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Upcoming Events

    • September 16, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    Register

    Anonymous is Poisonous: Why We Should Replace Traditional 360s with High-Growth Dialogue


    Irv will do this session live via zoom meeting.

    According to recent employee engagement industry reports, managers have been getting worse at giving regular, constructive feedback…and they weren’t great at it to begin with. This can only mean that the problem has been approached symptomatically versus at its root causes.It’s time we stopped the ‘insanity’ of repeating the same behavior and expecting different results from our historical approaches to feedback. This session will explore four specific reasons why relying on aggregated anonymous feedback processes reinforces the problem and not the solution; and we will introduce a non-anonymous behaviorally-specific process that, in the skilled hands of a skilled practitioner, will lead us to a new frontier of leadership development. A case study example of its transformative power will be shared/discussed.

    About Your Presenter

    Irv Rubin, PhD is considered one of the founders of modern organizational development. He earned his B.S.E.E. from Tufts University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from M.I.T. The textbook he co-authored, Organizational Behavior: An Experiential Approach, was the first experiential text of its kind.  

    Dr. Rubin’s groundbreaking research culminated in the development of the world’s first and only comprehensive process for measuring EQ. He continues to serve as an adviser to Temenos Inc., the company he founded in 1985. Temenos’ BehavioralOS™ applications are powered by his original research and currently used to develop leaders and teams worldwide. 

    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.

    • September 23, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    • 15
    Register

    OD Toolkit Series - Social Style®

    Learn an amazing "add-on" to any group experience!

    Perhaps the greatest unconscious diversity in most organizations has nothing to do with race or any other “ism” and is more related to operating Styles of the employees.

    SOCIAL STYLE, created by David Merrill and Roger Reid. SOCIAL STYLE is a practical and simple way to explore how one interacts with another. The theory
    frames different operating Styles as a potentially huge diversity issue within organizations. It can be given alone, but it is most powerful as an add-on to another activity. It is incredibly useful when working with intact work teams, especially the ones that have been working together for a while.

    Participants will learn how to give a floor model vs that is simple, highly interactive and provides immediately feedback.

    SOCIAL STYLE provides a simple way to help employees understand the diversity of operating Styles that exist within all workplaces. It helps 1) provide a simple way to understand self, 2) teach how to work better with others who operate in different Styles, and 3) provide a systemic snapshot of any work team and, by doing so, often highlights components that need addressing to improve productivity.

    This version is slightly adapted from Merrill and Reid and represents the depth I give when presenting the theory. SOCIAL STYLE is practical and intuitive. For a more in-depth version of the theory and to take an online assessment, go to www.tracomcorp.com*. Tracom is a proud PNODN partner that offers PNODN members 10% off their certification program.

    At the end of the presentation, the participants will:

    • Learn a step by step method to give a basic version of social styles.
    • Gain a deeper understanding of themselves in relationship with others.

    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!

    • October 02, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    • 12
    Register

    OD Toolkit Series - What to look for in Groups: The Power of Group Process with Robert Crosby


    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: 

    • Recognize common patterns in groups.
    • See the clear connection between turnover, poor safety, absenteeism, low morale, quality issues, and unproductive norms. 
    • Develop strategies to change group norms towards positive ends including how to improve the metrics in the above categories.
    • Understand how your behavior impacts any group you are consulting.

    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.


    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:

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

    1:00 – 4:00 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.

    $37.50 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered

    $60 Non members/Walk in

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

    • October 14, 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (PDT)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    • 20
    Register

    OD Toolkit Series - Silo Busting

    Learn how to break Silos!

    Breaking silos at work is a difficult yet worthy objective that can and should be accomplished. I define a silo as any two departments that need to give and receive product, information, tools, services, and other items to and from each other who are struggling to do so and/or potentially behaving in ways that Gallup calls actively disengaged.

    Most workgroups must interrelate with other workgroups for results. Those interactions often do not work well and sometimes cause work task disruption. However, these interactions can almost always be improved.

    Come learn a straightforward, repeatable way to raise the issues and problems and implement solutions and structures to create better functioning organizations. Learn engagement structures that help your employees realize their full power to influence situations by stating what is needed to be successful and ensuring they are heard.

    Through positive cross-group interactions and consistent follow-up you will improve results and break your silo!

    At the end of this training, the participants will: 

    • The core macro components to breaking Silos.
    • Several options to raise issue and create actions action.
    • The socio-technical components of Silo Busting.
    • How to create an implementation strategy for success.

    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!

    • October 15, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • 5
    Register
    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!

