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Upcoming Events

    • January 29, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (PST)
    • Smart Buildings Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    • 17
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    OD Toolkit Series - Practical Brainstorming Sequence


    "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!

    About Your Instructor

    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.


    COST:

    $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.


    AGENDA:

    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.


    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.

    $25 Members/Students when pre-paid & pre-registered

    $40 Non members/Walk in

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

    • February 03, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
    • 4
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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!

    • February 10, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PST)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    • 9
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    OD Toolkit Series - How to Conduct an Effective Job Search

    Searching for a job can be one of the biggest challenges faced in the world of work. In a reality where crucial quality of life resources depend on full time employment (wage, health insurance coverage) the stress of job searching can be formidable.

    Research and the experiences of many people identify 2 main job success contributors: hard work and networking. Join us at PNODN as recent job searcher Amy Casebolt unpacks what this hard work and networking looked like for her during the past few months.

    Based in research, the experiences of dozens of professionals she talked with during her search, and her own job search story, you will learn what hard work needs to be done in a job search and all about how to network effectively. As a special bonus, effective actions that will make you shine in your first 90 days at your new job will be discussed!

    At the end of this session, participants will:

    • Identify 3 powerful job-search websites that enable you to get your resume to thousands of recruiters and cater job alerts to your e-mail
    • List 1 thing to do before, during, and after an informational interview
    • Identify 3 sections of a quality cover letter
    • List 2 ways to serve while gaining valuable experience and connections

    About Your Instructor

    Amy Casebolt achieved her MA in Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology from Seattle Pacific University in 2019. She came to her graduate studies after many years in the work world doing customer service in health care and health plan organizations. During a time of particularly difficult organizational change, she left her job to pursue her Masters degree, inspired that there must be a better way to do organizational change.

    After moving to the Seattle area, she and her husband both applied to Starbucks because it offers health insurance for part time work. She worked there as a barista through her graduate studies. Yet after graduation, the search for a professional role in I-O Psychology proved difficult as she struggled to weave a consistent narrative of her work experience. After 5 months of hard work and networking, she accepted a full time role as Trainer with the Community Health Plan of WA. Amy knows her struggle with the job search is experienced by many, and is happy to share what she has learned along the way!


    COST:

    $50 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered

    $80 Non members/Walk in

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


    AGENDA:

    12:30 - 1:00 pm  Arrival, Registration & Opening

    1:00 – 5:00 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.

    $50 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered

    $80 Non members/Walk in

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

    • February 17, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PST)
    • Smart Buildings Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    Register

    What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do: Tapping into The Source Code with Dr. John Scherer

    Special ODN Lifetime Achievement Award Presenter -

    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.’ 


    COST:

    $20 Members pre-paid & pre-registered

    $20 Partners pre-paid & pre-registered

    $25 Non members pre-paid & pre-registered

    $25 Walk-in member/Partner rate

    $30 Walk-in non-member rate

    $15 student/Senior rate

    AGENDA:

    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.

    • February 28, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PST)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    • 17
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    OD Toolkit Series - Clarity of Authority

    Learn a core tenet of workplace health!

    There is no more important area to be clear about in organizations
    than the reality and presence of authority. Miss this one and you
    will forever have to make up reasons for why things fail. When you get
    it right, change, people, processes, and–above all–business results will
    fall into place

    Authority for many is a dirty word. The truth is it is just a word and it is
    present in every organization. Some think the word “boss” or “manager”
    is a problem; the reason is psychological. To be alive is to be raised, and
    we were all raised by people. In other words, we were all born into an
    authority system.

    Organization Development itself was born out of WWII. Kurt Lewin escaped the Nazis and was well aware of the problems with the extremes of leadership. 

    In this workshop we will explore one's relationship with authority and learn how to appropriately illuminate its clarity in any work situation so leaders can step up and followers can effectively increase their influence.

    At the end of the presentation, the participants will:
    • Learn their personal comfort level with different type of authority and explore how to help leaders at any end of the spectrum.
    • Learn a simple model of decision making.
    • Understand and be able to help build true employee empowerment.
    • Think systemically and gain clarity of authority across groups and system wide projects.
    • Increase there awareness of common traps related to authority.

    This training is limited to 20 participants. Sign up now to ensure your spot!

    About Your Instructor

    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, 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.


    COST:

    $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.


    AGENDA:

    12:30 - 1:00 pm  Arrival, Registration & Opening

    1:00 – 3:00 pm Training

    Please be aware that our training 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.

