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    • February 03, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
    • 5
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    Communities of Practice - Organization Development Practitioners


    Attention - This session will start after registration fills.

    Actual start date and time will be determined at that time.

    We are three people away from starting!

    This community of practice is specifically for organization development practitioners. We loosely define that to mean anyone who is internal or external and is regularly part of helping to manage or drive change. 

    The Pacific Northwest Organization Development Network (PNODN) is coordinating Communities of Practice for OD professionals. The purpose of this group is to offer opportunities for OD professionals or anyone leading projects or change initiatives in the greater business community to come together with like-minded practitioners to consult with each other, learn socio-technical components of change, share best practices, and develop through collaboration.

    The initial meeting will be a four-hour session to build the community of practice including -
    • Joining
    • Member agreements
    • Learn case study presentation frame
    • Learn socio-technical aspects
    • Establish the 6 month calendar
    • Establishing the next few months of case study presenters
    The groups will continue for six months.  After the initial four-hour meeting, the group will meet for 6 two hour sessions. Groups will be facilitated by a PNODN Board President Chris Crosby.

    This Community of practice is limited to 6 participants. Sign up now to ensure your spot!

    About Your Instructor/facilitator


    Chris Crosby is the President of the Board at PNODN. He is also a consultant and author of three recent books, Strategic Organizational Alignment, published in 2017, and Strategic Engagement Volumes One and Two, out this year. He is first and foremost a practitioner with internal and external experience. He has held an adjunct faculty position at Saybrook University/Leadership Institute of Seattle and guest faculty at Martin University in Indianapolis.

    Chris is an expert in systems thinking applied to the workplace. He uses his unique understanding of systems thinking and authority in the workplace to create organization alignment, implementation structures, and people processes for various forms of organization change. He also develops leadership programs for various clients. His programs utilize a unique industry adapted Skills Training Group (T-Group) as his primary experiential learning method to train leaders to engage their workforce in such a way that builds ownership, alignment and ultimately better business results.


    COST:

    $200 Members/Students when pre-paid & per-registered

    $320 Non members

    Walk ins are not allowed for communities of practice.

    We are not able to offer refunds after the Wednesday prior to the training. Substitutions are welcome.


    AGENDA:

    Please Note - Our first session will be 4 hrs but the actual date and start time will be determined when the class fills. The below start times are not actual. The length is correct. 

    7:30 - 8:00 am  - Arrival, Registration & Opening

    8:00 – noon - Beginning Session

    Please be aware that our training's could be recorded or photographed.


    Online registration closes two days prior to the first session or when the community of practice is full.

    Consider joining PNODN - members savings over the course of the year are substantial!

    • May 18, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    Communities of Practice - Industry Adapted Skills Group (T-Group)


    Official dates and times are set!

    • Launch Session (4 hours): November 4th, 2019, from 1-5pm
    • Monthly Sessions (3 hours):  Third Mondays, from 2:30-5:30pm starting on December 16th, 2019

    We still have space for 4 more!

    Join us for PNODN’s newest Community of Practice.  The Skill Group (T-Group) was the genesis of OD! The Skill Group (T-Group) expands one’s skills in positively impacting any client group through greater self-awareness, authenticity, and understanding of group process. The Industry Adapted T-Group in this community of practice has been applied with thousands in manufacturing, software, non-profits, etc. The T-Group was invented in 1946 to deal with interracial tensions.

    Read  - Why OD Consultants Should be in T-groups

    How this is different from your typical group-process learning experience?

    • This practice group is mostly about deepening skills through practice vs just study. Each session will include some theory, normally coupled with skill practice, and followed by a unique industry adapted T-Group.
    • The skills explored in this group are beyond just how to lead and or facilitate a group... they are also the skills in how to be authentic to both self and community in real time, as a participant in any group (i.e. across sectors, industries, etc), regardless of official role.  This is a hands-on learning experience designed to help you grow your skills as an authentic and creative presence in a group whether you have an official role of authority or not. 
    • This group is about stretching group-process skills in all aspects of group dynamics, including tension, conflict, etc. 
    • This COP will support you in deepening not only your self-awareness, but also your awareness of self-as-member-of-a-group, and further, expand your capacity to contribute to the any group’s deeper “group awareness”.

    Why join us for this unique and special learning opportunity?

    Today’s professional and cultural dynamics are inviting us into deeper competence with group-process. Yet most of our systems lack models of healthy and thriving group dynamics - especially when conflict and seemingly divergent viewpoints arise. This group is about taking our skills beyond “leadership and facilitation techniques” and into the terrain of profound self-awareness in terms of how we intend to show up and how we actually do. In this unique and highly focused space, we will hone and refine our capacity to show up as we intend to our most authentic self as group contributor.

    Logistics:

    We will meet for one half-day orientation session and launch the group.  We will then establish the schedule to meet for 3 hours once a month for 6 months.

    This community of practice is limited to 12 participants. Sign up now to ensure your spot!

    About Your Instructor/facilitator


    Chris Crosby is the President of the Board at PNODN. He is also a consultant and author of three recent books, Strategic Organizational Alignment, published in 2017, and Strategic Engagement Volumes One and Two, out this year. He is first and foremost a practitioner with internal and external experience. He has held an adjunct faculty position at Saybrook University/Leadership Institute of Seattle and guest faculty at Martin University in Indianapolis.

    Chris is an expert in systems thinking applied to the workplace. He uses his unique understanding of systems thinking and authority in the workplace to create organization alignment, implementation structures, and people processes for various forms of organization change. He also develops leadership programs for various clients. His programs utilize a unique industry adapted Skills Training Group (T-Group) as his primary experiential learning method to train leaders to engage their workforce in such a way that builds ownership, alignment and ultimately better business results.


    COST:

    $275 Members/Students when pre-paid & per-registered

    $440 Non members

    Walk ins are not allowed for communities of practice.

    We are not able to offer refunds after the Wednesday prior to the training. Substitutions are welcome.


    AGENDA:

    Please Note - Our first session will be 4 hrs but the actual date and start time will be determined when the class fills. The below start times are not actual. The length is correct.



    Online registration closes two days prior to the first session or when the community of practice is full.

    Consider joining PNODN - members savings over the course of the year are substantial!

"PNODN" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

PO Box 46107, Seattle, WA 98146

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