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OD Toolkit Series - Social Style®

  • September 23, 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
  • 14


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  • Anyone who is not a current PNODN member
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OD Toolkit Series - Social Style®

Learn an amazing "add-on" to any group experience!

Perhaps the greatest unconscious diversity in most organizations has nothing to do with race or any other “ism” and is more related to operating Styles of the employees.

SOCIAL STYLE, created by David Merrill and Roger Reid. SOCIAL STYLE is a practical and simple way to explore how one interacts with another. The theory
frames different operating Styles as a potentially huge diversity issue within organizations. It can be given alone, but it is most powerful as an add-on to another activity. It is incredibly useful when working with intact work teams, especially the ones that have been working together for a while.

Participants will learn how to give a floor model vs that is simple, highly interactive and provides immediately feedback.

SOCIAL STYLE provides a simple way to help employees understand the diversity of operating Styles that exist within all workplaces. It helps 1) provide a simple way to understand self, 2) teach how to work better with others who operate in different Styles, and 3) provide a systemic snapshot of any work team and, by doing so, often highlights components that need addressing to improve productivity.

This version is slightly adapted from Merrill and Reid and represents the depth I give when presenting the theory. SOCIAL STYLE is practical and intuitive. For a more in-depth version of the theory and to take an online assessment, go to*. Tracom is a proud PNODN partner that offers PNODN members 10% off their certification program.

At the end of the presentation, the participants will:

  • Learn a step by step method to give a basic version of social styles.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of themselves in relationship with others.

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 2016, and Strategic Engagement, 2018. 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.


12:30 - 1:00 pm  Arrival, Registration & Opening

1:00 – 3:00 pm Training

Please be aware that our training 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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