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    • April 10, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Collaboration and Sustainable Decision-Making for Consultants and Leaders


    This training will be conducted live via zoom!

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

    Participants will:

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

    About Your Instructor

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


    COST:

    $37.50 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered

    $60 Non members/Walk in

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


    AGENDA:

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

    2:00 – 5:00 pm Training

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


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

    $50 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered

    $80 Non members/Walk in

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

    • April 23, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
    • 15
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    OD Toolkit Series - Nine Principles of Kurt Lewin’s Planned Change


    This session is now live via Zoom Meeting!


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

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

    The Nine Principles:

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

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

    About Your Instructor

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

    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:

    5:30 - 6:00 pm  Sign Into Zoom

    6:00 - 8:00 pm Training

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


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

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

    $40 Non members/Walk in

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

    • May 08, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
    • 11
    Register

    OD Toolkit Series - Whole System Transformation


    This session will be live via Zoom meeting.

    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

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


    COST:

    $37.50 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered

    $60 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 – 4:00 pm Training

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


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

    $37.50 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered

    $60 Non members/Walk in

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

    • May 29, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
    • 12
    Register

    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!

Past events

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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