"Learn foundational tenets of OD
OD is simple. It began as group development and in a decade or so evolved into organization development. Obviously for group development you need a group! Organizations are made up of groups! Some are intact (boss and direct reports). Some are cross functional including many projects. To change culture you do it group-by-group!
The fundamental form of organization development is working with the groups in the organization. Most effective is cascading that work from the top management to the hourly worker while discovering and working on employee/employee and group-to-group conflicts. Working these─trust me─is easy.
I will go into detail using references in my “Memoirs” which registrants will receive free electronically.
There’s no magic here. No new programs or material that has to be purchased. Done group-by-group OD is powerful in productivity, quality, safety, etc. I’ll highlight that in this session. Also I’ll highlight the context in which OD is doing its work today.
In this training participants will learn:
Core principles that are part of all OD work
The basics of working conflicts between groups and people
Stories and case studies from a 60 plus year OD veteran
Zoom meeting info will be sent out 24hrs prior to the training!
About Your Instructor
Robert P. Crosby, M.DIV, STM (Boston University) at 92 is still active. 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.
$25 Members/Students when pre-paid & pre-registered
$40 Non members/Walk in
12:30 - 1 pm Log into zoom
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Training
Please be aware that our trainings could be recorded or photographed.
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.
Consider joining PNODN - members savings over the course of the year are substantial!
Special ODN Lifetime Achievement Award Presenter Peter Block
Peter will do this session live via zoom meeting.
The work is to realize society and wider culture are moving towards a point where a social purpose wider than profit will be required. The name for this is to move toward the Common Good, bringing balance to a world where the private sector has been the point. We are nearing the end of the era where profit is our sole purpose for existing. We are going to end poverty as we know it, not escape from it.
To move in this direction, we use our convening skills to have strangers develop affection for each other and decide on action. Call it community building, engagement, system change. It all begins with the accountability among peers, in this case citizens.
In this programs participants will -
Learn how the intersection of the Flawless Consulting ideas and the conversational architecture in Community: The Structure of Belonging will influence this change.
Interact with a legend in the field
About Your Presenter
Peter Block, is an author and citizen of Cincinnati, Ohio. He is founder of Designed Learning, a training company that offers workshops designed to build the skills outlined in his books. He is author of Flawless Consulting, Stewardship, Community, and others. Peter is part of the Economics of Compassion Initiative of Cincinnati and a member of his local neighborhood council. He serves on the board of LivePerson, a provider of online engagement solutions. His work is in the restoration of the common good and creating a world that reclaims our humanity from the onslaught of modernism.
Zoom info will be sent 24hrs prior to event.
$25 Non members (Friends)
5:45 – 6:00 pm Log in to Zoom
6:00 – 7:30 pm Presentation
7;30 – 8:00 pm Reflection and Networking
Please be aware that our meetings may be recorded or photographed.
PNODN Informational Webinar
Come join us for a brief introductory webinar on the Pacific Northwest Organization Development Network. This webinar is for folks who are new to PNODN and are interested in becoming a member. We will share more information about our monthly programs, professional development offerings, our membership benefits, and how to become connected in with our greater community!
Arielle T. 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 has experience leading large group interventions, culture change, senior leadership effectiveness, change navigation and organization design. Her vision is to leverage trans-organization capabilities and OD skills help systems become more conscious and sustainable.
Arielle is currently a consultant with Designed Learning and builds Flawless Consulting capability within organizations. She is also an independent consultant with her firm, Conscious Transformation Agents. Arielle serves as a board member of the Pacific Northwest Organization Development Network. 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.
PS. I will send the ZOOM meeting info 1 day prior to the event.
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.
1:30 - 2 pm Log into zoom
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Training
Training will be conducted live via Zoom Meeting. Meeting details will be sent one day prior to the training.
As an internal Organization Development Manager armed with new skills from a recent Master’s Degree and blessed with a savvy mentor, Chris Crosby worked on over 20 projects and Initiatives over four years with one common denominator ─ They all succeeded!
The projects included –
A twenty location and seven country Oracle implementation
Six R&D projects
New Bottle Cap Machines
Plant Integrations and Mergers
Integrating Lean with change principles in a manufacturing plant
What did he do? Chris applied a set of systemic and socio-technical components and used tried and true OD intervention’s to align and govern each project.
How to align any organization to a project or initiative.
The core social technical components of project management and why it matters.
How to use a socio-technical check list.
