Organization Development Network of Western New York

Bosnia A Case Study in Leadership & Cultural Transformation ODN of WNY November 2014 Meeting


Organization Development Network (ODN) of WNY

November 2014 Meeting Announcement

Bosnia – A Case Study in Leadership & Cultural Transformation

By: Anne Moretti (Moretti Consulting)



Meeting Overview:

The Bosnian War was an international armed conflict that took place in Bosnia and Herzegovina between 6 April 1992 and 14 December 1995. The war came about as a result of the breakup of Yugoslavia; it was also the first case of genocide in Europe since World War II. Following the signing of the Dayton Peace Treaty in 1996, leadership from the Buffalo General Hospital and Buffalo Children’s Hospital were awarded a 2-year, USAID White House grant to partner with the University Clinical Center Tuzla and the University of Tuzla among others. The purpose of the partnership was to improve the quality of care in Bosnia, strengthen relationships with the Bosnian Ministry of Health and other government agencies, and to transition the culture from fledgling East Bloc governance to Western management practices post-war. Nearly 16 years later, the US government continues to publish progress. The presentation will cover a project overview, cultural and leadership issues, change strategies, and "stories" of how the partnership worked together to implement initiatives (such as centers of excellence) and transform the infrastructure across the Cantons (regions) of the newly formed country.



Anne M. Moretti brings over twenty years of senior level management experience in the areas of Board and Executive Development, Leadership Development, Change Management & Culture Transformation,
Organizational Development, Assessments, Planning, Quality Improvement and large/small group facilitation. Her clients include health care systems, nursing homes, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, construction and manufacturing companies, physician groups, community groups, education, and government.

Location Notes:

The Canisius Center for Professional Development is located in Amherst, NY. Directions: Take the 290 expressway, and exit on Millersport Highway going north. At the first light (by the Marriott), make a left onto Flint Road. Make a left turn on to Maple Road. At the next signal, make a left turn on to Corporate Parkway. At the stop sign, turn right. The building is on your left side. The parking lot (no charge) is on your right. Complimentary coffee is available.


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