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Upcoming events

    • July 12, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    • 19
    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
    • 19
    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 12, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Smart Buildings Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    Register

    Components of Intimate Conversation: Distinguishing what’s appropriate in various settings.


    A current best-selling book, “Marketing Rebellion,” is subtitled “The Most Human Company Wins,” “Belonging” is the author’s (Mark Schaefer) key word.

    During this session participants will be invited to consider basic skills and distinctions that humans need for any conversation at work and at home. It is my contention that a very small percentage of humans have such skills and knowledge. We will also explore what’s appropriate in conversation at work and in interpersonal relationships and in one’s most intimate connections.

    Examples of situations that offer an opportunity for more profound exchange will be enunciated.

    Crucial in this workshop will be helping participants distinguish between personal confession and openness, and then considering the gradations in each of these appropriate in different circumstances.

    We will highlight and search for work examples where one could be more open than the average person might think.

    Also, consequences for pushing the edge or not will be explored.

    About Your Instructor

    Robert Crosby, the founder of LIOS, is a T-group trainer who has led several hundred such groups. Mentored by an icon- Dr. Ronald Lippitt- he was an OD consultant for a half a century. He was (decades ago) a certified educator with The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). His most popular workshop in the early LIOS years was called, SARB (sex, affection, romance, and bonding) and was always attended by about a hundred persons.

    He is the author of seven books including one written with his wife Patricia called “A Month in Medieval, Volpaia, Tuscany”. What shines through in that book is the relationship between Patricia and Robert. His poetry book has several love poems in it. His three business books illustrate the openness that he helped people experience in some major and small firms.

    Love and LOVE

    Love is a short-lived episode

    And then it ends - and dreams explode,

    But pain and distance need not be

    If LOVE has grown so tenderly

    To be whatever it can be

    And not to ask for fantasy.


    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!

    • 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.

    • August 26, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    Register

    Collaboration and Sustainable Decision-Making for Consultants and Leaders


    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:

    $50 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered

    $80 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 – 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!

    • September 06, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    • 12
    Register

    OD Toolkit Series - Third Party Conflict

    Third-party conflict management is a process of facilitation that means you are help­ing two or more people work through a conflict in which you are not personally involved. It is core to OD as practitioners who have a frame and understanding for how to manage conflicts will help organizations work through tough moments more functionally. Effective third-party work uses a whole system focus to 1) manage the conflict so the tasks become effective, 2) ensure maximum learning from each party in the conflict and how they contributed to the issue, 3) resolve potential systemic issues that created the conflict, and 4) create a plan for how to handle similar situations in the future. Openness to managing conflict tremendously helps organizations improve for all employees.

    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!

    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 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:

    $50 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered

    $80 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 – 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!

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


    Attention - 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:

    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!

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


    Attention - 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:

    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!

    • 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.

    • November 18, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PST)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
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    Reducing the Cost of Defensive Behavior on Business


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

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

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

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

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

    About Your Presenter

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

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

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

     Join us for networking starting at 6 pm!


    COST:

    $15 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered

    $20 Non-members when pre-paid & pre-registered

    $20 Walk-in rate for members

    $25 Walk-in rate for non-members

    $10 for students pre-registered or walk in

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


    AGENDA:

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

    6:30 – 8:00 pm Topic Presented

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


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


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

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

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

PO Box 46107, Seattle, WA 98146

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