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Explore further to find out all we are offering you. If a section is not fully filled out, give us a few months to get things up and running!

Thanks for your patience.

The PNODN Board

Upcoming events

    • April 01, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
    • 76
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    Managing Anxiety Surrounding COVID-19: Practical Skills to Navigate Challenging Times with Greg Crosby

    This webinar is free for members!

    We are all on a Hero's Journey through COVID-19 health. This webinar will  explore  practical and easy to learn grounding skills. These grounding skills from Integrative CBT and Trauma Informed Care can help us manage our everyday anxiety during this pandemic.

    During this  Webinar:

    • Learn how to  blend  Integrative CBT, trauma informed care and brain science information  to help manage anxiety in  COVID-19 in everyday life.
    • Delineate specific behavioral  grounding skills
    • Examine cognitive grounding skills
    • Explore applications with the field of Organization Development
      About Your Presenter

      Greg Crosby has spent his career in Behavioral Health as a Group Therapist, and as a designer and implementer of classes and groups including online components. He is a Graduate School Instructor, Trainer and Group Consultant and an International Trainer since 2017. Since February of 2020 he has conducted online trainings for Managing Anxiety Surrounding COVID-19 with the China Institute of Psychology in Beijing China. He has trained 17,500 therapists in an online project being implemented in China. Greg is also training 500 therapists on Managing Anxiety Surrounding COVID-19 from approximately 45 countries for the International Association of Group Psychotherapy.

      Participants will be emailed the Zoom Invite prior to the start of the webinar


      This program will start at 6:30 pm!

      Zoom invite will be sent 5:30pm prior to the program



      COST:

      • No cost to members and partners
      • $20 Non members


      AGENDA:

      6:15 - 6:30 pm  Join us on zoom

      6:30 – 8:00 pm Topic Presented


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


      Consider joining PNODN - members can save up to $10 per meeting - that's up to a $90 savings for the year.
      • April 02, 2020
      • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • 2956 152nd Avenue NE, Redmond WA
      • 0

      Hey Eastsiders! A Mini-Practicum Dinner with Janet Andrews, Philip Heller, David Wigglesworth, and Grace Wang.

      Come join us for a Mini-Practicum. Our intention is to create a safe and courageous space for peers to share current situations confidentially in support of each other’s continued growth and development. We have been meeting every two months for the past year. 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 facilitative mindset that balances our roles of coach, consultant, mentor, and colleague in conversation.

      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 group development and mutual coaching via strength-based feedback, inquiry, reflection and advice. Our “here and now” confidential conversations are a rare opportunity for us to learn from each other.

      *Questions by John Runyon, used with permission.

      You must register for this event!

      We are looking for 2 additional members, on a first come basis.

      Time/Place

      We meet bimonthly for dinner on the Eastside.

      Next Meeting: Thursday, April 2, 2020, Dinner, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

      2956 152nd Avenue NE, Redmond WA

      More Information

      Philip Heller, heller@learningdesigna.com

      For Bios, click on the link: https://www.pnodn.org/page-1123868


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

      • April 04, 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Zoom Meeting On Line
      • 9
      Register

      Community in Times of Crisis


      COVID19 represents the worst pandemic since 1918. Crazy. Yet, we are an amazing community with many resources. 

      Join me on-line for a virtual networking event where we will share, support, learn, grieve, and grow together.

      Social isolation does not mean true isolation. Let us come together using the technology of today and engage

      This Event is Free! and open to any PNODN member.

      Don't miss the opportunity to have a meaningful conversation with your colleagues, share insights, and support our OD community.

      Come and join us!

      Chris

      President, PNODN

      PS. I will send the ZOOM meeting info 1 day prior to the event.


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

      • April 10, 2020
      • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • Zoom Meeting
      Register

      Collaboration and Sustainable Decision-Making for Consultants and Leaders


      This training will be conducted live via zoom!

