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    • February 28, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PST)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    • 12
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    OD Toolkit Series - Clarity of Authority

    Learn a core tenet of workplace health!

    There is no more important area to be clear about in organizations
    than the reality and presence of authority. Miss this one and you
    will forever have to make up reasons for why things fail. When you get
    it right, change, people, processes, and–above all–business results will
    fall into place

    Authority for many is a dirty word. The truth is it is just a word and it is
    present in every organization. Some think the word “boss” or “manager”
    is a problem; the reason is psychological. To be alive is to be raised, and
    we were all raised by people. In other words, we were all born into an
    authority system.

    Organization Development itself was born out of WWII. Kurt Lewin escaped the Nazis and was well aware of the problems with the extremes of leadership. 

    In this workshop we will explore one's relationship with authority and learn how to appropriately illuminate its clarity in any work situation so leaders can step up and followers can effectively increase their influence.

    At the end of the presentation, the participants will:
    • Learn their personal comfort level with different type of authority and explore how to help leaders at any end of the spectrum.
    • Learn a simple model of decision making.
    • Understand and be able to help build true employee empowerment.
    • Think systemically and gain clarity of authority across groups and system wide projects.
    • Increase there awareness of common traps related to authority.

    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!

    • March 09, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • 2100 Building - 2100 24th Ave South, Seattle, WA 98144 - Community Room A
    • 25
    Register

    OD Toolkit Series - The Next Generation of Generational Thinking


    Organizations are focusing on generational differences to avoid conflict, attract and retain the next generation of the workforce.  However, research demonstrates stereotyping generations may actually be hurting, not helping, multi-generational work groups.   This session focuses on re-framing generation generational differences as a diversity and inclusion issue by applying a systemic approach and lens to understand generational shifts.  The attendees can participate in an experiential workshop designed to apply the information into their own work groups and organizations.  At the end of the presentation, the participants will: 

    • Understand the current approach to generational conflict, attraction and retaining the next generation of the workforce and the impact on organizations based on current research.
    • Identify the system shift and impact of past generations on current work environments to predict the needs of the current and future generations.
    • Leave with ideas on how to mobilize stakeholder groups to enrich diversity and inclusion programs as well as leadership development strategies for the next generation.

    This training is limited to 25 participants. Sign up now to ensure your spot!

    About Your Instructor

    Kim Arellano, PhD. is an Organizational Systems Transformation consultant (OD) and Executive Coach working to help organizations create a human centered workplace designed for innovation, creativity and success. She 19 years of experience in the high-tech industry and 10 years as an executive consultant and coach to bring practical application of scientific psychological ideas to clients as well as sustainable education solutions in the subject of leadership. 

    In addition to transformative training and education programs, Kim is an expert about the generational shift now influencing significant transformation. She has contributed to NPR and had published articles on the subject of the next generation in the workplace.  Her dissertation research; “Millennial Leadership Experience and Development Needs for Manufacturing 4.0”, has contributed to several development programs, keynote presentation and workshops such as the Next Generation of Generational thinking.   

    Certifications, Education and Affiliations: 
    Ph. D. in Organizational Systems Transformation and Leadership from Saybrook University. 
    Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Masters of Science in Psychology, and B.S. degree in Human Services Management. Member of several industry organizations including; SIOP, SHRM, PNODN and AHP. Certified Pathwise Trainer and Advisor. Certified Trainer for AchieveGlobal - Leadership and Customer Service.


    COST:

    $50 Members/Students 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 pm - 1:00 pm  Arrival, Registration & Opening

    1:00pm – 5pm 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.

    $50 Members/Students when pre-paid & pre-registered

    $80 Non members/Walk in

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

    • March 27, 2020
    • 2:00 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:

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

    OD Toolkit Series - Pathways to Issue-Free Relationships


    In this two-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:

    $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!

Past events

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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