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Upcoming Events

    • June 01, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 3845 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA
    Register

    Coffee anyone? And by the way, what in the business world is Organization Development?

    NEW LOCATION!

    Join PNODN president Chris Crosby for two hours of casual networking, conversation, and community building. During this time we will explore what is Organization Development and how it can impact workplaces. 

     

    Uptown Espresso will give PNODN friends and members 15% off their drinks between 10am and Noon, on Saturday, June 1st.

    This Event is Free! and open to anyone interested in sharing Organization Development (OD) thoughts, and experiences and being supported in their journey.

    Where: Uptown Espresso, 3845 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106

    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.

    Come and join us!

    Chris

    President, PNODN

     

     



    • June 07, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • 2100 Building - 2100 24th Ave South, Seattle, WA 98144 - The Art Room
    Register

    OD Toolkit Series - Managing Change and Transitions


    Based on William Bridge’s work on managing transitions. 

    Change is situational and happens with or without people transitioning.

    Transition is psychological and is a three-phase process where people gradually accept the details of the new situation and the changes that come with it.

    At the end of the presentation, the participants will: 

    • Learn from and be supported by others who are experiencing transition 
    • Identify responses to the phases and common emotions associated with personal transition
    • Apply tools and resources to more effectively manage my own transitions
    • Develop an action plan for managing my own transitions more successfully

    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.


    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:

    2:30 - 3:00 pm  Arrival, Registration & Opening

    3:00 – 5:00 pm Training

    Please be aware that our training's could be recorded or photographed.


    Online registration closes two days prior to the training. PNODN encourages pre-registration to allow the instructor to prepare for the training. Space is limited, walk ins at the door will only be accepted if there is availability.

    $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!

    • June 07, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • 2100 Building - 2100 24th Ave South, Seattle, WA 98144 - The Art Room
    • 18
    Register

    Leadership Transitions: Step-by-step group process to reduce disruption when a new leader takes the helm.


    Almost all workplaces are in transition. Employees leave for one reason or another and each departure has an impact. What many do not realize is that a simple, repeatable a step-by-step process exists to significantly reduce disruption when is a work group has new leader or many new employees.

    A transition meeting is a best practice facilitated conversation between the subordinates and the new leader as soon as possible (or during high turnover between the leader and new employees).

    The act of saying, “I am leaving my position” sends a wave of emotions throughout a work team. Research conducted by the US Navy documented a consistent decrease in effectiveness and productivity lasting approximately six months. However, downtime can be reduced through a structured transition. After applying this approach, research showed a reliable reduction of the disruption period from six months to around a month when applying an effective transition strategy.

    Come join and learn this simple, yet powerful group process.

    At the end of the training, participants will:

    • Learn a step-by-step process to transition new leaders.
    • Know how to accelerate new groups or new leaders to perform quickly.
    • Understand common group dynamics at the time of leadership transitions.

    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 three recent books, Strategic Organizational Alignment, published in 2017, and Strategic Engagement Vol I & 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 and group process. He uses his unique understanding of systems thinking and authority in the workplace to create organization alignment, implementation structures, and people processes for various business outcomes. He also develops leadership programs for various clients. His programs utilize a unique industry adapted T-Group as the 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:

    2:30 - 3:00 pm  Arrival, Registration & Opening

    3:00 – 5:00 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!

    • June 15, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 2927 Wetmore Street, Everett, WA 98201
    Register

    North Sound Coffee Klatch

    Join North End PNODN member David Porter and president of the board Chris Crosby for two hours of casual networking, conversation, and community building. During this time we can explore what is Organization Development or any other OD related topics you wish. 

    This Event is Free! and open to anyone interested in sharing Organization Development (OD) thoughts, and experiences and being supported in their journey.

    Where: Narrative Coffee Company (NCC) - 2927 Wetmore Avenue, Everett, WA 98201

    Directions:

    Approaching Southbound on I-5:

    Take Exit No. 194 - Everett Avenue/City Center

    Turn right onto Everett Avenue and head west through 6 stop lights.

    At the 7th light turn left onto Wetmore Avenue - NCC will be on you left in the middle of the third block.

