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    • August 20, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Smart Buildings Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
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    Dogmatism and the OD Consultant


    Robert Crosby takes a fresh look at dogmatism manifested in OD consulting.

    How strongly do you hold your beliefs?

    Dogmatism abounds and is on the rise all across the world, can be insidiously present in each of us whether coming from a liberal or conservative perspective.

    It exists as much from the left as from the right. In 2006 I wrote “Get Unstuck From Fundamentalism” in which I examine how any dogma is dangerous.

    In this session we will begin with a short self-administered questionnaire to help focus on our own tendencies. These questions are derived from the classic work of Milton Rokeach.

    Then we will explore what it all means and how to get beyond dogma to ensure effective work as an OD professional!

    I was, for 29 years, a mentee of Kurt Lewin’s student, Ronald Lippitt. I will share illustrations of dogmatism in organizations including the way some consultants use data.

    About Your Presenter

    Robert P. Crosby, L.H.D. turned 90 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.

    • September 17, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
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    From FIRO® to The Human Element® A Foundation for Cultural Transformation


    A Virtual Presentation - Ethan Schutz will present live via Zoom. FIRO (Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation) theory, a theory of interpersonal behavior, was created through original research done in the U.S. Navy and the FIRO-based instruments produced as part of that research have become well known in the field of training and development. But did you know that a great deal of work was done after the original instruments?

    In this experiential session, Ethan Schutz, son of FIRO-creator Will Schutz, will detail the history of the theory and instruments over many years which culminated in The Human Element. The "logical extension of FIRO theory" in the words of Will Schutz, The Human Element combines FIRO theory and enhanced, updated FIRO instruments with transformational experiential learning. It is both a structured experiential program and an approach for making cultural transformation in organizations. The Human Element has now been used worldwide to create organizational change and transform cultures for over 35 years.

    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.

    • October 15, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    Register

    Become a Project Super Hero with Terry Schmidt


    All important goals are accomplished through projects, and every professional manages projects, whether they have the title or not. To be effective, we need more nimble, common-sense project planning and action tools to sharpen strategy, clarify success measures, get stakeholders on board early, reduce risk in advance, and ensure our hard work achieves a goal.

    To thrive we must develop “strategic superpowers”, defined as the mindset and skillset to systematically turn promising ideas and fuzzy goals into successful projects.

    Terry Schmidt has identified four cornerstone questions and developed an organizing framework to rapidly tackle issues of any type.  Use this framework to accomplish results faster by drawing on your internal “Project Super Hero powers.”

    In this fast-paced session, you’ll learn specific techniques and a step-by-step process to successfully tackle problems, projects, issues, and opportunities of all types.

    About Your Presenter

    Terry Schmidt has earned an international reputation as a management consultant, strategic thinker, and project management expert, with four decades experience assisting corporations, governments, and research institutions in 42 countries worldwide.

    His latest book Strategic Project Management Made Simple was named one of the top 8 project management books on the market. Terry holds a BS engineering degree from UW and an MBA from Harvard.

    He is the president of ManagementPro.com.  Terry’s diverse clients include Apple, eBay, Symantec, DIRECTV, Blizzard Entertainment, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Sony Electronics, Disney, Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Labs, Nokia, the US State Department and the Bank of Thailand. He also has assisted virtually every U.S. federal government and Washington state agency.

     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:

     

    $20 Walk in rate for members

    $25 Walk in rate for non members

    $10 for students 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 13, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PST)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    Register

    Enabling Individuals and Organizations to Soar!


    Organizations continue to talk about how important talent is to their success and the need for inclusion, but many organizations and their leaders often don’t know HOW to leverage that talent and create a work environment that enables all people to be their best and do their best work.

    Inclusion is the HOW for organizational success. It is HOW:

    • Individuals can bring their full selves to the workplace and feel valued, seen, and respected for who they are.
    • Teams can interact more effectively to drive greater collaboration and innovation.
    • An organization aligns its culture with its strategies for higher operational performance.
    • The organization’s culture makes it safe enough for people to bring their different ideas, perspectives, and talents so they can soar.

    Bringing more than 40 years of experience in creating and implementing successful large systems change strategies, Fred Miller and Judith Katz will explore the fundamentals of their system change efforts and how they have used Inclusion as the HOW® for organization transformation.

