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Organization Development
a Catalyst for Social Change

Applegate Consulting Group is an organization development (OD) practice that assists national and international nonprofit organizations, government agencies and socially responsible for-profit corporations with developing human and organizational capacity and building a more just and equitable society.


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Beth Applegate contributed to a recently published book
on cultural competency

Author: Patricia St Onge
Beth Applegate, Vicki Asakura, Monika K. Moss, Brigette Rouson, Alfredo Vergara-Lobo

Publication Date:
July 15, 2009
 ISBN: 978-0-940069-68-8
Publisher: Fieldstone Alliance
Pages: 272
Price: $29.95

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There is no such thing as a “how-to” manual on cultural competency. It’s an ongoing journey organizations choose to take because they know the end-result is a more inclusive, connected, and effective organization. This forthcoming book by the Alliance for Nonprofit Management collects the voices of many nonprofit leaders and capacity builders to help nonprofit organizations begin to understand the complexity within diverse communities.

Through a range of methods—literature review, personal interviews, peer dialogue, insights of contributing authors—readers get a mosaic of perspectives that surround cultural competency. Plus, the book presents the insights of authors who represent five major ethnic communities in the United States: Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian, African American, White, and Latino. [Read Press Release]


Applegate appointed Global Community for the Future of Organization Development Committee

Fall 2008

GCFOD is a global network whose vision is to bridge business leaders, organization development practitioners, and scholars committed to creating and nurturing sustainable, high-performing human enterprises.


Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative 

Summer 2008

Beth Applegate was selected to facilitate a Board and Staff retreat for Realizing Rights. The mission of Realizing Rights is to put human rights standards at the heart of global governance and policy making and to ensure that the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable are addressed on the global stage. Realizing Rights is led by Mary Robinson, the first woman President of Ireland and more recently the former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.


Applegate co-authors chapter in Book

Summer 2008

The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook has been put together by an outstanding network of experts form business, nonprofits, consultancies, and academia. Its aim is to teach and guide leaders, managers, practitioners, students, and professors in every sector of society, and in every industry, in creating a successful and sustainable enterprise. By making the steps needed clear, understandable, and simple to follow, the book naturally engages readers in their journey and encourages their participation in three key ways: by increasing their understanding and awareness of what sustainability means at the conceptual and practical, as well as a personal, level; by energizing and expanding people’s commitment to building sustainable enterprises; and by providing readers with extensive tools and techniques so they can individually and collectively take actions that will improve the social, environmental, and economic performance of their organization in both the short and long term.


Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center 

Summer 2008

Beth Applegate was selected to facilitate a staff retreat for the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and Maryland University. The Clarice Smith Center is, first and foremost, a place for learning, exploration, and growth. Through a wide range of programs, our audiences, artists, students, faculty, staff, and community members experience personal, intellectual and spiritual growth and artistic development. As a home for artists (student, faculty, visiting), where growth and development are supported, the Clarice Smith Center commissions new work and provides space, time and expertise for its development. Every member of this community is blessed with this special and extraordinary environment where learning, investigation and reflection in the arts are celebrated and supported - and vital to the traditions and mission of the university.


Empire State Pride Agenda

Winter 2007

Beth Applegate has been selected to facilitate the Empire State Pride Agenda Foundation's (Pride Agenda) the Board of Directors and staff strategic planning process. The Pride Agenda is New York's statewide civil rights organization committed to winning equality and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) New Yorkers and their families. Applegate Consulting Group will launch the strategic planning process with the Pride Agenda in the winter.