    $25 Members/Students when pre-paid & pre-registered

    $40 Non members/Walk in

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

    • March 09, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • 2100 Building - 2100 24th Ave South, Seattle, WA 98144 - Community Room A
    • 25
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    OD Toolkit Series - The Next Generation of Generational Thinking


    Organizations are focusing on generational differences to avoid conflict, attract and retain the next generation of the workforce.  However, research demonstrates stereotyping generations may actually be hurting, not helping, multi-generational work groups.   This session focuses on re-framing generation generational differences as a diversity and inclusion issue by applying a systemic approach and lens to understand generational shifts.  The attendees can participate in an experiential workshop designed to apply the information into their own work groups and organizations.  At the end of the presentation, the participants will: 

    • Understand the current approach to generational conflict, attraction and retaining the next generation of the workforce and the impact on organizations based on current research.
    • Identify the system shift and impact of past generations on current work environments to predict the needs of the current and future generations.
    • Leave with ideas on how to mobilize stakeholder groups to enrich diversity and inclusion programs as well as leadership development strategies for the next generation.

    This training is limited to 25 participants. Sign up now to ensure your spot!

    About Your Instructor

    Kim Arellano, PhD. is an Organizational Systems Transformation consultant (OD) and Executive Coach working to help organizations create a human centered workplace designed for innovation, creativity and success. She 19 years of experience in the high-tech industry and 10 years as an executive consultant and coach to bring practical application of scientific psychological ideas to clients as well as sustainable education solutions in the subject of leadership. 

    In addition to transformative training and education programs, Kim is an expert about the generational shift now influencing significant transformation. She has contributed to NPR and had published articles on the subject of the next generation in the workplace.  Her dissertation research; “Millennial Leadership Experience and Development Needs for Manufacturing 4.0”, has contributed to several development programs, keynote presentation and workshops such as the Next Generation of Generational thinking.   

    Certifications, Education and Affiliations: 
    Ph. D. in Organizational Systems Transformation and Leadership from Saybrook University. 
    Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Masters of Science in Psychology, and B.S. degree in Human Services Management. Member of several industry organizations including; SIOP, SHRM, PNODN and AHP. Certified Pathwise Trainer and Advisor. Certified Trainer for AchieveGlobal - Leadership and Customer Service.


    COST:

    $50 Members/Students when pre-paid & pre-registered

    $80 Non members/Walk in

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


    AGENDA:

    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm  Arrival, Registration & Opening

    1:00pm – 5pm Training

    Please be aware that our training 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.

    $50 Members/Students when pre-paid & pre-registered

    $80 Non members/Walk in

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

    • March 16, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Smart Buildings Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    Register
    Flawless Consulting and Social Impact with Peter Block


    Special ODN Lifetime Achievement Award Presenter Peter Block

    Peter will do this session live via zoom meeting.

    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.

    About Your Presenter

    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.

    COST:

    $20 Members pre-paid & pre-registered

    $20 Partners pre-paid & pre-registered

    $25 Non members pre-paid & pre-registered

    $25 Walk-in member/Partner rate

    $30 Walk-in non-member rate

    $15 student rate

    AGENDA:

    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.

    • March 27, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    Register

    Collaboration and Sustainable Decision-Making for Consultants and Leaders


    A major source of team dysfunction is unclear decision making. Come learn how to customize and install a sustainable decision-making protocol that is featured in the best-selling book in the world on collaborative decision-making.  Bay Area-based consultant Sarah Lightfoot learned this framework directly from the authors, and she'll help you to bring it to your clients and/or team. Used in hundreds of government agencies, companies, and social enterprises world-wide, it's a straightforward and valuable set of concepts that increases mutual understanding. 

    Participants will:

    1. Learn to partner with your client (a leader of a team or group) to identify their decision-making style, collaborative philosophy, and organizational constraints so that they can select the right decision-making framework for their context; and
    2. Learn to employ a team-building process to install a proven decision-making framework used in hundreds of government agencies, companies, and other enterprises world-wide. (Based upon the work of Sam Kaner and co-authors of Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making)

    About Your Instructor

    Sarah Lightfoot, M.A., partners with leaders of business, government, and social enterprise to elevate organizational performance.  She specializes in creating organization-wide initiatives that identify and implement breakthrough solutions, and in coaching executive teams and business units to high performance.  Sarah’s design, facilitation and coaching approach combines participatory values and research on brain functions and human behavior. She first trained in collaborative strategies and values as a community and tenant organizer in Washington State and California, and brought these values to executive leadership positions in high-growth social enterprises such as KIPP Bay Area Schools and Reading Partners.  Today Sarah brings her seasoning and training to a diverse group of clients.


    COST:

    $37.50 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered

    $60 Non members/Walk in

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


    AGENDA:

    1:30 - 2:00 pm  Arrival, Registration & Opening

    2:00 – 5:00 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.

    $50 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered

    $80 Non members/Walk in

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

    • April 27, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    Register

    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.

      Join us for networking starting at 6 pm!