What is effective project governance?
How to recognize and use socio-technical components.
How to analyze a current project or initiative and develop strategies to increase implementation success.
Please come with a current project or initiative to analyze during the workshop.
Chris Crosby is the President of the Board at PNODN. He is also a consultant and author of two recent books, Strategic Organizational Alignment, published in 2016, and Strategic Engagement, published in 2018. 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 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.
$50 Members & Students when pre-paid & pre-registered
$80 Non-Members & Walk-Ins
12:45 - 1:00 pm Join on Zoom
1:00 pm - 5pm Training
Please be aware that our training could be recorded or photographed.
Messaging to Win Clients: Taking Control of your Personal Brand
This session is online via Zoom Meeting
Bryan Rutberg helps brands and people define themselves better to connect with their key audiences. His keynote, “Do Your Customers ❤ You Enough?,” regularly motivates sales, marketing, and customer support professionals, and his workshops on business communications skills teach productive tips and processes for message development, storytelling, public speaking, and business writing. In 20 years at HP, McKinsey & Company, and Microsoft, he built productive relationships with customers, partners, and within organizations, and in nine years of independent consulting he has worked with companies from startups to multi-billion-dollar firms across industries, and nonprofits, to win more business, increase customer lifetime value, and reduce customer and employee churn.
Zoom meeting will get sent on the day prior the session!
$15 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered
$20 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 us and Zoom marketing 1/2 hour!
6:30 – 8:00 pm Topic Presented
8:00 – 8:30 pm We wrap up, evaluation, & closing announcements
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 training will be conducted live via Zoom. The zoom meeting details will be sent out 24hr prior to the training.
Searching for a job can be one of the biggest challenges faced in the world of work. In a reality where crucial quality of life resources depend on full time employment (wage, health insurance coverage) the stress of job searching can be formidable.
Research and the experiences of many people identify 2 main job success contributors: hard work and networking. Join us at PNODN as recent job searcher Amy Casebolt unpacks what this hard work and networking looked like for her during the past few months.
Based in research, the experiences of dozens of professionals she talked with during her search, and her own job search story, you will learn what hard work needs to be done in a job search and all about how to network effectively. As a special bonus, effective actions that will make you shine in your first 90 days at your new job will be discussed!
At the end of this session, participants will:
Identify 3 powerful job-search websites that enable you to get your resume to thousands of recruiters and cater job alerts to your e-mail
List 1 thing to do before, during, and after an informational interview
Identify 3 sections of a quality cover letter
List 2 ways to serve while gaining valuable experience and connections
Amy Casebolt achieved her MA in Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology from Seattle Pacific University in 2019. She came to her graduate studies after many years in the work world doing customer service in health care and health plan organizations. During a time of particularly difficult organizational change, she left her job to pursue her Masters degree, inspired that there must be a better way to do organizational change.
After moving to the Seattle area, she and her husband both applied to Starbucks because it offers health insurance for part time work. She worked there as a barista through her graduate studies. Yet after graduation, the search for a professional role in I-O Psychology proved difficult as she struggled to weave a consistent narrative of her work experience. After 5 months of hard work and networking, she accepted a full time role as Trainer with the Community Health Plan of WA. Amy knows her struggle with the job search is experienced by many, and is happy to share what she has learned along the way!
$37.50 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered
$60 Non members
2:45 - 3:00 pm Log on to Zoom
1:00 – 5:00 pm Training
Please be aware that our training's could be recorded or photographed.
$50 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered
Attention - This session will start after registration fills.
Actual start date and time will be determined at that time.
We are two people away from starting!
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 and guest faculty at Martin University in Indianapolis.
$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.
7:30 - 8:00 am - Arrival, Registration & Opening
8:00 – noon - Beginning Session
Online registration closes two days prior to the first session or when the community of practice is full.
Special ODN Lifetime Achievement Award Presenter Darya Funches
Darya will do this session live via zoom meeting.
At a time when many human systems are challenged to redefine, restore, reinvent, or regenerate themselves─the knowledge, capacities, and capabilities to transform are in high demand. This makes transformation─the real thing─useful for all us, especially those who commit to helping others stay ahead of the waves of change. In my work and research with people who lead or guide transformations for individuals, organizations and beyond, some key shared principles emerged. The evening experience is based on a few of the principles used by true transformers, intended to help members of PNODN move forward during these tumultuous times:
Understand a few key principles of true transformers
Be aware of how these relate to you and your highest potential
Activate your potential, moving vision into reality
There is no better time for the caterpillar to become the butterfly. There is no better time for the phoenix to rise from the ashes. True transformers recognize the destination and they know the journey.
