Special ODN Lifetime Achievement Award Presenter
Live via zoom meeting.
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!
At the end of this session, participants will:
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).
$20 Members rate
$20 Partners organization rate
$30 Non members rate
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.
This training will be conducted live via Zoom.
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:
About Your Facilitator
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.
$40 Non members
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.
Too often in our work as OD professionals we are asked to do change work in situations where we are only allowed a finite number of solution options – our choices are restricted by organizational patterns long established, by norms, and by what can only be described as a failure of imagination. At this time in the world, where the last year has unearthed the extent to which our current systems are failing our organizations and our communities, finding NEW ways has become more important than ever. Can we imagine our way there? In this workshop, we will talk about how we can intentionally remove obstacles to possibility in our work by giving explicit permission to teams to dream and imagine outside their current processes and cultures.
Design Thinking, Appreciative Inquiry, 6 Hats, and other methods for naming and then exploding constrictive patterns are the topic of the day. What other methods have you discovered in your work that maximize creativity and make space for rapid prototyping and trying truly new things? Was it named as imagination expanding? This session will be a guided exploration of methods to unlock the world outside the box!
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.
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
"Learn one of the most practical and useful sequences I do"
Many practitioners think of brainstorming as the act of generating ideas. The generation phase is but one step in an effective brainstorm sequence and in fact can pose a challenge if the practitioner does not use a structured approach. Come learn a complete sequence of brainstorming that is highly structured an applicable to all workplaces. The sequence is practical and powerful and, once learned, can be used in full or in part on an ad hoc basis to help any group quickly manage a list of items. If you have ever 1) seen a group generate a list of problems, yet fail to reduce them to a manageable list of actions, 2) seen a group use votes rather than logic to determine their course of action, 3) heard a leader say, “Well it looks like we are all in agreement that X is the course of action” without really knowing the differing beliefs in the group, and found yourself frustrated and not sure what to do, then the following sequence is what you need. It provides simple ways to resolve such dilemmas.
By learning this sequence of brainstorming, you can quickly reduce lists, balance votes with constructive conversations and clear decision making, and get rapid feedback on what options the different members of the group think are the most critical.
At the end of the presentation, the participants will:
Lead any group through a highly structured sequence that includes distinct steps and ground rules to ensure a vetted list of actions.
Identify and direct any group that gets stuck at any stage while working with a large list of items.
Sequence can be used in part or in whole depending on your situation.
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.
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.
Robert Crosby is the father of current PNODN President Chris Crosby, the founder of The Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS) which is now being resurrected, a poet, singer, and author of 6 books (2 spiritual) and a connector. He will be 93 on July 1. In August he will join us to share his life, legacy and journey and to answer questions about how to be an effective Organization Development practitioner. Bob Crosby was called by many a practical theorist because he helped solve seemingly complicated situations through simple designs and the strength of his presence.
This session will be a dialogue with Robert based on his life's work and what ever you want him to help you learn. Prior to the session participants will receive an article called "OD is Easy" and his recent book, Memoirs of a Change Agent. PNODN President Chris Crosby will then collect questions from participants and lead a dialogue with Robert.
Don't miss this chance to learn from Robert Crosby
At the end of this session, participants will gain more clarity about:
Robert P. Crosby, M.DIV, STM (Boston University) is almost 93! He won a lifetime achievement award from the OD Network in 2016. He has 60 plus years of experience helping organizations get clear about effective leadership, alignment, teamwork, change management, task accomplishment and accountability. He is a master in his field, having founded the Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS) in 1969, and held faculty roles through LIOS contracts at universities such as Antioch in Seattle and Martin University (named after Martin Luther King Jr.) in Indianapolis, Indiana. LIOS became the first Masters program in Organization Development in 1973.
In 1991 he created a corporate (Masters) leadership program to train both managers and steelworkers in Alcoa. Three of the participating plants were in Addy (WA), Knoxville (Tn) and Evansville (In). All three were failing prior to the program and Robert’s intensive two year intervention. By 1994 Knoxville and Evansville created one-third of the world wide profits for Alcoa. He has led T-Groups in six countries. He has published several business books including The Cross-Functional Workplace, Walking the Empowerment Tightrope, and most recently Cultural Change in Organizations. In the current annual Jossey-Bass book on Organization Development, Robert has recently co-authored an article with Matthew Minahan of American University called, “The Classic T-Group.” His forth coming book is on T-Groups.
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