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OD Toolkit Series - Strategic Engagement for Change

  • June 06, 2022
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


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OD Toolkit Series - Strategic Engagement for Change

Chris Crosby

This training will be conducted live via Zoom. The zoom meeting details will be sent out prior to the training.

We live in a world where, for many, the preferred behavior is passive, indirect and avoidant. Yet the evidence is clear that such behavior is devastating to organizational effectiveness. The antidote to such behavior is to engage. When one finds the courage to do so they will be rewarded because the evidence is clear, when you engage, you achieve positive results.

Gallup’s study, like many before it, confirms that workplaces that are the most engaged out perform workplaces that are disengaged in every measure. “When Compared With Business Units In The Bottom Quartile Of Engagement, Those In The Top Quartile Realize Improvements In The Following Areas:

41% Lower Absenteeism

70% Fewer Employee Safety Incidents

17% Higher Productivity

20% Higher Sales

21% Higher Profitability

40% Fewer Quality Incidents (Defects)

Gallup also discovered the following: “Employees who are supervised by highly engaged managers are 59% more likely to be engaged than those supervised by actively disengaged managers.” -Gallup  

Engaged leaders create engaged workplaces. Yet how shall does one do this? Come explore some tried and true ways to conceptualized, plan, prepare and structure how to increase engagement in your workplace.

At the end of the presentation, the participants will:

  • Gain a systemic frame of engagement
  • Understand several repeatable structures to engage employees
  • Understand the difference between process and expert change agents
      About Your Facilitator
      Chris Crosby, M.A. is a systems thinker who helps organizations succeed by aligning people to numerically measurable goals. His unique strategic engagement methods help organizations overcome obstacles previously thought unattainable. He has both internal and external experience. While internal at Alcoa, Chris helped multiple projects succeed including R&D, new capping machines, and a global ERP implementation. His extensive international experience includes work in 15 countries spanning 5 continents. His work crosses industries and uses a variety of models, methods and strategies to clarify challenges and create implementation success.

      Beyond his consulting work, Chris is the President and CEO of the Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS), the refounding of the Institute created by his father, Robert P Crosby in 1969. LIOS will re-open this year with a state recognized certificate in Applied Behavioral Science as well as submit their application for a Master’s degree. Finally, Chris is a current adjunct faculty at Gonzaga University teaching ORGL 517 Organizational Change and Transformation in the change leadership track. He is also the author of several papers and three books: Strategic Organizational Alignment: Power, Authority, Results, Strategic Engagement: Practical Tools to Raise Morale and Increase Results - Volume I: Core Activities and Volume II: System-wide Activities.

      This event is part of PNODN's quarterly theme Holding Change in Our Changing World. If you are trying to navigate our ever changing world and working environment, you are not alone. Be sure to check out all our courses and equip yourself with the tools to support your organizations and yourself.


      $15 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered

      $25 Non members when pre-paid & pre-registered

      $10 for students/seniors pre-registered 


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