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    • June 18, 2018
    • 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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    Building Community around the World with Doreen Cato


    How do you build communities with people who are very different from yourself?

    Join Dr. Doreen Harden-Cato as she shares how she used, as her foundation, Marvin Weisbord’s Future Search and brought it to Ethiopia along with two interpreters; and to a rural community in Washington. In the first case the goal was to initiate a change. In the second, it was to develop a solution to a problem.

    She will illustrate this approach through a group exercise followed by a debrief and two stories. The first story took place in Meliyu, Ethiopia located in the Goba mountainous region on the borders of southern Somalia and the Northern part of Kenya. The second story takes place in Southwest Washington, in a county with less than 75,000 people.

    About Your Presenter

    Dr. Doreen Harden-Cato has 45 years in the field of education, nonprofit management, fund development, organizational and community development. She is currently co-founder and Executive Director for Grays Harbor Youth Works.  Dr. Cato received her Masters from Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS) in Applied Behavioral Science, Doctorate in Educational Leadership and an Honorary Ph. D in Humanities. She helped to establish an Early Learning Center in Meliyu, Ethiopia. Besides teaching K-12 in Inkster and Detroit, Dr. Cato was adjunct professor at Antioch University Seattle, LIOS-City University, and Western Washington University. She has received numerous awards for her work and recognized statewide, nationally and internationally for her advocacy in education, housing, homelessness, and work with children, women, and poverty-stricken families in Detroit, Seattle, Kenya and Ethiopia. She was appointed to state and county commissions by three governors and King County Executive. She was Executive Director and Principal of First Place, a free private school for homeless and low-income families, for 15 years before retiring in 2012. During that time she served on King County Housing Authority Board of Commissioners and many state and local boards. Dr. Cato was elected to the North Beach School District Board of Directors. However, she believes her greatest accomplishments are her children Barron, Christina, and grandchildren Mya and Benjamin.

     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.

    • July 24, 2018
    • 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

    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 Achivement 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.

    • August 10, 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM (PDT)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
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    From Retributive to Restorative Justice with Rodney Coates


    A Virtual Presentation - Recently a colleague contacted me troubled at being labeled a racist. It seems that during a retreat that he was leading one of the participants, who happened to be black, become increasingly upset with what they perceived as microaggressions on the part of the facilitators.  Within minutes the retreat faltered upon the rocks of racial insensitivity, hostility, and indifference. Such troubled waters are increasingly plaguing some of our best efforts, as people of good will become embroiled in our nations racial angst. 

    The new craze in diversity literature seems to raise up the standard of micro-aggression and blind spots. The reality of these measures is that they demonstrate that we all have these negative, deep seated hostilities to people different from ourselves. Please note that I stress "ALL." I believe that while these measures provide some indication of some underlying beliefs, they do not tell the whole story. For if there are these deep seated hostilities, biases, micro-aggression and blind spots then there should also be a corollary set of deep seated, fundamental values of good will that extends to all, regardless of identities. Conversations that begin and end with the former, and not the latter...only tell one side of the story.  

    About Your Presenter

    Rodney D. Coates is a Professor of Global and Intercultural Studies at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Rodney was born in East St. Louis, Ill., received his B.A. from Southern Illinois University, a M.A. in sociology and anthropology from the University of Illinois, a second M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago. He holds the rank of professor in the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies at Miami University. Dr. Coates specializes in the study of race and ethnic relations, inequality, critical race theory, and social justice. He has published dozens of articles; several edited books, and frequently writes on issues of race and ethnicity, education and public policy, civil rights and social justice. His 2004 edited book Race and Ethnicity: Across time, space and discipline won the Choice award from the American Library Association. This past summer Coates received the Joseph Himes Career Award in Scholarship and Activism from the Association of Black Sociologists. Dr. Coates is an associate editor for Critical Sociology. He is currently finalizing an edited volume on Covert Racism for Oxford University Press. At Miami Coates hold the rank of professor in the Department of Global and Intercultural 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:

    3:00 - 3:30 pm  We gather – Arrival, Registration & Opening (Refreshments served)

    3:30 – 5:00 pm Topic Presented

    5:00 – 5:30 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.

    • August 20, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Smart Buildings Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    Register

    We vs. They with Robert Crosby



    Authoritarianism abounds and is on the rise all across the world, certainly including here in the USA. The father of our movement, Kurt Lewin, insisted that democracy had to be learned anew in every generation. It can be insidiously present in each of us whether coming from a liberal or conservative perspective. Across my career I have experienced dogmatism as much from the left as from the right. In 2006 I wrote, Get Unstuck From Fundamentalism.

    We will begin with a short self-administered questionnaire to help focus on our own tendencies. These questions are derived from the classic work of Milton Rokeach.

    I was, for 29 years, a mentee of Lewin’s student, Ronald Lippitt. I will share the learnings from his classic “boys study” which I have replicated several times with adults. Also, illustrations of authoritarianism in organizations including the way some consultants use data, will be shared.

    Within the limited time I will do some experiential activity-that is experiential as distinguished from cognitive discussion.

    About Your Presenter

    Robert P. Crosby, L.H.D. will be 90 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 17, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
    Register

    From FIRO® to The Human Element® A Foundation for Cultural Transformation


    A Virtual Presentation - FIRO (Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation) theory, a theory of interpersonal behavior, was created through original research done in the U.S. Navy and the FIRO-based instruments produced as part of that research have become well known in the field of training and development. But did you know that a great deal of work was done after the original instruments?

    In this experiential session, Ethan Schutz, son of FIRO-creator Will Schutz, will detail the history of the theory and instruments over many years which culminated in The Human Element. The "logical extension of FIRO theory" in the words of Will Schutz, The Human Element combines FIRO theory and enhanced, updated FIRO instruments with transformational experiential learning. It is both a structured experiential program and an approach for making cultural transformation in organizations. The Human Element has now been used worldwide to create organizational change and transform cultures for over 35 years.

    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:

     

    $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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