This session will be live via Zoom meeting.
Learn a core method to manage conflict and to facilitate any group!
At the end of the training, participants will:
Learn a sequence and structure for resolving conflict between two employees.
Understand the core facilitators triangle needed to effectively facilitate conflict and meetings.
Learn how to identify subtle blame and help participants take greater ownership of their issues.
Know how to leverage systems thinking to ensure the effective sponsorship is in place that allows easier resolution.
Increase capacity to recognize and resolve workplace systemic issues that are in part causing the conflict.
This training is limited to 12 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 2017, and Strategic Engagement, out 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.
Zoom invite will be sent out at least 1 hr prior to session.
$50 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered
$80 Non members
12:30 - 1:00 pm Sign into Zoom
1:00 – 5:00 pm Training
Please be aware that our training's 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.
Consider joining PNODN - members savings over the course of the year are substantial!
"Learn one of the most practical and useful sequences I do"
Many practitioners think of brainstorming as the act of generating ideas. The generation phase is but one step in an effective brainstorm sequence and in fact can pose a challenge if the practitioner does not use a structured approach. Come learn a complete sequence of brainstorming that is highly structured an applicable to all workplaces. The sequence is practical and powerful and, once learned, can be used in full or in part on an ad hoc basis to help any group quickly manage a list of items. If you have ever 1) seen a group generate a list of problems, yet fail to reduce them to a manageable list of actions, 2) seen a group use votes rather than logic to determine their course of action, 3) heard a leader say, “Well it looks like we are all in agreement that X is the course of action” without really knowing the differing beliefs in the group, and found yourself frustrated and not sure what to do, then the following sequence is what you need. It provides simple ways to resolve such dilemmas.
By learning this sequence of brainstorming, you can quickly reduce lists, balance votes with constructive conversations and clear decision making, and get rapid feedback on what options the different members of the group think are the most critical.
At the end of the presentation, the participants will:
Lead any group through a highly structured sequence that includes distinct steps and ground rules to ensure a vetted list of actions.
Identify and direct any group that gets stuck at any stage while working with a large list of items.
Sequence can be used in part or in whole depending on your situation.
Zoom meeting info will be sent out 24hrs prior to the training!
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 Vol I and II, published in 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.
$25 Members/Students when pre-paid & pre-registered
$40 Non members/Walk in
12:30 - 1 pm Log into zoom
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Training
Please be aware that our trainings could be recorded or photographed.
Official dates and times are set!
We still have space for 4 more!
Read - Why OD Consultants Should be in T-groups
How this is different from your typical group-process learning experience?
This practice group is mostly about deepening skills through practice vs just study. Each session will include some theory, normally coupled with skill practice, and followed by a unique industry adapted T-Group.
The skills explored in this group are beyond just how to lead and or facilitate a group... they are also the skills in how to be authentic to both self and community in real time, as a participant in any group (i.e. across sectors, industries, etc), regardless of official role. This is a hands-on learning experience designed to help you grow your skills as an authentic and creative presence in a group whether you have an official role of authority or not.
This group is about stretching group-process skills in all aspects of group dynamics, including tension, conflict, etc.
This COP will support you in deepening not only your self-awareness, but also your awareness of self-as-member-of-a-group, and further, expand your capacity to contribute to the any group’s deeper “group awareness”.
Why join us for this unique and special learning opportunity?
Today’s professional and cultural dynamics are inviting us into deeper competence with group-process. Yet most of our systems lack models of healthy and thriving group dynamics - especially when conflict and seemingly divergent viewpoints arise. This group is about taking our skills beyond “leadership and facilitation techniques” and into the terrain of profound self-awareness in terms of how we intend to show up and how we actually do. In this unique and highly focused space, we will hone and refine our capacity to show up as we intend to our most authentic self as group contributor.
We will meet for one half-day orientation session and launch the group. We will then establish the schedule to meet for 3 hours once a month for 6 months.
This community of practice is limited to 12 participants. Sign up now to ensure your spot!
About Your Instructor/facilitator
Chris Crosby is the President of the Board at PNODN. He is also a consultant and author of three recent books, Strategic Organizational Alignment, published in 2017, and Strategic Engagement Volumes One and Two, out this year. 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.
$275 Members/Students when pre-paid & per-registered
$440 Non members
Walk ins are not allowed for communities of practice.
