This training will be conducted live via Zoom. The zoom meeting details will be sent out 24hr prior to the training.
Carlee Myers is an expert at helping professionals who feel overworked, overwhelmed or on the verge of burnout relieve stress so they can find more joy at work, home and beyond. As the founder of The Stress Less Company, Carlee has helped hundreds of professionals across the country take action to reduce stress through coaching. She believes there is no-one-size-fits-all when it comes to stress management. Carlee, a Diplomate of The American Institute of Stress, has had her work most recently featured in media outlets such as Parade, Good Day Philadelphia, FOX 29, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philly Mag and Whoolly Magazine.
$40 Non members
11:45am - Noon - Join Zoom Meeting
Noon – 2:00 pm Training
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“People join organizations and leave bosses,” the old saw goes. Richard Wilkinson created The Manager’s Everyday Toolbox to support managers at all levels in fulfilling their complex responsibilities to achieve lasting results and build successful teams. Join him for an overview of the Toolbox and a chance to practice several of the 86 tools it features. All participants will receive an electronic copy of the Toolbox.
Now in its tenth year and seventh edition, The Manager’s Everyday Toolbox is a just-in-time resource to help managers handle whatever challenges and opportunities present themselves. It draws on Richard’s more than forty years’ experience in human resources and organization development in three industries.
What You’ll Gain
A personal plan for using the Toolbox to strengthen management practice
Practice using proven tools, including checklists, exercises, and essays all aimed at boosting managerial effectiveness
A solid foundation of the values, behaviors, and habits of skillful management
Who Should Attend
This session is for you if strengthening day-to-day management plays a part in your OD practice.
Richard Wilkinson has served in HR and organization development leadership roles in three industries: municipal government, global health, and higher education; most recently as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Organizational Effectiveness and Development at the Tacoma campus of the University of Washington. He retired from the University in 2019, though continues an active teaching and consulting practice.
He has masters degrees from the University of Southern California in public administration and Antioch University Seattle in whole systems design. He was a featured practitioner in the 25th anniversary edition of Marvin Weisbord’s Productive Workplaces and received the 2018 Trailblazer Award from the Global HR Consortium/HR Roundtable.
$60 Non members
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8:45am - 9am Log on to Zoom
9am – noon Training
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Lean Six Sigma meets Organization Development –
The Rise of Systemic Coaching & Consulting
This session is online via Zoom Meeting
Bill will share his professional journey that led him to adopt these two important disciplines to help him address the social and technical aspects of organizational performance improvement. Bill will share his insights on the differences and similarities of Lean Six Sigma and Organization Development and give examples of how he has integrated Lean Six Sigma and Organization Development in his consulting and coaching practice.
The integration of LSS and OD has led to the emergence of a different way of thinking about coaching and consulting. He will introduce the concept of systemic coaching and consulting as a new way to think about a future approach to delivering value to organizations in our roles of coaches and consultants. How might a systemic approach disrupt our current thinking and practice? What might be required of coaches and consultants in the future? How might this impact our continuing education? These and many other questions abound when we explore the implications of Systemic Coaching and Consulting.
Learning Objectives: By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
Bill Braswell has more than 30 years of progressively responsible experience in complex roles requiring exceptional project coordination and problem solving skills. He has worked with companies from a wide range of industries including IT, specialty chemical, non profit, manufacturing, insurance, higher education and healthcare in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
Bill has a passion for developing leaders and their teams at all levels from executives to the frontline. He uses the integration of Continuous Improvement methods and Organization Development methods to help leaders address their business situations. Bill strives for measurable impact in both the business processes and people processes that support the business.
Zoom meeting will get sent on the day prior the session!
$20 Non members
We are not able to offer refunds after the Friday prior to the meeting. Substitutions are welcome.
6:00 – 6:30 pm Join on Zoom, gather and network
6:30 – 8:00 pm Presentation
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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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Work That Counts provides a framework for cross-functional success, including the skills to increase impact working in and across teams in complex organizations. Based on working with many of the world’s best innovation companies, with a behind-the-scenes vantage point, three interdependent mindsets or levers emerged. If any one of the three is weak, it will disproportionately diminish impact. If all are strong and in sync, they will drive inordinately greater impact, results and innovation.
First, people need the fuel to take action and drive decisions. This is based on fine-tuning the empowered relationship between the team leader and team member. We offer key skills that the team leader and team member each utilize to build the level of trust required in any dynamic relationship.
Second, people need to individually and collectively align to do the right thing, for their broader team. Even with the best executive vision, strategy and goals, all professionals and managers need to make wiser decisions on direction and alignment, on a day-to-day basis.
Third, people need to collaborate in and across teams to achieve goals. It’s challenging enough to partner well within a team, and that much more across teams. Without it, people will alienate others, and at a minimum, not take advantage of the power of the team.
