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From FIRO® to The Human Element® with Ethan Schutz - Live via Zoom

  • September 17, 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144


  • PNODN Member who has pre-registered
  • Anyone who is not a current PNODN member
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From FIRO® to The Human Element® A Foundation for Cultural Transformation

A Virtual Presentation - Ethan Schutz will present live via Zoom. 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

 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

We are not able to offer refunds after the Friday prior to the meeting.  Substitutions are welcome.


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.

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