Please Note - Our first session will be 4 hrs but the actual date and start time will be determined when the class fills. The below start times are not actual. The length is correct.
Online registration closes two days prior to the first session or when the community of practice is full.
This session will be held via Zoom!
Discreet approaches are insufficient in helping leaders foster resilience in themselves and their organizations. Learn how a flagship division of a global organization integrated multiple methods from systems thinking, design thinking and growth mindset into an immersive, customized process that helped executives lead a "renaissance" to reposition the business and drive growth. The division selected a cohort of executives who led 3,500 people in the United States, Europe and Asia to participate in an immersive experience to foster personal growth, improve organizational effectiveness and accelerate innovation. Each leader was matched with a consultant who collaborated with them on-site, working with their challenges and teams. We integrated expertise in culture transformation, executive coaching, employee engagement, leadership development and team development. One-year results were statistically significant. Cohort leaders achieved gains in employee engagement up to +38 ppts. and gains in growth mindset up to +43 ppts., accelerating the division's cultural and strategic initiatives.
Pat Averett is an associate partner at Kincentric. Leveraging more than 25 years’ experience, Pat aligns strategy, culture and talent to accelerate and sustain high-impact, high-engagement and high-inclusion organizations. Her consulting work in strategy execution, business transformation and large-scale culture change has helped her clients achieve significant positive change in business results, corporate culture and employee engagement.
Pat is the author of the book, High Risk Consulting With The CEO: Leveraging the Alliance for Change When the Stakes Are High, and has presented her work at national and international conferences.
Pat holds a master’s degree in organization development and analysis from Case Western Reserve University.
$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/seniors pre-registered or walk in
Zoom meeting info will be sent out 1 day prior to the session
We are not able to offer refunds after the Friday prior to the meeting. Substitutions are welcome.
6:00 - 6:30 pm Gather on Zoom
6:30 – 8:00 pm Topic Presented
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:
Consider joining PNODN - members can save up to $10 per meeting - that's up to a $90 savings for the year.
This session is now live via Zoom Meeting!
Through an interactive virtual workshop experience (breakout rooms, google docs) learn and develop your mindsets and practices that support productive and engaging virtual meetings -- all drawn from organization and human behavior science principles.
In this interactive session, you will:
Learn easy-to-implement techniques for engagement and productivity in Zoom meetings.
Understand how meetings can create more security even in the midst of uncertainty.
Understand how a “facilitative leadership mindset” creates an environment of positive adaptation during challenging times.
About Your Instructors
Eileen Pippins, M.A. helps organizations thrive through change. She is a Learning Organizational Development (LD/OD) Specialist who works with non-profit, city and county agencies, government, and affinity groups in higher education. She is an adjunct professor of Communication Studies, focusing on interpersonal dynamics and intercultural communication in the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area.
Sarah Lightfoot, M.A. helps inclusive business leaders create high-performing teams and organizations through participation. She specializes in creating organizational momentum through connected, dynamic, and outcomes-focused virtual meetings, and clarity of goals, roles, and well-designed business processes and structures.
$40 Non members
2:30 - 3:00 pm Sign Into Zoom
3:00 - 5:00 pm Training
Please be aware that our training could be recorded or photographed.
PNODN encourages pre-registration to allow the instructor to prepare for the training.
Attention - This session will start after registration fills.
Actual start date and time will be determined at that time.
We are two people away from starting!
This community of practice is specifically for organization development practitioners. We loosely define that to mean anyone who is internal or external and is regularly part of helping to manage or drive change.
The Pacific Northwest Organization Development Network (PNODN) is coordinating Communities of Practice for OD professionals. The purpose of this group is to offer opportunities for OD professionals or anyone leading projects or change initiatives in the greater business community to come together with like-minded practitioners to consult with each other, learn socio-technical components of change, share best practices, and develop through collaboration.
Learn case study presentation frame
Learn socio-technical aspects
Establish the 6 month calendar
Establishing the next few months of case study presenters
This Community of practice is limited to 6 participants. Sign up now to ensure your spot!
$200 Members/Students when pre-paid & per-registered
$320 Non members
Please Note - Our first session will be 4 hrs but the actual date and start time will be determined when the class fills. The below start times are not actual. The length is correct.
7:30 - 8:00 am - Arrival, Registration & Opening
8:00 – noon - Beginning Session
"Learn a foundational tenet of OD
OD is simple. It began as group development and in a decade or so evolved into organization development. Obviously for group development you need a group! Organizations are made up of groups! Some are intact (boss and direct reports). Some are cross functional including many projects. To change culture you do it group-by-group!
