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    • December 02, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PST)
    • Zoom Meeting
    • 18
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    OD Toolkit Series - Alternative Ways to Reduce Stress: No One Size Fits All


    Carlee Myers


    This training will be conducted live via Zoom. The zoom meeting details will be sent out 24hr prior to the training.

    As leaders in Organizational Development, it can be difficult to manage all of the moving pieces. Not only are you in charge of managing your own stress, but you may have found yourself tasked with managing the stress of an entire group or organization. If you're tired of being told that <insert mainstream approach here> will make you, your team or your clients' stresses miraculously disappear, then this talk is for you.

    In this training, Carlee will help you discover exactly what will work uniquely for you and those in your organization trying to manage stress during these uncertain times.

    HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

      • What is Stress? Learn what stress is and isn't.
      • How Does Stress Show Up and What Causes It? Understand the symptoms of stress and how it appears in our daily lives.
      • The Simple Stress Reduction System. Learn four simple steps anyone can use to significantly reduce stress
      About Your Facilitator

      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.

      COST:

      $25 Members/Students

      $40 Non members

      AGENDA:

      11:45am - Noon - Join Zoom Meeting

      Noon – 2:00 pm Training

      Please be aware that our training's could be recorded or photographed.


      Consider joining PNODN - members savings over the course of the year are substantial!

      • December 05, 2020
      • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PST)
      • Zoom Meeting
      • 12
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      Conversation with Geoff Bellman



      This event will be via Zoom Meeting.

      Hello PNODN members, Consider joining me, Geoff Bellman, and around twenty others for two hours of exploring your work and life.  I have been doing this one-on-one with individuals for decades and am experimenting with doing it on Zoom with groups. A first run in May worked beautifully so PNODN and I are doing it again on Saturday, December 5th, 2—4PM.

      Here is how it works:

      1. PNODN Members sign up for the December 5th.  It is first come, first served.
      2. PNODN asks participants them to submit 1—3 questions they would like to discuss during the session.
      3. Participants send in their questions by Monday, November 30th.
      4. PNODN passes those questions onto me and I design the two-hour session based on the questions.
      5. We all meet via Zoom at 2PM on Saturday, December 5th for an engaging conversation.

      To learn more about me, do an internet search on my name.

      If you want to be part of this, sign up soon.  It will be thought-provoking and fun!

      Thanks,

      Geoff

      Geoff Bellman

      Please note - This is a members only event!


      Zoom Meeting will be sent out at least 1 hr prior to Start



      Consider joining PNODN - members savings over the course of the year are substantial!

      • December 11, 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
      • Zoom Meeting
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      OD Toolkit Series - The Manager’s Everyday Toolbox


      Richard Wilkinson

      This training will be conducted live via Zoom. The zoom meeting details will be sent out 24hr prior to the training.

      “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.

      About Your Instructor

      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.

      COST:

      $37.50 Members

      $60 Non members

      Consider joining PNODN - members savings over the course of the year are substantial!

      AGENDA:

      8:45am - 9am  Log on to Zoom

      9am – noon Training

      Please be aware that our events may be recorded or photographed.

      • December 14, 2020
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PST)
      • Zoom Meeting
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      Lean Six Sigma meets Organization Development –

      The Rise of Systemic Coaching & Consulting


      Bill Braswell

      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:

      • Explain the major differences between the disciplines of Organization Development and Lean Six Sigma
      • Examine the overlap and integration of LSS and OD
      • Explore the implications of Systemic Coaching and Consulting
      • Apply a systemic approach to your coaching and consulting practice.

        About Your Presenter

        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!

        COST:

        $15 Members

        $20 Non members

        $10 for students/seniors 

        We are not able to offer refunds after the Friday prior to the meeting.  Substitutions are welcome.

        AGENDA:

        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.

        • January 11, 2021
        • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PST)
        • Zoom Meeting
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        OD Toolkit Series - Work That Counts – In and Across Teams:  An introduction and overview


        Richard Lee

        This training will be conducted live via Zoom. The zoom meeting details will be sent out 24hr prior to the training.

