FACT: 62% of employees are burned out on the job AND disengaged employees cost companies an estimated $550 billion a year*.
OD Consultants are critical in helping larger organizations become healthier and more efficient.
The Challenge: Corporate decision-makers don’t know how you (the OD Consultant) can help them. Additionally, most OD professionals are trained in how to help organizations rather than how to market.
The workshop "How OD Professionals Can Attract Corporate Clients" is created to help bridge this gap.
Participants will gain 5 concrete take-aways that they can implement immediately. This program will show your members how to:
Fill Your Pipeline with Highly-Qualified Leads (even if you don’t know where to start)
Find and Engage Corporate Decision-Makers Who Are Looking to Buy What you Offer
Stop Trading Time for Money and Release Low-Budget Pricing Patterns for Good
Easily Move Connections into Paying Clients, So You Never Feel “Sales-y” or Pushy
How to release hidden money blocks so you can comfortably talk about money and confidently raise your prices.
About Your Facilitator
Tracy Kay Haag is the CEO & Founder of Tracy Kay Consulting, creator of the
Corporate Client Breakthrough Program and the go-to expert for socially conscious
coaches, consultants, speakers and trainers ready to turn their genius into lucrative corporate contracts.
After moving to Switzerland, with no contacts or connections, Tracy left a teaching career to start her own training company and landed lucrative corporate training contracts with international companies including CocaCola®. Today she works with coaches, speakers & authors who want to share their expertise with larger organizations and grow their businesses by leaps & bounds with high-paying consulting contracts.
$25 Members/Students when pre-paid & pre-registered
$40 Non members/Walk in
We are not able to offer refunds after the Wednesday prior to the training. Substitutions are welcome.
12:30 - 1:00 pm Arrival, Registration & Opening
1:00 – 3:00 pm Training
Please be aware that our training's could be recorded or photographed.
Online registration closes two days prior to the training. PNODN encourages pre-registration to allow the instructor to prepare for the training. Space is limited, walk ins at the door will only be accepted if there is availability.
Consider joining PNODN - members savings over the course of the year are substantial!
Columbia University’s Dr. W. Warner Burke says this about Robert Crosby: “...his knowledge and application of the T-group is unsurpassed.”
The original T-group was about group process!
Participants will have the opportunity to respond to hostile statements that Bob has received through the years and to share hostile statements that have come their way and discover effective responses!
Does anyone disagree that adolescents are often more influenced by their peers than by their parents? The great Kurt Lewin nailed this. There are (mostly) unconscious group norms guiding the behavior of anyone in a gang or a work group. Low producing employees become higher producing when they are moved to a high producing group. Conversely, high producers become less productive when moved to a low producing group.
How do I help clients identify these dynamics, and more importantly, how are these shifted.
The ability to understand norms separates a professional consultant from an amateur.
Organization Development was built on ‘group development’ which was understood and written about prior to the evolution of OD. Yet in recent years that reality has been lost in the ever present pull to find the next best theory. Join ODN Lifetime Achievement Award winner and Seattle resident Robert Crosby, assisted by the President of Board of PNODN Chris Crosby, as he leads you in a session to help identify central elements of all groups and simple ways to utilize these elements to impart positive change.
Gordon W. Allport in his forward to Kurt Lewin’s (1948) “Resolving Social Conflicts” wrote, “The unifying theme is unmistakable: the group to which an individual belongs is the ground for his perceptions, his feelings, and his actions. Most psychologists are so preoccupied with the salient features of the individual's mental life that they are prone to forget it is the ground of the social group that gives to the individual his figured character.”
Come join us in this experiential training as we explore group process and how to use yourself to positively impact any group.
At the end of the experience, the participants will:
This training is limited to 12 participants. Sign up now to ensure your spot!
About Your Instructor
Robert P. Crosby, M.DIV, STM (Boston University) at 90 is still active. He won a lifetime achievement award from the OD Network in 2016. He has 60 plus years of experience helping organizations get clear about effective leadership, alignment, teamwork, change management, task accomplishment and accountability. He is a master in his field, having founded the Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS) in 1969, and held faculty roles through LIOS contracts at universities such as Antioch in Seattle and Martin University (named after Martin Luther King Jr.) in Indianapolis, Indiana. LIOS became the first Masters program in Organization Development in 1973.
In 1991 he created a corporate (Masters) leadership program to train both managers and steelworkers in Alcoa. Three of the participating plants were in Addy (WA), Knoxville (Tn) and Evansville (In). All three were failing prior to the program and Robert’s intensive two year intervention. By 1994 Knoxville and Evansville created one-third of the world wide profits for Alcoa. He has led T-Groups in six countries. He has published several business books including The Cross-Functional Workplace, Walking the Empowerment Tightrope, and most recently Cultural Change in Organizations. In the current annual Jossey-Bass book on Organization Development, Robert has recently co-authored an article with Matthew Minahan of American University called, “The Classic T-Group.” His forth coming book is on T-Groups.