Darya Funches, EdD, Principal and Founder of REAP Unlimited, is a consultant, leader, teacher, and coach in Transformation for individuals, leaders, organizations, OD practitioners and change agents from other fields. She has developed and pioneered concepts and techniques to recognize and unfold the highest potential of systems, leaders, and others with a record of breakthrough, accelerated results. Her work is applied to create large scale transformational experiences for: business strategy, turnarounds, ED&I, Spirit in the Workplace, Use of Self as a Transformer, Healing Trauma, communities, and social change/justice issues. Named one of 12 Sages of OD by OD Network , Dr. Darya served the field as Board Chair for NTL [1990-92] & OD Network [2010-2012], and as adjunct faculty for graduate and postgraduate learning, including USC, American University, and Gestalt Institute. Dr. Darya is a two-time Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: OD Network ; and the Gestalt OSD Center Lifetime Achievement Award . She was recognized in 2011 as Outstanding Graduate by Gestalt OSD Center and as Most Outstanding Adjunct Faculty-American University School of Public Affairs. An author, poet, and inspirational speaker in the US and abroad, Darya has a BA in Mathematics-Lake Forest College, an MPA-University of North Carolina, and an EdD -University of Massachusetts in OD.
$20 Members pre-paid & pre-registered
$20 Partners pre-paid & pre-registered
$25 Non members pre-paid & pre-registered
$25 Walk-in member/Partner rate
$30 Walk-in non-member rate
$15 student rate
6:00 – 6:30 pm Gather – Registration & Opening Comments (refreshments served)
6:30 – 8:00 pm Presentation
8:00 – 8:30 pm Wrap up
Special ODN Lifetime Achievement Award Presenter Gervase Bushe
Live via zoom meeting.
In this session Gervase will describe the Generative Change Model that has emerged from the research he and Bob Marshak have done into what makes contemporary OD methods succeed or fail. Generative Change provides a way of thinking about how we use large group intervention methods that makes them more likely to be transformational. Compared to the standard Planned Change Model, the Generative Change model is a better fit for today’s organizations that require greater agility and engagement. His new book (The Dynamics of Generative Change: BMI Publishing, 2020) describes how a low-tech warehouse and distribution operation transformed into a highly engaged, collaborative, agile and fully digitized one in a little more than two years after the first phone call between the consultant and the Director. They accomplished this without a vision, without a plan, without training, any resistance to change, and only 1 external OD consultant. They did it through an emergent, generative change process.
Gervase R. Bushe has been an OD consultant and researcher for over 40 years. He completed a Ph.D. at Case Western Reserve in 1983 and has published over 100 articles, chapters and books. His 2015 book Dialogic Organization Development (co-edited with Bob Marshak) has had a global impact on scholars and practitioners. In 2016 he was added to HR Magazine’s list of the 30 most influential thinkers in people strategy, and each year since. A chapter on his life and work appears in the Palgrave Handbook of Organizational Change Thinkers. Gervase is the Professor of Leadership and Organization Development at the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, in Vancouver, Canada.
Trust Repair Strategies
Trust permeates relationships. When there is trust within groups, information flows and issues can be resolved easier. However, working effectively as a team is incredibly challenging when groups experience a lack of trust. If left unaddressed it can seriously disrupt relationships and work systems. When this happens, the question arises:
Is it possible to repair trust?
Based on experience and research, the answer is yes! This session shares specific trust behaviors that can be used as a diagnostic instrument and a repair model that draws upon facets of OD. We will engage as a community of practitioners and explore repairing trust at the individual, interpersonal, group and organizational levels. Considering the pain the country is experience with racial injustice, this body of work can provide a strategy for healing.
Dr. Wendy Fraser mentors the collective wisdom in organizations by engaging the talents and hearts of people. She fosters and builds capacity by strengthening relationships and systems so groups and organizations thrive. Wendy has a PhD and three master’s degrees and creatively blends that to design fresh approaches, grounded in research, with a flare of humor that gets results for clients all over the world. She is the author of Trust Repair: It IS Possible and cares deeply about helping people work better together. Wendy is a learner, consultant, mentor, volunteer, author, coach, and international humanitarian.
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