Barry Oshry - From Seeing the Possibilities of Organization to Seeing the Possibilities of Culture - Live Via Zoom
Barry Oshry, in a Live session on Zoom, traces the arc of his work over the past four decades from his fundamental work with organizations to his most recent work focused on the meeting of disparate cultures.
“Underlying all my work has been the following: We humans are the most social of social creatures, members of the widest variety of social systems. Yet, we are blind to how the structure and processes of these systems shape our consciousness. And that blindness is costly to ourselves, our relationships, and our systems. My work with organizational life and, more recently with the meeting of cultures, has been to transform system blindness into system sight as a means of opening up new creative and productive possibilities.”
About Your Presenter
Barry is a thought leader in the workings of human systems and a pioneer in the development of high-impact experiential education programs. His six-day Power Lab has provided transformative experiences for organizational and institutional leaders from across the globe, and has been the subject of the prize-winning documentary, Power Lab: Living in New Hope.
$20 Members pre-paid & pre-registered
$25 Non members pre-paid & pre-registered
$25 Walk-in member rate
$30 Walk-in non-member rate
$15 student rate
6:00 – 6:30 pm Gather – Registration & Opening Comments (refreshments served)
6:30 – 8:00 pm Presentation
8:00 – 8:30 pm Wrap up
Please be aware that our meetings may be recorded or photographed.
Join Director of Outreach Julie Hankes at our new PNODN happy hour and connect with fellow OD practitioners who share your passion for impactful change in our business community and beyond. We will meet every 4th Wednesday of the month at the Collective in South Lake Union, from 4-6pm, to connect and learn from colleagues engaged in exciting OD across sectors and scope in our growing region.
This Event is Free! and open to anyone interested in sharing Organization Development (OD) thoughts, and experiences and being supported in their journey.
Where: The Collective // 400 Dexter Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109
When: Wednesday, Jan 23rd, 4-6pm
The work of OD is innovative and thrilling. Don't miss the opportunity to have meaningful conversations with your colleagues, share insights, and build our OD community.
Come and join us!
Outreach Director, PNODN
Over 70-90% of change efforts fail in achieving their stated goals. Today’s problems are highly complex and require proper diagnosis and intervention. The adaptive leadership framework has become one of the most effective approaches for leading change over the last 25 years. This workshop provides access to some of the key concepts in the adaptive leadership framework and allows the participants to apply these concepts to their organizational challenges.
This workshop will:
This training is limited to 24 participants. Sign up now to ensure your spot!
Dr. Raei has consulted on strategic planning; co-facilitated a workshop on trust; and facilitated several workshops on immunity to change as well as several gatherings, meetings, retreats, and team building exercises for a variety of clients.
He served as programming chair for the Pacific Northwest Organizational Development Network where he developed many new programs. We are honored to have him back conducting a training.
Prior to this, he worked in the marketing of dairy products in the Jordanian market for several years where he also led the efforts for ISO 9000 quality management certification. Additionally, he represented the dairy and food industries on several national standards committees (in Jordan). Afterward, Mohammed represented several multinational, industrial goods companies in the Middle Eastern.
He recently completed a Ph.D. dissertation titled “Development and Validation of the Adaptive Leadership with Authority Scale.” He has a Master’s degree in Management and Leadership from Antioch University, and has a B.Sc degree in Industrial Engineering from NEU.
$50 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered
$80 Non members/Walk in
7:30 - 8:00 am Arrival, Registration & Opening
8:00am – noon 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/Students when pre-paid & pre-registered
Consider joining PNODN - members savings over the course of the year are substantial!
Come join us for a Mini-Practicum. Our intention is to create a process for peers to share current situations confidentially in support of each other’s continued learning and development. We are most interested in learning with colleagues who are working in a development capacity (at a systems, team, or coaching level, internal or external), with a shared value for learning in relationship and who bring a common set of facilitative skills.
Our focus is on: What are the situations or events that matter most to me right now? What stirs me these days?* Our process will be to follow best-practice team development and mutual coaching via strength-based feedback and here and now debriefs.