      A major source of team dysfunction is unclear decision making. Come learn how to customize and install a sustainable decision-making protocol that is featured in the best-selling book in the world on collaborative decision-making.  Bay Area-based consultant Sarah Lightfoot learned this framework directly from the authors, and she'll help you to bring it to your clients and/or team. Used in hundreds of government agencies, companies, and social enterprises world-wide, it's a straightforward and valuable set of concepts that increases mutual understanding. 

      Participants will:

      1. Learn to partner with your client (a leader of a team or group) to identify their decision-making style, collaborative philosophy, and organizational constraints so that they can select the right decision-making framework for their context; and
      2. Learn to employ a team-building process to install a proven decision-making framework used in hundreds of government agencies, companies, and other enterprises world-wide. (Based upon the work of Sam Kaner and co-authors of Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making)

      About Your Instructor

      Sarah Lightfoot, M.A., partners with leaders of business, government, and social enterprise to elevate organizational performance.  She specializes in creating organization-wide initiatives that identify and implement breakthrough solutions, and in coaching executive teams and business units to high performance.  Sarah’s design, facilitation and coaching approach combines participatory values and research on brain functions and human behavior. She first trained in collaborative strategies and values as a community and tenant organizer in Washington State and California, and brought these values to executive leadership positions in high-growth social enterprises such as KIPP Bay Area Schools and Reading Partners.  Today Sarah brings her seasoning and training to a diverse group of clients.


      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:

      1:30 - 2:00 pm  Arrival, Registration & Opening

      2:00 – 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.

      $50 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered

      $80 Non members/Walk in

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

      • April 17, 2020
      • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
      • 20

      OD Toolkit Series - Pathways to Issue-Free Relationships

      This training is postponed!

      We will get back to you with dates by mid April!


      In this three-hour workshop we will be talking about all relationships, personal and professional, and will be exploring ways to reduce or eliminate issues associated therewith. By “issue” I mean there is a problem with your or with me in the relationship, or I want something to be different from the way it is now.  The curriculum introduces the notion that there are three core questions that must be addressed in order to establish and maintain issue-free relationships.  As you might anticipate the questions are more about you than about others.

      I acknowledge that quality relationships take work, most often over an extended period of time, and in the presence of good support. The workshop will be challenging and highly interactive. Participants will have the opportunity to refresh their perspectives about one or more of their key relationships.  

      While participants are welcome to attend this workshop in the presence of a significant other, I discourage such attendees from processing their specific relationship during the workshop. The curriculum and time frame are not designed to support such activity.

      About Your Instructor

      David Porter is a seasoned organization development practitioner.  He has an eclectic background that includes training program management, marketing and public relations, economic and community development, and federal grants administration.  He earned a Master’s degree (MPA) in Human Resource Management from the University of Washington and completed an Organization Development (OD) certification program at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.  

      Porter is an early graduate of the personal and professional development programs offered by Context Training Corporation (CTC).  He subsequently served for five years as an OD consultant and Program Leader for CTC’s core curricula - the “Pursuit of Excellence”, “The Wall”, and the “Advancement of Excellence” – programs which he delivered at numerous venues in the United States and Canada.

      Now retired, Porter most recently served for 10 years as an Organization & Community Development Representative for the US Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA), where he focused on community outreach, strategic planning, and large group process throughout the Pacific Northwest.


      COST:

      $37.50 Members/Students 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:

      1:30 - 2:00 pm  Arrival, Registration & Opening

      2:00 – 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!

      • April 23, 2020
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
      • 18
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      OD Toolkit Series - Nine Principles of Kurt Lewin’s Planned Change


      If you think you know Kurt Lewin, you will be surprised by what Gil Crosby learned while writing his new book!

      Join OD Practitioner and author Gilmore Crosby for an exploration of Kurt Lewin’s methods and theories of planned changed. Gilmore has been carefully reviewing Lewin’s material and compiling it for his upcoming book, Planned Change: Why Kurt Lewin's Social Science is What the World Needs Now for Leadership, Business Performance, Change Management & Social Change. Crosby makes the case that Lewin’s methods and theories are still the best blueprint for planning, implementing, and sustaining change, at the micro (individual) and macro (global) level.