All three mindsets and respective skills are required to make your work truly count, enabling people to do the best work of their lives. All participants will receive the hard-cover book, Work That Counts – Breaking Down the Barriers to Extraordinary Results.
Three Learning Outcomes:
Richard Lee is well known in the San Francisco Bay Area for his depth and expertise in leadership development and building organizational capacity to scale and grow. As founder of Richard J. Lee Consulting, LLC (now Leveraging Impact LLC), since 1994, he has worked with over 200 tech companies, including many of the world’s best. Companies like Google, Facebook, Salesforce, Intel and Cisco along with Biotech giant Genentech/Roche, and healthcare leader Kaiser Permanente. Richard is the author of Work That Counts and built the training program Work That Counts – In and Across TeamsTM designed for participants to make a bigger difference in complex organizations. Prior to launching Work That CountsTM he led hundreds of executive offsites, provided extensive executive consulting, designed and implemented enterprise-wide leadership and culture shaping programs, and brought VitalSmarts’ Crucial Conversations to Bay Area-based companies.
2:45 - 3:00 pm Join Zoom Meeting
3:00 – 5:00 pm Training
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Special ODN Lifetime Achievement Award Presenter Frances Baldwin
Live via zoom meeting.
My interest in an effectual definition of the word presence, especially, as it relates to the practice of organization development is only heightened as we navigate an environment in which both the speed of change and the changing nature of change itself, challenges our ability to add real value. If “presence” and the use of self are our most reliable tools, what are the implications/needs/methods for mastery of these commonly referenced yet somewhat indistinct phenomena?
Gestalt practices define presence as “the living embodiment of knowledge.” This implies that the, theories and practices essential to change are manifested in the behavior of the consultant. Whatever our intention or purpose, professional or social, in the experience of others we are content and process in action.
Objectives: Share and examine in conversation, perspectives on presence
About Your Presenter
Designed Wisdom clients have included aerospace, military, nuclear utilities, medical, faith-based organizations and international health services. Frances’ keynote appearances include: multiple U.S. and European ODN Network Conferences; global women leaders conferences such as the 2010 G20 Heads of State -Women Leaders’ Summit, Seoul, Korea.
As a senior host of The World Café method Frances promotes conversational leadership as a 21st century strategic tool; enabling organizations to reframe complex, problems into generative possibilities by accessing the untapped wisdom found in their own people.
A 2019 recipient of the ODN Lifetime Achievement Award and 2020 recipient of the Gestalt OSD Lifetime Achievement Award Frances is a certified Gestalt Consultant and Executive Coach.
Frances is also the owner and principle consultant of Designed Wisdom, Inc.
$20 Members rate
$20 Partners organization rate
$25 Non members rate
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Effective goals are clear, simple, numeric, and measurable. The ability to set simple numeric measurements is a critical step in organization alignment. Yet a remarkable amount of leaders and consultants are unaware of the distinction between actions, values, beliefs, standards, and goals.
This understanding is also a key to creating a fully engaged workplace. If you articulate clear goals and give your employees the means to figure out how to achieve them, then you can dramatically increase workplace engagement. However, if you hand down projects or initiatives instead of goals, then your employees will only work on implementing them and think less broadly about the whole organization.
In this intensive interactive session we will explore this critical dimension of leadership and help you unlock your ability to identify fuzzy goals and transform them so you can achieve goal clarity.
At the end of this session participants will learn:
Participants should bring a mission critical initiative or project or have one they can reflect on from their past.
About Your 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 2016, and Strategic Engagement (Vol I and II), published in 2018. He is first and foremost a practitioner with internal and external experience. He is also a current adjunct faculty at Gonzaga University teaching in the change leadership track, and 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.
12:45 - 1:00 pm Join Zoom Meeting
1:00 – 3:00 pm Training
This meeting is for people in the network (and their friends!) to learn more about how Appreciative Inquiry can be used to frame conversations and actions around JEDI.
At this point in our collective journey, it is simply not enough to set goals around moving away from white supremacy and the patriarchal systems that have allowed inequity to thrive. We must have something to move TO, a clear vision of what is possible, and the capacity to see ourselves as agents capable of moving to that best possible future. AI helps us get there.
In this event, I would like to introduce this frame, and then have some experiential conversations about justice and equity using AI. Breakout into pairs to interview and explore in the AI frame, come back and have a rich dialogue about that experience, and brainstorm ways for this lens to be used in current projects or ongoing work around JEDI.
At the end of this session participants will gain:
Faith Addicott is a graduate of the Master of Public Administration program at The Evergreen State College, where she focused her studies on organizational development, design thinking, systems thinking, and participatory leadership practices. She also holds a second Masters degree in Positive Organizational Development from Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management.