     

    Approaching Northbound on I-5:

    Take Exit No. 193 – Pacific Avenue/City Center – Note this exit comes up quickly on your right in what is a typically a congested stretch of freeway.

    Turn left onto Pacific Avenue and head west through 5 stop lights.

    At the 6th light turn right onto Wetmore Avenue – NCC will be on your right in the middle of the second block.

    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.

    Come and join us!

    Chris

    President, PNODN

     

     



    • June 17, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Smart Buildings Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    Register

    Bringing Who You Are To What You Do with Geoff Bellman


    Special ODN Lifetime Achievement Award Presenter -

    “What can we learn from Geoff’s fifty years of OD consulting?” That’s our presenting question and unique opportunity this evening.  We will sit down with this experienced, successful consultant to reflect on what a career and a life in this work can be.  During these ninety minutes, Geoff will review his consulting life, draw out our questions, explore their answers, and offer his insights.  Over the years as he’s faced the challenges of surviving as an independent consultant, he’s been confronted with the realities of the marketplace while attempting create a fulfilling life.  Some of what he has learned will be useful to us.  Expect an evening of…Individual Authenticity…Consulting Wisdom…Emotion…Life Guidance…Group Engagement…and Fun!

    Geoff Bellman has been an OD consultant for fifty years, working with for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.  His work has taken him to five continents.  He served as guest faculty for numerous graduate programs, and wrote six books on organizations, consulting, teams, leadership, change, and life.  One of those books—The Consultant’s Calling: Bringing Who You Are to What You Do—provides a backdrop to this evening’s session.  Geoff is a charter member of the Woodlands Group, the Community Consulting Partnership, and the Extraordinary Team Partnership.  During the OD Network’s recent national conference, Geoff received the network’s Lifetime Achievement Award. 


    COST:

    $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/Senior rate

    AGENDA:

    6:00 – 6:30 pm   Gather – Registration & Opening Comments (refreshments served)

    6:30 – 8:00 pm   Presentation

    8:00 – 8:30 pm   Wrap up


    Please be aware that our meetings may be recorded or photographed.

    • June 21, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • 2100 Building - 2100 24th Ave South, Seattle, WA 98144 - The Art Room
    • 20
    Register

    OD Toolkit Series - Practical Brainstorming Sequence


    Many practitioners think of brainstorming as the act of generating ideas. The generation phase is but one step in an effective brainstorm sequence and in fact can pose a challenge if the practitioner does not use a structured approach. Come learn a complete sequence of brainstorming that is highly structured an applicable to all workplaces. The sequence is practical and powerful and, once learned, can be used in full or in part on an ad hoc basis to help any group quickly manage a list of items. If you have ever 1) seen a group generate a list of prob­lems, yet fail to reduce them to a manageable list of actions, 2) seen a group use votes rather than logic to determine their course of action, 3) heard a leader say, “Well it looks like we are all in agreement that X is the course of action” without really knowing the differing beliefs in the group, and found yourself frustrated and not sure what to do, then the following sequence is what you need. It provides simple ways to resolve such dilemmas.

    By learning this sequence of brainstorming, you can quickly reduce lists, balance votes with constructive conversations and clear decision making, and get rapid feedback on what options the different members of the group think are the most critical.

    At the end of the presentation, the participants will: 

    • Lead any group through a highly structured sequence that includes distinct steps and ground rules to ensure a vetted list of actions.
    • Identify and direct any group that gets stuck at any stage while working with a large list of items.
    • Sequence can be used in part or in whole depending on your situation. 

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

    About Your Instructor

    Chris Crosby is the President of the Board at PNODN. He is also a consultant and author of two recent books, Strategic Organizational Alignment, published in 2016, and Strategic Engagement Vol I and II, published in 2018. He is first and foremost a practitioner with internal and external experience. He has held an adjunct faculty position at Saybrook University/Leadership Institute of Seattle and guest faculty at Martin University in Indianapolis.