The fundamental form of organization development is working with the groups in the organization. Most effective is cascading that work from the top management to the hourly worker while discovering and working on employee/employee and group-to-group conflicts. Working these─trust me─is easy.
I will go into detail using references in my “Memoirs” which registrants will receive free electronically.
There’s no magic here. No new programs or material that has to be purchased. Done group-by-group OD is powerful in productivity, quality, safety, etc. I’ll highlight that in this session. Also I’ll highlight the context in which OD is doing its work today.
Robert P. Crosby, M.DIV, STM (Boston University) at 92 is still active. He won a lifetime achievement award from the OD Network in 2016. He has 60 plus years of experience helping organizations get clear about effective leadership, alignment, teamwork, change management, task accomplishment and accountability. He is a master in his field, having founded the Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS) in 1969, and held faculty roles through LIOS contracts at universities such as Antioch in Seattle and Martin University (named after Martin Luther King Jr.) in Indianapolis, Indiana. LIOS became the first Masters program in Organization Development in 1973.
In 1991 he created a corporate (Masters) leadership program to train both managers and steelworkers in Alcoa. Three of the participating plants were in Addy (WA), Knoxville (Tn) and Evansville (In). All three were failing prior to the program and Robert’s intensive two year intervention. By 1994 Knoxville and Evansville created one-third of the world wide profits for Alcoa. He has led T-Groups in six countries. He has published several business books including The Cross-Functional Workplace, Walking the Empowerment Tightrope, and most recently Cultural Change in Organizations. In the current annual Jossey-Bass book on Organization Development, Robert has recently co-authored an article with Matthew Minahan of American University called, “The Classic T-Group.” His forth coming book is on T-Groups.
Special ODN Lifetime Achievement Award Presenter Peter Block
Peter will do this session live via zoom meeting.
The work is to realize society and wider culture are moving towards a point where a social purpose wider than profit will be required. The name for this is to move toward the Common Good, bringing balance to a world where the private sector has been the point. We are nearing the end of the era where profit is our sole purpose for existing. We are going to end poverty as we know it, not escape from it.
To move in this direction, we use our convening skills to have strangers develop affection for each other and decide on action. Call it community building, engagement, system change. It all begins with the accountability among peers, in this case citizens.
Learn how the intersection of the Flawless Consulting ideas and the conversational architecture in Community: The Structure of Belonging will influence this change.
About Your Presenter
Peter Block, is an author and citizen of Cincinnati, Ohio. He is founder of Designed Learning, a training company that offers workshops designed to build the skills outlined in his books. He is author of Flawless Consulting, Stewardship, Community, and others. Peter is part of the Economics of Compassion Initiative of Cincinnati and a member of his local neighborhood council. He serves on the board of LivePerson, a provider of online engagement solutions. His work is in the restoration of the common good and creating a world that reclaims our humanity from the onslaught of modernism.
$20 Members pre-paid & pre-registered
$20 Partners pre-paid & pre-registered
$25 Non members pre-paid & pre-registered
$25 Walk-in member/Partner rate
$30 Walk-in non-member rate
$15 student rate
6:00 – 6:30 pm Gather – Registration & Opening Comments (refreshments served)
6:30 – 8:00 pm Presentation
8:00 – 8:30 pm Wrap up
Please be aware that our meetings may be recorded or photographed.
Messaging to Win Clients: Taking Control of your Personal Brand
This session is online via Zoom Meeting
Bryan Rutberg helps brands and people define themselves better to connect with their key audiences. His keynote, “Do Your Customers ❤ You Enough?,” regularly motivates sales, marketing, and customer support professionals, and his workshops on business communications skills teach productive tips and processes for message development, storytelling, public speaking, and business writing. In 20 years at HP, McKinsey & Company, and Microsoft, he built productive relationships with customers, partners, and within organizations, and in nine years of independent consulting he has worked with companies from startups to multi-billion-dollar firms across industries, and nonprofits, to win more business, increase customer lifetime value, and reduce customer and employee churn.
Zoom meeting will get sent on the day prior the session!
6:00 - 6:30 pm Join us and Zoom marketing 1/2 hour!
8:00 – 8:30 pm We wrap up, evaluation, & closing announcements
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