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PNODN May 2016 Monthly Meeting~An Evening with Geoff Bellman: IF I KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW

  • 16 May 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Mercer Island Community and Event Center
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   An Evening with Geoff Bellman

Join us for this evening as we consider…

  • How has your approach to your work changed over the years?
  • What did you used to do that you no longer do?
  • What do you believe more than ever?
  • What do you regret?
  • What are you proud of?

Geoff will engage us in thinking about our work as he reflects on these questions and his life. It’s seldom we have the opportunity to sit down with someone who has been active in OD for so long. Ninety minutes based on forty years of consulting experience…something good is sure to result! And, it will be fun!

This session was inspired by (and bears little resemblance to) the attached article Geoff wrote for the 40th anniversary of the OD Network.

Geoff Bellman

Geoff started his consulting firm in 1977 following fourteen years of work inside Corporate America. His external consulting has focused on renewing large, mature organizations such as Booz Allen, Verizon, Intuit, Ernst & Young, Shell, BP, SABMiller, Boeing, and Accenture. His books are in a dozen languages with over 300,000 in print.

Consulting and workshops have taken Geoff to five continents. He has served as guest faculty for several universities. Linkage International’s OD Lab for Experienced Practitioners is designed around his ideas and offered world-wide.

Geoff received a national award from the Organization Development Network for his contributions to advancing the profession. The Whidbey Institute honored him for his service to the community.

Geoff and others founded The Community Consulting Partnership in 1995, offering almost-free consulting skills and consulting to community-based organizations in Seattle.

Geoff grew up in Washington State, graduated from Gonzaga University and the University of Oregon. For twenty years, he and his family followed work around the country. In 1981, they returned to the Pacific Northwest. With his wife, Sheila Kelly, he lives in Seattle on the edge of Puget Sound in sight of the Olympic Mountains.

Here is a list of books written by Geoff:

  • The Extraordinary Teams Inventory with Kathleen Ryan and Kevin Coray (HRDQ Press, 2014). An assessment tool and guide for teams aspiring to great performance.
  • Extraordinary Groups: How Ordinary Teams Achieve Amazing Results, with Kathleen Ryan (Jossey-Bass, 2009). Sixty great teams and what makes them so.
  • The Consultant's Calling: Bringing Who You Are to What You Do (Jossey-Bass, 2002-2nd edition). FORBES cited as a most popular small business book.
  • Getting Things Done When You Are Not In Charge (Berrett-Koehler, 2001-2nd edition). A Fortune Book Club selection, the title says it all.
  • The Beauty of the Beast: Breathing New Life into Organizations (Berrett-Koehler, 2000). Successfully living with, working in, and influencing these huge creatures.
  • Your Signature Path: Gaining New Perspectives on Life and Work (Berrett-Koehler, 1996). Assistance in turning sharp corners in your career and life.
  • The Quest for Staff Leadership (Scott-Foresman, 1986). For middle managers and winner of the National Book Award from the Society for Human Resource Management



 Join us for networking starting at 6 pm!




$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

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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


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