    • October 24, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    Register

    Family of Origin’s Role in Leading and Consulting: How Understanding Your Past Can Transform Your Present


    What can leaders, team members and relationship partners do to get unstuck from chronically repeating modes of behavior that hurt their work performance and relationships?  What can they do improve alignment, goal attainment and harmony? Brenda and Denny will present their process of family of origin exploration and describe how it helps leaders, team members and relationship partners understand the primary source of the emotional reactivity that underlies their ineffective behaviors. This method guides us in re-entering our family of origin to understand our family’s unique evolution and relationship dynamics.  These insights reveal how that relationship system became a source of deeply ingrained behaviors that affect our present-day behavior. This awareness lays the foundation for achieving increased self-differentiation, which is the heart of authentic leadership, individual performance and relationship health. 

    About Your Presenters

    Brenda and Denny are in their fifth decade of working to improve human systems as educators, consultants, business owners and family therapists. They were leaders and faculty members in the LIOS Graduate Program for over 20 years, where they created the Counseling Track and pioneered the family of origin curriculum. Along with their consulting partner Bob Crosby, they worked with Alcoa to create the Corporate Master’s Degree Program. Brenda and Denny also created and led a one-year High Performance Leadership Program for Alcoa leaders from1999-2008. They returned to their counseling roots 12 years ago and now work as a co-therapy team focusing exclusively on counseling couples at their Conscious Couples Institute in Bellevue.

    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.

    • November 01, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    • 12
    Register

    OD Toolkit Series - Whole System Transformation


    Are you in need of maximizing the impact of your organization’s change strategy? Does your culture need to be re-engaged and empowered? Are you interested in exploring different ways of unleashing organizational transformation? 

    Join Arielle Sullivan as teaches you her family’s legacy change process, Whole System Transformation. Whole System Transformation (WST) is a 40-year, proven change approach that leverages large group interventions to facilitate a dramatic shift in collective mindset and behavior. It engages the full system in identifying barriers within the current state and empowers employees to speak truth to power. It has the potential to re-design systems and structures with the wisdom of the organization. Learn the main elements of this powerful process that can serve as a catalyst for change in organizations and communities.

    In this session, you will:

    • Learn the foundational principles of WST
    • Understand the process and model of WST
    • Assess your organization for change
    • Begin creating a change blueprint of how you can transform your organization

    About Your Instructor

    Arielle is a passionate change agent with deep expertise in the field of Organization Development. She brings a heightened awareness and intention to her client engagements, focusing on depth and higher purpose. She specializes in the design and facilitation of intentional workshops and transformational conferences. Her background is in Leadership Effectiveness, Culture, Change Management, Organization Design and the large group intervention, Whole System Transformation. Arielle’s vision is to leverage her OD experience and mastery to help systems become more effective, conscious, and sustainable. Arielle has held consulting roles both internally and externally in the U.S., France, Costa Rica, China, The Philippines and Indonesia. She has worked in retail, hospitality, aerospace, financial services, and telecommunications industries.

    Arielle serves as the Marketing Director of the Pacific Northwest Organization Development Network. She partners with the Asian Organization Development Network to deliver transformational conferences in Asia. Arielle has a B.A. in International Business from the University of Iowa and a Masters of Science in Organization Development from Pepperdine University. In her free time, she works within her local Seattle community to drive social and environmental change


    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:

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

    1:00 – 4:00 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.

    $37.50 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered

    $60 Non members/Walk in

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

    • November 04, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PST)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    • 4
    Register
    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 paper - Why Organization Development (OD) Consultants Need To 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.

    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!

    • November 18, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PST)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    Register

    Reducing the Cost of Defensive Behavior on Business


    A Virtual Presentation - Ethan Schutz will present live via Zoom.

    Defensive behavior in the workplace costs our businesses. And, we hardly even notice. Yet, if we were to measure the cost of defensiveness on a business the way we measure ordinary expenses, we would be appalled. Consider how much time and effort is lost to people protecting themselves, avoiding conflict, maneuvering, criticizing, and gossiping.

    The workplace has become increasingly stressful for most people and under stress many of us become defensive — that is we feel threatened, triggered, and our behavior becomes dysfunctional. We lose time, effort, trust, creativity, and productivity suffers.

    Imagine what it would mean if we could reduce defensiveness in the workplace by 10%. In dollars and time spent alone it would make a measurable impact on the bottom line.

    In this session, Ethan Schutz returns to PNODN to discuss defensive behavior, why we do it, and what we can do to help our teams focus more on work and less on defending ourselves and each other.

    About Your Presenter

    Ethan Schutz is President & CEO of The Schutz Company, publishers, intellectual property managers, and consulting experts specializing in solutions that produce cultural transformation in progressive organizations. Ethan directs and promotes the development and expansion of these solutions in the United States and oversees a global network of partner organizations who utilize them worldwide in 30 languages. 

    Specializing in The Human Element®, Ethan delivers Human Element programs, coaching and licensing programs on The Human Element to clients to a wide variety of client industries and types.

    See his TEDx talk: Confront Fear Lower Defenses: Can’t You See I’m Busy Being Miserable? at theschutzcompany.com/tedx-talk

     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 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:

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

    • December 16, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PST)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    Register

    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.
        About Your Presenter

        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. 

        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

      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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