Organization Development Network of Western New York

Mike Cardus Organization Development for Capacity Building Notes

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Mike Cardus, from Organization Development by Mike Cardus shared the slides (see above) and some notes from the ODN workshop on June 21.
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Below are some other areas mentioned:
Thank you, and please share ideas and resources. The ODN of WNY is here to support your work.

Organization Development for Capacity Building by Mike Cardus

Organization Development for Capacity Building and Defining Your Value Through Data. OD case study and process sharing with Mike Cardus

Organization Development Network of Western New York Organization Development for Capacity Building and Defining Your Value Through Data. OD case study and process sharing with Mike Cardus What is it? In 2013, the ODN of WNY met with the Health Foundation of Western and Central NY to discuss organization development consultants to be a part of a 2-year OD process called GetSET. GetSET is a two-year, team-based approach to capacity building to help mid-sized health, behavioral health, and human services organizations strengthen their internal infrastructure while identifying their value proposition and responding to new business opportunities. (https://hfwcny.org/program/getset/) Organizations invited to participate in GetSET receive limited capacity building grants while: • Working with an organizational development consultant for two years; • Completing an online organizational self-assessment to measure the organization’s strengths in six core competencies; • Development and implementing a capacity-building plan based on assessment results; • Participating in group education sessions and peer learning with other GetSET organizations. In this workshop, Mike Cardus one of the GetSET consultants will share OD processes, tools, outcomes, challenges, and what is sustaining within the organizations that worked with Mike. While this OD process was with non-profit organizations, Mike has used the same tools and methods with for-profit, government, and military clients. The content shared applies to most organizations. Why does this matter? Within the GetSET process, an area that was beneficial to the OD consultants was the external evaluation company contracted to evaluate and determine what is working and not working within the process. The evaluators proved to be a valuable piece to inform the consultants and organizations in the design and implementation. In this workshop, Mike will share the evaluator's reports and how the feedback was used to improve the organizations. We will discuss, explore, critique, and find ways to apply the OD work within your organization. What are the areas of focus? In this interactive and discussion-based workshop we will focus on: a. Planning and implementing a 2-year organization development process, with the expectation that the organization will continue the work when the consultant contract has ended. b. Determining what areas to focus on, and how to support progress within a busy organization. c. OD tools and methods that stemmed from the GetSET work. d. How the organizations that went through GetSET are continuing to apply the OD work. How will we make progress? In our time together you will gain: a. Several OD tools that can be used within your organization to enhance capacity and determine the value your managers, teams, people, and organization bring to customers and how those customers are better off from your work. b. Ideas for how to evaluate and increase what is working plus decrease what is not working within an OD process. c. Understanding, discussion, and knowledge sharing of how to frame and support OD processes within your organization. About Mike Cardus: What Mike Believes: Some consultants feel as if they are heroes called in to fix something broken, like the knight on the horse. That is quite tragic – to treat people as if they are broken when the teams, leaders, and people have done so much to get to where they are. Mike forms a partnership with all clients to accept where you are, listen to what’s working and understand what isn’t to create a process with you to improve your company’s profitability. He believes that all work he implements is intended to help your organization through helping you. Mike wants to help you and ensures the organization benefits just as much. Learn more at https://mikecardus.com/

When: Wednesday, June 21, 2017, from 8:30 to 11:30 am

Where: UB Downtown Gateway, 77 Goodell Street, Buffalo, NY …

This meeting will be hosted by the UB Center for Leadership and Organization Effectiveness (CLOE) downtown.  We have a large room, so feel free to invite your friends/colleagues. In this meeting, Mike will demonstrate that OD includes a lot more than training!  RSVP to Nancyglynch@gmail.com


How will we make progress?

In our time together you will gain:

  1. Several OD tools that can be used within your organization to enhance capacity and determine the value your managers, teams, people, and organization bring to customers and how those customers are better off from your work.
  2. Ideas for how to evaluate and increase what is working plus decrease what is not working within an OD process.
  3. Understanding, discussion, and knowledge sharing of how to frame and support OD processes within your organization.

What is it?

In 2013, the ODN of WNY met with the Health Foundation of Western and Central NY to discuss organization development consultants to be a part of a 2-year OD process called GetSET.

GetSET is a two-year, team-based approach to capacity building to help mid-sized health, behavioral health, and human services organizations strengthen their internal infrastructure while identifying their value proposition and responding to new business opportunities. (https://hfwcny.org/program/getset/)

Organizations invited to participate in GetSET receive limited capacity building grants while:

  • Working with an organizational development consultant for two years;
  • Completing an online organizational self-assessment to measure the organization’s strengths in six core competencies;
  • Development and implementing a capacity-building plan based on assessment results;
  • Participating in group education sessions and peer learning with other GetSET organizations.

In this workshop, Mike Cardus one of the GetSET consultants will share OD processes, tools, outcomes, challenges, and what is sustaining within the organizations that worked with Mike. While this OD process was with non-profit organizations, Mike has used the same tools and methods with for-profit, government, and military clients. The content shared applies to most organizations.

Why does this matter?

Within the GetSET process, an area that was beneficial to the OD consultants was the external evaluation company contracted to evaluate and determine what is working and not working within the process. The evaluators proved to be a valuable piece to inform the consultants and organizations in the design and implementation.

In this workshop, Mike will share the evaluator’s reports and how the feedback was used to improve the organizations. We will discuss, explore, critique, and find ways to apply the OD work within your organization.

What are the areas of focus?

In this interactive and discussion-based workshop we will focus on:

  1. Planning and implementing a 2-year organization development process, with the expectation that the organization will continue the work when the consultant contract has ended.
  2. Determining what areas to focus on, and how to support progress within a busy organization.
  3. OD tools and methods that stemmed from the GetSET work.
  4. How the organizations that went through GetSET are continuing to apply the OD work.

About Mike Cardus:

What Mike Believes: Some consultants feel as if they are heroes called in to fix something broken, like the knight on the horse. That is quite tragic – to treat people as if they are broken when the teams, leaders, and people have done so much to get to where they are. Mike forms a partnership with all clients to accept where you are, listen to what’s working and understand what isn’t to create a process with you to improve your company’s profitability.

He believes that all work he implements is intended to help your organization through helping you. Mike wants to help you and ensures the organization benefits just as much.

Learn more at https://mikecardus.com/

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