A3 Thinking

  • Thursday, April 05, 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM
  • Keiser University, 1500 NW 49th Street, Fort Lauderdale 33309


  • Currently registered, full-time students are encouraged to join us at the SFLODN

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A3 Thinking Problem/Opportunity Solving

Presented by Jody Saffert

Systematic performance improvement is essential when working within a complex, interconnected structure such as healthcare, or any work environment.  A method of problem solving, known in the Lean World as ‘A3 Thinking’ provides a mechanism by which to systematically and succinctly

  • Rally an interdisciplinary team in identifying a need
  • Imagining a future state
  • Identify suspected root causes
  • Create new possibilities
  • Holding each other to account on delivering the intended results
  • While learning along the way   

The ODN’s Global OD Practice Framework, reviewed earlier this year, calls for OD Practitioners to be systems change experts, efficient designers, business advisors, a credible strategist and an informed consultant.  Come learn a simple, yet powerful tool and methodology that brings much of this framework together, while developing your problem solving skills.   I suspect you’ll have a little fun too!

By the end of our time together you will,

  • Understand the A3 Thinking Process,
  • Identify how elements of ODN’s Global OD Practice Framework fits with this approach,
  • Recognize Design Thinking features and other OD essential features, and
  • Practice using the methodology in your personal and professional life

About Jody

Jody Saffert is the Director of Organization Development and Effectiveness at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. He oversees talent development services as part of the organization’s Center for Lifelong Learning. He provides coaching, development and support to team members and leaders in providing superior care, service and experiences to patients and team members alike. Jody spearheads Leadership Development programming and chairs the Boca Regional’s performance excellence initiatives.

Jody has worked in healthcare for 30 years in a variety of internal and external performance excellence roles. The majority of his experience is in Human Resources, Organization Development, and Quality & Performance Improvement. He has worked with healthcare clients around the United States on improving their people, quality, satisfaction, finance and growth outcomes.

Jody is actively involved in various national and local professional associations, including ODN and SFLODN. As a lifelong learning, he is also participating in the 2018 Leadership Boca program and the Institute of Organization Development’s Leadership Development Certification Program and Organization Development Certified Consultant program. Formerly from Minneapolis, MN, Jody has lived in Fort Lauderdale since 2013.

Mr. Saffert earned his Master of Arts in Human Resource and Change Leadership, specializing in Organization Development at University of Saint Thomas, in Minnesota. Jody is currently pursuing his PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He is a certified practitioner in Change Management, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Lean Methodology and Leadership Coaching. 


We meet at Keiser University, off Commercial Boulevard, in the auditorium

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