    Chris is an expert in systems thinking applied to the workplace. He uses his unique understanding of systems thinking and authority in the workplace to create organization alignment, implementation structures, and people processes for various forms of organization change. He also develops leadership programs for various clients. His programs utilize a unique industry adapted Skills Training Group (T-Group) as his primary experiential learning method to train leaders to engage their workforce in such a way that builds ownership, alignment and ultimately better business results.


    COST:

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

    $40 Non members/Walk in

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


    AGENDA:

    2:30 - 3:00 pm  Arrival, Registration & Opening

    3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Training

    Please be aware that our trainings could be recorded or photographed.


    Online registration closes two days prior to the training. PNODN encourages pre-registration to allow the instructor to prepare for the training. Space is limited, walk ins at the door will only be accepted if there is availability.

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

    $40 Non members/Walk in

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

    • July 12, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    • 20
    Register

    OD Toolkit Series - How OD Professionals Can Attract Corporate Clients


    FACT: 62% of employees are burned out on the job AND disengaged employees cost companies an estimated $550 billion a year*.

    OD Consultants are critical in helping larger organizations become healthier and more efficient.

    The Challenge: Corporate decision-makers don’t know how you (the OD Consultant) can help them. Additionally, most OD professionals are trained in how to help organizations rather than how to market.

    The workshop "How OD Professionals Can Attract Corporate Clients" is created to help bridge this gap.

    Participants will gain 5 concrete take-aways that they can implement immediately. This program will show your members how to:

    • Fill Your Pipeline with Highly-Qualified Leads (even if you don’t know where to start)
    • Find and Engage Corporate Decision-Makers Who Are Looking to Buy What you Offer
    • Stop Trading Time for Money and Release Low-Budget Pricing Patterns for Good
    • Easily Move Connections into Paying Clients, So You Never Feel “Sales-y” or Pushy
    • How to release hidden money blocks so you can comfortably talk about money and confidently raise your prices.

    *Forbes.com 1/6/2019

    About Your Facilitator

    Tracy Kay Haag is the CEO & Founder of Tracy Kay Consulting, creator of the
    Corporate Client Breakthrough Program and the go-to expert for socially conscious
    coaches, consultants, speakers and trainers ready to turn their genius into lucrative corporate contracts.

    After moving to Switzerland, with no contacts or connections, Tracy left a teaching career to start her own training company and landed lucrative corporate training contracts with international companies including CocaCola®. Today she works with coaches, speakers & authors who want to share their expertise with larger organizations and grow their businesses by leaps & bounds with high-paying consulting contracts.

    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'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.

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

    • July 22, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    Register

    Mastering 21st Century Leadership with Margaret Graziano

    Margaret will do this session live via zoom meeting from Chicago.

    One of the greatest challenges facing leaders today is the diversity of the 21st Century workforce – a workforce made up of multiple generations with diverse backgrounds, values, work ethics and perspectives when it comes to how they do their job.

    Never has there been a greater need for skilled leaders who can resolve conflicts and misunderstandings, diffuse negativity, inspire teamwork, and bring out the best in disparate groups of people. Yet few leaders have the understanding, self-awareness and skill to lead such a diverse, multi-generational workforce.

    To be an effective leader in the 21st century, you must be able to understand people at their core, provide them with rewarding work opportunities that align with their values, and create work environments where employees can evolve, collaborate, and know they’re making a difference.

    In Margaret (Magi) Graziano’s experiential workshop, Mastering 21st Century Leadership, you’ll receive the tools, strategies and 7 Levels of Effectiveness you need to cultivate the understanding, awareness, and additional skills to be a highly effective leader in the 21st century.

    Including:

    • The 3 tenets of highly effective 21st century leadership and why they work with today’s workforce.
    • How to identify and leverage your leadership superpower to inspire, unify and empower others.
    • Specific strategies for identifying and diffusing personal triggers that sabotage your authority and influence.
    • How to raise your leadership IQ to cultivate greater understanding, maximize your effectiveness, and bring out the very best in your people.

    About Your Presenter

    Magi Graziano engages audiences with her passionate and insightful philosophies on how to engage people and inspire teams. She is the Chief Evangelist for KeenAlignment, a global people optimization consultancy firm, specializing in enabling high-achievement corporate cultures. KeenAlignment is an Inc. 5000 award recipient, being recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America.