        Program Description:

        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:

        1. How to drive a more empowered relationship, as a team leader or as a team member.
        2. How to choose to do the right thing for your broader organization.
        3. How to partner in and across teams to achieve cross-functional goals.
        Richard J. Lee Bio

        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.


        COST:

        $25 Members/Students

        $40 Non members

        AGENDA:

        2:45 - 3:00 pm   Join Zoom Meeting

        3:00 – 5:00 pm Training

        Please be aware that our trainings could be recorded or photographed.


        Consider joining PNODN - members savings over the course of the year are substantial!
        • January 18, 2021
        • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PST)
        • Zoom Meeting
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        Cultivating a Compelling Presence with Frances Baldwin


        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

        • Common threads/principles that inform our understanding
        • Presence as a birthright vs ability to develop
        • Knowledge, skills, mindsets and behaviors associated with the most compelling presence we experience in people

        About Your Presenter

        M. Frances Baldwin, Ed.D. CPCC is an experienced international educator, organization consultant and executive coach.  For 20 years she was an internal consultant: 6 years in the City of Palo Alto, California; 13 years at Exxon (Exxon-Mobil) domestic and European Petro-chemical and Research Companies.

        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.


        COST:

        $20 Members rate

        $20 Partners organization rate

        $25 Non members rate

        $15 Student/Senior rate

        AGENDA:

        6:00 – 6:30 pm   Join on Zoom, gather and network

        6:30 – 8:00 pm   Presentation


        Please be aware that our meetings may be recorded or photographed.

        • January 29, 2021
        • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PST)
        • Zoom Meeting
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        OD Toolkit Series - Goal Clarity


        Chris Crosby

        This training will be conducted live via Zoom. The zoom meeting details will be sent out 24hr prior to the training.

        The “lead” in leadership is a clear direction. The fundamental task of business leadership is to align employees in the same direction. Workplace goals represent that direction.

        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:

        • How to create an aligned and engaged workplace using goal clarity.
        • How to recognize fuzzy goals and transform them into clear goals.
        • A step-by-step process to achieve goal clarity.

        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.

        COST:

        $25 Members/Students

        $40 Non members

        AGENDA:

        12:45 - 1:00 pm   Join Zoom Meeting

        1:00 – 3:00 pm Training

        Please be aware that our training's could be recorded or photographed.


        Consider joining PNODN - members savings over the course of the year are substantial!
        • February 05, 2021
        • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PST)
        • Zoom Meeting
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        JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) through the Appreciative Lens: Co-creating a Social Justice Future


        Faith Addicott

        This training will be conducted live via Zoom. The zoom meeting details will be sent out 24hr prior to the 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:

        • An understanding of basic Appreciative Inquiry techniques and potential uses.
        • An understanding of the inherent value of inclusive process and practice for building system wide engagement, boosting employee retention, invigorating the work experience, and fostering organizations that can grow and thrive in diversity.
        • Experiential knowledge of strengths-based practices and their value in complex environment

        About Your Facilitator

        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.

        COST:

        $25 Members/Students

        $40 Non members

        AGENDA:

        2:45 - 3:00 pm   Join Zoom Meeting

        3:00 – 5:00 pm Training

        Please be aware that our training's could be recorded or photographed.


        Consider joining PNODN - members savings over the course of the year are substantial!
        • February 22, 2021
        • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PST)
        • Zoom Meeting
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        Why Humble Inquiry is more important than ever in today's world


        Edgar and Peter Schein

        Special ODN Lifetime Achievement Award Presenter Edgar Schein

        Live via zoom meeting.

        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).

        COST:

        $20 Members rate

        $20 Partners organization rate

        $25 Non members rate

        $15 Student/Senior rate

        AGENDA:

        6:00 – 6:30 pm   Join on Zoom, gather and network

        6:30 – 8:00 pm   Presentation


        Please be aware that our meetings may be recorded or photographed.

