Organization Development Network of Western New York

Let’s Stop Meeting Like This!: Tools to save time and get more done–ODN of WNY September 2014 Meeting

Organizational Development Network (ODN) of WNY

September 2014 Meeting Announcement

“Let’s Stop Meeting Like This!: Tools to save time and get more done”

A Workshop based on the just published book by Dick & Emily Axelrod

Presented by Barbara Bunker, their colleague and co-conspirator

 

Meeting Overview:lest stop meeting like this

The Meeting Canoe is a tested model for designing and planning meetings that is user friendly and can be taught in any organization to change the organization culture of meetings. Dick and I used it extensively in our work with Disney where they adopted it as their own and taught it extensively to OD and HR folks. It has just been published by Berrett Kohler in a new “how to” book that is very user friendly. I will have copies available for purchase at below the Amazon price ($ 12 cash or check while they last!)

Plan for our workshop

  • Getting connected around our experience in meetings
  • Meeting Canoe explained with handouts
  • Groups generate types of activities that work for each stage of the Meeting Canoe (we’ll take photos
    and you will have the complete list as a reference)
  • Sharing of activities appropriate for each stage and our own wisdom about designing meetings that
    work
  • Using the Meeting Canoe to plan a real meeting (If anyone would like to get help thinking about a
    real meeting situation please contact me before Sept 10th)
  • Books available for sale. If you want me to save you one, send me an email: bbunker@buffalo.edu

Presenter:

Barbara Benedict Bunker (Ph.D. Columbia University) is an organizational social psychologist and Professor of Psychology Emeritus at the University at Buffalo (SUNY).

Her activities in the area of planned organizational change span more than 40 years. She has been a partner in the Portsmouth Consulting Group since 1981. She has taught in leadership development and Organizational Development programs at American, Pepperdine, and Harvard Universities. She also was faculty (with Dick Axelrod) for Principles and Practices of Organization Development (PPOD) at Columbia University.

Barbara Bunker with her colleague Billie Alban has become nationally and internationally known for her work systematizing Large Group Methods of organization and community change. She has presented invited seminars (with Billie Alban) on Large Group Interventions across the world.

She was a Fulbright Lecturer in Japan in 1984 and 1990 at Keio University and at Kobe University. Her books include Conflict, Cooperation, and Justice (1995) with Jeffery Rubin, and Large Group Interventions: Engaging the whole system for rapid change (1997) and The Handbook of Large Group Methods: Creating systemic change in organizations and communities. (June 2006) with Billie Alban and Innovations in Inclusion: The Purdue Faculty and Staff Diversity Story, 1997- 2008 (2009) with Janice Eddy.

 

Location Notes:

The Canisius Center for Professional Development is located in Amherst, NY. Directions: Take the 290 expressway, and exit on Millersport Highway going north. At the first light (by the Marriott), make a left onto Flint Road. Make a left turn on to Maple Road. At the next signal, make a left turn on to Corporate Parkway. At the stop sign, turn right. The building is on your left side. The parking lot (no charge) is on your right. Complimentary coffee is available.

ODN of WNY 2014–2015 Meeting Dates

Posted in Meeting Notes, Organizational Development, Programs by Michael Cardus on July 29, 2014

The ODN of WNY has planned our meeting dates for the upcoming, 2014-2015 programming year, and are excitedly booking our presenters. Please feel free to submit a presentation idea here:

http://odofwny.com/want-to-be-a-presenter-for-the-odn-of-wny/

 

Here are our planned dates – so you can schedule them in your calendar now:

All meetings times are 8:30am – 11:30am and take place at the Canisius Center for Professional Development located in Amherst, NY.

  • September 12, 2014
  • October 9, 2014 – Dr. Paul Tesluk from the UB Center for Leadership & Organizational Effectiveness – CLOE
  • November 14, 2014
  • December 5, 2014 – Holiday Party
  • January 9, 2015
  • February 12, 2015 – Susan Green UB Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care
  • March 13, 2015
  • April 9, 2015
  • May 8, 2015
  • June 11, 2015

NeuroLeadership in Organization Development Presentation Notes

 

Matilda Lorenzo shared her presentation slides from her Organization Development Network meeting in May.

