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    • May 29, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
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    OD Toolkit Series - Third Party Conflict

    This session will be live via Zoom meeting.

    Learn a core method to manage conflict and to facilitate any group!

    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.

    Zoom invite will be sent out at least 1 hr prior to session.


    COST:

    $50 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered

    $80 Non members

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


    AGENDA:

    12:30 - 1:00 pm  Sign into Zoom

    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!

    • June 12, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
    • 12
    Register

    OD Toolkit Series - Zoom Enhanced! Practical Brainstorming Sequence


    "Learn one of the most practical and useful sequences I do"

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

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

    At the end of the presentation, the participants will: 

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

    Zoom meeting info will be sent out 24hrs prior to the training!

    About Your Instructor

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

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


    COST:

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

    $40 Non members/Walk in

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

    Zoom meeting info will be sent out 24hrs prior to the training!

    AGENDA:

    12:30 - 1 pm  Log into zoom

    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Training

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


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

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

    $40 Non members/Walk in

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

    • June 26, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
    Register

    OD Toolkit Series - From 3D to 2D: How To Lead High-Impact Virtual Team Meetings in Times of Change


    This session is now live via Zoom Meeting!

    Meetings can be time-wasting morale-killers, or productive motivation-boosters.  More than ever, teams need steady, skilled leaders to lead well-run meetings that support teams as they weather uncertainty and the shift to working online.  

    Through an interactive virtual workshop experience (breakout rooms, google docs) learn and develop your mindsets and practices that support productive and engaging virtual meetings -- all drawn from organization and human behavior science principles. 

    In this interactive session, you will:

    • Learn easy-to-implement techniques for engagement and productivity in Zoom meetings.

    • Understand how meetings can create more security even in the midst of uncertainty.

    • Understand how a “facilitative leadership mindset” creates an environment of positive adaptation during challenging times. 

    • Learn about online meeting rituals and practices that contribute to a high-trust, continuous-improvement culture.

    About Your Instructors

    Eileen Pippins, M.A. helps organizations thrive through change. She is a Learning Organizational Development (LD/OD) Specialist who works with non-profit, city and county agencies, government, and affinity groups in higher education. She is an adjunct professor of Communication Studies, focusing on interpersonal dynamics and intercultural communication in the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area.

    Sarah Lightfoot, M.A. helps inclusive business leaders create high-performing teams and organizations through participation.  She specializes in creating organizational momentum through connected, dynamic, and outcomes-focused virtual meetings, and clarity of goals, roles, and well-designed business processes and structures.

    Zoom invite will be sent out at least 1 hr prior to session.


    COST:

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

    $40 Non members

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


    AGENDA:

    2:30 - 3:00 pm  Sign Into Zoom

    3:00 - 5:00 pm Training

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


    PNODN encourages pre-registration to allow the instructor to prepare for the training.

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

    $40 Non members

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

    • July 10, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom Meeting
    Register

    OD Toolkit Series - Down to Earth OD


    "Learn a foundational tenet of OD

    OD is simple. It began as group development and in a decade or so evolved into organization development. Obviously for group development you need a group! Organizations are made up of groups! Some are intact (boss and direct reports). Some are cross functional including many projects. To change culture you do it group-by-group!

    The fundamental form of organization development is working with the groups in the organization. Most effective is cascading that work from the top management to the hourly worker while discovering and working on employee/employee and group-to-group conflicts. Working these─trust me─is easy.

    I will go into detail using references in my “Memoirs” which registrants will receive free electronically.

    There’s no magic here. No new programs or material that has to be purchased. Done group-by-group OD is powerful in productivity, quality, safety, etc. I’ll highlight that in this session. Also I’ll highlight the context in which OD is doing its work today.

    Zoom meeting info will be sent out 24hrs prior to the training!

    About Your Instructor

    Robert P. Crosby, M.DIV, STM (Boston University) at 92 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:

    $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.

    Zoom meeting info will be sent out 24hrs prior to the training!

    AGENDA:

    12:30 - 1 pm  Log into zoom

    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Training

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


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

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

    $40 Non members/Walk in

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

Past events

May 08, 2020 OD Toolkit Series - Whole System Transformation
April 23, 2020 OD Toolkit Series - Nine Principles of Kurt Lewin’s Planned Change
April 10, 2020 OD Toolkit Series - Collaboration and Sustainable Decision-Making for Consultants and Leaders
February 28, 2020 OD Toolkit Series - Clarity of Authority
February 10, 2020 OD Toolkit Series - How to Conduct an Effective Job Search
January 29, 2020 OD Toolkit Series - Practical Brainstorming Sequence
January 13, 2020 OD Toolkit Series - Self as Instrument of Change
December 20, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Dealing with hostility coming your way: Going deeper in group process
December 06, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - How OD Professionals Can Attract Corporate Clients
November 15, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Leadership Transitions: Step-by-step group process to reduce disruption when a new leader takes the helm.
November 01, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Whole System Transformation
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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