        • March 15, 2021
        • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
        • Zoom Meeting
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        From the Roots of OD to the 21st Century: The Living Legacy of Kurt Lewin


        Michael Papanek

        This session is online via Zoom Meeting

        Michael Papanek will be doing a webinar on the roots of modern organizational development and Michael’s personal connection with Kurt Lewin, who was his grandfather. You will learn what life experiences motivated Kurt Lewin to apply new methods to understanding leadership, relationships between groups and social change, and why so many of us are "Lewinians" today (even if we might not know it). This will be of special interest for Leaders, OD Consultants, HRBPs, Learning and Development professionals, executive coaches and anyone interested in effective leadership and social change. Michael's mother, Dr. Miriam Lewin, was also a social psychologist and Michael and his mother spoke about "father" many times as Michael learned about OD. Michael will share some rare family photos and other artifacts from Kurt Lewin’s life. We will discuss the direct and inspiring connection between Lewin’s works - decades ago - and the work we do in our organizations today.

        Learning Outcomes:

        By the end of this session, you will have a deeper understanding of
        1. Who was Kurt Lewin, and how was his research driven by his family's experiences in Germany, before and during WWII;
        2. What Lewin discovered and his (at that time) radical approach to understanding groups, relationships, leadership, learning and social change;
        3. What tools, ideas and strategies from Lewin's work are in use today, and how these ideas can inspire members of the OD community to address the most difficult issues of our time.
          About Your Presenter

          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

          Zoom meeting will get sent on the day prior the session!

          COST:

          $15 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered

          $20 Non members when pre-paid & pre-registered

          $10 for students/seniors pre-registered 

          We are not able to offer refunds after the Friday prior to the meeting.  Substitutions are welcome.

          AGENDA:

          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.

          • April 24, 2021
          • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
          • Zoom Meeting
          • 1
          Register
          Communities of Practice - Organization Development Practitioners - Systemic Focuses Case Study Analysis


          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.

          The initial meeting will be a four-hour session to build the community of practice including -
          • Joining
          • Member agreements
          • 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
          The groups will continue for six months.  After the initial four-hour meeting, the group will meet for 6 two hour sessions. Groups will be facilitated by a PNODN Board President Chris Crosby.

          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.


          COST:

          $200 Members/Students when pre-paid & per-registered

          $320 Non members

          Walk ins are not allowed for communities of practice.

          We are not able to offer refunds after the Wednesday prior to the training. Substitutions are welcome.


          AGENDA:

          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!