      The Nine Principles:

      1. Scientific Methods
      2. Training – Action - Research
      3. Group Dynamics
      4. Democratic Principles and Leadership
      5. Group Decision
      6. Change as Three Steps
      7. Field Theory
      8. Social Construction of Reality
      9. Everlasting Change for the Betterment of Humanity

      At 60, Crosby’s deep dive into Lewin has sharpened and energized his OD. He’s eager to spread the word.

      About Your Instructor

      Gilmore Crosby has practiced Organization Development since 1984. Like his brother PNODN President Chris Crosby, Gilmore followed in the OD footsteps of his father, Robert P Crosby. In the creative and interdisciplinary spirit of Kurt Lewin, Gilmore combines Lewin’s methods with John Wallen’s behavioral science, Edwin Friedman’s systems thinking, and a  plethora of other sources. His third OD book, Planned Change: Why Kurt Lewin's Social Science is What the World Needs Now for Leadership, Business Performance, Change Management & Social Change, will be available soon. Mr. Crosby resides in Delaware, where he counts his blessings as a husband, father, and grandfather.


      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:

      5:30 - 6:00 pm  Arrival, Registration & Opening

      6:00 - 8:00 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!

      • April 27, 2020
      • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Zoom Meeting
      Register

      Back to Basics: Creating Large and Small Systems Change

      Due to COVID19 Fred and Judith will be live via Zoom! Exciting news! They have agreed to come back in person when it is safe!

      In today’s volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world, organizations need to reinvent themselves. Many organizations are reinventing their products and/or services for a world that is very different from the world of just a few years ago. However, organizations not only need the right product and service for today’s world, they need the right culture that enables higher individual, team, and organizational performance for constant innovation. Often, the quality of human interaction in many organizations does not match the need for teamwork, collaboration, inclusion and joint problem solving.

      In this session we will discuss proven interventions to create higher performing inclusive organizations that leverage diversity and the strategies needed to develop today’s leaders and teams.  Specifically, we will explore:

      • Raising the bar for all team members
      • Diagnosing where an organization is on the Path to Inclusion
      • Creating mindsets for greater joining
      • Conscious Actions for Inclusion
      • And making the case for developing inclusive leaders and the impact on performance.

      Click to watch a short video of Judith and Fred at this years OD Net annual conference.

      About Your Presenters

      Frederick A. Miller and Judith H. Katz

      Both recipients of ODN’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Judith H. Katz and Frederick A. Miller have helped Fortune 100 companies leverage differences, increase engagement, and transform workplaces for over 30 years.  As Executive Vice President and CEO (respectively) of The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc. they have co-authored several books, their latest being Safe Enough to SOAR: Accelerating Trust, Inclusion, and Collaboration in the Workplace.

      Judith serves on the Board of Trustees of Fielding Graduate University and the Dean’s Council of the University of Massachusetts’ School of Education. Fred serves on the boards of Day & Zimmermann, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Center for Automated Technology Systems, and Hudson Real Estate Partners.

        Join us for networking starting at 6 pm!



      COST:

      $25 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered

      $30 Non members when pre-paid & pre-registered

      $30 Walk in rate for members

      $35 Walk in rate for non members

      $20 for students/Seniors pre-registered or walk in

      We are not able to offer refunds after the Friday prior to the meeting.  Substitutions are welcome.

      AGENDA:

      6:00 - 6:30 pm  We gather – Arrival, Registration & Opening (Refreshments served)

      6:30 – 8:30 pm Topic Presented

      8:30 – 9:00 pm We wrap up, evaluation, & closing announcements


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


      Online registration closes the Sunday prior to the meeting. PNODN welcomes and encourages walk ins at the door where the walk in rates will be:

      $30 Walk in rate for members

      $35 Walk in rate for non members

      $25 for students/Seniors pre-registered or walk in

      Consider joining PNODN - members can save up to $10 per meeting - that's up to a $120 savings for the year.

      • May 02, 2020
      • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • 4
      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 two 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!

