A Seat at the Table
This session is online via Zoom Meeting
What does it take to be a leader in today’s fast-paced world? And how do you lead with equity and inclusion in our ever-evolving Global Village? Gloria will explore these questions and more, offering the following takeaways:
Drawing on 35+ years of experience as an organizational leader, internal and external consultant, and leadership strategist, Gloria Burgess will include examples of her work—at the individual, organizational, and national levels. Suggested resources: Flawless Leadership: Connecting Who You Are with What You Know and Do | www.gloriaburgess.com.
Dr. Gloria J. Burgess is a thought leader in equity and transformational leadership. An inspirational speaker, author, and educator, she also serves as leadership coach and strategist, inspiring and equipping individuals, organizations, communities, and nations on six continents. Founder and President of Jazz, Inc., her clients include Paraguay’s Office of the President, Kenyan Parliament, South African Embassy, International Coach Federation, Women’s International Network, Starbucks, AT&T, Microsoft, Google, Washington Department of Labor and Industries, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and John Maxwell Team. Gloria serves as faculty in transformational leadership and organizational transformation at University of Washington, University of Southern California, and Slovenia’s IEDC Bled School of Management. www.gloriaburgess.com.
Zoom meeting will get sent directly upon registration!
$15 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered
$25 Non members when pre-paid & pre-registered
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
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 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..
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.
$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
Please be aware that our training's could be recorded or photographed.
Online registration closes two days prior to the first session or when the community of practice is full.
Consider joining PNODN - members savings over the course of the year are substantial!
This session will be live via Zoom meeting.
Are you in need of maximizing the impact of your organization’s change strategy? Does your culture need to be re-engaged and empowered? Are you interested in exploring different ways of unleashing organizational transformation?
Join Arielle Sullivan as teaches you her family’s legacy change process, Whole System Transformation. Whole System Transformation (WST) is a 40-year, proven change approach that leverages large group interventions to facilitate a dramatic shift in collective mindset and behavior. It engages the full system in identifying barriers within the current state and empowers employees to speak truth to power. It has the potential to re-design systems and structures with the wisdom of the organization. Learn the main elements of this powerful process that can serve as a catalyst for change in organizations and communities.
In this session, you will:
About Your Instructor
Arielle Sullivan is a passionate change agent with deep expertise in the field of Organization Development. She brings a heightened awareness and intention to her client engagements, focusing on depth and higher purpose. She specializes in the design and facilitation of intentional workshops and transformational conferences. Her background is in Leadership Effectiveness, Culture, Change Management, Organization Design and the large group intervention, Whole System Transformation. Arielle’s vision is to leverage her OD experience and mastery to help systems become more effective, conscious, and sustainable. Arielle has held consulting roles both internally and externally in the U.S., France, Costa Rica, China, The Philippines and Indonesia. She has worked in retail, hospitality, aerospace, financial services, and telecommunications industries.
Arielle serves as the Marketing Director of the Pacific Northwest Organization Development Network. She partners with the Asian Organization Development Network to deliver transformational conferences in Asia. Arielle has a B.A. in International Business from the University of Iowa and a Masters of Science in Organization Development from Pepperdine University. In her free time, she works within her local Seattle community to drive social and environmental change
$37.50 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered
$60 Non members
12:30 - 1:00 pm Sign into Zoom!
1:00 – 4:00 pm Training
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.
This training will be conducted live via Zoom.
Many are called to lead toward racial equity and justice yet few know how to do it in a way that makes lasting differences. As consultants, leaders of organizations, teams and groups, the opportunity to transform is great. The roadmap, however, is not so clear.
In this workshop we will experience an approach for determining yours or your organization’s purpose for leading toward racial equity, designed to align your personal or business mission to racial equity. Then we will examine several tools that can help you determine next steps in impactful action.
Janis Avery is a mission-focused, outcome-oriented leader whose leadership coaching fosters alignment in organizations, clarity and belonging.
With deep knowledge and proven results from a 40 year career in human services, Janis is now addressing the root causes of social problems, with racial equity in the center. She has demonstrated that focusing the business through the lens of racial equity leads to better outcomes and deeper satisfaction and impact for all--clients, volunteers, and staff alike.
1:45 - 2:00 pm Join Zoom Meeting
2:00 – 5:00 pm Training
Please be aware that our trainings could be recorded or photographed.
Special ODN Lifetime Achievement Award Presenter
Live via zoom meeting.