        Past events

        November 16, 2020 November Presentation - Trust Repair Strategies
        November 14, 2020 PNODN Informational Webinar
        November 13, 2020 OD Toolkit Series - From 3D to 2D: How to Design Zoom Meetings For Engagement
        October 19, 2020 Generative Change – an alternative to the Planned Change Model
        October 19, 2020 PNODN Informational Webinar
        October 02, 2020 OD Toolkit Series - How OD Professionals Can Attract Corporate Clients
        September 25, 2020 OD Toolkit Series - Major Project (or Initiative) Planning Session - PART 2
        September 23, 2020 PNODN Informational Webinar
        September 21, 2020 Use of Self as a True Transformer: An Experience with Darya Funches, Ed.D
        September 18, 2020 OD Toolkit Series - Major Project (or Initiative) Planning Session - PART 1
        August 28, 2020 OD Toolkit Series - How to Conduct an Effective Job Search
        August 17, 2020 Messaging to Win Clients: Taking Control of your Personal Brand
        August 14, 2020 OD Toolkit Series - Projects, Initiatives and Organization Development (OD) – How to use systems thinking to succeed!
        July 31, 2020 OD Toolkit Series - Humane leadership tools to help clients (and you) improve performance and gain influence.
        July 22, 2020 PNODN Informational Webinar
        July 20, 2020 Flawless Consulting and Social Impact with Peter Block
        July 10, 2020 OD Toolkit Series - Down to Earth OD
        June 26, 2020 OD Toolkit Series - From 3D to 2D: How To Lead High-Impact Virtual Team Meetings in Times of Change
        June 24, 2020 PNODN Informational Webinar
        June 22, 2020 In-Session! Communities of Practice - Industry Adapted Skills Group (T-Group) - Fall Start - Enrollment Open
        June 19, 2020 OD Toolkit Series - Zoom Enhanced! Practical Brainstorming Sequence
        June 15, 2020 Accelerating Culture Transformation and Leadership Development Through Immersion
        May 29, 2020 OD Toolkit Series - Third Party Conflict
        May 23, 2020 PNODN Networking - Zoom Meeting - Check in! Plus, how can OD help in times like this?
        May 18, 2020 Navigating the Destabilizing and Transformative COVID-19 Expedition
        May 09, 2020 Conversation with Geoff Bellman
        May 08, 2020 OD Toolkit Series - Whole System Transformation
        April 27, 2020 Back to Basics: Continuing to Create Inclusion in the Virtual World
        April 23, 2020 OD Toolkit Series - Nine Principles of Kurt Lewin’s Planned Change
        April 10, 2020 OD Toolkit Series - Collaboration and Sustainable Decision-Making for Consultants and Leaders
        April 04, 2020 On Line PNODN Networking - Community in Times of Crisis
        April 02, 2020 In Session - Eastsiders Alert! Coffee and Mini-Practicum with David C. Wigglesworth, Ph.D. and Philip S. Heller, Ph.D.
        April 01, 2020 Managing Anxiety Surrounding COVID-19 - Practical Skills to Navigate Challenging Times
        February 28, 2020 OD Toolkit Series - Clarity of Authority
        February 17, 2020 What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do: Tapping into The Source Code
        February 10, 2020 OD Toolkit Series - How to Conduct an Effective Job Search
        January 29, 2020 OD Toolkit Series - Practical Brainstorming Sequence
        January 20, 2020 Organization Development: Past, Present, Future with W. Warner Burke
        January 13, 2020 OD Toolkit Series - Self as Instrument of Change
        December 20, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Dealing with hostility coming your way: Going deeper in group process
        December 16, 2019 Helping Leaders Navigate the Transition Zone with Ann Kruse
        December 06, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - How OD Professionals Can Attract Corporate Clients
        November 18, 2019 Reducing the Cost of Defensive Behavior on Business with Ethan Schutz - Live via Zoom
        November 15, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Leadership Transitions: Step-by-step group process to reduce disruption when a new leader takes the helm.
        November 07, 2019 Family of Origin’s Role in Leading and Consulting: How Understanding Your Past Can Transform Your Present
        November 01, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Whole System Transformation
        October 14, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Silo Busting!
        September 23, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Social Style®
        September 16, 2019 Anonymous is Poisonous: Why We Should Replace Traditional 360s with High-Growth Dialogue - Live Via Zoom
        September 12, 2019 Vino and OD! What a combo!
        September 06, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Third Party Conflict
        August 26, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Collaboration and Sustainable Decision-Making for Consultants and Leaders
        August 19, 2019 The Nitty-Gritty of Interventions - Intra-personal, Interpersonal, Organizational, and Citizen participation with Robert Crosby
        August 15, 2019 Vino and OD! What a combo!
        August 05, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Group Process: Work Team Development Using a Survey
        July 22, 2019 Mastering 21st Century Leadership with Margaret Graziano - Live Via Zoom
        July 18, 2019 Vino and OD! What a combo!
        July 12, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - How OD Professionals Can Attract Corporate Clients