Contemporary research in neuroscience provides new insights into the deeply social nature of the human brain and its importance for how we get things done at work. The emerging practice of NeuroLeadership (a term coined by Dr. David Rock) incorporates the most recent findings from neuroscience research with the latest in leadership theory.

Resolving Conflict to Promote Workplace Inclusion – An Organizational Challenge

Organization Development Network (ODN) of WNY

June 2014 Meeting Announcement

Resolving Conflict to Promote Workplace Inclusion: An Organizational Challenge

Facilitator: Sandra W. Whitmore

 

 

Meeting Overview:

What is “conflict” and how does it affect the workplace? The word may cause us to think of fighting, arguments, anger, disagreements, and hurt feelings. We may also see conflict as a natural, necessary part of life in the workplace which creates tension and can result in change.

Are disagreements or difference of opinion bad? Of course not, but how conflict is handled can be negative or positive. In this workshop we will explore storytelling and multi-partiality concepts in mediation. We’ll consider how these concepts might be applied in our organizations to generate new understanding and result in positive change. Come excited, engaged, and ready to participate!

 
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how to explore new ideas and new approaches with a social justice lens in dealing with conflict.
  • What qualities and abilities a successful mediator needs to be effective.
  • What mediation is and how it can be useful in working through challenges in the workplace.

This model is from the Social Justice Mediation Institute, Dr. Leah Wing

Presenter:

Sandra W. Whitmore began her career at RIT in the College of Liberal Arts in 1999 and in 2003 joined the Office of the President. Sandra currently serves as the Director of Operations and RIT’s Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the Division of Diversity & Inclusion. Managing the daily operations, directly oversees the areas of Public Relations/Marketing & Multicultural Programs, as well as the official representative for compliance issues for Title IX, and constructs methods to achieve the Division of Diversity & Inclusion’s goals. Supervised by the Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity & Inclusion the role is critical to the overall achievement of RIT’s mission of achieving best in class in the areas of diversity and inclusion in higher education.

 

Location Notes:

The Canisius Center for Professional Development is located in Amherst, NY. Directions: Take the 290 expressway, and exit on Millersport Highway going north. At the first light (by the Marriott), make a left onto Flint Road. Make a left turn on to Maple Road. At the next signal, make a left turn on to Corporate Parkway. At the stop sign, turn right. The building is on your left side. The parking lot (no charge) is on your right. Complimentary coffee is available.

Organization Development Network of WNY–May 2014 NeuroLeadership

Posted in Meeting Notes, ODN of WNY Members, Organizational Development, Programs by Michael Cardus on May 1, 2014

Organization Development Network (ODN) of WNY

May 2014 Meeting Announcement

NeuroLeadership

Facilitator: Matilda Lorenzo, SPHR

Thursday, May 15 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am (8:30 am to 9:00 am – networking; 9:00 am to 11:30 am – meeting) Canisius Center for Professional Development – 300 Corporate Parkway, Suite 130, Amherst, NY 14226

http://concentricleadership.com/Websites/concentricleadership/images/slides.1.jpg

Meeting Overview:

Contemporary research in neuroscience provides new insights into the deeply social nature of the human brain and its importance for how we get things done at work. The emerging practice of NeuroLeadership (a term coined by Dr. David Rock) incorporates the most recent findings from neuroscience research with the latest in leadership theory.

This workshop will explore the brain science of social interactions, why they matter so much and why change is often so difficult. The SCARF brain-based model for collaborating with and influencing others will be introduced. We’ll look at how our brains respond when we interact with other people and how this knowledge can be applied to boost performance.

Key outcomes will be to improve everyday coaching conversations and to learn to strategically apply science to human performance.

 

Presenter:

Matilda Lorenzo SPHR trained directly with David Rock and received certification as a brain-based coach through the NeuroLeadership Institute. She has more than 20 years’ experience in organizational effectiveness, HR, and leadership development. Through her consulting business, Concentric Leadership Partners (www.concentricleadership.com) she works closely with individuals, teams, and organizations to maximize their potential.

Location Notes:

The Canisius Center for Professional Development is located in Amherst, NY. Directions: Take the 290 expressway, and exit on Millersport Highway going north. At the first light (by the Marriott), make a left onto Flint Road. Make a left turn on to Maple Road. At the next signal, make a left turn on to Corporate Parkway. At the stop sign, turn right. The building is on your left side. The parking lot (no charge) is on your right. Complimentary coffee is available.

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