The relationship between OD and HR has been problematic for decades, but seems even more challenging now. Across organizations of all sizes and in all sectors, the OD function has become absorbed into HR. OD jobs have been converted into training, talent, and business partner jobs. There is much more learning than OD in jobs in Learning and OD. The result has been an OD function that is focused on engagement surveys, performance management system redesign, and the occasional team building event.
As a result, well trained, systems thinking OD people are being underutilized and sub-optimized. The more strategic OD functions of strategy, structure, business process, leadership team development, and culture change remain unaddressed where the OD function is situated in HR.
What's behind the dilemma and what to do about is the focus of our May 17th meeting.
At the end of this session, participants will:
About Your Presenters
Matt Minahan, Ed. D., is President of The Minahan Group www.minahangroup.com an international consulting firm specializing in strategic planning, organization design, organization development, and leadership development.
Matt's clients are implementing large scale, enterprise-wide change programs. His firm specializes in collaborative design and facilitation including business strategy, new structures, mission, business process simplification, culture change, and communications.
Matt founded the internal OD function within the World Bank. He founded The Minahan Group in 1997 and has worked in organizations in China, elsewhere in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
He is a member and has served as a board member of both NTL Institute and the OD Network, where he was chair and co-chair for 3 years. He is a Lifetime Achievement Award winner from the OD Network, as well recipient of the Network’s Service to the Network and Best OD Article awards.
He teaches OD and is a guest lecturer in several doctoral programs and is active in environmental justice and ecological preservation. He has written dozens of articles and chapters for publication, many of which are at https://www.minahangroup.com/writings-all
$20 Members rate
$20 Partners organization rate
$30 Non members rate
Please be aware that our meetings may be recorded or photographed.
Leaders improve people's performance by influencing their thoughts and actions. This course will give two new tools for earning influence and improving performance in any role or project. The course is highly engaging because you will learn the tools and methods by applying them to your own work.
Topics covered in this course:
Performance - an updated model
Using the performance wisdom jig to host performance improvement discussions
Earning influence - an empowering model
Using the learning influence wisdom jig to plot a natural, direct path to greater personal authority
Learn to use the performance wisdom jig to identify performance improvement opportunities, engage others, and empower of your team.
Using the earned influence wisdom to build personal authority and relevance no matter your current role or the organization's culture.
Each tool will be briefly introduced
We will work the models and tools using examples from your own work.
Sharing opportunities with other participants
Q&A to refine our understanding and gain insight
Create an action plan to take home
Stephen Sloan is founder of the Humane Leadership Institute, as well as a former CEO, startup founder, and consultant to Global 1000 technology firms. He has served leaders in business and nonprofits in the fields of technology, medicine, retail, education, and the arts. He teaches leadership to professionals and university students.
$25 Members/Students when pre-paid & pre-registered
$40 Non members/Walk in
Zoom meeting info will be sent out 24hrs prior to the training!
12:30 - 1 pm Log into zoom
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Training
Group process formed the foundations of Organization Development yet so few are trained in it. Worse, some think group meetings do not work therefore only work individually with employees which wastes valuable time and synergy.
Kurt Lewin, who many credit as the founder of modern Organization Development, created Action Research. He stated, “...it is easier to change ideology or cultural habits by dealing with groups than with individuals (Lewin, 1944, 1999, p289).” Group dynamics are critical to change because individuals are heavily influenced by their primary social environments: “B = f(P,E)–Behavior is a function of the person AND the environment (Lewin, 1940, 1997, p188).”
The group process you will learn here is derived from Kurt Lewin's Action Research and can be used with any survey. In reality, many workplaces conduct an annual employee survey. Such surveys can increase or decrease morale. Decreases often happen rapidly. What most don't realize is that the survey does not matter. What does matter is the group process used to transform the survey in to action. This training will provide you with a process that ensures maximum positive benefit from any survey.
Most survey companies are led by statistics experts rather than Applied Behavioral Scientists (ABS). Come learn a core ABS process that is simple and repeatable which practitioners can use to turn survey data into action.
Participants will discover how to use surveys in a way that energizes the organization and addressing real work place issues
At the end of the presentation, the participants will:
This training is limited to 20 participants. Sign up now to ensure your spot!
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 an adjunct faculty at Gonzaga University teaching ORGL 517 in the change leadership track, and has held an adjunct positions at Saybrook University - Leadership Institute of Seattle and was guest faculty at Martin University in Indianapolis.
