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PNODN November 2015 Monthly Meeting

  • 16 Nov 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 SE 24th St, Mercer Island, WA 98040
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  • Anyone who is not a current PNODN member
  • PNODN Member who has pre-registered

Registration is closed

Introduction of Circle Process for Organizational Development

with Keiko Ozeki and Rachel Rosenman

General Description
This workshop will introduce participants to Circle Process as a capacity building tool for OD practitioners to use in their work helping to highlight what is known as well as to uncover the unknown in our people, processes and cultures. Circle Process is one of the many effective social technologies for teambuilding, leadership development, conflict resolution, and planning/visioning.

Today’s challenges/issues
In organizational development work, practitioners are constantly facing some challenges including: departmental compartmentalization or competition, misalignment between people and functions, avoiding the “elephant in the room”, lack of clarity around a process or procedure, and how to effectively navigate leadership and other personnel changes.

Pragmatic, Proven Solutions with Circle Process
It is always beneficial to develop the capacity inside of organizations so that they can effectively deal with their own issues. Circle Process enables us to create safe space to have difficult or uncomfortable conversations, honor every perspective (which will lead to greater creativity and innovation), and build trust between people to promote alignment and collaboration.

Desired Outcomes
Workshop participants will acquire knowledge about Circle Process and Peacemaking Principles and be able to explain their application for Organizational Development work.
Elements of the 1.5 hour presentation:
o Presentation with 3-8 PowerPoint slides
o Experiential/Participative Learning
o Video (2 min)
o Model/Theory introduction
o Case Study examples
o Handout
o Q & A  


Dr. Keiko Ozeki, Director of Peacemaking and Healing Initiative at Center for Ethical Leadership


Keiko Ozeki is the director of the Peacemaking and Healing Initiative. With her whole-systems approach, she works for individual and collective healing, team building and leadership development. Keiko creates a space where people can go beyond their boundaries, achieve both expected and unexpected outcomes, and acquire their peak experiences collectively and individually. Through coordinating the Center's Peacemaking Circles, Keiko is deeply enjoying connecting with people locally, nationally and internationally. Keiko believes that the differences are the seeds for creativity. She is interested in how people from different social, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds cultivate their authentic relationships and maximize their capacity for social/organizational change and innovation.

Keiko is originally from Japan. She has been in charge of intercultural and organizational consulting businesses for 15 years. She also taught intercultural/organizational communication at colleges in Tokyo.
She earned an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Seattle University in 2013; a M.A. in Organizational Systems and Renewal from Seattle University; and a M.A. in Intercultural and Organizational Communication from San Francisco University.



Rachel Rosenman, M.A. Organizational Development


Rachel Rosenman has spent over 15 years building, cultivating and facilitating meaningful relationships between people, providing small and large group facilitation, helping others navigate ambiguous and emergent situations, and holds significant experience engaging in multi-stakeholder collaborations leading to social change. Her interests include: Relationship Management and Team-Building, Communication Design and topics in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Rachel values integrity, open communication, deep and active listening, community-building, trust, reflective practice, fun, creativity, attention to detail and collaboration. She is particularly interested in systems improvement through an investment in the quality of the relationships we build with each other at our organizations.

Rachel earned an M.A. in Organizational Development with Certificates in Integrated Skills for Sustainable Change and Organizational Dynamics from Antioch University Seattle, and holds a B.A. in Psychology with a focus on Women’s Studies from Brandeis University in Waltham, MA.



$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




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 Friday 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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