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OD Toolkit Series - Clarity of Authority

  • February 28, 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Smart Building Center - Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144
  • 9


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  • Anyone who is not a current PNODN member
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OD Toolkit Series - Clarity of Authority

Learn a core tenet of workplace health!

There is no more important area to be clear about in organizations
than the reality and presence of authority. Miss this one and you
will forever have to make up reasons for why things fail. When you get
it right, change, people, processes, and–above all–business results will
fall into place

Authority for many is a dirty word. The truth is it is just a word and it is
present in every organization. Some think the word “boss” or “manager”
is a problem; the reason is psychological. To be alive is to be raised, and
we were all raised by people. In other words, we were all born into an
authority system.

Organization Development itself was born out of WWII. Kurt Lewin escaped the Nazis and was well aware of the problems with the extremes of leadership. 

In this workshop we will explore one's relationship with authority and learn how to appropriately illuminate its clarity in any work situation so leaders can step up and followers can effectively increase their influence.

At the end of the presentation, the participants will:
  • Learn their personal comfort level with different type of authority and explore how to help leaders at any end of the spectrum.
  • Learn a simple model of decision making.
  • Understand and be able to help build true employee empowerment.
  • Think systemically and gain clarity of authority across groups and system wide projects.
  • Increase there awareness of common traps related to authority.

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

Consider joining PNODN - members savings over the course of the year are substantial!

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