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    • August 19, 2019
    • 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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    The Nitty-Gritty of Interventions - Intra-personal, Interpersonal, Organizational, and Citizen Participation


    Special ODN Lifetime Achievement Award Presenter Robert Crosby

    Spend an interactive evening with Robert Crosby discussing some of his most memorable work. We’ll begin by gathering audience interest and then dialogue on each intervention chosen.

     *An asterisk references a write up that you may request.

    Intra/interpersonal:

    • Eastern Washington State Hospital 30-day program with schizophrenic patients.
    • Husband-wife T-groups with a psychiatrist’s patients, etc.
    • Red Cross work with Vietnam vets.
    Community development:
    • Facilitating the building of a new Juvenile Court.
    • Citizens setting direction for the next development of the Spokane Worlds Fair Park*
    • HUD program where funds were allocated to various communities in the city.*
    OD interventions:
    • Philadelphia electric turn -around after the Peachbottom Nuclear shutdown.*
    • Alcoa’s plant which in 1975 opened with self-managed teams faced closure in 1989. They achieved a 72% productivity gain by 1991 according to Business Week.*
    • Aldus software- nine months late to on time for their next version of PageMaker. 
    • 600 students/faculty at Gonzaga..  “Student Influence Without Anarchy”*
    • The Fusina, Italy lean manufacturing process that won the European Alcoa award.
    • T-group in Ukraine.*
    • Faculty designing more participative classrooms.*
    • Washington State sponsored Gay Rights public meetings.
    • How a department went from 200 to 17 grievances in one year.
    • 15 million $ gain through plant-wide problem-solving involving 50+% Steelworkers.*
    • “Cascading survey feedback, a light manufacturing firm saw:
    …absenteeism drop 40%,
    …industrial accidents drop 21%, 
    …worker’s compensation claims drop 29%,
    …sales increased 23%.”
    • Alcoa graduate program

    About Your Presenter

    Robert P. Crosby, L.H.D. will be 91 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 16, 2019
    • 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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    Anonymous is Poisonous: Why We Should Replace Traditional 360s with High-Growth Dialogue


    Irv will do this session live via zoom meeting.

    According to recent employee engagement industry reports, managers have been getting worse at giving regular, constructive feedback…and they weren’t great at it to begin with. This can only mean that the problem has been approached symptomatically versus at its root causes.It’s time we stopped the ‘insanity’ of repeating the same behavior and expecting different results from our historical approaches to feedback. This session will explore four specific reasons why relying on aggregated anonymous feedback processes reinforces the problem and not the solution; and we will introduce a non-anonymous behaviorally-specific process that, in the skilled hands of a skilled practitioner, will lead us to a new frontier of leadership development. A case study example of its transformative power will be shared/discussed.

    About Your Presenter

    Irv Rubin, PhD is considered one of the founders of modern organizational development. He earned his B.S.E.E. from Tufts University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from M.I.T. The textbook he co-authored, Organizational Behavior: An Experiential Approach, was the first experiential text of its kind.  

    Dr. Rubin’s groundbreaking research culminated in the development of the world’s first and only comprehensive process for measuring EQ. He continues to serve as an adviser to Temenos Inc., the company he founded in 1985. Temenos’ BehavioralOS™ applications are powered by his original research and currently used to develop leaders and teams worldwide. 

    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/seniors 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/seniors 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.

    • October 21, 2019
    • 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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    Family of Origin’s Role in Leading and Consulting: How Understanding Your Past Can Transform Your Present


    What can leaders, team members and relationship partners do to get unstuck from chronically repeating modes of behavior that hurt their work performance and relationships?  What can they do improve alignment, goal attainment and harmony? Brenda and Denny will present their process of family of origin exploration and describe how it helps leaders, team members and relationship partners understand the primary source of the emotional reactivity that underlies their ineffective behaviors. This method guides us in re-entering our family of origin to understand our family’s unique evolution and relationship dynamics.  These insights reveal how that relationship system became a source of deeply ingrained behaviors that affect our present-day behavior. This awareness lays the foundation for achieving increased self-differentiation, which is the heart of authentic leadership, individual performance and relationship health. 

    About Your Presenters

    Brenda and Denny are in their fifth decade of working to improve human systems as educators, consultants, business owners and family therapists. They were leaders and faculty members in the LIOS Graduate Program for over 20 years, where they created the Counseling Track and pioneered the family of origin curriculum. Along with their consulting partner Bob Crosby, they worked with Alcoa to create the Corporate Master’s Degree Program. Brenda and Denny also created and led a one-year High Performance Leadership Program for Alcoa leaders from1999-2008. They returned to their counseling roots 12 years ago and now work as a co-therapy team focusing exclusively on counseling couples at their Conscious Couples Institute in Bellevue.

    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/seniors 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/seniors 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 18, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PST)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    Register

    Reducing the Cost of Defensive Behavior on Business


    A Virtual Presentation - Ethan Schutz will present live via Zoom.

    Defensive behavior in the workplace costs our businesses. And, we hardly even notice. Yet, if we were to measure the cost of defensiveness on a business the way we measure ordinary expenses, we would be appalled. Consider how much time and effort is lost to people protecting themselves, avoiding conflict, maneuvering, criticizing, and gossiping.

    The workplace has become increasingly stressful for most people and under stress many of us become defensive — that is we feel threatened, triggered, and our behavior becomes dysfunctional. We lose time, effort, trust, creativity, and productivity suffers.

    Imagine what it would mean if we could reduce defensiveness in the workplace by 10%. In dollars and time spent alone it would make a measurable impact on the bottom line.

    In this session, Ethan Schutz returns to PNODN to discuss defensive behavior, why we do it, and what we can do to help our teams focus more on work and less on defending ourselves and each other.

    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.

    • December 16, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PST)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    Register

    Helping Leaders Navigate the Transition Zone


    How can you help your clients be ready to take on the next level of responsibility and complexity?  Ann Kruse, an Executive Coach, will introduce us to Stage Development Theory, which can help us understand what’s going on inside leaders as they tackle new levels of complexity and change. 

    We will focus on a particular aspect of personal growth: the Transition Zone. When you are in the Transition Zone, you are in between two states.  You can help your client best when you understand the two states and when you understand how transition zones work.

    In this highly interactive workshop you will learn

      • Stage Development Theory, the foundation for understanding the dynamics of the Transition Zone. 
      • How to recognize when a client is in the Transition Zone.
      • Six ways to help your client navigate the Transition Zone.
        About Your Presenter

        Ann Kruse has been advising and coaching business leaders for over 30 years, first as a business lawyer and then as an organization development consultant, human resources manager, leadership development consultant, and executive coach.  Her clients often face growing complexity in their business challenges (such as mergers, bankruptcy, or industry deregulation), or in personal challenges as they take on greater responsibility.  Her academic background includes a JD (law) degree, a masters degree in organization development (MSOD, Pepperdine Univ.) and certification as a professional coach. 

        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/seniors 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/seniors 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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