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    • November 13, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PST)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
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    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, a few 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 to discuss ideas for how to take their new workplace culture to the next level.  Please join us to hear about 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.

    • January 21, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PST)
    • Smart Buildings Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    Register

    Barry Oshry - From Seeing the Possibilities of Organization to Seeing the Possibilities of Culture - Live Via Zoom


    Barry Oshry, in a Live session on Zoom, traces the arc of his work over the past four decades from his fundamental work with organizations to his most recent work focused on the meeting of disparate cultures.

    “Underlying all my work has been the following: We humans are the most social of social creatures, members of the widest variety of social systems. Yet, we are blind to how the structure and processes of these systems shape our consciousness. And that blindness is costly to ourselves, our relationships, and our systems.  My work with organizational life and, more recently with the meeting of cultures, has been to transform system blindness into system sight as a means of opening up new creative and productive possibilities.”

    About Your Presenter

    Barry is a thought leader in the workings of human systems and a pioneer in the development of high-impact experiential education programs. His six-day Power Lab has provided transformative experiences for organizational and institutional leaders from across the globe, and has been the subject of the prize-winning documentary, Power Lab: Living in New Hope.

    He is also the developer of the Organization Workshop and the When Cultures Meet Workshop. Barry’s books – among them The Possibilities of Organization, Seeing Systems, Leading Systems, The Systems Letter, and, most recently, Context Context Context - have provided fundamental insights into social system life. .


    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.

    • February 04, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PST)
    • 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 -

    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 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.

    • February 25, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PST)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    Register

    What HR doesn’t get about OD with Eric Svaren


    Students of organization development (OD) are “sold a bill of goods.” They are taught methods and cases involving transformational change, which is brought about by cutting-edge OD practices—such as appreciative inquiry, future search, Theory U, and deliberately developmental organizations (DDOs).  Yet, when these newly-minted practitioners land inside organizations, they find they are asked only to do training, facilitation or coaching.

    Most clients and HR professionals see OD as just another HR service. Internal OD staff are usually housed in HR departments; external consultants’ contracts are often brokered by HR. Some HR staff fashion themselves as OD consultants but with little or no training, mentoring or supervision. These confusions dilute the definition of OD and degrade the promise and results of OD work.

    In this interactive session, we’ll explore the differences between “transactional and transformational OD” and how the distinction can help focus us and others on the immense possibilities of true OD.   

    About Your Presenter

    Growing the capacity of leaders and organizations has been the focus of Eric’s career for more than 25 years. As an independent practitioner, his clients include national and local non-profits, health care, higher education, companies, and government at all levels. Eric has also been an internal consultant—at Fred Hutch, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and the City of Seattle. He taught mid-career professionals for Cascade Executive Programs at the UW Evans School of Public Affairs. A scholar at heart, Eric is an insatiable learner and propagator of OD and maintains a vast archive of tools, models, and case studies.

     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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