        June 17, 2019 Bringing Who You Are To What You Do with Geoff Bellman
        June 15, 2019 Hello North End PNODNers! Ready for a North Sound Coffee Klatch?
        June 07, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Leadership Transitions: Step-by-step group process to reduce disruption when a new leader takes the helm.
        June 07, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Managing Change and Transitions
        June 01, 2019 Coffee and Conversation! What in the business world is Organization Development?
        May 20, 2019 Covert Processes: Dealing with the Hidden Barriers to Organizational Change with Bob Marshak - Live Via Zoom
        May 18, 2019 Honoring our local OD Roots - LIOS 50 Year Celebration!!!
        May 16, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - PMI, Lean, Projects, Initiatives and Organization Development (OD) – How to use OD to succeed!
        May 03, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - The Next Generation of Generational Thinking
        April 29, 2019 Self-Mastery for Internal and External Change Artists: The Shadow Knows with Dr John Scherer - In Person!
        April 19, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - What to look for in Groups
        April 15, 2019 An Overlooked Element in OD: A Results Focus with Mary Lippitt
        April 06, 2019 Coffee and Conversation!
        March 18, 2019 OD: What’s Leadership Got to Do with It? with Gloria Burgess
        March 08, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Third Party Conflict
        March 04, 2019 Culture Change in Local Government – Part 2: A Client Perspective
        February 27, 2019 PNODN Happy Hour
        February 25, 2019 What HR doesn’t get about OD with Eric Svaren
        February 22, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Practical Brainstorming Sequence
        February 22, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Turning Employee Surveys into Morale Boosting Events
        February 16, 2019 Coffee and Conversation!
        February 01, 2019 Eastsiders Alert! Coffee and Mini-Practicum with David C. Wigglesworth, Ph.D. and Philip S. Heller, Ph.D.
        January 28, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Adaptive Leadership for Leading Change
        January 23, 2019 PNODN Happy Hour
        January 21, 2019 Barry Oshry - From Seeing the Possibilities of Organization to Seeing the Possibilities of Culture - Live Via Zoom
        January 11, 2019 OD Toolkit Series - Managing Change and Transitions
        January 08, 2019 Developing the Best Proposal or SOW
        December 17, 2018 Culture Change in Local Government: A Client Perspective
        December 08, 2018 Coffee and Conversation! Tacoma!
        December 07, 2018 OD Toolkit Series - The Next Generation of Generational Thinking
        November 19, 2018 OD Toolkit Series - Implementation Competency - Socio-Tech components to successful implementation
        November 17, 2018 Sharing Best Practices in Gaining New Clients
        November 13, 2018 Enabling Individuals and Organizations to Soar!
        November 03, 2018 Coffee and Conversation!
        November 02, 2018 OD Toolkit Series - Servant Leadership
        October 19, 2018 OD Toolkit Series - Leadership Courage
        October 15, 2018 Become a Project Super Hero with Terry Schmidt
        September 22, 2018 Coffee and Conversation!
        September 21, 2018 OD Toolkit Series - Third Party Conflict
        September 17, 2018 From FIRO® to The Human Element® with Ethan Schutz - Live via Zoom
        August 25, 2018 Coffee and Conversation!
        August 24, 2018 OD Toolkit Series - Building Resiliency
        August 20, 2018 Dogmatism and the OD Consultant
        August 10, 2018 From Retributive to Restorative Justice with Rodney Coates - A Virtual Presentation
        August 03, 2018 OD Toolkit Series - Systems Thinking Applied to Work
        July 21, 2018 Coffee and Conversation!
        July 20, 2018 OD Toolkit Series - Turning Employee Surveys into Morale Boosting Events
        July 20, 2018 OD Toolkit Series - Practical Brainstorming Sequence
        July 13, 2018 OD Toolkit Series - Managing Change and Transitions
        June 18, 2018 Building Community around the World with Doreen Cato
        May 21, 2018 PNODN May 2018 Monthly Meeting - Recognize the Moment
        April 16, 2018 PNODN April 2018 Monthly Meeting - Structure Drives Behavior: How the physical environment can be a lever for organizational change
        April 07, 2018 Special Event! Marvin Weisbord, An Interactive Video Conversation
        March 19, 2018 PNODN March 2018 Monthly Meeting - THE HEALTHY WORKPLACE: WHAT IS IT AND HOW DO YOU MAKE IT HAPPEN?
        February 26, 2018 PNODN February 2018 Monthly Meeting - Improving organizations through new visual tools for organizing functional data
        January 22, 2018 PNODN January 2018 Monthly Meeting - The Future of Work
        December 04, 2017 PNODN December 2017 Monthly Meeting ~ The Future of Leadership – An Interactive Discussion
        October 30, 2017 PNODN Workshop: Designing Experiences that Develop Organizations
        October 16, 2017 PNODN October 2017 Monthly Meeting~What is Design Thinking?
        September 18, 2017 PNODN September 2017 Monthly Meeting ~ Strategy Communication Made Visible
        July 17, 2017 PNODN July 2017 Monthly Meeting ~ The No-Fault Zone Game: a visual tool for emotional understanding.

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