Organization Development Network of Western New York

Improvise your way to successful collaboration

Posted in Uncategorized by nancyglynch on October 5, 2016

 

Organizational Development Network (ODN) of WNY

Thursday October 13, 2016 Meeting Announcement

Thursday October 13, 2016 from 8:30am to 11:30am
(8:30 am to 9:00 am – networking; 9:00 am to 11:30 am – meeting)

Location:  YMCA Corporate Office, 301 Cayuga Road Suite 100, Buffalo, New York 14225

 

Topic:  Improvise your way to successful collaboration
Two heads are better than one right? So how do you use those two heads to your greatest advantage? Is it about getting your idea heard or about listening to your teammate or client’s idea and building on that? Using the principles behind improvisation, we will explore the latter, while enhancing our collaboration and active listening skills.

Facilitor: Caitin Drago
Caitlin Drago is the owner of Inspire Improv & Coaching. She pulls from her backgrounds in both leadership coaching and improvisational theatre to help teams to work together in a more productive, creative and collaborative way in even the most unexpected situations.

Organizational Development Network (ODN) of WNY September 15 2016 Meeting Announcement

Posted in Uncategorized by nancyglynch on September 2, 2016

Organizational Development Network (ODN) of WNY September 15 2016 Meeting Announcement

Moving Inclusion Forward

Thursday September 15 2016 from 8:30am to 11:30am
(8:30 am to 9:00 am – networking; 9:00 am to 11:30 am – meeting)
YMCA Corporate Office 301 Cayuga Road Suite 100, Buffalo, New York 14225

 

Moving Inclusion Forward: Policy and Practices to Leverage the Power of Diversity.
Presented by Susan Woods

An organization that does not learn from its diversity is wasting its resources.
Is diversity in place but not in play at your organization? Much of the work with diversity focuses on recruitment, retention and workplace relationship building. To what extent is your organization learning from its diversity? This interactive session will explore possibilities to leverage the value of diversity and inclusion for problem-solving and improved performance outcomes. Each of us interprets and negotiates the world around us through the lens of our diversity – our own identity, culture and experience. Yet the potential of this resource, diversity of thought, is often overlooked and mismanaged. Working with a research-validated organizational model for workplace inclusion, participants will draw from practical experience and professional reflection to identify policy and practices for leveraging the power of diversity. Join us to engage in a collaborative, systemic exploration of workforce diversity and organization inclusion.

Workshop Objectives —
Participants will walk away with sharpen understanding of:
 Diversity of Thought: The concept of “More-Than-One-Way”
 Experiencing Value from Diversity of Thought: Success Stories
 Linking Workforce Diversity with Performance Outcomes
 Key Organizational Strategy Questions and Policy and Practice Options
 A Systems Perspective for Leveraging Diversity of Thought
Session Facilitator: Susan Woods, Managing Partner, Henderson Woods, LLC

Short bio: Susan Woods is a workplace trainer, educator and facilitator with extensive experience in diversity and inclusion culture change, interest-based conflict resolution, and labor relations. Her working paper, “Thinking about Diversity of Thought,” is available online at: http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/workingpapers/108/

Fall 2016 Meeting Dates

Posted in Uncategorized by nancyglynch on September 1, 2016

SAVE THESE DATES for FALL 2016  OD MEETINGS

Thursday September 15  –  Moving Inclusion Forward, Susan Woods

Thursday October 13 – A new way to teach Collaboration skills

Friday November 11

December party tbd

Change Management during a Merger – ODN of WNY June 2106 Meeting

Posted in Facilitation, Meeting Notes, Organization Development Tools, Programs, Uncategorized by Michael Cardus on May 21, 2016

Organizational Development Network (ODN) of WNY June 2016 Meeting Announcement

Change Management during a Merger: Integration Activities and Engagement Challenges

Holly Droney, First VP, Director of Human Resources, First Niagara Bank
Friday June 10, 2016, 2016 from 8:30am to 11:30am
(8:30 am to 9:00 am – networking; 9:00 am to 11:30 am – meeting)
YMCA Corporate Office 301 Cayuga Road Suite 100, Buffalo, New York 14225

Meeting Overview:

Holly Droney will share her recent change management experiences with the First Niagara and Key Bank merger. Mergers present many change management challenges to organization. She will lead a discussion of key merger activities with a focus on integration and engagement.

  1. What are the first steps in integrating 5,000 workers of an established organization with another?
  2. How do you overcome different jobs, structures and culture?
  3. What can you do to keep employees engaged in their work, despite the fear and uncertainty associated with mergers?

 

About the presenter

Holly Droney is a member of the integration team that leads top leaders on both sides of the merger between First Niagara and Key Bank. The team is working on organization design, talent assessment, job mapping, change communication and integration of HR business practices.
Holly has more than 20 years of HR leadership experience in multiple industries, and has been with First Niagara for over 4 years. She has a Bachelor degree in Social Work from Daemen College as well as her SPHR and SCP certifications.

Location Notes: New location!
YMCA Corporate Office – 301 Cayuga Road Suite 100 – Buffalo, New York 14225

To RSVP for this meeting, please send an email to Komani Lundquist at komani@viaeval.com.

Neuro-Brain boot camp content

Posted in Uncategorized by Michael Cardus on April 28, 2016