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    • April 29, 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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    Self-Mastery for Internal and External Change Artists:  The Shadow Knows with Dr. John Scherer

    Special ODN Lifetime Achievement Award Presenter -

    John has decided to fly to Seattle all the way from Poland!

    Participants please bring a pen and paper to write on, thanks! 

    Some OD/OE Consultants and Coaches know a great deal—and even have highly-developed  skills—but are not as effective as they could be.  Why?  Because, regardless of the skills and theories you have mastered, they all get translated through who you ARE as you put them into practice.  Lao Tzu said it this way in 600 BCE:

    Those who know much may be wise, but those who know themselves are even wiser. Those who are master over many may be powerful, but those who are mastering themselves are more powerful still.

    In this intensive 90 minute experience, John Scherer, a 40-year OD/OE veteran and one of America’s leading innovators in personal and professional development, will introduce you to one simple but profound principle that will help you master yourself and deepen your practice.  You will find:

    • Greater awareness of what runs you—your 'Auto Pilot' or 'Adaptive Routine' that holds you back.
    • What your ‘Shadow' has to contribute to your effectiveness as a Coach or Consultant

    John Scherer has been a thought leader in OD since 1968, combining his background as a Gestalt therapist with his natural abilities as a group and large scale change facilitator. His clients have included business executives and their organizations from around the world, including GTE, Boeing, Siemens, van Melle, The Government of Canada, and many others, especially in Central/Eastern Europe where he has been based since 2008. He was co-creator in 1973 of the first truly competency-based graduate program in applied behavioral science (LIOS) and is a pioneer in the movement that shares the name of his 1993 book, Work and the Human Spirit. His 2008 book, Five Questions that Change Everything, has been called ’The best business self-help book ever written.' Based now in Warsaw, Poland, he has published numerous articles in the areas of leadership, change and conflict. In 2012 John was named to Steven Covey’s list of America's Top 100 Personal/Leadership Development Thought Leaders, and in 2016 John was the recipient of ODN’s Lifetime Achievement Award. His 2010 presentation to his Alma Mater, Roanoke College, was selected by NPR for their list of ’The Best 100 Commencement Addresses. Ever.’ 


    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/Senior 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.

    • May 20, 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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    Covert Processes: Dealing with the Hidden Barriers to Organizational Change with Bob Marshak


    Special ODN Lifetime Achievement Award Presenter -

    Bob will do this session live via zoom meeting from his home in Florida.

    In this session you will learn about The Covert Processes Model™ and the five hidden dimensions that impact organizational change including: organizational politics, inspirations, emotions, mindsets, and psychodynamics. All of these hidden processes limit choice, block creativity, and trap individuals, groups and organizations in repetitive and often self-defeating behavior patterns. The evening’s session will bring together the spoken and the unspoken, the literal and the symbolic, and the conscious and the unconscious in order to help you  learn how to hear what is not said, see what is not present, and feel what is not expressed. The evening will include discussion of the basic keys and approaches needed to “put things on-the-table” for open engagement. Additional tips and ethical considerations will also be discussed. Please come with a back-home case in mind for reflection and application of the ideas.

    Dr. Robert J. Marshak is Distinguished Scholar in Residence Emeritus at American University in Washington, DC and has consulted to corporations and government agencies for more than 40 years. Bob is widely recognized for his pioneering work on covert processes and as a co-creator of Dialogic OD.  He is the author or co-editor of three books including Covert Processes at Work: Managing the Five Hidden Dimensions of Organizational Change (2006) and more than 100 book chapters and articles addressing organizational consulting and change. Among his many honors and awards, he received the Organization Development Network’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the Distinguished Educator Award from the Organization Development and Change Division of the Academy of Management.


    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.

    • June 17, 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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    Bringing Who You Are To What You Do with Geoff Bellman


    Special ODN Lifetime Achievement Award Presenter -

    “What can we learn from Geoff’s fifty years of OD consulting?” That’s our presenting question and unique opportunity this evening.  We will sit down with this experienced, successful consultant to reflect on what a career and a life in this work can be.  During these ninety minutes, Geoff will review his consulting life, draw out our questions, explore their answers, and offer his insights.  Over the years as he’s faced the challenges of surviving as an independent consultant, he’s been confronted with the realities of the marketplace while attempting create a fulfilling life.  Some of what he has learned will be useful to us.  Expect an evening of…Individual Authenticity…Consulting Wisdom…Emotion…Life Guidance…Group Engagement…and Fun!

    Geoff Bellman has been an OD consultant for fifty years, working with for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.  His work has taken him to five continents.  He served as guest faculty for numerous graduate programs, and wrote six books on organizations, consulting, teams, leadership, change, and life.  One of those books—The Consultant’s Calling: Bringing Who You Are to What You Do—provides a backdrop to this evening’s session.  Geoff is a charter member of the Woodlands Group, the Community Consulting Partnership, and the Extraordinary Team Partnership.  During the OD Network’s recent national conference, Geoff received the network’s Lifetime Achievement Award. 


    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/Senior 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.

    • July 22, 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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    Mastering 21st Century Leadership with Margaret Graziano

    One of the greatest challenges facing leaders today is the diversity of the 21st Century workforce – a workforce made up of multiple generations with diverse backgrounds, values, work ethics and perspectives when it comes to how they do their job.

    Never has there been a greater need for skilled leaders who can resolve conflicts and misunderstandings, diffuse negativity, inspire teamwork, and bring out the best in disparate groups of people. Yet few leaders have the understanding, self-awareness and skill to lead such a diverse, multi-generational workforce.

    To be an effective leader in the 21st century, you must be able to understand people at their core, provide them with rewarding work opportunities that align with their values, and create work environments where employees can evolve, collaborate, and know they’re making a difference.

    In Margaret (Magi) Graziano’s experiential workshop, Mastering 21st Century Leadership, you’ll receive the tools, strategies and 7 Levels of Effectiveness you need to cultivate the understanding, awareness, and additional skills to be a highly effective leader in the 21st century.

    Including:

    • The 3 tenets of highly effective 21st century leadership and why they work with today’s workforce.
    • How to identify and leverage your leadership superpower to inspire, unify and empower others.
    • Specific strategies for identifying and diffusing personal triggers that sabotage your authority and influence.
    • How to raise your leadership IQ to cultivate greater understanding, maximize your effectiveness, and bring out the very best in your people.

    About Your Presenter

    Magi Graziano engages audiences with her passionate and insightful philosophies on how to engage people and inspire teams. She is the Chief Evangelist for KeenAlignment, a global people optimization consultancy firm, specializing in enabling high-achievement corporate cultures. KeenAlignment is an Inc. 5000 award recipient, being recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America.

    Magi is a leading talent management expert, keynote speaker, and author of The Wealth of Talent with over 20 years of real-world, hands-on experience in hiring strategy and talent development. She brings neuroscience to hiring, learning and development, and employee engagement. A pioneer in her field, she has developed a talent strategy system that gives business leaders the actionable steps they need to align their corporate strategy with their people strategy and thereby maximize employee effectiveness and engagement and develop high-performing teams who consistently elevate the customer experience.

    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.

    • August 19, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Smart Buildings Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    Register

    An Evening Celebrating Interventions by Robert Crosby


    Special ODN Lifetime Achievement Award Presenter

    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*
    • UD 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

    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.

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