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    • February 17, 2020
    • 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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    What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do: Tapping into The Source Code with Dr. John Scherer

    Special ODN Lifetime Achievement Award Presenter -

    John will fly to Seattle all the way from Poland!

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

    As a trainer, coach or consultant, what do you do when you don’t know what to do?!

    What is available to you beneath the thoughts you have—or even the feelings? 

    What is your ’source code’ and how can you access it when you need it?

    John Scherer says he has needed his ‘source code’ quite a few times in four his decades of ’transforming the world at work’. Come for an evening of discovery—or re-discovery—of YOUR 'source code’ and practice accessing it, making you a bit more effective and at peace in those moments when both seem far away.

    Along with other OD Elders, John still has a lot to share. In 1973, at Bob Crosby’s invitation, John left the Lutheran ministry to co-create (with Bob and Ron Short) the LIOS MA-ABS Graduate Program. Now living and operating out of a base in Warsaw, Poland, since 2008, John has been introducing OD—and his brand of Leadership Development—to Eastern Europe.

    ‘John is one of handful of Masters in the field of transformation alive today, and we consider ourselves fortunate to have him with us.’ —Przemek Gawronski (5th Degree Aikido Master and Partner, Scherer Leadership Center)

    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

    $20 Partners pre-paid & pre-registered

    $25 Non members pre-paid & pre-registered

    $25 Walk-in member/Partner 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.

    • March 16, 2020
    • 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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    Flawless Consulting and Social Impact with Peter Block


    Special ODN Lifetime Achievement Award Presenter Peter Block

    Peter will do this session live via zoom meeting.

    The work is to realize society and wider culture are moving towards a point where a social purpose wider than profit will be required. The name for this is to move toward the Common Good, bringing balance to a world where the private sector has been the point. We are nearing the end of the era where profit is our sole purpose for existing. We are going to end poverty as we know it, not escape from it.  

    To move in this direction, we use our convening skills to have strangers develop affection for each other and decide on action. Call it community building, engagement, system change. It all begins with the accountability among peers, in this case citizens.

    Learn how the intersection of the Flawless Consulting ideas and the conversational architecture in Community: The Structure of Belonging will influence this change.

    About Your Presenter

    Peter Block, is an author and citizen of Cincinnati, Ohio. He is founder of Designed Learning, a training company that offers workshops designed to build the skills outlined in his books. He is author of Flawless Consulting, Stewardship, Community, and others. Peter is part of the Economics of Compassion Initiative of Cincinnati and a member of his local neighborhood council. He serves on the board of LivePerson, a provider of online engagement solutions. His work is in the restoration of the common good and creating a world that reclaims our humanity from the onslaught of modernism.

    COST:

    $20 Members pre-paid & pre-registered

    $20 Partners pre-paid & pre-registered

    $25 Non members pre-paid & pre-registered

    $25 Walk-in member/Partner 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.

    • April 27, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
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    Back to Basics: Creating Large and Small Systems Change


    In today’s volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world, organizations need to reinvent themselves. Many organizations are reinventing their products and/or services for a world that is very different from the world of just a few years ago. However, organizations not only need the right product and service for today’s world, they need the right culture that enables higher individual, team, and organizational performance for constant innovation. Often, the quality of human interaction in many organizations does not match the need for teamwork, collaboration, inclusion and joint problem solving.

    In this session we will discuss proven interventions to create higher performing inclusive organizations that leverage diversity and the strategies needed to develop today’s leaders and teams.  Specifically, we will explore:

    • Raising the bar for all team members
    • Diagnosing where an organization is on the Path to Inclusion
    • Creating mindsets for greater joining
    • Conscious Actions for Inclusion
    • And making the case for developing inclusive leaders and the impact on performance.

    Click to watch a short video of Judith and Fred at this years OD Net annual conference.

    About Your Presenters

    Frederick A. Miller and Judith H. Katz

    Both recipients of ODN’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Judith H. Katz and Frederick A. Miller have helped Fortune 100 companies leverage differences, increase engagement, and transform workplaces for over 30 years.  As Executive Vice President and CEO (respectively) of The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc. they have co-authored several books, their latest being Safe Enough to SOAR: Accelerating Trust, Inclusion, and Collaboration in the Workplace.

    Judith serves on the Board of Trustees of Fielding Graduate University and the Dean’s Council of the University of Massachusetts’ School of Education. Fred serves on the boards of Day & Zimmermann, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Center for Automated Technology Systems, and Hudson Real Estate Partners.

      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/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 – 8:30 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/Seniors 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.

    • May 18, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    Register
    OD Professionals and the Equity Lens: A Call to Make Unconscious Incompetence Conscious


    “OD Practitioners are, by definition, change agents in support of organizational health. Over the years the OD field has contributed many concepts and processes that have significantly improved organizational effectiveness and productivity. As professionals we strive to become consciously competent in those concepts and processes.

    AND… those concepts and processes were developed through the lens of our current dominant social narrative. What might we find if we look at organizational effectiveness and wellness through the lens of equity (racial, gender, sexual orientation, etc.)? How might those revelations inform our practice and our professions and the systems we seek to serve?

    You’re invited to join us for an evening of exploration in our unconscious incompetence at effectively embodying our profession through an equity lens and what we might choose to do should we step into the learning stance of conscious incompetence.”

      About Your Presenter

      Kristina Katayama witnessed first-hand the generational trauma passed through her family struggling to survive the hardships of immigration followed by race-based imprisonment in the Japanese-American internment camps of WWII. Being of mixed "race", she also experienced the socially conditioned drive to assimilate in order to "succeed", even if she could never belong. Compelled to understand where culture ends and humanity begins, Kristina sought out opportunities to live, study and work across more than 30 countries around the world.

      Inspired by her experience and fascinated by human systems, Kristina has dedicated over 20 years as a process consultant, facilitator and executive coach, designing and delivering programs for leadership development, high performing teams, cultural transformation and organizational effectiveness. Today Kristina brings REAL (Racial Equity Adaptive Leadership) and increases power intelligence to the systems she serves.

      Jeff McAuliffe is a seasoned professional in process improvement, leadership and organization development.  After spending decades as an internal and external coach and consultant AND clouded in the “luxury of obliviousness,” he is committed to positive action on issues of equity and inclusion.  

      Dan Leahy is an innovative leadership development specialist, at an individual and organizational level. He served in many leadership roles within the LIOS Graduate Program. Although his work has been, until recently, has been informed by the dominate privileged narrative his current growing edge is to step into the unconscious incompetence of exploring doing the work from the perspective of equity and social justice.


      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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