Organization Development Network of Western New York

November Meeting Announcement “PUSH Buffalo…Community Based Organizational Development”

Posted in Meeting Notes, ODN of WNY Members, Organizational Development, Programs by Michael Cardus on November 1, 2010




November Meeting Announcement

“PUSH Buffalo…Community Based

Organizational Development”

Presenter: Eric Walker
Friday, November 12 2010
9am to noon (meet at 9:00, begin at 9:30)
New Era Cap, 160 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202

Meeting Overview

PUSH – People United for Sustainable Housing ( – is one of Buffalo’s most accomplished grassroots organizations. You’ll recognize them as the driving force behind bringing Extreme Make-Over: Home Edition to Buffalo to build a new house for the Powell family. Now they’re working with neighborhood youth to convert a vacant Westside house to a NetZero House that produced as much energy as it consumes. It’s part of PUSH’s community-based sustainable development plan. They’ve achieved all this through skillful organization building and high performance teams.
Join us for a session focused on examining the organizational leadership development structure of high performance teams – from the grassroots community based organizational perspective. An informal conversation will follow exploring the organizational implications for team development and accountability of mixed level work teams.

What is the purpose of our time together?

  • To explore an approach to leadership and team building from an organization with the dual mission of community development and community organizing. How is this similar or different from organizational development practice in more traditional organizations.

What is in it for me?

You will walk away from this workshop with:

A simple and replicable model of leadership development that is based on time proven methods from across the country.
New ideas and techniques to develop commitment to each step.
An opportunity to translate some of the most successful practices from the grassroots community of professionals to those in your organization’s sector.

Presenter: Eric Walker, Director of Organizing, PUSH


michael cardus


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