$37.50 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered
$60 Non members/Walk in
1:00 – 4:00 pm Training
Helping Leaders Navigate the Transition Zone
How can you help your clients be ready to take on the next level of responsibility and complexity? Ann Kruse, an Executive Coach, will introduce us to Stage Development Theory, which can help us understand what’s going on inside leaders as they tackle new levels of complexity and change.
We will focus on a particular aspect of personal growth: the Transition Zone. When you are in the Transition Zone, you are in between two states. You can help your client best when you understand the two states and when you understand how transition zones work.
In this highly interactive workshop you will learn
Stage Development Theory, the foundation for understanding the dynamics of the Transition Zone.
How to recognize when a client is in the Transition Zone.
Six ways to help your client navigate the Transition Zone.
Ann Kruse has been advising and coaching business leaders for over 30 years, first as a business lawyer and then as an organization development consultant, human resources manager, leadership development consultant, and executive coach. Her clients often face growing complexity in their business challenges (such as mergers, bankruptcy, or industry deregulation), or in personal challenges as they take on greater responsibility. Her academic background includes a JD (law) degree, a masters degree in organization development (MSOD, Pepperdine Univ.) and certification as a professional coach.
$15 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered
$20 Non members when pre-paid & pre-registered
$20 Walk in rate for members
$25 Walk in rate for non members
$10 for students/seniors pre-registered or walk in
We are not able to offer refunds after the Friday prior to the meeting. Substitutions are welcome.
6:00 - 6:30 pm We gather – Arrival, Registration & Opening (Refreshments served)
6:30 – 8:00 pm Topic Presented
8:00 – 8:30 pm We wrap up, evaluation, & closing announcements
Please be aware that our meetings could be recorded or photographed.
Online registration closes the Sunday prior to the meeting. PNODN welcomes and encourages walk ins at the door where the walk in rates will be:
Consider joining PNODN - members can save up to $10 per meeting - that's up to a $90 savings for the year.
In this 3-hour workshop we will explore how one’s “Cherished Beliefs” can create reasons barriers that limit desired outcomes or adversely impact performance. Although he did not characterize them as “Cherished Beliefs”, Albert Ellis, the famed Columbia University psychologist, explained how flawed mental processes encourage people to become attached to unquestioned attitudes, beliefs, and values and to hold on long after such perspectives prove useless or unworkable.
This behavior and its adverse effects are not restricted to an individual’s perceptions. Groups and organizations regularly manifest collective reasonableness that can hobble major efforts to advance the enterprise. Herein lies the duel challenge for OD practitioners. How do we identify and move past our own “Cherished Beliefs” as well as support our client’s efforts to identify and rise above the reasonableness of organizational life - to break through the “Reasons Barriers” that stand in the way of superior performance?
This workshop will be challenging and highly interactive. Participants will have the opportunity to identify several of their own “Cherished Beliefs” including those likely to be manifest in their OD practice. We also will consider the emergence of “Cherished Beliefs” in an organizational or group setting and explore how such beliefs may create stumbling blocks to achieving desired outcomes.
NOTE: This 3-hour workshop will leverage perspectives about “Self-Mastery…the Shadow Knows” that were offered by John Scherer during his June presentation at PNODN.
David Porter is a seasoned organization development practitioner. He has an eclectic background that includes training program management, marketing and public relations, economic and community development, and federal grants administration. He earned a Master’s degree (MPA) in Human Resource Management from the University of Washington and completed an Organization Development (OD) certification program at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
Porter is an early graduate of the personal and professional development programs offered by Context Training Corporation (CTC). He subsequently served for five years as an OD consultant and Program Leader for CTC’s core curricula - the “Pursuit of Excellence”, “The Wall”, and the “Advancement of Excellence” – programs which he delivered at numerous venues in the United States and Canada.
Now retired, Porter most recently served for 10 years as an Organization & Community Development Representative for the US Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA), where he focused on community outreach, strategic planning, and large group process throughout the Pacific Northwest.
In short this session could be described as “clarifying misunderstandings” overtime.
Lewin’s three-step or phased model: An underlying assumption is that the process is linear. Although depicted as three linear steps of unfreeze – change – refreeze Lewin did not move to step 2 (or 3) until action research based on field theory (think FFA) was conducted to determine what the consequences of phase 1 had been taking into account particularly the context (think Bf P, E). Movement should be depicted as a “blob” with many components not as an arrow. The change process is only linear with respect to overall goal(s) not individual steps or acts to get there.