*Questions by John Runyon, used with permission.
This session has limited space, therefore maximum enrollment is 5.
Hosted coffee bar
15748 Redmond Way
Redmond, WA 98052 (425) 881-5309
Philip S. Heller, Ph.D. has been a coach and consultant for 40 years with clients from government, research/medical centers, universities and non-profit agencies. He has coached leaders and teams to respond effectively to adaptive change, sensitive conflicts, high profile policy decisions and critical performance issues at the individual, team, organization and inter-agency level. Philip has taught at the Federal Executive Institute and as a senior consultant with the Community Consulting Partnership, he has coached less-experienced consultants in the support of non-profit development. As a member of Human System Development Professionals, an association of senior professionals, he is committed to high standards of practice, self-development and peer review.
John will do this session live via zoom meeting from his home in Poland.
Some OD/OE Consultants and Coaches know a great deal—and even have highly-developed skills—but are not as effective as they could be. Why? Because, regardless of the skills and theories you have mastered, they all get translated through who you ARE as you put them into practice. Lao Tzu said it this way in 600 BCE:
Those who know much may be wise, but those who know themselves are even wiser. Those who are master over many may be powerful, but those who are mastering themselves are more powerful still.
Those who know much may be wise, but those who know themselves are even wiser. Those who are master over many may be powerful, but those who are mastering themselves are more powerful still.
In this intensive 90 minute experience, John Scherer, a 40-year OD/OE veteran and one of America’s leading innovators in personal and professional development, will introduce you to one simple but profound principle that will help you master yourself and deepen your practice. You will find:
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.’
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 2017, and Strategic Engagement, 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.
$25 Members/Students when pre-paid & pre-registered
$40 Non members/Walk in
9:30 - 10:00 am Arrival, Registration & Opening
10:00 am – 12 noon Training
Please be aware that our trainings could be recorded or photographed.
Join PNODN president Chris Crosby for two hours of casual networking, conversation, and community building.
Uptown Espresso will give PNODN friends and members 15% off their drinks between 10am and Noon, on Saturday, November 3rd.
Where: Uptown Espresso, 500 Westlake Ave N
The work of OD can be challenging and exciting. Don't miss the opportunity to have meaningful conversations with your colleagues, share insights, and build our OD community.
Many workplaces conduct an annual employee survey. Such surveys can increase or decrease morale. Decreases often happen rapidly. This training will provide you with a process that ensures maximum positive benefit from any survey. Most survey companies are led by statistics experts rather than Applied Behavioral Scientists (ABS). There is a core ABS process that is simple and repeatable which practitioners can use to turn survey data into action.
Participants will discover how to use surveys in a way that does not demoralize the organization and instead does the opposite while addressing real work place issues
Learn an 11 step process to translate any survey data into action.
Raise awareness of common traps when using surveys.
Utilize a 12 question workplace questionnaire.
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.
Students of organization development (OD) are “sold a bill of goods.” They are taught methods and cases involving transformational change, which is brought about by cutting-edge OD practices—such as appreciative inquiry, future search, Theory U, and deliberately developmental organizations (DDOs). Yet, when these newly-minted practitioners land inside organizations, they find they are asked only to do training, facilitation or coaching.
Most clients and HR professionals see OD as just another HR service. Internal OD staff are usually housed in HR departments; external consultants’ contracts are often brokered by HR. Some HR staff fashion themselves as OD consultants but with little or no training, mentoring or supervision. These confusions dilute the definition of OD and degrade the promise and results of OD work.
In this interactive session, we’ll explore the differences between “transactional and transformational OD” and how the distinction can help focus us and others on the immense possibilities of true OD.
$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.
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.
When: Wednesday, Feb 27th, 4-6pm
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
Communities of practice are limited to 10 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.
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.
