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    • 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.

    • March 04, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PST)
    • Center for Urban Waters is at 326 East D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421
    Register

    Culture Change in Local Government - Part 2:  A Client Perspective


    The original event was so successful that the City of Tacoma wanted more - Come join us and see OD in action

    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, “Powered by Public Works” shared their story with PNODN on December 17th.  Among the attendees were employees of the City of Tacoma who have embarked on a similar mission.  The enthusiasm from that event prompted this follow-up hosted by the City of Tacoma.  It is open to all PNODN members and will be free to those returning for Part 2 of the initial session.

    Please join us to hear from City of Kent and City of Tacoma employees about how they drove and are delivering on this culture change success! They will engage with the PNODN audience as co-consultants about how to take their new workplace culture to the next level.

    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/seniors pre-registered or walk in

     

    We are not able to offer refunds after the Friday prior to the meeting.  Substitutions are welcome.


    AGENDA:

    5:00 - 5:30 pm  We gather – Arrival, Registration & Opening (Refreshments served)

    5:30 – 7:30 pm Topic Presented

    7:30 – 8:00 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:

     

    $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.

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

    OD: What’s Leadership Got to Do with It?


    What does leadership have to do with OD? Everything.

    Bringing 35+ years of experience as an organizational leader, internal consultant, external consultant, and leadership coach, Gloria Burgess will explore relevant intersections among these diverse roles in mobilizing and leading systems change and transformation.

    Gloria will include examples of her work as a leader and consultant in diverse contexts, examples at the individual, organizational, and national level. She will also discuss one of her recent books, Flawless Leadership: Connecting Who You Are with What You Know and Do.

    About Your Presenter

    A pioneer and innovator in leadership formation and development and organizational dynamics, Dr. Gloria J. Burgess, is also an acclaimed poet, speaker, and author. As a leadership and OD scholar-practitioner, Gloria serves as faculty in executive and transformational leadership at University of Washington, Seattle University, University of Southern California, Trinity Clergy Project, and IEDC School of Management in Bled, Slovenia. Last year was the 10th anniversary of her groundbreaking book, Dare to Wear Your Soul on the Outside, which Dr. Warren Bennis hailed as “an original, powerful, and inspirational work that should be required reading for all serious students and practitioners of leadership.”

    Discover more about Gloria at www.GloriaBurgess.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/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.

    • April 15, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    Register

    An Overlooked Element in OD: A Results Focus with Mary Lippitt


    OD initiatives have traditionally focused on improving personal style, competencies, and collaboration. It is time to expand our practices to support the ability to deliver desired results. This session presents a groundbreaking situational framework using six results-oriented lenses that enable leaders to make the right call at the right time for the right results. If we keep doing what we have always done, we will get what we have always gotten, and that is not enough. In our dynamic environment, we cannot let our clients rely on habit and past practice.

    During this session, participants will assess a current goal, explore how checklists improve situational insight and recognize the impact of situational mindsets on change readiness.

    About Your Presenter

    Dr. Mary Lippitt, award winning author, speaker and consultant, founded Enterprise Management Ltd. to help leaders implement practical and effective solutions to navigate a changing business climate. Known for her pioneering work linking leadership and goal achievement, Dr. Lippitt is recognized as a leader in executing change, leadership effectiveness and strategic thinking.

    Dr. Lippitt released her book Brilliant or Blunder:  6 Ways Leaders Navigate Uncertainty, Opportunity and Complexity in 2014. 

    She earned a Doctorate in Business Administration and teaches in the MBA program at the University of South Florida. She is proud to be a second generation OD professional.

    Contact Information:

    Dr. Mary Lippitt, mlippitt@enterprisemgt.com, 727-934-9810
    4531 Roanoak Way, Palm Harbor, FL 34685

     

     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.

    • April 29, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Smart Buildings Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    Register

    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
    Register

    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.

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