      • May 08, 2020
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • 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!

      • May 09, 2020
      • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Seattle, WA - Address will be sent registrants close to the event
      • 10
      Register

      Conversation with Geoff Bellman



      Hello PNODN members,

      Please join me!

      For years, I’ve been meeting with individual OD consultants, talking with them about their work and lives. This has been weekdays, 1:1, in my home, and free. I’m experimenting with doing the same thing, but with ten people instead of one.

      Here’s the proposal:

      • I put out the word with this email.
      • With luck, ten people sign up for May 9th, Saturday afternoon, 2-4PM at my house.
      • The first ten to sign up will receive confirmation; others will be wait-listed.
      • Participants will prepare questions they would like us to deal with during the Saturday discussion.
      • Participants will send questions to me ahead of time so I can see the will of the group and turn myself in that direction.
      • Maybe participants would have another short assignment before the Saturday meeting…maybe.
      • We gather in my home in NW Seattle May 9th; I share the questions and provide a framework for dealing with them.
      • Tea, coffee, and cookies provided.

      The details missing above will be provided to those attending.

      If this works, I’ll do it again.

      To learn more about me, Google “Geoff Bellman” and see what shows up.

      Sign up to be part of the event. 

      I will email attendees address and information as we get closer to the event.

      Thanks,

      Geoff

      Please note - This is a members only event!



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

      • May 18, 2020
      • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
      • 0
      Registration is closed
      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  - Why OD Consultants Should be in T-groups

      How this is different from your typical group-process learning experience?

      • This practice group is mostly about deepening skills through practice vs just study. Each session will include some theory, normally coupled with skill practice, and followed by a unique industry adapted T-Group.
      • The skills explored in this group are beyond just how to lead and or facilitate a group... they are also the skills in how to be authentic to both self and community in real time, as a participant in any group (i.e. across sectors, industries, etc), regardless of official role.  This is a hands-on learning experience designed to help you grow your skills as an authentic and creative presence in a group whether you have an official role of authority or not. 
      • This group is about stretching group-process skills in all aspects of group dynamics, including tension, conflict, etc. 
      • This COP will support you in deepening not only your self-awareness, but also your awareness of self-as-member-of-a-group, and further, expand your capacity to contribute to the any group’s deeper “group awareness”.

      Why join us for this unique and special learning opportunity?

      Today’s professional and cultural dynamics are inviting us into deeper competence with group-process. Yet most of our systems lack models of healthy and thriving group dynamics - especially when conflict and seemingly divergent viewpoints arise. This group is about taking our skills beyond “leadership and facilitation techniques” and into the terrain of profound self-awareness in terms of how we intend to show up and how we actually do. In this unique and highly focused space, we will hone and refine our capacity to show up as we intend to our most authentic self as group contributor.

      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.



      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!

      • May 18, 2020
      • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
      • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
      Register
      OD Professionals and the Equity Lens: A Call to Make Unconscious Incompetence Conscious


      “OD Practitioners are, by definition, change agents in support of organizational health. Over the years the OD field has contributed many concepts and processes that have significantly improved organizational effectiveness and productivity. As professionals we strive to become consciously competent in those concepts and processes.

      AND… those concepts and processes were developed through the lens of our current dominant social narrative. What might we find if we look at organizational effectiveness and wellness through the lens of equity (racial, gender, sexual orientation, etc.)? How might those revelations inform our practice and our professions and the systems we seek to serve?

      You’re invited to join us for an evening of exploration in our unconscious incompetence at effectively embodying our profession through an equity lens and what we might choose to do should we step into the learning stance of conscious incompetence.”

        About Your Presenter

        Kristina Katayama witnessed first-hand the generational trauma passed through her family struggling to survive the hardships of immigration followed by race-based imprisonment in the Japanese-American internment camps of WWII. Being of mixed "race", she also experienced the socially conditioned drive to assimilate in order to "succeed", even if she could never belong. Compelled to understand where culture ends and humanity begins, Kristina sought out opportunities to live, study and work across more than 30 countries around the world.