Faith has a robust understanding of the systems which define our world and the work we try to do. Inspired by the work of David Cooperrider, Peter Senge, Otto Scharmer, Peter Block, Margaret Wheatley and Randoph T. Hester, whose enlightened visions of systems change, design, and community engagement transformed her experience, Faith is looking to help heal broken communities. Her passion for transformation and the importance of truth telling have run headlong into institutionalized processes and motivated her to begin consulting.
Faith is trained in Appreciative Inquiry, Restorative Justice, Holacracy, design thinking, systems thinking, the Art of Hosting, Intentional Change Theory, Resonant Leadership, and Organizational Diversity practices. She also holds a certificate in Emotionally Intelligent Leadership and Executive Coaching.
Edgar and Peter Schein
Special ODN Lifetime Achievement Award Presenter Edgar Schein
In February of 2021 Edgar and Peter Schein will publish a new edition of Humble Inquiry. Come join us for a dialogue with a legend in the field or Organization Development on their new book and why Humble Inquiry is needed today more than ever. The conversation will cover basics from the book plus answers to the questions you want to ask Edgar and Peter. Chris Crosby, the President of the board of the Pacific Northwest Organization Development Network will moderate the event.
Do not miss this unique opportunity to spend an evening with Edgar and Peter Schein.
About Your Presenters
Ed Schein is Professor Emeritus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management. He was educated at the University of Chicago, Stanford University, and Harvard University, where he received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology. He worked at the Walter Reed Institute of Research for four years and then joined MIT, where he taught until 2005. He has published extensively-- Organizational Psychology, 3d Ed. (1980), Process Consultation Revisited (1999), career dynamics (Career Anchors, 4th ed. With John Van Maanen, 2013), Organizational Culture and Leadership, 4th Ed. (2010), The Corporate Culture Survival Guide, 2d Ed., (2009), a cultural analysis of Singapore's economic miracle (Strategic Pragmatism, 1996), and Digital Equipment Corp.'s rise and fall (DEC is Dead; Long Live DEC, 2003).
He is the 2009 recipient of the Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner Award of the Academy of Management, the 2012 recipient of the Life Time Achievement Award from the International Leadership Association, the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award in Organization Development from the International OD Network, and has an Honorary Doctorate from the IEDC Bled School of Management in Slovenia.
Peter Schein is a strategy consultant in Silicon Valley. He provides help to start-ups and expansion-phase technology companies.
Peter’s expertise draws on over twenty years of industry experience in marketing and corporate development at technology pioneers. In his early career he developed new products and services at Pacific Bell and Apple Computer, Inc. (including eWorld and Newton). He led product marketing efforts at Silicon Graphics Inc., Concentric Network Corporation (XO Communications), and Packeteer (BlueCoat). He developed a deep experience base and passion for internet infrastructure as the Web era dawned in the mid-1990s.
Peter was educated at Stanford University (BA Social Anthropology, Honors and Distinction) and Northwestern University (Kellogg MBA, Marketing and Information Management, Top Student in Information Management), and the USC Marshall School of Business Center For Effective Organizations (HCEO Certificate, 2017).
From the Roots of OD to the 21st Century: The Living Legacy of Kurt Lewin
Michael Papanek has been an organizational change consultant since 1992, helping leaders build resilient organizations, which thrive during change and innovation.
Michael’s clients include: Apple, Clorox, Facebook, Gilead, Google, Verizon Media, Cisco, John Muir Health, eBay, HP, Levi Strauss, Kaiser Health and the National Academy of Sciences.
Prior to becoming an OD consultant, Michael was a systems engineer and account executive for Electronic Data Systems (EDS). Michael was also a Partner, Board Member and General Manager for Learning Innovation at a global consulting firm. Michael is the author of the recently published book “From Breakdown to Breakthrough: Forging Resilient Business Relationships in the Heat of Change” – based on his work with top Silicon Valley leaders.
For more please go to www.michaelpapanek.com
$15 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered
$20 Non members when pre-paid & pre-registered
This COP has enough to start!
October 22 is the actual start date!
We still have room for a few more people if you want to join!
These sessions will be held via ZOOM meeting!
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, look at your cases through a systemic lens, learn socio-technical components of change, share best practices, and develop through collaboration.
Learn case study presentation frame
Learn systemic frame to view cases through
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!
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, guest faculty at Martin University in Indianapolis, and is current adjunct faculty in Gonzaga's Change Leadership Program..
$200 Members/Students when pre-paid & per-registered
$320 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.
12:30 - 1 pm - Arrival, Registration & Opening
1 – 5pm Session
Online registration closes two days prior to the first session or when the community of practice is full.
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