    Fred & Judith will discuss case examples from their work with clients, as well as a first look into our new book, Safe Enough to Soar, exploring the four levels of interaction safety.

    About Your Presenters

    Frederick A. Miller and Judith H. Katz

    For more than 30 years, Fred and Judith have been working individually and together to transform organizations and the ways people interact with one another within them.

    They started their business partnership in 1985, Judith coming from faculty positions at the University of Oklahoma and San Diego State, and Fred from management positions at Connecticut General Life Insurance Company. It was a major turning point in both their lives.

    As CEO and Executive Vice President (respectively) for The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc.—one of Consulting magazine’s Seven Small Jewels in 2010—they have partnered with Fortune 100 and other companies, universities, governmental agencies, municipalities, and non-profit organizations to create organizations in which the level of interaction safety elevates the quality of interactions, leverages people’s differences, and transforms workplaces into growth-and-learning environments where people’s talents are unleashed, results are accelerated, and productivity soars.

    Through their thought leadership and practical approaches for changing workplaces, they have brought their unique perspective, passion, and energy to make a difference in organizations that few can match.

    Together they have also co-authored:

    • Safe Enough to Soar: Accelerating Trust, Inclusion and Collaboration in the Workplace (2018)
    • Opening Door to Teamwork and Collaboration: 4 Keys That Change Everything (2013)
    • Be BIG: Step Up, Step Out, Be Bold (2008)
    • The Inclusion Breakthrough: Unleashing the Real Power of Diversity (2002)

    Judith and Fred have each been honored with several of their field’s most distinguished awards. In 2007, Profiles in Diversity Journal named them two of 40 Pioneers of Diversity, and in 2012, they were each honored as Legends of Diversity by the International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals. Among other awards, Fred has received the Lifetime Achievement Award and Service to the Network Awards presented by the Organization Development Network (ODN), and Winds of Change Award from The Forum on Workplace Inclusion; and Judith has received ODN’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Outstanding Achievement in Global Work Award and Communicating OD Knowledge along with the Cultural Competency Award from DTUI. Fred has served on Ben and Jerry’s and Day & Zimmermann’s Corporate Boards and Judith is currently a member of the Fielding Graduate University Board of Trustees.

     

     Join us for networking starting at 6 pm!



    COST:

    $25 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered

    $30 Non members when pre-paid & pre-registered

    $30 Walk in rate for members

    $35 Walk in rate for non members

    $20 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 – 8:30 pm Topic Presented

    8:30 – 9:00 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:

     

    $30 Walk in rate for members

    $35 Walk in rate for non members

    $25 for students pre-registered or walk in

     

    Consider joining PNODN - members can save up to $10 per meeting - that's up to a $120 savings for the year.

    • December 17, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PST)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    Register

    Culture Change in Local Government:  A Client Perspective


    In 2013, in response to an unfavorable employee survey and the Mayor’s initiative to increase respect across all City Departments, the Public Works Division of the City of Kent embarked on an employee generated initiative to increase their voice in the workplace. With support from the top and a consulting resource, a core group built a change initiative that, 5 years later, continues to receive high marks from employees, management and the City Council for its hands on approach at engaging employees in policies and practices that optimize retention, productivity, engagement, professional development and citizen appreciation. The initiative has built a cadre of internal facilitators and is being used as a workplace transformation model across the City. 

    Along with their external consultant and management, representatives from the Steering Committee for “Powered by Public Works” will share their story about what they have accomplished, how they got there, and what it takes to make it sustainable. They will share the difference it has made to them, to their departments and to the citizens they serve. And they will engage with the PNODN audience as co-consultants about how to take their new workplace culture to the next level.  Please join us to hear from the employees about how they drove and are delivering on this culture change success!

    About Your Presenter

    Janice (Jan) M. Monti is a leadership coach and organizational change consultant. Her culture change initiatives are built on a three-part model of creating a clear and compelling picture of the future, developing a strategy to get there, and internalizing the discipline & practices required to stay the course. She formed The JANUS Group in 1991 to support leaders and teams across all industries. She has a background in Executive Education and was the founding Director of the Executive MBA Program in the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. She is also a coach in The Executive Leadership Program, Albers School of Business, Seattle University.

    You can find her at www.janusgp.com

     

     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:

     

    $20 Walk in rate for members

    $25 Walk in rate for non members

    $10 for students 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.

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