    COST:

    $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

    We are not able to offer refunds after the Friday prior to the meeting.  Substitutions are welcome.

    AGENDA:

    6:00 - 6:30 pm  We gather – Arrival, Registration & Opening (Refreshments served)

    6:30 – 8:30 pm Topic Presented

    8:30 – 9:00 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:

    $30 Walk in rate for members

    $35 Walk in rate for non members

    $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.

    • 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!

    • May 18, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    Register
    OD Professionals and the Equity Lens: A Call to Make Unconscious Incompetence Conscious


    “OD Practitioners are, by definition, change agents in support of organizational health. Over the years the OD field has contributed many concepts and processes that have significantly improved organizational effectiveness and productivity. As professionals we strive to become consciously competent in those concepts and processes.

    AND… those concepts and processes were developed through the lens of our current dominant social narrative. What might we find if we look at organizational effectiveness and wellness through the lens of equity (racial, gender, sexual orientation, etc.)? How might those revelations inform our practice and our professions and the systems we seek to serve?

    You’re invited to join us for an evening of exploration in our unconscious incompetence at effectively embodying our profession through an equity lens and what we might choose to do should we step into the learning stance of conscious incompetence.”

      About Your Presenter

      Kristina Katayama witnessed first-hand the generational trauma passed through her family struggling to survive the hardships of immigration followed by race-based imprisonment in the Japanese-American internment camps of WWII. Being of mixed "race", she also experienced the socially conditioned drive to assimilate in order to "succeed", even if she could never belong. Compelled to understand where culture ends and humanity begins, Kristina sought out opportunities to live, study and work across more than 30 countries around the world.

      Inspired by her experience and fascinated by human systems, Kristina has dedicated over 20 years as a process consultant, facilitator and executive coach, designing and delivering programs for leadership development, high performing teams, cultural transformation and organizational effectiveness. Today Kristina brings REAL (Racial Equity Adaptive Leadership) and increases power intelligence to the systems she serves.

      Jeff McAuliffe is a seasoned professional in process improvement, leadership and organization development.  After spending decades as an internal and external coach and consultant AND clouded in the “luxury of obliviousness,” he is committed to positive action on issues of equity and inclusion.  

      Dan Leahy is an innovative leadership development specialist, at an individual and organizational level. He served in many leadership roles within the LIOS Graduate Program. Although his work has been, until recently, has been informed by the dominate privileged narrative his current growing edge is to step into the unconscious incompetence of exploring doing the work from the perspective of equity and social justice.


      Join us for networking starting at 6 pm!



      COST:

      $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.


      AGENDA:

      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:

       

      $20 Walk in rate for members

      $25 Walk in rate for non members

      $10 for students/seniors pre-registered or walk in

       

      Consider joining PNODN - members can save up to $10 per meeting - that's up to a $90 savings for the year.

