact - Learn, Do, and Teach others - was more than fulfilled! I grew personally, I practiced what I learned, and continue to model and teach this work in my work. The focus on human systems -- different than a focus on work -- is how we can change our world.
— Vicki (Donnerstag) Renaud Cotter, SPHR, CPCC, ACC
Vice President, Human Resources, M-Edge Accessories
"You have moved me more in 7 months than anyone has in the last few years. I have grown personally and professionally. I enjoyed learning from you and Edie and my colleagues, it has been a breath of fresh air being able to interact with authentic, good people. I am now prepared to go from change agent concepts to reality, a part of my life. Thank you for helping me internalize and apply the principles of an effective human system and help me understand how to facilitate the process."
— Josy Laza Gallagher, Futurework Institute
"This program gave me tangible tools to change my life, become a better communicator, and a more powerful person. If you aren't ready to get real with yourself, don't enroll. I you want to become the best version of yourself and learn the tools to help others do the same, this program is for you!"
— Becca Klein, Public Health & Agriculture Policy Project Director, The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future
"I highly recommend the Triple Impact Program as a great way to learn more about human systems and sharpen your skills as a change agent. Unlike traditional certification programs, the instructors are available for one-on-one consultations in between sessions and emphasis is placed on learning as much from members of your cohort as from the instructors."
— Kimberley Jutze, Chief Change Architect, Shifting Patterns, LLC
"My boss asked me to attend the Triple Impact Practitioners Program and I did everything I could to try and wiggle out figuring it was a waste of time and energy. I couldn't have been more wrong. The Triple Impact program's methodology and the penetrating insights from Dr. Broom and those attending the training proved invaluable to me in my everyday work life and gave me the tools to better understand of how organizational systems function. I recommend Triple Impact Practitioners training to anyone who is seriously interested in improving themselves, their organizations, and the world around them."
— Scott Gray, Director of Knowledge Management, ETS
"The insights and practical experience gained through this program are invaluable. The participants are from so many different backgrounds and offer such wisdom by simply asking questions and being open to new ideas. It is difficult to single out the one or two most valuable "Disciplines of Planned Change" since each one is necessary for the mosaic of the Triple Impact program. In "every day" applications, I think the "Conscious Use of Self" and seeking "Sound and Current Data" are now my "go to" starting points."
— Kathleen Cavanaugh, Management Consulting
"The Practitioners Program
provides an in-depth opportunity to focus and practice on the core values and best
practices in the field of Organization Development. The ten-month process focuses on how we influence changes both within ourselves and within organizations.
Some specific benefits I have gained as a result of my participation are:
self-awareness about my inter-personal style
• Enhanced ability to see more at
the systems level
• Shared experiences from experienced practitioners
Increased network of capable people in the field
One more very important benefit is: The material we learned can be immediately applied
to back to work situations. I found immediate return on my investment of time. We
built new friendships and had some fun as well!!"
— Gail Sacconey Townsend, W.
L. Gore & Associates, Inc
"Leading a diverse group to pursue their respective goals is a
Edie Seashore and Michael Broom have discovered that one of the best
this is to "know thyself"-- another tall order. Edie and Michael
successfully put together a "Practitioners' Program" which relies on
practice of conversation. Under the watchful eyes of these two
the group has learned the answers to their individual and group
and every person participating. In an atmosphere of understanding and
Michael have instilled the value of "sound and current data",
"feedback," "appreciative inquiry," and "systemic
This course is more than academic instruction. It is an opportunity to
apply principles, to gain insight and knowledge on "how things
practice, practice, practice."
— Willa Gaitanis, NASA Goddard Space
Center Lead for Change Management
"Michael Broom is a practitioner's scholar. His depth of
knowledge in the
area of Organization Development and systems has significantly
professional and personal development. Meeting Michael in the
placed me on the road to being the kind of consultant that I want to
Edie Seashore is a practitioner's dream! Her extensive
knowledge and experience in the field of Organization Development has
passion for the work that I was trained to do. She combines her
expertise to create a learning environment rich with possibilities for
development. She is truly committed to meaningful change in today's
— Mary Kinnard-Brown, Ph.D., Booz Allen Hamilton
"Having attended many courses and led many teams (Retired
Naval Officer), I
found myself looking for training that would further my knowledge of
Development and would allow me to blend my international experiences
consulting practice. What I found was the Practitioners Program!!
joined forces and created a powerful system for those that are serious
(internal and external), have a desire to master the skills of
resources, and want to harness the power that comes with change.
themselves, you not only have the benefit of personally learning from
academics and practitioners, you also participate with and co-create a
system for life.
Practice doesn't make perfect—practice makes permanent. This
practice perfecting your skills as you move to the top of your chosen
— Tony Bennae Richard, CEO, The Bennae Group LLC
"My experience with The Practitioners Program has been
generative. Every class focuses on the group's truth as well as each
We choose the extent to which we will be present. We get to see the
choice. Each class is a living laboratory to explore the process of
conscious use of self in becoming an ally and agent of change, in
others. Edie Seashore and Michael Broom are astute observers of human
caring facilitators. I leave each session stretched, intellectually,
emotionally. Even when I am inclined to "play it safe," it is difficult
program offers me the chance to leap for the ring. The Practitioners
a way of
both centering us and throwing us off balance, with the result that
space is opened for new insights and personal awareness, and our
— Peter Aron, Facilitator of Adventure-Based
"The Practitioners Program is a true learning cohort—a group
of us has
meet as a community of practice. We&squo;ve built relationships
to challenge one another&squo;s thinking, let our hair down and
talk about the
and what worries us. You can&squo;t do that in an OD
Michael and Edie are tremendous guides, and show up as practitioners
with you. I
that&squo;s the most unique feature of the program. I learned a
them, "do you ever get into a pickle?" thinking of course they never
stories about the pickles they have found themselves in and how they
through those situations were powerful and important to me. Their own
practitioners, and those of others in the cohort, opened up new ways of
myself in OD. The Practitioners Program wasn&squo;t just
skill-building. It&squo;s a
place where I
could build confidence and see that there isn&squo;t just one
way "to do
that there was
room in OD for me to use myself uniquely.
The great thing about the Practitioners Program is you learn there are
formulas. There&squo;s nothing like &squo;once you got
it down you’re home
There is no
learning Conscious Use of Self Skills. And I&squo;d say that
all about Use
of Self Skills."
— Nina Kern, OD Consultant and Project Manager, JBS
"The Practitioners Program was an ideal way for me to reflect
more deeply on
my role as a
facilitator and coach. The sessions focused my thinking on particular
to gain a much richer perspective on my work and on my vision for my
personal reflection and group dialogue gave me insights that helped
ways that have benefited my clients and me."
— Dorel Shanon, Independent Consultant