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Reducing the Cost of Defensive Behavior on Business with Ethan Schutz - Live via Zoom

  • November 18, 2019
  • 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
  • When you purchase a PNODN membership right now, you can also pay to attend the meeting at the member rate of $15. One click to savings!
  • When you purchase a PNODN Student/Senior (60 and over) membership right now, you can also pay to attend the meeting at the Student/Senior (60 and over) member rate of $10. One click to savings!
  • For participants who are members of a PNODN partner organization.

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Reducing the Cost of Defensive Behavior on Business

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

This presentation will involve a group experiential  activity that will highlight workplace defensive behaviors often missed. And then offer possibilities to increase workplace productivity.

Defensive behavior in the workplace costs our businesses. And, we hardly even notice. Yet, if we were to measure the cost of defensiveness on a business the way we measure ordinary expenses, we would be appalled. Consider how much time and effort is lost to people protecting themselves, avoiding conflict, maneuvering, criticizing, and gossiping.

The workplace has become increasingly stressful for most people and under stress many of us become defensive — that is we feel threatened, triggered, and our behavior becomes dysfunctional. We lose time, effort, trust, creativity, and productivity suffers.

Imagine what it would mean if we could reduce defensiveness in the workplace by 10%. In dollars and time spent alone it would make a measurable impact on the bottom line.

In this session, Ethan Schutz returns to PNODN to discuss defensive behavior, why we do it, and what we can do to help our teams focus more on work and less on defending ourselves and each other. PNODN President Chris Crosby will assist Ethan in the experiential activities.

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.

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:

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