Organization Development Network of Western New York

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

Naming and Framing – How Using a Solution Focused Trauma Informed Approach Creates Possibility in Organizations – ODN of WNY May 2016 Meeting

Organization Development Network of Western New York (ODN of WNY)

May 2016 Meeting Announcement

Naming and Framing: How Using a Solution Focused Trauma Informed Approach (SFTIC) Creates Possibility in Organizations.  – Denise Krauss and Sue Green

  • When: Thursday May 12, 2016 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am (8:30 am to 9:00 am – networking; 9:00 am to 11:30 am – meeting)
  • Where: Canisius Center for Professional Development 300 Corporate Parkway, Suite 130, Amherst, NY 14226

Program Description

The integration of Solution Focused (SF) and Trauma Informed Care (TIC) approaches provide a platform for success in helping empower individuals and organizations to develop solutions for their future and to achieve their identified goals.  Utilizing solution-focused trauma-informed strategies within an organization serves as a catalyst for change with the goal of providing enhanced delivery of services to customers; supports to personnel; stakeholder satisfaction; and organizational best-practice.  Using a SFTIC approach can be posited as a universal technique to for creating environments where possibility is actualized.  Organizations anchored in the core values of SFTIC will move from a “what is wrong” to a “what has happened” stance.

Benefits:

  1. Participants will understand the interplay of organizational culture and employee productivity from a SFTIC lens.
  2. Participants will identify language that is useful for solution building.
  3. Participants will evaluate how their organization considers the impact of individual, system, and community trauma on their employees and customers.

About the presenters

Denise J. Krause, MSSW, is a Clinical Professor and Associate Dean for Alumni Engagement at the University at Buffalo School of Social Work.  Ms. Krause has been involved in several ongoing Solution Focused and Trauma-Informed Care training initiatives in New York State since 2005.  She works with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, county-level social service departments, and voluntary agencies to train at the administrative, supervisory, and direct service levels.

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.