    Magi is a leading talent management expert, keynote speaker, and author of The Wealth of Talent with over 20 years of real-world, hands-on experience in hiring strategy and talent development. She brings neuroscience to hiring, learning and development, and employee engagement. A pioneer in her field, she has developed a talent strategy system that gives business leaders the actionable steps they need to align their corporate strategy with their people strategy and thereby maximize employee effectiveness and engagement and develop high-performing teams who consistently elevate the customer experience.

    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.

    • July 29, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    • 20
    Register

    Group Process: Work Team Development Using a Survey - AKA - Turning Employee Surveys into Morale Boosting Events


    Kurt Lewin, the founder of modern Organization Development, created Action Research. The process you will learn here is derived from Kurt Lewin and can be used with any survey. Many workplaces conduct an annual employee survey. Such surveys can increase or decrease morale. Decreases often happen rapidly. What most don't realize is that the survey does not matter. What does matter is the group process used to transform the survey in to action. 

    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

    At the end of the presentation, the participants will: 

    • 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.

    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!

    • August 19, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Smart Buildings Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    Register

    The Nitty-Gritty of Interventions - Intra-personal, Interpersonal, Organizational, and Citizen Participation


    Special ODN Lifetime Achievement Award Presenter Robert Crosby

    Spend an interactive evening with Robert Crosby discussing some of his most memorable work. We’ll begin by gathering audience interest and then dialogue on each intervention chosen.

     *An asterisk references a write up that you may request.

    Intra/interpersonal:

    • Eastern Washington State Hospital 30-day program with schizophrenic patients.
    • Husband-wife T-groups with a psychiatrist’s patients, etc.
    • Red Cross work with Vietnam vets.
    Community development:
    • Facilitating the building of a new Juvenile Court.
    • Citizens setting direction for the next development of the Spokane Worlds Fair Park*
    • UD program where funds were allocated to various communities in the city.*
    OD interventions:
    • Philadelphia electric turn -around after the Peachbottom Nuclear shutdown.*
    • Alcoa’s plant which in 1975 opened with self-managed teams faced closure in 1989. They achieved a 72% productivity gain by 1991 according to Business Week.*
    • Aldus software- nine months late to on time for their next version of PageMaker. 
    • 600 students/faculty at Gonzaga..  “Student Influence Without Anarchy”*
    • The Fusina, Italy lean manufacturing process that won the European Alcoa award.
    • T-group in Ukraine.*
    • Faculty designing more participative classrooms.*
    • Washington State sponsored Gay Rights public meetings.
    • How a department went from 200 to 17 grievances in one year.
    • 15 million $ gain through plant-wide problem-solving involving 50+% Steelworkers.*
    • “Cascading survey feedback, a light manufacturing firm saw:
    …absenteeism drop 40%,
    …industrial accidents drop 21%, 
    …worker’s compensation claims drop 29%,
    …sales increased 23%.”
    • Alcoa graduate program

    About Your Presenter

    Robert P. Crosby, L.H.D. will be 91 years old on July 1 and 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 leaders internal to Alcoa. Three of the plants participating were located in Addy (WA), Knoxville (Tn) and Evansville (In). All three of them were failing prior to the program and 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 co-authored an Article with Matthew Minahan of American University called, “The Classic T-Group.” His forth coming book is on T-Groups.

    COST:

    $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

    AGENDA:

    6:00 – 6:30 pm   Gather – Registration & Opening Comments (refreshments served)

    6:30 – 8:00 pm   Presentation

    8:00 – 8:30 pm   Wrap up


    Please be aware that our meetings may be recorded or photographed.

    • September 14, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • 11
    Register
    Communities of Practice - Industry Adapted Skills Group (T-Group)


    This COP start date and time will get solidified once the class fills

    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:

    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!

    • September 15, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • 6
    Register
    Communities of Practice - Organization Development Practitioners


    This Session Will Start in September, the actual start date and time will be determined once the class fills.

    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:

    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!

    • 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.

    • October 21, 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.

Past events

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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