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OD Toolkit Series - Practical Brainstorming Sequence

  • July 20, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
  • 14


  • PNODN Member who has pre-registered
  • Anyone who is not a current PNODN member
  • When you purchase a PNODN membership right now, you can also pay to attend the meeting at the member rate of $25. One click to savings!

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OD Toolkit Series - Practical Brainstorming Sequence

Many practitioners think of brainstorming as the act of generating ideas. The generation phase is but one step in an effective brainstorm sequence and in fact can pose a challenge if the practitioner does not use a structured approach. Come learn a complete sequence of brainstorming that is highly structured an applicable to all workplaces. The sequence is practical and powerful and, once learned, can be used in full or in part on an ad hoc basis to help any group quickly manage a list of items. If you have ever 1) seen a group generate a list of prob­lems, yet fail to reduce them to a manageable list of actions, 2) seen a group use votes rather than logic to determine their course of action, 3) heard a leader say, “Well it looks like we are all in agreement that X is the course of action” without really knowing the differing beliefs in the group, and found yourself frustrated and not sure what to do, then the following sequence is what you need. It provides simple ways to resolve such dilemmas.

By learning this sequence of brainstorming, you can quickly reduce lists, balance votes with constructive conversations and clear decision making, and get rapid feedback on what options the different members of the group think are the most critical.

At the end of the presentation, the participants will: 

  • Lead any group through a highly structured sequence that includes distinct steps and ground rules to ensure a vetted list of actions.
  • Identify and direct any group that gets stuck at any stage while working with a large list of items.
  • Sequence can be used in part or in whole depending on your situation. 

This training is limited to 20 participants. Sign up now to ensure your spot!

About Your Instructor

Chris Crosby is the President of the Board at PNODN. He is also a consultant and author of two recent books, Strategic Organizational Alignment, published in 2017, and Strategic Engagement, out this year. He is first and foremost a practitioner with internal and external experience. He has held an adjunct faculty position at Saybrook University/Leadership Institute of Seattle and guest faculty at Martin University in Indianapolis.

Chris is an expert in systems thinking applied to the workplace. He uses his unique understanding of systems thinking and authority in the workplace to create organization alignment, implementation structures, and people processes for various forms of organization change. He also develops leadership programs for various clients. His programs utilize a unique industry adapted Skills Training Group (T-Group) as his primary experiential learning method to train leaders to engage their workforce in such a way that builds ownership, alignment and ultimately better business results.


$25 Members/Students when pre-paid & pre-registered

$40 Non members/Walk in

We are not able to offer refunds after the Wednesday prior to the training. Substitutions are welcome.


9:30 - 10:00 am  Arrival, Registration & Opening

10:00 am – 12 noon Training

Please be aware that our trainings could be recorded or photographed.

Online registration closes two days prior to the training. PNODN encourages pre-registration to allow the instructor to prepare for the training. Space is limited, walk ins at the door will only be accepted if there is availability.

$25 Members/Students when pre-paid & pre-registered

$40 Non members/Walk in

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