Alfred Marrow’s role and leadership regarding the beginnings of OD: Marrow was the primary implementer of Lewin’s ideas. He believed so strongly in the value of participative management and leadership that he dictated that all managers in his company. Harwood, would learn to practice participation. (Today we call it “inclusive leadership.”) Marrow was practicing OD prior to the so-called pioneers - Beckhard, McGregor, Blake & Mouton, Shepard, Bennis, and Schein among others.
Organization development and change management – one and the same. Not so.
If McKinsey is in your organization, it is too late!
See the “Four Trends” article by Church and Burke in the OD Practitioner, 2017, 49(3); which will be updated – (1) Platforms over products, (2) Digital over mechanical, (3) Insights over data, and (4) Talent over employees. And here comes the latest job title “People Analytics.”
About Your Presenter
W. Warner Burke, PhD, is the E.L. Thorndike Professor of Psychology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University where he has been since 1979. He teaches leadership and organization change and development. His research focuses on learning agility, multi-rater feedback, and leadership. He has authored, co-authored, edited, and co-edited 21 books and written over 200 articles and book chapters. He has received several lifetime achievement awards and NASA’s Public Service Medal, The Outstanding Civilian Service medal from the U.S. Army, the Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner Award from the Academy of Management, and the Distinguished Professional Contributions Award from the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
$20 Members pre-paid & pre-registered
$25 Non members pre-paid & pre-registered
$25 Walk-in member rate
$30 Walk-in non-member rate
$15 student rate
6:00 – 6:30 pm Gather – Registration & Opening Comments (refreshments served)
6:30 – 8:00 pm Presentation
8:00 – 8:30 pm Wrap up
Please be aware that our meetings may be recorded or photographed.
"Learn one of the most practical and useful sequences I do"
Many practitioners think of brainstorming as the act of generating ideas. The generation phase is but one step in an effective brainstorm sequence and in fact can pose a challenge if the practitioner does not use a structured approach. Come learn a complete sequence of brainstorming that is highly structured an applicable to all workplaces. The sequence is practical and powerful and, once learned, can be used in full or in part on an ad hoc basis to help any group quickly manage a list of items. If you have ever 1) seen a group generate a list of problems, yet fail to reduce them to a manageable list of actions, 2) seen a group use votes rather than logic to determine their course of action, 3) heard a leader say, “Well it looks like we are all in agreement that X is the course of action” without really knowing the differing beliefs in the group, and found yourself frustrated and not sure what to do, then the following sequence is what you need. It provides simple ways to resolve such dilemmas.
By learning this sequence of brainstorming, you can quickly reduce lists, balance votes with constructive conversations and clear decision making, and get rapid feedback on what options the different members of the group think are the most critical.
At the end of the presentation, the participants will:
Lead any group through a highly structured sequence that includes distinct steps and ground rules to ensure a vetted list of actions.
Identify and direct any group that gets stuck at any stage while working with a large list of items.
Sequence can be used in part or in whole depending on your situation.
This training is limited to 20 participants. Sign up now to ensure your spot!
Chris Crosby is the President of the Board at PNODN. He is also a consultant and author of two recent books, Strategic Organizational Alignment, published in 2016, and Strategic Engagement Vol I and II, published in 2018. 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.
5:30 - 5:30 pm Arrival, Registration & Opening
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Training
Please be aware that our trainings could be recorded or photographed.
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.
Learn case study presentation frame
Learn socio-technical aspects
Establish the 6 month calendar
Establishing the next few months of case study presenters
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.
$200 Members/Students when pre-paid & per-registered
$320 Non members
Walk ins are not allowed for communities of practice.
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
Online registration closes two days prior to the first session or when the community of practice is full.
John will fly to Seattle all the way from Poland!
Participants please bring a pen and paper to write on, thanks!
As a trainer, coach or consultant, what do you do when you don’t know what to do?!
What is available to you beneath the thoughts you have—or even the feelings?
What is your ’source code’ and how can you access it when you need it?
John Scherer says he has needed his ‘source code’ quite a few times in four his decades of ’transforming the world at work’. Come for an evening of discovery—or re-discovery—of YOUR 'source code’ and practice accessing it, making you a bit more effective and at peace in those moments when both seem far away.
Along with other OD Elders, John still has a lot to share. In 1973, at Bob Crosby’s invitation, John left the Lutheran ministry to co-create (with Bob and Ron Short) the LIOS MA-ABS Graduate Program. Now living and operating out of a base in Warsaw, Poland, since 2008, John has been introducing OD—and his brand of Leadership Development—to Eastern Europe.