$40 Non members
2:45 - 3:00 pm Join Zoom Meeting
3:00 – 5:00 pm Training
This is a grave moment in time! We are being pounded by a torrent of crises, each piled on top of the other and impacting everyone on the planet: global warming, the covid pandemic, rising fascism, racial injustice, the refugee crisis, mental health crisis, economic devastation, global and local inequalities. Our fragmented systems are broken and collapsing in front of us. We are all drowning in the flood and turning against each other in rage. Clearly, we must see the urgency of the work we do. I have a perspective on why systems are broken and what we can do to leverage our role in achieving security for our future. I also would like to throw in a little fun!
About Your Presenter
Sandra Janoff, PhD, Director, Future Search Network, an international network providing Future Searches anywhere in the world for what people can afford. Sandra and Marvin Weisbord co-developed Future Search, a process used to get the “whole system” focusing on the future and creating values-based action strategies.
Sandra’s work on critical social issues include: UNICEF-sponsored initiative for the Children of Southern Sudan resulting in demobilizing 2500 child soldiers; Preventing child abuse in schools across Uganda; Creating policy for 0 – 5 year child care in the United States; Building an integrated economic development plan in Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland after decades of sectarian violence, Creating a more welcoming Europe for people on the move with the Church of Sweden’s initiative called A World of Neighbours. Sandra was honored with the OD Network’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award.
She is co-author of Future Search: An Action Guide to Finding Common Ground (Berrett-Koehler, 3rd ed, 2010), Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There! Ten Principles for Leading Meetings that Matter (Berrett-Koehler, 2007) and Lead More, Control Less (Berrett-Koehler, 2015).
The past year has been an eye-opening experience for employers and employees. As companies face tough questions about how to return to the workplace safely, they also face increasing pressure from employees who are discovering they don’t want to return to the workplace or business as usual. Even before the pandemic, 72% of millennial employees said they would leave their company for a more inclusive one (2017, Deloitte Inclusion Pulse Survey). In 2021, employees are demanding safe and inclusive work environments, anti-racism action, and leaders who take a stand on social issues. Leaders and organizations are scrambling to navigate the chronic ambiguity, manage with a trauma-informed approach, and re-define what an inclusive "workplace" actually means. In this interactive session, we'll explore how to create a more equitable and inclusive strategy for getting “back” to a workplace that works for everyone.
At the end of this session participants will be able to:
Cat offers 20+ years of strategic and tactical experience in organizational development, leadership, learning development, and people operations, including developing global programs, systems, partnerships, and frameworks that yield broad, dramatic impact. As a leadership development strategist, she helps leaders untangle complex roadblocks while strengthening DEI and team resilience. Having worked across sectors, she’s best known by her clients as being an outstanding relationship builder, diplomatic mentor, and catalyst for personal and political change who builds trust across verticals, teams and industries. Cat is sought after for her leadership development facilitation, coaching and inclusive approach to supporting executive leaders. She holds a Master’s in International Peace and Conflict Resolution with a concentration in Peace Education, and a Master’s in Leadership and Organizational Development. She loves ballroom dancing, gardening, watching videos of baby goats and helping women of color get elected to public office.
12:45 - 1:00 pm Join Zoom Meeting
1:00 – 3:00 pm Training
Special Saturday morning presentation to accommodate John all the way from Poland!
No one HAS power. What a painful-but-unavoidable truth. . .
What are some good reasons for clients to allow us to influence them ('give us power’)? Over the years, as an OD Consultant, Gestalt Therapist and Executive Coach, I have discovered seven sources of power that I believe are important to understand. What they are, where they come from, and what are the benefits and dangers associated with them.
John Scherer - Moving from Seattle in 2008 to a base in Warsaw, John has become known as ’the guy who introduced OD to Poland’. In 2018, he delivered a module (on ’Action Research’) to the first PhD Program in Shenyang, China, and since 1987, men and women executives and community leaders from 54 countries have graduated from his Executive/Leadership Development Intensives, making the impact of his work truly international.
He was author of Work and the Human Spirit, which, at the time of its first printing in 1993, christened the name for this growing trend in management studies and leadership development. John draws on a diverse background as a former U.S. Naval officer, Lutheran Minister, Gestalt Therapist and Applied Behavioral Scientist to pursue his mission of transforming the world at work.
In 1974 he joined Bob Crosby (Founder) and Ron Short as one of the original three co-creators of the LIOS Graduate Program.
His new book, Facing the Tiger: Unleashing the Human Spirit at Work, is available on Kindle, as well as an Interactive Edition available on the Scherer Center website. https://scherercenter.com/
10:00 – 10:30 am Join on Zoom, gather and network
10:30 am – noon Presentation
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