Organization Development Network of Western New York

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.

Innovation Teams Work

Posted in Uncategorized by Michael Cardus on February 20, 2016

Sue from BadFish sent copy of her slides and notes from ‘What leaders need to know to make innovation teams work’ …

CLICK to download the slides

 

Supercharge Your Improvement Initiatives ODN of WNY March 2016 meeting

Posted in Organization Development Tools, Organizational Development, Programs, Team Development by Michael Cardus on February 18, 2016

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

April 2016 Meeting Announcement

How to Supercharge Your Improvement  Initiatives by Ensuring Top to Bottom Alignment

John Hogg

  • When: Thursday March 10, 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

  • Are you frustrated that your improvement initiatives don’t seem to have any sustainable momentum?
  • Struggling to get involvement from your workforce?
  • Are your people “burned out” from one more ‘flavor of the day?’ approach to improvement?

With roots in the supply chain, but applicable to almost every type of process and organization, this approach provides a direct linkage between the strategic objectives of an organization and its improvement projects.

It will challenge you to think differently about your organization, and how you align your workforce. This methodology provides you and your leadership team a proven best practice to drive your continuous improvement efforts.

Benefits to attendees:

  1. Attendees will learn new ways of aligning resources to strategy.
  2. They will be challenged to think about what is really important to their customers, and consider different ways to execute their processes and measure the process performance.
  3. Most importantly, they will learn how to make process improvement a sustainable competitive advantage.

About the presenter

John Hogg has over twenty eight years of experience in delivering Supply Chain Excellence and Process Transformation. John began his consulting career following a successful 20-year career at Rich Products, a $3 billion food company, where he held leadership positions in all supply chain disciplines, including Inventory Control, Materials Management, Demand Planning, Supply Planning, ERP Implementation, Business Process Transformation, and Lean Manufacturing.

John decided to leave Rich Products in 2008 to leverage his supply chain and process expertise for a broader market. John created Straight-Forward Consulting to strengthen the regional economy by bringing his unique combination of supply chain, process, and lean skills to other companies. His Process Transformation engagements include clients in Aerospace and Defense, Healthcare, Government, Automotive, Construction, Industrial, Food, Precious Metals, and Consumer Goods verticals. Supply Chain Excellence engagements include clients in Consumer Goods, Food, Industrial, Apparel, and Life Sciences.

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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