"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.
$25 Members/Students when pre-paid & pre-registered
$40 Non members/Walk in
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.
Consider joining PNODN - members savings over the course of the year are substantial!
Attention - This session will start after registration fills.
Actual start date and time will be determined at that time.
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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
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.
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
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!
$50 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered
$80 Non members/Walk in
12:30 - 1:00 pm Arrival, Registration & Opening
1:00 – 5:00 pm Training
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 Members pre-paid & pre-registered
$20 Partners pre-paid & pre-registered
$25 Non members pre-paid & pre-registered
$25 Walk-in member/Partner rate
$15 student/Senior 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 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
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.
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.
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.
1:00 – 3:00 pm Training
Please be aware that our training could be recorded or photographed.
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:
This training is limited to 25 participants. Sign up now to ensure your spot!
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.
$50 Members/Students when pre-paid & pre-registered
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Arrival, Registration & Opening
1:00pm – 5pm Training
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.
$30 Walk-in non-member rate
$15 student rate
Collaboration and Sustainable Decision-Making for Consultants and Leaders
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.
$37.50 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered
$60 Non members/Walk in
1:30 - 2:00 pm Arrival, Registration & Opening
2:00 – 5:00 pm Training
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
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 – 8:30 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:
$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.
“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.”
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.
$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
6:30 – 8:00 pm Topic Presented
8:00 – 8:30 pm We wrap up, evaluation, & closing announcements
Consider joining PNODN - members can save up to $10 per meeting - that's up to a $90 savings for the year.
"PNODN" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
PO Box 46107, Seattle, WA 98146