This PNODN Community Gathering will be conducted live via Zoom. The zoom meeting details will be sent out prior to the training.
At our core, PNODN is a community. We are brought together by our shared passion for helping people thrive and organizations achieve more by unleashing the human potential within them.
Whether you think of yourself as an OD person or not, if you share this passion, we think you’ll love connecting with the amazing people in this community.
Once each month we dedicate this gathering to the purpose of building community, helping you make connections that add value to your life in friendship, support and business collaboration.
This is not your typical networking event where you share your business cards and well-worn elevator pitch.
This is about making authentic connections with people in our local community with whom you share this passion for people and fascination with the human dynamics of organizations.
Each time we gather we’ll offer topics in line with our quarterly theme and guidance to make conversation easy. We’ll often use breakouts to give you a chance to talk with each other in small groups. And you’ll have the freedom to take the discussion in any direction that works for you and those gathered with you.
We will share and stick to a set of guidelines that support our shared commitment of creating a safe environment in which everyone is valued and respected. Nothing will ever be forced – you can abstain at any time.
The gathering is free of charge and everyone is welcome.
About Your Host
Rick Gage, PNODN Director of Community, will be your host. Gathering people and building community are central to Rick’s life and business purpose. Driven by an insatiable curiosity, he loves exploring new ideas, making new connections and finding ways to support fellow travelers on their journey.
5:30 Welcome and Topic Introduction
5:45 Conversation / Discussion Groups
6:15 Come together and/ or rotate to new rooms
6:45 (optional) Linger to talk informally if you choose
Online registration is encouraged so we can plan for the gathering accordingly. And walk ins are also welcome.
Consider joining PNODN - members savings over the course of the year are substantial!
This session will be conducted live via Zoom.
What do YOU want to know about Dialogic OD?
What might you want to know about 40 years in the field of Organization Development, leading and transforming systems and organizations around the world?
Join us for an evening of dialogue with the founder of Dialogic OD, Gervase Bushe. Bring your questions, your love of OD, and a desire to explore in community what it means to use language to connect and build new ways of being.
About Your Presenter
Since then he has consulted to large and small companies, public and private, in a variety of sectors. His research and writing focuses on the creation of highly collaborative organizations and the transformational change processes that help to create them. He has written over 100 articles and books and won numerous awards. His Clear Leadership book and course has been translated into 10 languages and after 20 years is being used in ever more countries and organizations to produce the personal growth and vertical development required to lead more agile, self-organizing systems.
With Bob Marshak, he has developed the theory of Dialogic OD, identifying the key enablers that successful use of a wide variety of transformation OD methods require. He edits and publishes the BMI Series in Dialogic OD. His most recent contribution has been to describe the differences between high engagement and generative change strategies, and the kind of leadership and consulting required of rapid, transformational, generative change.
Among his current clients he is consulting to the Center for Transformation in Africa at the Africa Business School in Morocco, in developing leaders and change agents to transform public education in Morocco and support the evolution of the largest firm in Morocco, OCP, toward self-organizing operations.
Zoom meeting will get sent directly upon registration.
$15 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered
$25 Non members when pre-paid & pre-registered
$10 for students/seniors pre-registered
4:50 – 5:00 pm Join Zoom, Networking
5:00 – 7:00 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.
The ability to give and receive feedback is an important part of all relationships, both at work and at home. The practice of giving and receiving feedback is also a necessary part of collective liberation because it supports us in calibrating to the world around us. When we understand how we impact each other, we can adjust to create more supportive relationships and more efficient work flows. If we don’t have the ability to give and receive feedback, we are more likely to dominate others with our perspectives or preferences and to simply accept behavior that is inappropriate or disruptive to others. In this workshop, we will begin by exploring why giving and receiving feedback is both important and challenging. Then we will focus on growing our skills in seeking feedback, giving feedback, and receiving feedback. There will be opportunities to practice both giving and receiving feedback. If there is a particular kind of feedback you would like to practice giving or receiving, please bring your real-life examples.
In this program, you will:
Build a grounded understanding of the connection between feedback and liberation, the skills to offer feedback in a supportive and respectful way, a deeper ability to receive feedback with grace and dignity.
About Your Facilitator
Lux Gypsum (they/she/he) is a queer, non-binary community-builder and culture-shifter offering their gifts at the intersection of interpersonal and cultural liberation. Lux has been holding regular workshops and community containers for interpersonal skill-building through their business Healing Rising for over 2 years, after studying communication, consent, and conflict for 6+ years. In addition to facilitating interactive group learning spaces, Lux also serves the community as a conflict mediator, ethical consultant, relational coach, meeting facilitator, and cultural philosopher. Lux uses their training in Anti-Oppression Facilitation, Nonviolent Communication, Trauma-Informed Conflict Mediation, and Somatic Attachment Therapy, to foster inclusive, nourishing, and liberatory learning spaces. Through all of their work, Lux seeks to support people in more fully embodying the values of the world we want to live in. You can follow Lux's work and offerings on Instagram @healing.rising and by signing up for their newsletter at www.healingrising.com.
5:45 - 6:00 pm Join Zoom Meeting
6:00- 8:00 pm Training
Please be aware that our trainings could be recorded or photographed.
Dr. Kim Walker
This training will be conducted live via Zoom.
As OD practitioners are increasingly called upon to build more equitable, inclusive, and sustainable organizations, they must be prepared to name and discuss power dynamics. Power shapes relationships and potential for positive impact in every space. This workshop will introduce new ways of thinking about power not just as part of the work with clients, but within the practitioner's own interactions and work processes.
By exploring power in resources, structures and processes, identity and relationships, framing, resistance, and formal leadership, practitioners will find new ways of rising to what our profession asks of us.
Dr. Kimberly (Kim) Walker is the inaugural Senior Advisor, Global Inclusion and Belonging at Problem Solving International (PSI). In this role, she will work to develop PSI’s inclusion and belonging strategy and support its implementation with a focus on creating a more inclusive and equitable culture and enhancing staff’s ability to deliver on PSI’s mission.
Outside of PSI, she serves as adjunct faculty at several different universities teaching classes on organizational culture and inclusion. Previously, she served as Chief of People, Culture, and Strategy at Tahirih Justice Center, a nonprofit serving immigrants fleeing gender-based violence, and Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Arabella Advisors, a philanthropy-serving organization based in the US. Her career prior to these posts focused on learning and development and externally-facing consulting work for several different nonprofit organizations.
She has a Master’s in Urban Planning from UCLA, a Master’s in Organization Development from Bowling Green State University, and a Master’s and Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University. In her free time, Kim is an avid marathon runner, traveler, and reader. A native of Cleveland, OH, she now resides in Washington, DC.
3:50 – 4:00 pm Join Zoom, Networking
4:00 – 6:00 pm Presentation
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