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    • November 01, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    • 9
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    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!

    • November 15, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PST)
    • 2100 Building - 2100 24th Ave South, Seattle, WA 98144 - The Art Room
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    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:

    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.

    $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!

    • November 15, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PST)
    • 2100 Building - 2100 24th Ave South, Seattle, WA 98144 - The Art Room
    • 20
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    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!

    • December 06, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PST)
    • 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!

    • December 13, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PST)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    • 12
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    OD Toolkit Series - What to look for in Groups: The Power of Group Process with Robert Crosby


    Does anyone disagree that adolescents are often more influenced by their peers than by their parents? The great Kurt Lewin nailed this. There are (mostly) unconscious group norms guiding the behavior of anyone in a gang or a work group. Low producing employees become higher producing when they are moved to a high producing group. Conversely, high producers become less productive when moved to a low producing group.

    How do I help clients identify these dynamics, and more importantly, how are these shifted.

    The ability to understand norms separates a professional consultant from an amateur.

    Organization Development was built on ‘group development’ which was understood and written about prior to the evolution of OD. Yet in recent years that reality has been lost in the ever present pull to find the next best theory. Join ODN Lifetime Achievement Award winner and Seattle resident Robert Crosby, assisted by the President of Board of PNODN Chris Crosby, as he leads you in a session to help identify central elements of all groups and simple ways to utilize these elements to impart positive change.

    Gordon W. Allport in his forward to Kurt Lewin’s (1948) “Resolving Social Conflicts” wrote, “The unifying theme is unmistakable: the group to which an individual belongs is the ground for his perceptions, his feelings, and his actions. Most psychologists are so preoccupied with the salient features of the individual's mental life that they are prone to forget it is the ground of the social group that gives to the individual his figured character.”

    Come join us in this experiential training as we explore group process and how to use yourself to positively impact any group.

    At the end of the experience, the participants will: 

    • Recognize common patterns in groups.
    • See the clear connection between turnover, poor safety, absenteeism, low morale, quality issues, and unproductive norms. 
    • Develop strategies to change group norms towards positive ends including how to improve the metrics in the above categories.
    • Understand how your behavior impacts any group you are consulting.

    This training is limited to 12 participants. Sign up now to ensure your spot!

    About Your Instructor

    Robert P. Crosby, M.DIV, STM (Boston University) at 90 is still active. He won a lifetime achievement award from the OD Network in 2016. He has 60 plus years of experience helping organizations get clear about effective leadership, alignment, teamwork, change management, task accomplishment and accountability. He is a master in his field, having founded the Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS) in 1969, and held faculty roles through LIOS contracts at universities such as Antioch in Seattle and Martin University (named after Martin Luther King Jr.) in Indianapolis, Indiana. LIOS became the first Masters program in Organization Development in 1973.

    In 1991 he created a corporate (Masters) leadership program to train both managers and steelworkers in Alcoa. Three of the participating plants were in Addy (WA), Knoxville (Tn) and Evansville (In). All three were failing prior to the program and Robert’s intensive two year intervention. By 1994 Knoxville and Evansville created one-third of the world wide profits for Alcoa. He has led T-Groups in six countries. He has published several business books including The Cross-Functional Workplace, Walking the Empowerment Tightrope, and most recently Cultural Change in Organizations. In the current annual Jossey-Bass book on Organization Development, Robert has recently co-authored an article with Matthew Minahan of American University called, “The Classic T-Group.” His forth coming book is on T-Groups.


    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!

Past events

October 14, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Silo Busting!
September 23, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Social Style®
September 06, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Third Party Conflict
August 26, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Collaboration and Sustainable Decision-Making for Consultants and Leaders
August 05, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Group Process: Work Team Development Using a Survey
July 12, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - How OD Professionals Can Attract Corporate Clients
June 07, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Leadership Transitions: Step-by-step group process to reduce disruption when a new leader takes the helm.
June 07, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Managing Change and Transitions
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 19, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - What to look for in Groups
March 08, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Third Party Conflict
February 22, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Practical Brainstorming Sequence
February 22, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Turning Employee Surveys into Morale Boosting Events
January 28, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Adaptive Leadership for Leading Change
January 11, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Managing Change and Transitions
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 02, 2018 OD Toolkit Series - Servant Leadership
October 19, 2018 OD Toolkit Series - Leadership Courage
September 21, 2018 OD Toolkit Series - Third Party Conflict
August 24, 2018 OD Toolkit Series - Building Resiliency
August 03, 2018 OD Toolkit Series - Systems Thinking Applied to Work
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
October 30, 2017 PNODN Workshop: Designing Experiences that Develop Organizations

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