    Past events

    January 20, 2020 Organization Development: Past, Present, Future with W. Warner Burke
    January 13, 2020 OD Toolkit Series - Self as Instrument of Change
    December 20, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Dealing with hostility coming your way: Going deeper in group process
    December 16, 2019 Helping Leaders Navigate the Transition Zone with Ann Kruse
    December 06, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - How OD Professionals Can Attract Corporate Clients
    November 18, 2019 Reducing the Cost of Defensive Behavior on Business with Ethan Schutz - Live via Zoom
    November 15, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Leadership Transitions: Step-by-step group process to reduce disruption when a new leader takes the helm.
    November 07, 2019 Family of Origin’s Role in Leading and Consulting: How Understanding Your Past Can Transform Your Present
    November 01, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Whole System Transformation
    October 14, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Silo Busting!
    September 23, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Social Style®
    September 16, 2019 Anonymous is Poisonous: Why We Should Replace Traditional 360s with High-Growth Dialogue - Live Via Zoom
    September 12, 2019 Vino and OD! What a combo!
    September 06, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Third Party Conflict
    August 26, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Collaboration and Sustainable Decision-Making for Consultants and Leaders
    August 19, 2019 The Nitty-Gritty of Interventions - Intra-personal, Interpersonal, Organizational, and Citizen participation with Robert Crosby
    August 15, 2019 Vino and OD! What a combo!
    August 05, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Group Process: Work Team Development Using a Survey
    July 22, 2019 Mastering 21st Century Leadership with Margaret Graziano - Live Via Zoom
    July 18, 2019 Vino and OD! What a combo!
    July 12, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - How OD Professionals Can Attract Corporate Clients
    June 17, 2019 Bringing Who You Are To What You Do with Geoff Bellman
    June 15, 2019 Hello North End PNODNers! Ready for a North Sound Coffee Klatch?
    June 07, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Leadership Transitions: Step-by-step group process to reduce disruption when a new leader takes the helm.
    June 07, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Managing Change and Transitions
    June 01, 2019 Coffee and Conversation! What in the business world is Organization Development?
    May 20, 2019 Covert Processes: Dealing with the Hidden Barriers to Organizational Change with Bob Marshak - Live Via Zoom
    May 18, 2019 Honoring our local OD Roots - LIOS 50 Year Celebration!!!
    May 16, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - PMI, Lean, Projects, Initiatives and Organization Development (OD) – How to use OD to succeed!
    May 03, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - The Next Generation of Generational Thinking
    April 29, 2019 Self-Mastery for Internal and External Change Artists: The Shadow Knows with Dr John Scherer - In Person!
    April 19, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - What to look for in Groups
    April 15, 2019 An Overlooked Element in OD: A Results Focus with Mary Lippitt
    April 06, 2019 Coffee and Conversation!
    March 18, 2019 OD: What’s Leadership Got to Do with It? with Gloria Burgess
    March 08, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Third Party Conflict
    March 04, 2019 Culture Change in Local Government – Part 2: A Client Perspective
    February 27, 2019 PNODN Happy Hour
    February 25, 2019 What HR doesn’t get about OD with Eric Svaren
    February 22, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Practical Brainstorming Sequence
    February 22, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Turning Employee Surveys into Morale Boosting Events
    February 16, 2019 Coffee and Conversation!
    February 01, 2019 Eastsiders Alert! Coffee and Mini-Practicum with David C. Wigglesworth, Ph.D. and Philip S. Heller, Ph.D.
    January 28, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Adaptive Leadership for Leading Change
    January 23, 2019 PNODN Happy Hour
    January 21, 2019 Barry Oshry - From Seeing the Possibilities of Organization to Seeing the Possibilities of Culture - Live Via Zoom
    January 11, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Managing Change and Transitions
    January 08, 2019 Developing the Best Proposal or SOW
    December 17, 2018 Culture Change in Local Government: A Client Perspective
    December 08, 2018 Coffee and Conversation! Tacoma!
    December 07, 2018 OD Toolkit Series - The Next Generation of Generational Thinking
    November 19, 2018 OD Toolkit Series - Implementation Competency - Socio-Tech components to successful implementation
    November 17, 2018 Sharing Best Practices in Gaining New Clients
    November 13, 2018 Enabling Individuals and Organizations to Soar!
    November 03, 2018 Coffee and Conversation!
    November 02, 2018 OD Toolkit Series - Servant Leadership
    October 19, 2018 OD Toolkit Series - Leadership Courage
    October 15, 2018 Become a Project Super Hero with Terry Schmidt
    September 22, 2018 Coffee and Conversation!
    September 21, 2018 OD Toolkit Series - Third Party Conflict
    September 17, 2018 From FIRO® to The Human Element® with Ethan Schutz - Live via Zoom
    August 25, 2018 Coffee and Conversation!
    August 24, 2018 OD Toolkit Series - Building Resiliency
    August 20, 2018 Dogmatism and the OD Consultant
    August 10, 2018 From Retributive to Restorative Justice with Rodney Coates - A Virtual Presentation
    August 03, 2018 OD Toolkit Series - Systems Thinking Applied to Work
    July 21, 2018 Coffee and Conversation!
    July 20, 2018 OD Toolkit Series - Turning Employee Surveys into Morale Boosting Events
    July 20, 2018 OD Toolkit Series - Practical Brainstorming Sequence
    July 13, 2018 OD Toolkit Series - Managing Change and Transitions
    June 18, 2018 Building Community around the World with Doreen Cato
    May 21, 2018 PNODN May 2018 Monthly Meeting - Recognize the Moment
    April 16, 2018 PNODN April 2018 Monthly Meeting - Structure Drives Behavior: How the physical environment can be a lever for organizational change
    April 07, 2018 Special Event! Marvin Weisbord, An Interactive Video Conversation
    March 19, 2018 PNODN March 2018 Monthly Meeting - THE HEALTHY WORKPLACE: WHAT IS IT AND HOW DO YOU MAKE IT HAPPEN?
    February 26, 2018 PNODN February 2018 Monthly Meeting - Improving organizations through new visual tools for organizing functional data
    January 22, 2018 PNODN January 2018 Monthly Meeting - The Future of Work
    December 04, 2017 PNODN December 2017 Monthly Meeting ~ The Future of Leadership – An Interactive Discussion
    October 30, 2017 PNODN Workshop: Designing Experiences that Develop Organizations
    October 16, 2017 PNODN October 2017 Monthly Meeting~What is Design Thinking?
    September 18, 2017 PNODN September 2017 Monthly Meeting ~ Strategy Communication Made Visible
    July 17, 2017 PNODN July 2017 Monthly Meeting ~ The No-Fault Zone Game: a visual tool for emotional understanding.

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