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.
$15 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered
$20 Non members when pre-paid & pre-registered
$20 Walk in rate for members
$25 Walk in rate for non members
$10 for students/seniors pre-registered or walk in
We are not able to offer refunds after the Friday prior to the meeting. Substitutions are welcome.
6:00 - 6:30 pm We gather – Arrival, Registration & Opening (Refreshments served)
6:30 – 8:00 pm Topic Presented
8:00 – 8:30 pm We wrap up, evaluation, & closing announcements
Please be aware that our meetings could be recorded or photographed.
Online registration closes the Sunday prior to the meeting. PNODN welcomes and encourages walk ins at the door where the walk in rates will be:
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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.
$25 Members/Students when pre-paid & pre-registered
$40 Non members/Walk in
12:30 - 1:00 pm Arrival, Registration & Opening
1:00 – 3:00 pm Training
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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.
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Does anyone disagree that adolescents are often more influenced by their peers than by their parents? The great Kurt Lewin nailed this. There are (mostly) unconscious group norms guiding the behavior of anyone in a gang or a work group. Low producing employees become higher producing when they are moved to a high producing group. Conversely, high producers become less productive when moved to a low producing group.
How do I help clients identify these dynamics, and more importantly, how are these shifted.
The ability to understand norms separates a professional consultant from an amateur.
Organization Development was built on ‘group development’ which was understood and written about prior to the evolution of OD. Yet in recent years that reality has been lost in the ever present pull to find the next best theory. Join ODN Lifetime Achievement Award winner and Seattle resident Robert Crosby, assisted by the President of Board of PNODN Chris Crosby, as he leads you in a session to help identify central elements of all groups and simple ways to utilize these elements to impart positive change.
Gordon W. Allport in his forward to Kurt Lewin’s (1948) “Resolving Social Conflicts” wrote, “The unifying theme is unmistakable: the group to which an individual belongs is the ground for his perceptions, his feelings, and his actions. Most psychologists are so preoccupied with the salient features of the individual's mental life that they are prone to forget it is the ground of the social group that gives to the individual his figured character.”
Come join us in this experiential training as we explore group process and how to use yourself to positively impact any group.
At the end of the experience, the participants will:
This training is limited to 12 participants. Sign up now to ensure your spot!
Robert P. Crosby, M.DIV, STM (Boston University) at 90 is still active. He won a lifetime achievement award from the OD Network in 2016. He has 60 plus years of experience helping organizations get clear about effective leadership, alignment, teamwork, change management, task accomplishment and accountability. He is a master in his field, having founded the Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS) in 1969, and held faculty roles through LIOS contracts at universities such as Antioch in Seattle and Martin University (named after Martin Luther King Jr.) in Indianapolis, Indiana. LIOS became the first Masters program in Organization Development in 1973.
In 1991 he created a corporate (Masters) leadership program to train both managers and steelworkers in Alcoa. Three of the participating plants were in Addy (WA), Knoxville (Tn) and Evansville (In). All three were failing prior to the program and Robert’s intensive two year intervention. By 1994 Knoxville and Evansville created one-third of the world wide profits for Alcoa. He has led T-Groups in six countries. He has published several business books including The Cross-Functional Workplace, Walking the Empowerment Tightrope, and most recently Cultural Change in Organizations. In the current annual Jossey-Bass book on Organization Development, Robert has recently co-authored an article with Matthew Minahan of American University called, “The Classic T-Group.” His forth coming book is on T-Groups.
$37.50 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered
$60 Non members/Walk in
1:00 – 4:00 pm Training
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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:
Attention - This session will start after registration fills.
Actual start date and time will be determined at that time.
We are three people away from starting!
This community of practice is specifically for organization development practitioners. We loosely define that to mean anyone who is internal or external and is regularly part of helping to manage or drive change.
The Pacific Northwest Organization Development Network (PNODN) is coordinating Communities of Practice for OD professionals. The purpose of this group is to offer opportunities for OD professionals or anyone leading projects or change initiatives in the greater business community to come together with like-minded practitioners to consult with each other, learn socio-technical components of change, share best practices, and develop through collaboration.
Learn case study presentation frame
Learn socio-technical aspects
Establish the 6 month calendar
Establishing the next few months of case study presenters
This Community of practice is limited to 6 participants. Sign up now to ensure your spot!
About Your Instructor/facilitator
Chris Crosby is the President of the Board at PNODN. He is also a consultant and author of three recent books, Strategic Organizational Alignment, published in 2017, and Strategic Engagement Volumes One and Two, out this year. He is first and foremost a practitioner with internal and external experience. He has held an adjunct faculty position at Saybrook University/Leadership Institute of Seattle and guest faculty at Martin University in Indianapolis.
$200 Members/Students when pre-paid & per-registered
$320 Non members
Walk ins are not allowed for communities of practice.
Please Note - Our first session will be 4 hrs but the actual date and start time will be determined when the class fills. The below start times are not actual. The length is correct.
7:30 - 8:00 am - Arrival, Registration & Opening
8:00 – noon - Beginning Session
Online registration closes two days prior to the first session or when the community of practice is full.
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.
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:
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
Official dates and times are set!
We still have space for 4 more!
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.
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.
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.
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
$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
Helping Leaders Navigate the Transition Zone
How can you help your clients be ready to take on the next level of responsibility and complexity? Ann Kruse, an Executive Coach, will introduce us to Stage Development Theory, which can help us understand what’s going on inside leaders as they tackle new levels of complexity and change.
We will focus on a particular aspect of personal growth: the Transition Zone. When you are in the Transition Zone, you are in between two states. You can help your client best when you understand the two states and when you understand how transition zones work.
In this highly interactive workshop you will learn
Stage Development Theory, the foundation for understanding the dynamics of the Transition Zone.
How to recognize when a client is in the Transition Zone.
Six ways to help your client navigate the Transition Zone.
Ann Kruse has been advising and coaching business leaders for over 30 years, first as a business lawyer and then as an organization development consultant, human resources manager, leadership development consultant, and executive coach. Her clients often face growing complexity in their business challenges (such as mergers, bankruptcy, or industry deregulation), or in personal challenges as they take on greater responsibility. Her academic background includes a JD (law) degree, a masters degree in organization development (MSOD, Pepperdine Univ.) and certification as a professional coach.
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