‘John is one of handful of Masters in the field of transformation alive today, and we consider ourselves fortunate to have him with us.’ —Przemek Gawronski (5th Degree Aikido Master and Partner, Scherer Leadership Center)
John Scherer has been a thought leader in OD since 1968, combining his background as a Gestalt therapist with his natural abilities as a group and large scale change facilitator. His clients have included business executives and their organizations from around the world, including GTE, Boeing, Siemens, van Melle, The Government of Canada, and many others, especially in Central/Eastern Europe where he has been based since 2008. He was co-creator in 1973 of the first truly competency-based graduate program in applied behavioral science (LIOS) and is a pioneer in the movement that shares the name of his 1993 book, Work and the Human Spirit. His 2008 book, Five Questions that Change Everything, has been called ’The best business self-help book ever written.' Based now in Warsaw, Poland, he has published numerous articles in the areas of leadership, change and conflict. In 2012 John was named to Steven Covey’s list of America's Top 100 Personal/Leadership Development Thought Leaders, and in 2016 John was the recipient of ODN’s Lifetime Achievement Award. His 2010 presentation to his Alma Mater, Roanoke College, was selected by NPR for their list of ’The Best 100 Commencement Addresses. Ever.’
$20 Partners pre-paid & pre-registered
$25 Walk-in member/Partner rate
$15 student/Senior rate
Special ODN Lifetime Achievement Award Presenter Peter Block
The work is to realize society and wider culture are moving towards a point where a social purpose wider than profit will be required. The name for this is to move toward the Common Good, bringing balance to a world where the private sector has been the point. We are nearing the end of the era where profit is our sole purpose for existing. We are going to end poverty as we know it, not escape from it.
To move in this direction, we use our convening skills to have strangers develop affection for each other and decide on action. Call it community building, engagement, system change. It all begins with the accountability among peers, in this case citizens.
Learn how the intersection of the Flawless Consulting ideas and the conversational architecture in Community: The Structure of Belonging will influence this change.
Peter Block, is an author and citizen of Cincinnati, Ohio. He is founder of Designed Learning, a training company that offers workshops designed to build the skills outlined in his books. He is author of Flawless Consulting, Stewardship, Community, and others. Peter is part of the Economics of Compassion Initiative of Cincinnati and a member of his local neighborhood council. He serves on the board of LivePerson, a provider of online engagement solutions. His work is in the restoration of the common good and creating a world that reclaims our humanity from the onslaught of modernism.
Back to Basics: Creating Large and Small Systems Change
In today’s volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world, organizations need to reinvent themselves. Many organizations are reinventing their products and/or services for a world that is very different from the world of just a few years ago. However, organizations not only need the right product and service for today’s world, they need the right culture that enables higher individual, team, and organizational performance for constant innovation. Often, the quality of human interaction in many organizations does not match the need for teamwork, collaboration, inclusion and joint problem solving.
In this session we will discuss proven interventions to create higher performing inclusive organizations that leverage diversity and the strategies needed to develop today’s leaders and teams. Specifically, we will explore:
Raising the bar for all team members
Diagnosing where an organization is on the Path to Inclusion
Creating mindsets for greater joining
Conscious Actions for Inclusion
And making the case for developing inclusive leaders and the impact on performance.
Click to watch a short video of Judith and Fred at this years OD Net annual conference.
About Your Presenters
Frederick A. Miller and Judith H. Katz
Both recipients of ODN’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Judith H. Katz and Frederick A. Miller have helped Fortune 100 companies leverage differences, increase engagement, and transform workplaces for over 30 years. As Executive Vice President and CEO (respectively) of The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc. they have co-authored several books, their latest being Safe Enough to SOAR: Accelerating Trust, Inclusion, and Collaboration in the Workplace.
Judith serves on the Board of Trustees of Fielding Graduate University and the Dean’s Council of the University of Massachusetts’ School of Education. Fred serves on the boards of Day & Zimmermann, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Center for Automated Technology Systems, and Hudson Real Estate Partners.
$25 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered
$30 Non members when pre-paid & pre-registered
$30 Walk in rate for members
$35 Walk in rate for non members
$20 for students/Seniors pre-registered or walk in
6:30 – 8:30 pm Topic Presented
8:30 – 9:00 pm We wrap up, evaluation, & closing announcements
$25 for students/Seniors pre-registered or walk in
Consider joining PNODN - members can save up to $10 per meeting - that's up to a $120 savings for the year.
Official dates and times are set!
We still have space for 4 more!
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.
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!
$275 Members/Students when pre-paid & per-registered
$440 Non members
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.
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