History of the Organizational Effectiveness Lecture Series

The Organizational Effectiveness Lecture Series began in 1991, as the Contemporary Issues in Human Resources Lecture Series, when some business faculty and Dayton region corporate leaders saw the need for a forum in which local practitioners and scholars could examine contemporary human resource management issues. Peter Hainline and Robert Chandler, Ph.D., of Right Management Associates joined forces with Robert Scherer, Ph.D., and Ann Wendt, Ph.D., from Wright State, to create that forum, which ran successfully for 17 years. 

In 2012, Wright State and four local organization effectiveness groups revived it as the OELS, but with a broader mission that includes leadership, organization development, and innovation.

We appreciate your joining us as we build on the past to create an even stronger future.