        Inspired by her experience and fascinated by human systems, Kristina has dedicated over 20 years as a process consultant, facilitator and executive coach, designing and delivering programs for leadership development, high performing teams, cultural transformation and organizational effectiveness. Today Kristina brings REAL (Racial Equity Adaptive Leadership) and increases power intelligence to the systems she serves.

        Jeff McAuliffe is a seasoned professional in process improvement, leadership and organization development.  After spending decades as an internal and external coach and consultant AND clouded in the “luxury of obliviousness,” he is committed to positive action on issues of equity and inclusion.  

        Dan Leahy is an innovative leadership development specialist, at an individual and organizational level. He served in many leadership roles within the LIOS Graduate Program. Although his work has been, until recently, has been informed by the dominate privileged narrative his current growing edge is to step into the unconscious incompetence of exploring doing the work from the perspective of equity and social justice.


        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.

        • June 15, 2020
        • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
        • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
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        Accelerating Culture Transformation and Leadership Development Through Immersion


        Discreet approaches are insufficient in helping leaders foster resilience in themselves and their organizations. Learn how a flagship division of a global organization integrated multiple methods from systems thinking, design thinking and growth mindset into an immersive, customized process that helped executives lead a "renaissance" to reposition the business and drive growth. The division selected a cohort of executives who led 3,500 people in the United States, Europe and Asia to participate in an immersive experience to foster personal growth, improve organizational effectiveness and accelerate innovation. Each leader was matched with a consultant who collaborated with them on-site, working with their challenges and teams. We integrated expertise in culture transformation, executive coaching, employee engagement, leadership development and team development. One-year results were statistically significant. Cohort leaders achieved gains in employee engagement up to +38 ppts. and gains in growth mindset up to +43 ppts., accelerating the division's cultural and strategic initiatives.

          About Your Presenter

          Pat Averett is an associate partner at Kincentric.  Leveraging more than 25 years’ experience, Pat aligns strategy, culture and talent to accelerate and sustain high-impact, high-engagement and high-inclusion organizations.  Her consulting work in strategy execution, business transformation and large-scale culture change has helped her clients achieve significant positive change in business results, corporate culture and employee engagement.

          Pat is the author of the book, High Risk Consulting With The CEO: Leveraging the Alliance for Change When the Stakes Are High, and has presented her work at national and international conferences.

          Pat holds a master’s degree in organization development and analysis from Case Western Reserve University.


          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 20, 2020
          • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
          • Smart Buildings Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
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          Flawless Consulting and Social Impact with Peter Block


          Special ODN Lifetime Achievement Award Presenter Peter Block

          Peter will do this session live via zoom meeting.

          The work is to realize society and wider culture are moving towards a point where a social purpose wider than profit will be required. The name for this is to move toward the Common Good, bringing balance to a world where the private sector has been the point. We are nearing the end of the era where profit is our sole purpose for existing. We are going to end poverty as we know it, not escape from it.  

          To move in this direction, we use our convening skills to have strangers develop affection for each other and decide on action. Call it community building, engagement, system change. It all begins with the accountability among peers, in this case citizens.

          Learn how the intersection of the Flawless Consulting ideas and the conversational architecture in Community: The Structure of Belonging will influence this change.

          About Your Presenter

          Peter Block, is an author and citizen of Cincinnati, Ohio. He is founder of Designed Learning, a training company that offers workshops designed to build the skills outlined in his books. He is author of Flawless Consulting, Stewardship, Community, and others. Peter is part of the Economics of Compassion Initiative of Cincinnati and a member of his local neighborhood council. He serves on the board of LivePerson, a provider of online engagement solutions. His work is in the restoration of the common good and creating a world that reclaims our humanity from the onslaught of modernism.

          COST:

          $20 Members pre-paid & pre-registered

          $20 Partners pre-paid & pre-registered

          $25 Non members pre-paid & pre-registered

          $25 Walk-in member/Partner rate

          $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.

        "PNODN" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

        PO Box 46107, Seattle, WA 98146

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