This workshop will provide you with tools and techniques to help you build your own resiliency to manage the constant and rapid changes that are taking place in society and the workplace
Understand the impact of change and the impact on self and others
Assess your own ability to be resilient
Develop an action plan to build greater resiliency in your life and work
About Your Facilitator
Joe Macias is a human resource professional with extensive experience in the health care, manufacturing, public utility, and non-profit sectors.
One of Joe’s current community clients is MultiCare Health Systems where he serves as a Leadership Development Consultant and Coach to various hospitals and clinics.
Joe previously served in a variety of human resources, organization development, and leadership development roles with World Vision International. He designed and implemented leadership development and organization development programs in over 20 countries during his time with World Vision. Prior to World Vision, Joe served in a variety of human resources and organization development roles with Southern California Edison.
Joe has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Master of Arts degree in Management, both from the University of Redlands, in Redlands, California. He is an adjunct faculty member with Northwest University in Kirkland and Eastern University in Pennsylvania. Joe has served on a variety of church and other non-profit boards.
1:00 - 3:00 pm Training
What does leadership have to do with OD? Everything.
Bringing 35+ years of experience as an organizational leader, internal consultant, external consultant, and leadership coach, Gloria Burgess will explore relevant intersections among these diverse roles in mobilizing and leading systems change and transformation.
Gloria will include examples of her work as a leader and consultant in diverse contexts, examples at the individual, organizational, and national level. She will also discuss one of her recent books, Flawless Leadership: Connecting Who You Are with What You Know and Do.
A pioneer and innovator in leadership formation and development and organizational dynamics, Dr. Gloria J. Burgess, is also an acclaimed poet, speaker, and author. As a leadership and OD scholar-practitioner, Gloria serves as faculty in executive and transformational leadership at University of Washington, Seattle University, University of Southern California, Trinity Clergy Project, and IEDC School of Management in Bled, Slovenia. Last year was the 10th anniversary of her groundbreaking book, Dare to Wear Your Soul on the Outside, which Dr. Warren Bennis hailed as “an original, powerful, and inspirational work that should be required reading for all serious students and practitioners of leadership.”
Discover more about Gloria at www.GloriaBurgess.com.
$10 for students/seniors pre-registered or walk in
At the end of the training, participants will:
Learn a sequence and structure for resolving conflict between two employees.
Understand the core facilitators triangle needed to effectively facilitate conflict and meetings.
Learn how to identify subtle blame and help participants take greater ownership of their issues.
Know how to leverage systems thinking to ensure the effective sponsorship is in place that allows easier resolution.
Increase capacity to recognize and resolve workplace systemic issues that are in part causing the conflict.
This training is limited to 12 participants. Sign up now to ensure your spot!
Chris Crosby is the President of the Board at PNODN. He is also a consultant and author of two recent books, Strategic Organizational Alignment, published in 2017, and Strategic Engagement, out 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 – 5:00 pm Training
OD initiatives have traditionally focused on improving personal style, competencies, and collaboration. It is time to expand our practices to support the ability to deliver desired results. This session presents a groundbreaking situational framework using six results-oriented lenses that enable leaders to make the right call at the right time for the right results. If we keep doing what we have always done, we will get what we have always gotten, and that is not enough. In our dynamic environment, we cannot let our clients rely on habit and past practice.
During this session, participants will assess a current goal, explore how checklists improve situational insight and recognize the impact of situational mindsets on change readiness.
Dr. Mary Lippitt, award winning author, speaker and consultant, founded Enterprise Management Ltd. to help leaders implement practical and effective solutions to navigate a changing business climate. Known for her pioneering work linking leadership and goal achievement, Dr. Lippitt is recognized as a leader in executing change, leadership effectiveness and strategic thinking.
Dr. Lippitt released her book Brilliant or Blunder: 6 Ways Leaders Navigate Uncertainty, Opportunity and Complexity in 2014.
She earned a Doctorate in Business Administration and teaches in the MBA program at the University of South Florida. She is proud to be a second generation OD professional.
Dr. Mary Lippitt, email@example.com, 727-934-9810
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