Professionalization, Networking and Pro Bono Work

isb Wiesloch is one of the most renowned institutions for systemic consulting in Germany. It combines various national and international activities under one roof: The institute for systemic consulting, the Schmid foundation and the International Network for Organization Development and Coaching.

isb Wiesloch


The isb (institute for systemic consulting) in Wiesloch, is one of the most renowned German institutions for the professionalization and qualification of people and organizations in the areas of consulting, education, coaching, human resources development, organization development and change management.

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the INOC universe


The International Network for Organization Development and Coaching (INOC) strives to support people and organizations in a business context, with a special focus on interdisciplinary approaches. With INOC, we want to reunite Organization Development and Organizational Coaching, with a focus on humanism and culture.

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Schmid foundation

Schmid foundation

The Schmid foundation grants free access to isb knowledge for non-profit purposes. We connect coaches and consultants who want to make an impact in social projects through voluntary engagement and joint efforts in the development of innovative and value-oriented topics of our profession. The Schmid represented the Global Probono Network at the International Probono Summit in Berlin 2015.

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Contact us: schmid[at]schmid-stiftung[dot]org


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INOC Dialogues 2016

In preparation for the 2nd INOC Meeting 2016, Bernd Schmid travelled to Vancouver, Canada and San Mateo and Palo Alto, in California, USA. Bernd met pioneers and practitioners of the international OD community, among them
• Gervase Bushe, Professor of Leadership and Organization Development at the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University
• Edgar Schein, Sloan Fellows Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
• Yambome Gilpin-Jackson, independent practioner near Vancouver, Canada and teacher of Leadership and Organization Development
• Fanita English, Gestalt and TA therapist and teacher, psychoanalyst

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